Life & Immigration: 1

I certainly love the entire series of this life & immigration drama, but you’ll have to savor it one episode at a time. We’ll start from the origin of this fictional writer who’ll be going through a story based on moving across continents and the untold mental strain, cultural shocks, life realizations, spiritual realizations and everything in between. You’ll learn a lot and eventually the analytics will let me know it’s time for a newsletter because you can’t get enough.

When you lived in a country like Nigeria, with all her struggles and blessings, you’ll quickly realize that family is very important and they’re what truly matters. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with about 225 million people, and a significant 40 percent of the total population, or almost 83 million people live below the country’s poverty line of 137,430 naira ($381.75) per year as reported by World Bank and released by the NBS in 2019.

Third mainland bridge in black and white, showing cityscape of Lagos Island

A huge reason for the mass immigration of Nigerians is economic prosperity and it stems from the poor living conditions of her citizens. Immigration is the international movement of people to a destination country of which they are not natives nor possess citizenship in order to settle down as permanent residents or naturalized citizens. Let’s discuss the permanent residency immigration route and how exciting, rewarding and long, the process can be. This immigration route differs based on a ton of factors but the first is destination, and for this drama we are exploring North America.

The entire process of preparing to move from Nigeria to Canada lasted 3 years, sadly there’s Covid to blame for part of the extended delay but it’s a lengthy process that will cost money, time and most importantly, relationships. After spending 20+ years of your life in the only place you’ve known as home, better opportunities make you leave everything you know and have known, to explore. I say explore, because regardless of what you do or where you go, there’s one thing that’s a constant everywhere in the world and that’s people. The infrastructure is completely different, just like in the movies but unfortunately, you’ll have to be there to appreciate it, but then you’re going to meet people, some of them nice and some won’t notice you but you’re going to notice almost everything and most of it would feel out of place and that’s because you’re not home.

The morning after…

Before we continue, I’m unsure how you found this blog since it’s all over the internet so here’s a link to the writers about me page, and we’ll pick this up in a new episode.

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