‘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 […]

Everyday in Nigeria is an experience

Yemisi Adegoke, a freelance journalist and documentary film maker, returned to Lagos after living in the United States and the United Kingdom. Through the Nigerian lens, that crazy business idea you had when you were daydreaming on the bus, suddenly doesn’t look quite so crazy. Entrepreneurship and building something of your own isn’t seen as […]

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, Supermart.ng, 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 […]

‘I always wanted to find a way to showcase a reimagined Africa to the world’

Nigerian-born and US-educated, Alex Okosi is responsible for driving the growth and development of Viacom International Media Networks’ Africa portfolio of iconic kids, youth, music, comedy and general entertainment brands on the African continent. He tells Homecoming Revolution why he decided to return back to the continent after spending a number of years abroad. I […]

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

Homecoming Revolution recently came across this inspiring story on the movebacktonigeria.com 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 […]