Category: Alejo Project

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“Dating in Lagos Has Been Hard” – Brice Nkengsa, A Cameroonian Expat Shares His Story in Alejo Project!

Alejo Project (#AlejoProject) tells the stories of foreigners living in Nigeria. Brice’s encounter with Nigeria began when he was 9 or 10 years old, while growing up in his home country of Cameroon. His dad had been working in Lagos for a few months when his family came to visit him for the entire summer holiday. “All I remember was the large estate with beautiful homes and a pool” he...

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“Nigerians Have Such Beautiful Greetings like ‘Happy Sunday’ and ‘Journey Mercies’” – Richard and Natasha Turner in Alejo Project.

As I greet Richard Turner with the conventional ‘good evening Sir’, he warmly offers a handshake. He is tall and smiley and shares a home in Lagos with his wife, Natasha. Later, he would reflect that the way Nigerians greet is one of his favorite aspects of the culture. British born Richard Turner comes from Suffolk in England and describes himself first as a farmer’s son and then an accountant....

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“I Can Eat Suya for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.” – Sarah Potter’s 5 Months Living in Nigeria (Alejo Project.)

  The diversity of Nigeria attracts people of all shapes and sizes and for all colours of reasons, including pink! One British woman, Sarah Potter, came to Nigeria for five months in 2016 to assist Run for a Cure Africa in raising funds for Cancer. The organisation provides stable and accessible healthcare to women in Nigeria. For over a year, she had worked remotely with the group and took the opportunity to...

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“Nigeria Literally Means the World to Me.” Read Oyinbo Princess’ Fascinating Story in Alejo Project.

Nigerians in Nigeria are often forced to consider a list of reasons to move to other countries. However, foreigners like Oyinbo Princess have never let go since their first encounter with the country and its people. Oyinbo Princess, whose real name is Claire Edun, picked up the moniker because of her strong affiliations with Nigeria. In its simplest form, oyinbo is used to refer to visitors, especially those of Caucasian heritage....

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“Someone is Always Shouting ‘Oyibo’.” Michael Rosenberg Shares His Nigerian Experience in Alejo Project.

Michael Rosenberg moved to Nigeria in June of 2015 from the United States where he was born and raised. In telling us his Nigerian story, he runs through the stereotypes of Africa he had been exposed to, “violence, poverty, disease, corruption, yada, yada…” Then, he outlines what he describes as the ‘platitudes that combat these stereotypes.’ In his words, “Africa is diverse and filled with beauty. Stereotypes are stereotypes and...