South Africa rocks! Warts and all!

The Van Rensburg family returned to South Africa in mid-2018. They recount their homecoming journey after many years abroad. The 29th June 2019 marked a year back in South Africa after 16 years for my husband and 11 years for me living in the United Kingdom. We both went there after school/university, so never worked […]

9 things Nigerians miss most when abroad

There are countless things Nigerians miss about their homeland after moving abroad. We outline 9 things Nigerians miss most while in the diaspora. Being able to attend Owambe parties Nigerians have perfected the art of throwing great parties, with an abundance of food, laughter, drinks, music and dancing. No weekend goes by without someone celebrating […]

‘My Tokunbor Experience’

Nigerian Born and England Raised Mariam Tijani’s returned to Nigeria in 2015. She recounts her experiences of being an ‘IJGB’ or ‘Just Got Back’ in Nigeria. “The Tokunbor Experience” – You may be wondering what is it? In my native Nigerian language, Yoruba “Tokunbo” means someone returning through the Sea “Ti Okun Bo”. (The word […]

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