The MIT grad building Nigeria’s first STEM campus

Most graduates of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston have their choice of six-figure-salary jobs after graduation. But for one graduate, a different calling has meant he’s sacrificed a comfortable life and taken a big risk to follow his dream: to open Africa’s first STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) campus in Nigeria. […]

How to move back to Nigeria & enjoy it

So I get this a lot, especially from my Instagram page, “Deinte, your Lagos is very different oh. You look like you’re having a blast!” And every time I hear this, I can’t help but laugh. It’s definitely the same Lagos oh, and yes!… I am having a great time. I believe in order to enjoy life (wherever you are), it’s really about making a conscious choice to make the most of every situation you find yourself in.

After 10 years in the US, I felt the need to return to Nigeria

Mohammed Mijindadi, General Electric Sales & Market Development Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, returned to Nigeria after 10 years abroad. Below is his homecomer story. I moved to Philadelphia in the United States in 2001, at a time when Nigeria was facing increasing instability in its education sector, and obtained a degree in civil engineering from Temple […]

‘We’re on the cusp of a revolution, now is the time to come home’

My name is Raphael Afaedor, CEO,, co-founder & ex-MD Jumia Nigeria. I’m a Software Engineer with a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, an Entrepreneur and a member of the Africa Leadership Network. I left Nigeria right after high school for university. Life in a foreign country for me was very much […]

‘The transition back to Nigeria helped me clarify my interests’

Folake Owodunni, a strategy consultant, non-profit enthusiast, writer and soon to be mom, returned to Nigeria after studying a Bachelors in Biology from the University of Oregon, USA and a Masters in Global Health and Development from University College London. Here’s her homecomer story. When I left Nigeria for studies, it wasn’t for the first time. […]

‘Just Do It’, Ivie Omoregie on Moving to Nigeria to Become a Corporate Lawyer!

Homecoming Revolution recently came across this inspiring story on the website. This week we had a chat with Ivie Omoregie who moved to Nigeria having been born and bred in the UK. Prior to relocating, Ivie had only been to Nigeria on holidays and never envisaged living here on a permanent basis. Find out in this […]