What is the Nigerian dream, someone was asked and he said: "To travel out of the country and miss it from outside." The answer explains something, Nigeria is difficult to live in, but when you leave, there are certain things you will miss.
So the question was posed on various platforms as to what Nigerians living in the diaspora miss most about home, below are some of the answers that were most common.
1. Nigerians are a funny people
When humans are in a bad situation, they find different ways to cope. Nigerians use humour to cope.
One thing most people miss is the Nigerian sense of humor which tries to make light of every situation no matter how bad.
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2. Nigerian food is lovely
This is usually the number one complaint of most Nigerians abroad when asked what they miss. It is therefore not strange to see Nigerians eager to patronize a Nigerian restaurant outside the country.
Someone mentioned Gala and Fan Yoghurt, meat pie, Guguru and groundnut, Egusi soup and so on.
3. The Nigerian hustle
In most Nigerian cities especially Lagos, life is unpredictable. Traffic, poor internet, erratic power supply and frustrating government officials will have you making last minute changes all day.
This leads to a life of adventure, which many actually miss when they travel to a country where everything works as expected.
From the language to the style of dressing, the culture shock when you move out of the country will have you homesick for Nigeria.
On Quora, Wemi Ibidun says: "Yes, I miss ‘owanbe’. I miss attending weddings, birthdays, church programs."
Nigerian living is punctuated with regular festivals and parties. This might be same with many countries out there and this is what most people miss about the country.
Meanwhile, under Falomo bridge, Lagos, Nigeria British painter, Polly Alakija is doing some amazing work. Watch a NAIJ.com video of her at work below: