A U.K based Nigerian lady has a strong message for those planning to relocate to the European country in search of greener pastures.
This comes amid the current rave to relocate abroad due to state of the nation ranging from insecurity to bad economic conditions, among other factors.
Speaking in a video shared on TikTok, the young lady said she would not advise Nigerians not to relocate to the UK but they should prepare for depression.
According to her, they should prepare to be depressed at least 5 times a week, have constant battles with mental health issues and emotional stress.
She asserted that the definition of being strong in Nigeria is a sharp contrast from what is obtainable in the U.K so they should prepare their minds for the worse.
Watch her speak below,
The video has sparked mixed reactions from social media users, especially Nigerians preparing to relocate from Nigeria.
See some reactions below,
“If you are depressed go home go back to your trenches , ah , na you know why you are depressed stop discouraging others”
“Like there’s no depression here. I’ll rather be depressed inside 24/hrs light than no light and generator sound want to tear my ear”
“We go still enter madam”
However, some Nigerians based in the U.K expressed agreement with her and explained why Nigerian migrants tend to get depressed after relocating abroad.
“She just said it in a subtle and very funny way, but it’s no joke.
Relocating to the UK without any close friends or family around. Relocating with no money but enough debt that you acquired when coming to pay for school.
Relocating and starting a job you never imagined yourself doing.
That is if you are lucky enough to earn money to sort all of this.
While struggling to keep your head above water and thinking of how to renew your visa after its expiration, depression will set in.
Better prepare yourself and determine that no matter what you will succeed.
It’s a land of opportunity, but money don’t get picked on the floor”
“This babe didn’t lie at all! How do u explain working your ass off and they remove tax, NI, pension. After that u would pay so much for bills. But I’d rather stay here than stay in Nigeria so if you have the opportunity pls come for the sake of your future. Just be mentally ready that’s all this girl is saying y’all should stop bashing her.”
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