Nigerian lady in diaspora narrates her experience one year after relocation

Nigerian lady in diaspora narrates her experience one year after relocation

- A Nigerian lady who left home for the US has recounted her experience so far with members of the internet community

- The lady noted how her expectations of a greener life were let down and how she became sad and depressed

- According to the lady, she shared her story in the hopes that her experience will help people decide if they truly want to relocate

Several Nigerians have always nursed the idea of relocating from their country all in the name of seeking greener pastures and better opportunities.

However, a lady identified as Uju on Twitter, has come out with lengthy review of her experience since she upped from Nigeria and relocated to the United States of America (USA), for the sake of a better life.

Uju started off by noting that Friday, March 6, marked one year since she left her country. She went on to share how she moved from Nigeria before concluding her mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.

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Nigerian lady in diaspora narrates her experience one year after relocation
A photo of Uju in the US.
Source: Twitter

According to her, she had expected to arrive in the country, find a good paying job, progress in her career as a makeup artist, meet more friends and generally just enjoy a better version of life she had been accustomed to in Nigeria.

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"I also thought when i get here my social life would be better cos I would have access to nicer clothes, brighter sun for pretty pictures and I’d be happier cos I can go out as much as I want. No need to be checking my account, no traffic, none of that struggle. I also thought I could get a car within 2-3months because in America, it’s so easy to get cars (so they said)," her narration read in part.

Unfortunately for Uju, her imagination of a better life fell short of her expectations.

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She explained how the first let down was in the aspect of her career. It was not easy to get jobs and even when she eventually got one, it was not paying well or giving her the opportunity for growth.

Luckily, she got a job in line with her degree but this also came with staying stuck in traffic for hours. Uju also noted how it was difficult to collaborate with creatives in the US compared to Lagos, Nigeria.

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On meeting new people, Uju said that people in the US are not friendly like they are in Lagos.

"It’s like they wake up everyday and chase one goal: to pay their bills. No time to stop and have a conversation with someone new or even give a compliment. Do’t get me wrong, I’ve come across people who were nice and friendly but they are mostly much older so there’s not a lot in common," she wrote.

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Uju also recounted her experience with racism and how she was left sad and depressed a lot of times. She explained how she had never believed talks about the high rate of depression in the US, until she had a taste of it herself and had to deal with feelings of sadness.

Concluding her post, Uju said: "I would say it’s definitely the land of opportunities career wise and like everywhere else you have to hustle a lot to harness it but the pressure is just more especially if you are coming from a country with much lesser opportunities."

See her post below:

Lady in diaspora
As seen on the Twitter page of Uju. Photo: @uju
Source: Twitter

Lady in diaspora
Uju narrates her experience in the US. Photo: @Uju
Source: Twitter

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Uju talks about her experience with depression in the US. Photo:@uju
Source: Twitter

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously gathered the report of a lady, Ufuoma, who disclosed that her life changed forever when she moved out of Nigeria to Canada. She noted that she had felt she was living her best years while in her birth country but knew better after she relocated to Canada. According to her, the quality of life in the foreign land is excellent as she rates it 100.

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