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Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by sweetmelanin(f): 11:37am On Nov 15
For those who don't know Phrankleen, he is practically the only visible person on YouTube who has a platform for discussing diaspora issues. However, he is extremely biased and highly irresponsible with the kind of information he puts out there and is deceiving thousands of gullible folks abroad.

These are my top 5 Reasons why Nigerians and other Africans should be careful with this guy:

1. Hypocrisy
When it comes to the issue of "Moving back to Africa" Phrankleen is the BIGGEST hypocrite of them all. There are numerous videos on his channel where Phrankleen can be seen talking about how blacks are 'second class citizens' in the West and how we should move back to "live like kings" in our motherland.
Yes its true that we aren't exactly first class citizens abroad, however, Phrankleen will not tell you that the average Nigerian is NOT a first class citizen in their own country either! A country where there are very little career prospects for the youth, where everyone is forced to become an 'entrepreneur' doing petty trade for a living like small chops, hair, makeup, barbing, poultry etc.., a country where you gotta know someone who knows someone before you can get anywhere, a country that treats Lebanese, Chinese and Indians more favourably over it's own citizens, a country where a rich man can use the police to oppress you, where law enforcement harass, extort and assault you. No, Phrankleen will never discuss these issues because it will totally flaw the ridiculous "African Utopia" agenda that he so desperately pushes.
A major red flag his followers fail to ask themselves is: why is Phrankleen sitting pretty in the UK and asking YOU to relocate? Why hasn't he relocated himself since Nigeria is such a paradise?
The irony is that once the whole #EndSars debacle gained traction, Phrankleen found himself having to fess up to how jacked up Nigeria truly is.. however he wasn't gonna go down without a fight.. he still found a way to somehow reinforce his hypocrisy by doing what he does best which is to attribute ALL of Africa's problems to the West. Hence my second point...

2. Blaming 'the West' for Everything - Lack of Accountability
Phrankleen loves to put out the message that Africa is in the state it is in because 'the West' have intentionally crippled the economy in order to drive us out of Africa so that they can takeover. Now while that might be partly true, common sense doesn't tell Phrankleen that the West has no power to do anything in Africa that our GREEDY LEADERS don't allow! A camp divided against itself will surely fall. Is the West responsible for the day to day violence, corruption and nepotism that we met out to each other on a daily basis in our own country?

Imagine, this same Phrankleen can be seen talking from two ends of his mouth in a recent video on the #EndSars saga where he urged Nigerians to appeal to 'the West' to intervene in Nigeria's matter! The same West that he preaches against and tells us they are solely responsible for the decay in Africa? lipsrsealed The saddest part in that video was when a viewer called to call him out on his hypocrisy, Phrankleen did what he does even better! he cut him off! Which leads me to my third point....

3. Extremely Rude & Childish Behaviour
Phrankleen has a habit of cutting people off during his live call in shows. He also deletes comments and blocks anyone who speaks up for the truth. Even those who simply state that Nigeria is not as perfect as he claims, he will quickly delete the comment before more people see it.. why? so that no one can spoil his ridiculous narrative. Phrankleen is also extremely rude and insulting towards anyone with a different opinion to his. Despite being in his late forties, he is a spineless coward who can't take any slight criticism and results to childish and feminine attics when he doesn't get his way.

4. A few of his "stories" are made up
Don't get me wrong, some of his stories you can tell are genuinely written by viewers... however, Phrankleen has at least 3 or 4 "storytime" videos which anyone with a discerning mind can tell are bogus, made up stories, concocted for the sole purpose of spreading his pathetic agenda. From his videos you can tell he is someone who has been dealt a bad hand in life - possibly looked down on by family members back home as he isn't doing so well for himself. Therefore, he has made it his full time job (via YouTube) to speak ill of family members of people abroad, how they are all scammers back home, how they judge you based on what you have achieved etc.. to the point of even concocting stories that make no sense just to vent out his inward vitriol.

5. He is bitter and spreads misinformation that could destroy the lives of gullible Nigerians.
Phrankleen lives in a council house of which he pays £400 a month (dude admitted this himself) - he is broke and YouTube is his bread and butter hence why he is selling lies and manipulation for profit. Phrankleen also has an ongoing case in court where he is claiming to be a victim of prejudice.... now anyone who has gone to court before will know it's a highly stressful procedure and can affect one's mental stability.
I write this piece really as a warning to gullible folks out there who may want to make life-altering decisions based on what this charlatan called Phrankleen tells you - do you really wanna take advise from a broke, bitter soul with a skewed perception of life? Don't let that British accent fool you, he is rotten to the core!

Bonus point: Phrankleen is covertly jealous of successful Nigerians abroad and often speaks ill of Business Analysts, Project Managers, IT contract workers etc... and criticising how they choose to spend their hard earned money!

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by justwise(m): 11:45am On Nov 15
I have to disagree with you, he talks more sense than nonsense. I watch his channel, may not agree with everything he says but by far he talks sense

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by Thablownmindset: 11:50am On Nov 15
haven't come across his videos on YouTube tho, but if he thinks the west is that bad, let him come back home, I will gladly take his place overthere ���� " abroad no easy but brother Mufu no gree come back home"

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by sweetmelanin(f): 11:57am On Nov 15
justwise:
I have to disagree with you, he talks more sense than nonsense. I watch his channel, may not agree with everything he says but by far he talks sense

I usually agree with you justwise but in this case, I have to stand my ground, one really has to really look through the surface to suss out the kind of person Phrankleen is.
The problem is that he has a relatively huge platform and as thus should be more neutral with his views. He never discusses the other side of things in Africa but is quick to cut people off for stating facts.

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by thiagoteres(m): 12:30pm On Nov 15
sweetmelanin:


I usually agree with you justwise but in this case, I have to stand my ground, one really has to really look through the surface to suss out the kind of person Phrankleen is.
The problem is that he has a relatively huge platform and as thus should be more neutral with his views. He never discusses the other side of things in Africa but is quick to cut people off for stating facts.

There are more than enough platforms already painting africa black. There are things you would come in western press and you would wonder if it's the same african continent that is being talked about.
A change in narrative and rebranding is needed and welcome. If he chooses to focus on the positive and paint africa as el dorado, good for him . Level of poverty and suffering in Western society is grossly and deliberately under reported.
No one has a monopoly of propaganda.

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by DisGuy: 1:01pm On Nov 15
Hmm I'm 50/50 with this dude.

Sometimes I find him speaking common sense and sometimes he's chatting kpata! Like serious anger issues

If you watch him too much you might be come distrustful of every single person- work,relationships, family etc etc

He does have some wise cracks though

I think he should split his channel into two one called Angry Naija Brother!!

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by optimusprime2(m): 1:23pm On Nov 15
@Sweetmelanin, on this one I disagree with you 60%...
Phrankleen may have his issues, but that dude talks sense "mostly". And anyone who watches him can attest to that-even you. grin

If he adopts a more neutral approach while having his talks i.e dealing with others that have opposing opinions(which is a skill that is usually learnt in some courses like mass communication or journalism), then trust me he runs a solid show. It's all about the narrative or opinion of which everyone has a right to.

Comeon, appreciate that brother, could you do any better?

#edited
To be frank, I want more channels like Phrankleen's as they help in diversifying my perspectives, so if you can do better, then I encourage you to start your own channel so I could subscribe.

It would be great to actually have you on a counter-debate/debate with Phrankleen on a hosted platform, because issues like what you raised could be intellectually analysed, and I loooooooooooove those kinda discussions.

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by justwise(m): 1:29pm On Nov 15
sweetmelanin:


I usually agree with you justwise but in this case, I have to stand my ground, one really has to really look through the surface to suss out the kind of person Phrankleen is.
The problem is that he has a relatively huge platform and as thus should be more neutral with his views. He never discusses the other side of things in Africa but is quick to cut people off for stating facts.

I’m not sure how much of his channel you watch or you only listen to the part you don’t like them logout, he doesn’t discourage anyone from coming to the UK rather he warn those with unrealistic expectations about abroad.

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by Gerrard59(m): 1:55pm On Nov 15
sweetmelanin:
For those who don't know Phrankleen, he is practically the only visible person on YouTube who has a platform for discussing diaspora issues. However, he is extremely biased and highly irresponsible with the kind of information he puts out there and is deceiving thousands of gullible folks abroad.


5. He is bitter and spreads misinformation that could destroy the lives of gullible Nigerians.
Phrankleen lives in a council house of which he pays £400 a month (dude admitted this himself) - he is broke and YouTube is his bread and butter hence why he is selling lies and manipulation for profit. Phrankleen also has an ongoing case in court where he is claiming to be a victim of prejudice.... now anyone who has gone to court before will know it's a highly stressful procedure and can affect one's mental stability.
I write this piece really as a warning to gullible folks out there who may want to make life-altering decisions based on what this charlatan called Phrankleen tells you - do you really wanna take advise from a broke, bitter soul with a skewed perception of life? Don't let that British accent fool you, he is rotten to the core!


I used to watch his videos but did not even notice the deletion of opposing comments. Anyway, I am not surprised by such acts these days. Those are people who claim to be liberal, support diversity of opinions, thoughts, inclusive and whatnot. However, they never practice what they preach as they believe it is either their way or the high way. They preach what they don't practice but practice what they don't preach. They are hypocrites! Just like one DanielHouston who was rude to every opposing view in his German's thread yet claimed to be a supporter of diverse opinions and yen yen yen.

You mentioned his financial issues? Ah! I am not surprised one bit!

Bonus point: Phrankleen is covertly jealous of successful Nigerians abroad and often speaks ill of Business Analysts, Project Managers, IT contract workers etc... and criticising how they choose to spend their hard earned money!

I am not surprised, na jealousy dey him body. Check the bold comment. grin

Which brings me to this point esp to intending migrants:

Gerrard59:
I feel I should try to elucidate some things with my little knowledge on migration:

- Stay away from Woke people! They might share the same skin colour but their experiences differ from yours. When listening/reading tales from people in the abroad who warn you from relocating, ask questions. Try to know their migration route and citizenship/economic status. Someone who left via tourist visa and another who went for MBA at Haas School of Business would have different experiences, learn the mistakes the former made and strategies the latter did. Anyone who discourages you from relocating when s/he has not relocated to Nigeria is hypocritically wicked and does not wish you well (and if you check those who relocated, they are already citizens of developed countries). Flee from such people.

Best wishes!

The best way to solve the issue of folks like him and others is to have your YouTube page countering such views logically while allowing for opposing views that are constructive and free of insults. Just like Aljazeera counters opinions of the Arab World by western media stations. You cannot dictate to him to change his ways but expose him by saying yours and attract viewers.

Anyway, I can bet that him, Cap28 and Timesup are buddies grin

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by maternal: 2:48pm On Nov 15
He's a typical Nigerian abroad. He's an enemy of progress. He sits in the UK, with a stable government, light, running water, making pounds, etc, yet discourages people to migrate abroad. When asked why hasn't he comeback to naija (he was born in Europe actually) he'll tell you he'll be coming back that he has a plan. You know, the 40 year "I'm coming back home plan" where they never actually end up coming back home.

He loves to tell people about the unrealistic expectations of coming to the west, but never does the same about coming back to naija to his naive viewers. I'll take the negatives over the west any day than SARS and my own government killing me. Ironically wayo Phrank was able to protest in peace in the UK without being shot and killed. Funny the big bad western government treated him like a 1st class citizen in this situation.

Nobody should listen to someone who lives abroad but discourages you to come abroad, or stay abroad. I know someone who had a chance to collect her Canadian papers after university. But she listened to a Phranklin and went back to naija; as naija is the future according to him. Years later no job, she's there looking for how to return to Canada by any means. The guy who advised her is living a comfortable life, watching SARS and the military kill people from the comfort of his house in Canada. Never listen to someone who's asking you to do something they're not ready to do.

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by optimusprime2(m): 3:40pm On Nov 15
maternal:
He's a typical Nigerian abroad. He's an enemy of progress. He sits in the UK, with a stable government, light, running water, making pounds, etc, yet discourages people to migrate abroad. When asked why hasn't he comeback to naija (he was born in Europe actually) he'll tell you he'll be coming back that he has a plan. You know, the 40 year "I'm coming back home plan" where they never actually end up coming back home.

He loves to tell people about the unrealistic expectations of coming to the west, but never does the same about coming back to naija to his naive viewers. I'll take the negatives over the west any day than SARS and my own government killing me. Ironically wayo Phrank was able to protest in peace in the UK without being shot and killed. Funny the big bad western government treated him like a 1st class citizen in this situation.

Nobody should listen to someone who lives abroad but discourages you to come abroad, or stay abroad. I know someone who had a chance to collect her Canadian papers after university. But she listened to a Phranklin and went back to naija; as naija is the future according to him. Years later no job, she's there looking for how to return to Canada by any means. The guy who advised her is living a comfortable life, watching SARS and the military kill people from the comfort of his house in Canada. Never listen to someone who's asking you to do something they're not ready to do.

But to be Phrank wink, he never discourages people from going abroad, rather he is of the mindset that there should be a strong and clearcut plan when Nigerians are going abroad of which I strongly advocate for. Basically if you don't have a plan then it's better you stay in Nigeria... honestly I don't see anything wrong with advising such because there is a strong point on that regard. I remember a recording he made advising Nigerian students on countries where job seeking visas/ residency permits can be given after graduation from uni since the UK was being stiff.

I just see him as a Nigerian who is proud about being African and trying to change a narrative that has been mainstream for the longest; "Life in the west is far better as an African immigrant" of course everyone is entitled to his opinion on that topic, but so far I think he is doing a great job in trying to change that Narrative. I find his show intellectually engaging.

Wode Maya is literally doing the same thing too.

As for him returning to the motherland, I thought that's his business??

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by maternal: 3:46pm On Nov 15
optimusprime2:


But to be Phrank wink, he never discourages people from going abroad, rather he is of the mindset that there should be a strong and clearcut plan when Nigerians are going abroad of which I strongly advocate for. Basically if you don't have a plan then it's better you stay in Nigeria... honestly I don't see anything wrong with advising such because there is a strong point on that regard.

I just see him as a Nigerian who is proud about being African and trying to change a narrative that has been mainstream for the longest; "Life in the west is far better as an African immigrant" of course everyone is entitled to his opinion on that topic, but so far I think he is doing a great job in trying to change that Narrative. I find his show intellectually engaging.

Wode Maya is literally doing the same thing too.

As for him returning to the motherland, I thought that's his business??

Not everyone has the luxury of having a plan. Sometimes you're in a situation of just migrating then figuring it out later. Who doesn't want to migrate legally? Maya is living in Ghana and travelling the continent. He's showing you first hand. But Maya has been critical of Africa situation. He has shown vulnerability many times on his channel. Lastly, you can't ask someone to do something you wouldn't do.

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by optimusprime2(m): 3:49pm On Nov 15
maternal:


Not everyone has the luxury of having a plan. Sometimes you're in a situation of just migrating then figuring it out later. Who doesn't want to migrate legally? Maya is living in Ghana and travelling the continent. He's showing you first hand. But Maya has been critical of Africa situation. He has shown vulnerability many times on his channel. Lastly, you can't ask someone to do something you wouldn't do.
At the end of the day, all na hussle... a man needs to pay the bills cheesy
Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by sweetmelanin(f): 3:49pm On Nov 15
optimusprime2:
@Sweetmelanin, on this one I disagree with you 60%...
Phrankleen may have his issues, but that dude talks sense "mostly". And anyone who watches him can attest to that-even you. grin

If he adopts a more neutral approach while having his talks i.e dealing with others that have opposing opinions(which is a skill that is usually learnt in some courses like mass communication or journalism), then trust me he runs a solid show. It's all about the narrative or opinion of which everyone has a right to.

Comeon, appreciate that brother, could you do any better?

#edited
To be frank, I want more channels like Phrankleen's as they help in diversifying my perspectives, so if you can do better, then I encourage you to start your own channel so I could subscribe.

It would be great to actually have you on a counter-debate/debate with Phrankleen on a hosted platform, because issues like what you raised could be intellectually analysed, and I loooooooooooove those kinda discussions.

My point exactly.. I'm not opposed to him having his own opinion but dude should be neutral and let others air their views without censorship.

You can't tell me you haven't noticed how he dismisses people in such a rude manner.

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by sweetmelanin(f): 3:58pm On Nov 15
optimusprime2:


But to be Phrank wink, he never discourages people from going abroad, rather he is of the mindset that there should be a strong and clearcut plan when Nigerians are going abroad of which I strongly advocate for. Basically if you don't have a plan then it's better you stay in Nigeria... honestly I don't see anything wrong with advising such because there is a strong point on that regard. I remember a recording he made advising Nigerian students on countries where job seeking visas/ residency permits can be given after graduation from uni since the UK was being stiff.

I just see him as a Nigerian who is proud about being African and trying to change a narrative that has been mainstream for the longest; "Life in the west is far better as an African immigrant" of course everyone is entitled to his opinion on that topic, but so far I think he is doing a great job in trying to change that Narrative. I find his show intellectually engaging.

Wode Maya is literally doing the same thing too.

As for him returning to the motherland, I thought that's his business??

Changing the narrative by spreading lies and refusing to discuss the harsh reality of Nigeria's challenges?

Notice that every time he suggests returning home to start a business, it doesn't go past Agric, poultry, catfish farming etc.. lipsrsealed
Not everyone is cut out for such life! Why is there no functioning system that we can return to?

An African immigrant can move abroad without knowing anyone and still find his way ... why? There's a system in place.. but let someone just make a mistake and move to Nigeria without knowing anybody.. just try it and see if you won't regret your entire existence.

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by sweetmelanin(f): 4:01pm On Nov 15
maternal:
He's a typical Nigerian abroad. He's an enemy of progress. He sits in the UK, with a stable government, light, running water, making pounds, etc, yet discourages people to migrate abroad. When asked why hasn't he comeback to naija (he was born in Europe actually) he'll tell you he'll be coming back that he has a plan. You know, the 40 year "I'm coming back home plan" where they never actually end up coming back home.

He loves to tell people about the unrealistic expectations of coming to the west, but never does the same about coming back to naija to his naive viewers. I'll take the negatives over the west any day than SARS and my own government killing me. Ironically wayo Phrank was able to protest in peace in the UK without being shot and killed. Funny the big bad western government treated him like a 1st class citizen in this situation.

Nobody should listen to someone who lives abroad but discourages you to come abroad, or stay abroad. I know someone who had a chance to collect her Canadian papers after university. But she listened to a Phranklin and went back to naija; as naija is the future according to him. Years later no job, she's there looking for how to return to Canada by any means. The guy who advised her is living a comfortable life, watching SARS and the military kill people from the comfort of his house in Canada. Never listen to someone who's asking you to do something they're not ready to do.


You see what I'm saying..
Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by optimusprime2(m): 4:03pm On Nov 15
sweetmelanin:


My point exactly.. I'm not opposed to him having his own opinion but dude should be neutral and let others air their views without censorship.

You can't tell me you haven't noticed how he dismisses people in such a rude manner.

That's very true, that's why I said I disagreed with you 60%. He's a bit rough around the edges.

The art of running a talk show and interviews does not come without proper studying of the field... and thats why people like Christine Amanpour et al are legendary being able to hold neutrality while discussing sensitive topics.

I think if he receives more constructive criticism on how he runs his show, he will get better with time.

Apparently he's a newbie grin
Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by sweetmelanin(f): 4:08pm On Nov 15
justwise:


I’m not sure how much of his channel you watch or you only listen to the part you don’t like them logout, he doesn’t discourage anyone from coming to the UK rather he warn those with unrealistic expectations about abroad.

Fair enough. But whilst also selling the African dream, he shouldn't stop others from expressing their experiences which are contrary to his narrative. Africa has a truckload of problems and we must face them head on!

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by sweetmelanin(f): 4:12pm On Nov 15
optimusprime2:


That's very true, that's why I said I disagreed with you 60%. He's a bit rough around the edges.

The art of running a talk show and interviews does not come without proper studying of the field... and thats why people like Christine Amanpour et al are legendary being able to hold neutrality while discussing sensitive topics.

I think if he receives more constructive criticism on how he runs his show, he will get better with time.

Apparently he's a newbie grin


I urge you to even attempt to give him constructive criticism and see how he will treat you like scum.. I've been watching Phrankleen for a long time and he will block you swiftly..

I remember a comment I made and someone responded under my replies simply stating that Phrankleen blocked her other account after she said the same thing I just said.. do you know within 5 mins, her comment vanished .. the very next day my comment also disappeared. Lol.

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by justwise(m): 4:15pm On Nov 15
optimusprime2:


That's very true, that's why I said I disagreed with you 60%. He's a bit rough around the edges.

The art of running a talk show and interviews does not come without proper studying of the field... and thats why people like Christine Amanpour et al are legendary being able to hold neutrality while discussing sensitive topics.

I think if he receives more constructive criticism on how he runs his show, he will get better with time.

Apparently he's a newbie grin

No YouTube content creator will ever satisfy all viewers, someone will always find fault, Nigerians I know here find it difficult to distinguish between constructive advice and discouragement.

As long as you are not telling them how to leave Nigeria by fire you are enemy of progress.

Start a thread now about returning to Nigeria and see the number of people who will sound alarm about your plan and the same set of people will ask..why are not coming back to Nigeria if abroad is hard.

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by justwise(m): 4:18pm On Nov 15
sweetmelanin:


Fair enough. But whilst also selling the African dream, he shouldn't stop others from expressing their experiences which are contrary to his narrative. Africa has a truckload of problems and we must face them head on!

His channel, his choice, start yours to speak on any topic the way you want it.
Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by maternal: 4:20pm On Nov 15
optimusprime2:

At the end of the day, all na hussle... a man needs to pay the bills cheesy

True, he's making his YouTube money. It would affect me if I destroyed people's lives, personally.

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by ZIINI: 4:25pm On Nov 15
maternal:
He's a typical Nigerian abroad. He's an enemy of progress. He sits in the UK, with a stable government, light, running water, making pounds, etc, yet discourages people to migrate abroad. When asked why hasn't he comeback to naija (he was born in Europe actually) he'll tell you he'll be coming back that he has a plan. You know, the 40 year "I'm coming back home plan" where they never actually end up coming back home.

He loves to tell people about the unrealistic expectations of coming to the west, but never does the same about coming back to naija to his naive viewers. I'll take the negatives over the west any day than SARS and my own government killing me. Ironically wayo Phrank was able to protest in peace in the UK without being shot and killed. Funny the big bad western government treated him like a 1st class citizen in this situation.

Nobody should listen to someone who lives abroad but discourages you to come abroad, or stay abroad. I know someone who had a chance to collect her Canadian papers after university. But she listened to a Phranklin and went back to naija; as naija is the future according to him. Years later no job, she's there looking for how to return to Canada by any means. The guy who advised her is living a comfortable life, watching SARS and the military kill people from the comfort of his house in Canada. Never listen to someone who's asking you to do something they're not ready to do.
Wahala for who dey listen to him
Am a very stubborn type
I like to see things with my own eyes
So matter what you say I'll still go grin
Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by optimusprime2(m): 4:28pm On Nov 15
sweetmelanin:



I urge you to even attempt to give him constructive criticism and see how he will treat you like scum.. I've been watching Phrankleen for a long time and he will block you swiftly...

Give him constructive criticism so that Oga can block me abi?
Abeg I will pass grin
Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by maternal: 4:31pm On Nov 15
justwise:


No YouTube content creator will ever satisfy all viewers, someone will always find fault, Nigerians I know here find it difficult to distinguish between constructive advice and discouragement.

As long as you are not telling them how to leave Nigeria by fire you are enemy of progress.

Start a thread now about returning to Nigeria and see the number of people who will sound alarm about your plan and the same set of people will ask..why are not coming back to Nigeria if abroad is hard.

From a different perspective. The government, from the police force to the military is killing its people without any consequences. You have killers literally walking around free. Literally. Telling people to return or remain in such an environment, when an individual is enjoying the west, is the exact definition of enemy of progress. I couldn't do that in good faith, and I understand the hypocracy. The thing with Nigerians is, they think everything can be up for debate. You can't give someone constructive advice is remain or go back to Nigeria. They'll ask you where was this advice when you migrated ? And that's a fair question.

My 2 cent.

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by optimusprime2(m): 4:32pm On Nov 15
maternal:


True, he's making his YouTube money. It would affect me if I destroyed people's lives, personally.

I will always maintain that its always good for people to hold on to their opinions/perspectives regardless, I can never take my opinion about a matter for granted because it's a product of my thought process.

It's sad to know someone left Canada to chase an African dream that was someone else's opinion/perspective.

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by maternal: 5:40pm On Nov 15
optimusprime2:


I will always maintain that its always good for people to hold on to their opinions/perspectives regardless, I can never take my opinion about a matter for granted because it's a product of my thought process.

It's sad to know someone left Canada to chase an African dream that was someone else's opinion/perspective.

The issue is, he's a scam artist who plays on people's emotions to get paid. I will not put down any man's hustle, but what he's doing is dangerous and unethical in my opinion. He knows there are many losers like him who have been abroad for donkey years and haven't accomplished anything. So they blame the system and racism for their lack of success. So they come on his channel to vent. Or he knows you have many African Americans tired of racism thinking africa is better. So they come and listen to his African pipe dreams. These are his audiences.

If you dont fit into these categories, he'll block you, then shame you. With all the racism and 2nd class citizen talk, I can't remember the last time the US or UK military opened fire on innocent black protesters. As for the woman who left canada. The same tactic Phranklin uses was used on her. "You're a 2nd class citizen here". "Theres racism everywhere". Blah .. blah.... Now no job, probably doing Ashewo on the side, there protesting against SARS, etc. Now she'd take Canadian racism any day over what she's going through. And her advisor? He didn't even have the time to protest against SARS abroad. He's too busy making his dollars, living his comfortable life.

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Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by Damian457: 8:23pm On Nov 15
He can only deceive the gullible... people like us are hardened and can’t be hog-washed
Re: Why Nigerians Abroad Should Stop Listening To Phrankleen by claremont(m): 8:39pm On Nov 15
I started watching the dude when he was strictly into how to cook Nigeria food on Youtube, and I stopped when he deviated his channel into giving advice, gossip etc. I would think most educated Nigerians in the diaspora wouldn't make decisions and plan their future on the basis of random videos on Youtube, but I could be wrong.

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