Another video post from Nigeria International/Via Nigeriavillagesquare.com
I quite enjoyed this edition because it focused on an Issue very dear to me, people who live abroad
after a while forget some of the positive things about Nigeria and just dwell on the negative.
It is very important to have some kind of balanced view of what is going on in Nigeria.
With good professional experience/creativity, coming back home and establishing in Nigeria presents very challenging but rewarding opportunities especially for Nigerians abroad - I EMPHASISE ABROAD IN THIS CASE BECAUSE the people at home who can, are already doing it.
DO NOT ! be misguided though! as they say "IT IS NOT EASY !" it is not an easy feat and it is not for the faint hearted , but once you overcome the initial obstacles of trying to operate in Nigeria
NEPA, Fuel scarcity, ever increasing prices, dealing with human Interface - for most automated processes- e.g Ignorant gate man, cyber cafe attendant , shop attendants at the cash registers of all
Indian and Lebanese supermarkets in Abuja etc.
Once you get the hang of all this, you realise you are home the rest of the world describes it as developing, well , in that case if you are coming from London or New york etc it is all developed, but your home land is developing so there is ample room for development , you jump in and become part of the solution.
We hear from Buki Opebiyi
and also a returnee whose 2 weeks visit turned to a permanent trip Tolu Lawal is now enjoying relocating back to Nigeria and is optimistic about the prospects.
Kelechi Obi also shared his insight with us -I love his passion his works and the fact that he is doing it I can relate very much, especially in Nigeria as I said Some people are all action whilst some others just wonder What happened or criticise ... just jump in and do your own.
Kelechi also touched on Piracy and how the industry needs to be more enlightened about paying the fees and royalties, copyright issues and keeping the creativity within the industry by appreciating home grown talent.
What can I say .... The journey of a thousand miles starts with a step . It will happen someday!
Please enjoy the episode and how ever you can encourage these guys to keep up the positive work. please do so.