Moving back to Nigeria has been crazy!!!!
This country is still messed up! I have been back for a couple of months now and it’s been with mixed feelings. Mixed feelings because Nigeria hasn’t changed a bit from what it used to be and also because I miss that Chinese shop where I buy Chinese regularly. If you dare try to buy Chinese in Naija, one will have to pay through the nose for it. It’s all good sha ....I improvise with normal rice and stew.
One good thing about moving back home is the fact that I’m closer to my family. I also have this inner peace of having my own home and I can gradually plan my life. The bad part of moving back home stems from the fact that more people are on your case and trust Nigerians, they think they know what next step you have to take whether it is what you want or not. I got this strange call from a guy who felt I should just go and do a phd straight because I have a UK masters. Na so e easy? This guy was really on my case, he kept pushing me back and forth until I categorically told him a phd isn’t what you just jump into, it is a research process and one must have sustained interest. Well, things are taking shape gradually. Employment is still a big issue but I have seen it all since I got back. From working in Lekki to struggling with traffic and waking up at 3am to get to work early enough, it’s been really crazy. I will share my work experience in Lekki via another post soon enough. Let’s hope I have finally appeased the gods that have prevented me from blogging.
I have missed folks here! What have you guys been up to?