Five Uniquely Nigerian Things That You Will Surely Miss If You Decide To “Japa”

We know that sometimes living in Nigeria feels a little difficult, and the things we see on the news do not help matters.

It’s very tempting to pick up a passport, find a way to Murtala Muhammed Airport, and jump on a plane out of the country…

But before you make that move, think twice, in fact, think three times. You will really, really miss Nigeria if you decide to japa, and here are five reasons why:

Nigeria is not perfect, but it is home, and it is certainly a beautiful place to be. As we celebrate Democracy Day, take some time to reflect on the reasons why you love it here, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and reconsider the idea of leaving.

We gather dey here! Happy Democracy Day.



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