Lady recounts how her English name got her a job in the UK

Lady recounts how her English name got her a job in the UK

- A Nigerian lady has taken to social media to share her job hunting experience in the UK

- According to her post, she couldn't find a job despite searching for months

- However, she revealed that she got a job immediately she switched from her African name to her English one

Judging from numerous stories online, it is no news that Nigerians and other Africans living abroad are often at a disadvantage when it comes to getting certain opportunities.

This story is no different. A Nigerian chef identified as Sisi Yemmie on Twitter, recently shared her job hunting experience during her stay in the UK. She revealed that she couldn't find a job until she switched to her English name.

She wrote: "Yup. I applied for jobs for months while i lived in the uk = nothing. I changed from my Yoruba Yemisi to Sophie. Got a job immediately. Ps. I didn't get A NEW NAME. My middle name is on my passport and all documents , so just flipped it."

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Still on Africans suffering discrimination in diaspora, A Gambian man identified as Ebrima Mboob, has narrated how a landlady refused to rent an apartment to him.

The University of the Arts London student in his interview with Sun Online, revealed he had sent Elina Vimbsone a Facebook message to arrange to view a double room in central London.

However, Vimbsone changed her mind after discovery he was Gambian. She explained that she had friends from Nigeria and when they cook, the whole house smells.

A Nigerian man identified as @johnnetworq on microblogging platform Twitter recently rolled out reasons why he cannot consider coming back to Nigerians.

His narration became necessary after another Twitter user identified as Adamu Garba penned a short Twitter thread in which he urged Nigerians to stay and build their country, and urged those abroad to come back home.

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