‘Africa is the place to make it happen’

Biola Alabi is the CEO and founder of Biola Alabi Media, a consulting, production, film and television company based in Lagos. She returned to Nigeria from the US in 2008. Alabi was born in Chicago, Illinois and lived there until she was 8 years old. She later moved to Nigeria with her family and didn’t return […]

A homecomer’s guide to returning to Nigeria

Sisters Sonume Princewill Nnanna and Deinte Dan-Princewill returned to Nigeria after living in the United States for over 15 years.  They have compiled a useful and humourous guide for Nigerians in the diaspora considering returning home on how to return home and enjoy it.  1. FOCUS ON THE THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL There are so […]

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.

‘The opportunities far outweigh the challenges’

Nigerian Tosin Dinah spent over a decade studying and working in France and England before deciding to ‘take the plunge’ and move home in January 2013. Dinah is an Operations Director at Cousant Technologies, a software company based in Lagos. I studied marketing at sales at Bradford University in the UK and after graduating, did […]

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