- Nigerians abroad have come up with a new Twitter challenge where they highlight how they have grown since leaving Nigeria
- Many share the photos they took before leaving Nigeria and their current photos abroad to show the progress they have made
- The photos are being shared under two trending tags, namely "Leaving Nigeria" and "Then vs Now"
In the past 24 hours, the Nigerian Twitter space has been filled with photos of Nigerians sharing their experiences of leaving the country for the United States, the United Kingdom, and other developed countries.
Trending under "Leaving Nigeria" and "Then vs Now", many Nigerians abroad share on Twitter the photos they took before leaving Nigeria and their current photos to show the amazing progress they have made since leaving the country.
In this piece, Legit.ng curates some of the most insightful tweets and photos from the current trending discussion.
Ademola Ojele, @AdemolaOjele, shared the photos of an unnamed person the day he left Nigeria and his current photo, with a sarcastic comment:
"Leaving Nigeria is a skin care routine on its own"
Adeyemi Abosede, @Adeyemi_85, tweeted:
"Here is my winner for the Then vs Now challenge. My darling sister went from dark in complexion to Oyinbo pepper."
SAM SAM, @badboysammy_, tweeted:
"When I left Vs Now"
EngrTeg, @EngrTeg, captioned his photos with:
"Then Vs Now
"Leaving Nigeria = Progress"
Adeyinka Muhammad, @ATTameemy, captioned his photos thus:
"Then vs now
"This one choke me"
Eme Ogba, @eme_ogba, tweeted:
"Then vs Now"
Damilare, @sArHyD_, tweeted:
Then and Now"
Slay Velli, @SlayVelli, captioned his photos thus:
"The day I left vs 6 months after"
Major Gen. OLUCHI, @General_Oluchi, tweeted:
"Then vs Now
"This was the last pic I took in Lagos 14 years ago before I left for United States"
Marvelous Onyinyechi Ogba, @MarvyOnyin, tweeted:
"Then vs Now
"Leaving Nigeria was a dream come true and there's nothing I miss about it"
chuma, @chukwuma_H, tweeted:
"Then vs Now, I grew a beard
"Peep my Ghana must go bag"
Akinnusi Ayodele, @seventeen_5ve, tweeted:
"I gotta jump on this trend
"Then Vs Now
"The first day I landed Vs. Now"
In other news, a Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @MRBRIKILA1 has recounted how his life changed for the better when he left the country for Canada.
The man said he wrote IELTS three times before he achieved the required score, adding that he passed the nursing exam at the first sitting.
Nurudeen Lawal is a Legit.ng journalist passionate about fact-checking/verification journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature-in-English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. As Politics Editor, Nurudeen mostly writes on Nigeria’s political and socio-economic developments. He has attended different workshops, conferences and training on fact-checking and digital reporting, among others. Learn more about him on Twitter, @Nurudeen Lawal_