The Nigerian Dream; Abroad

TRUTH BE TOLD, THE ONLY THING NIGERIANS DREAM OF IS LEAVING NIGERIA.

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Sometimes I ask myself, these people that conduct census in Nigeria and come up with figures in hundreds of millions, are they okay? Are we sure they don’t fabricate numbers and feed us as data? But when I step out and see the kind of traffic that shuts down the entire city, I say to myself, those guys must be doing something right but here is the thing, people, especially Nigerian millennials are jetting out of the country on a daily basis at an astronomical number.

This trend is evidently visible in the field of medicine as doctors and nurses flee the country in large numbers for the sole purpose of finding greener pastures. So they leave friends and loved ones to go start a life elsewhere, but as we all know, the grass is always greener on the other side until you go and experience the hardship there or actually find what you dreamed of, however, the fear of the unknown is not about to deter ambitious Nigerian youths as many have returned to say how they are enjoying their lives in whatever country they travelled to. I asked a couple of people over the week, that if they had an opportunity to leave the country, would they take it. And each one of them answered saying that they’ll leave before the next heart beat irrespective of the country they are leaving for

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This is a major problem in the society; the Nigerian Dream is to travel abroad with the hope of making something meaningful out of their lives. Well, I don’t blame them, a lot of things seem to be out of place in the country but the question is, if they all jet out, who then would fix it?

Before now, it only used to be educated persons that dream to leave the country, now even unskilled labour has found out that there are countries that will pay more for their level of expertise and as such, they are ready to leave the country faster than I can finish this article. If Nigeria was a book, I’m sure it’ll be a dusty old book that Nigerians themselves would never take off the shelf but foreigners will always indulge themselves to the treat. In as much as citizens jet out, foreigners tend to flock into the country in their numbers.

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I just feel sorry for the next generation because they are the ones about to reap the decadence earlier generations have caused. The generation Z, already have it in their subconscious to leave the country but many millennials are just waking up to this reality.

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I wonder what would become of Nigeria in the next couple of years if this trend to should continue. Kindly leave your thought in the comment box below; let us know what you TINK.

Show Me the Money

OK LET’S BET, AT THE END OF THIS ARTICLE YOU WILL BE STUNNED, PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS.

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You are right to be excited, the numbers are huge and the enthusiasm is massive. Gaming, particularly sports betting in Nigeria is blowing up and it’s blowing up good. Every young person I know plays some form of sports betting or the other. Just last week, my mother asked me to help her open an account on one of the leading sports betting sites and I was stunned. The woman is well above 60 and she doesn’t even watch as much football as I do but she said and I quote “if the numbers are this huge and people are making some free money, then I want to take my slice of the pie”. You can imagine how shook I was.

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Sports betting industry in Nigeria is currently worth well over $2 billion and Nigerians are betting nearly N5 billion daily. Now you’ll see that that your N100 slip that you want to use to win N1 million is worth something to the industry. Sports’ betting in Nigeria has remarkably evolved from physically going to a shop to play pool to betting online on virtually every sporting event around the world.

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This industry is growing at an exponential rate owing to a few reasons which includes; the increasing population of youth in the country –65% of Nigerians are young people, a technologically savvy generation, the extraordinary love for sports, the growing interest of females in sports and most especially, the need to make some quick money. Trust me; if you live in Nigeria, you need to make some money.

I have tried my hands on betting recently and I must say it is really addictive. The hope that you may get it right the next time drives you to play again, no matter how many times you lose money you always want to get that money back by betting the next weekend. And this is actually economically good for the country as income generated tends to enter into the infrastructural development purse in form of tax and other fees imposed on betting companies.

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Source: YNaija

Despite the existing challenges, I am certain this exponential growth that’s currently being experienced in the industry is not about to slow down, as technology is sure to take it to the next level with newer and better innovative designs. Plus the large number of betting platforms available to people and having amazing incentives will continually woo more participants. Tell me, who doesn’t like to make some money that he didn’t have to work so hard for?

So are you stunned? If you aren’t, I’m glad you don’t know where to find me because you aren’t getting your money.

What’s For Breakfast? Beer!!

NO JOKES AT ALL, YOU CAN NOW HAVE BEER FOR BREAKFAST?

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Isn’t it interesting how people can think up a few thoughts to turn two distant products into something remarkably amazing? I’m stunned.

Wait a minute, if you have a problem with alcohol, then this article is not for you, but if you are willing to live your best life by experimenting every new invention that catches the eye and you don’t have a single ounce of problem with alcohol, then this article is certainly for you.

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Source: Lost in Lagos

I am pleased to introduce to you my new found love, BEER BREAD!

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Source: Live Love Pasta

Yes you read that right, its bread made from beer or you can say beer flavor. This is certainly a welcomed innovation for young men around the country as there is no moral bias to having bread for breakfast but there is for having beer for breakfast. This is having the best of both worlds all at once.

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Source: Food and Wine

This bread is sure to enter the Nigerian market with a big bang, no theory; this is going to be all practical.

Soon bread will be a must have at parties and events.

Leave us a comment below, tell us what you TINK about this trend.

Reaching Beyond the Skies

OK SERIOUSLY, IT’S NO LONGER NEWS THAT NIGERIANS ALL OVER THE WORLD DESERVE SOME ACCOLADES.

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Every now and then, some Nigerian both within the shores of the country and beyond takes up the challenge of putting a large smile on the faces of Nigerians everywhere. You can’t possibly imagine the level of pride in my heart as I write this piece.

A 26 year old, Silas Adekunle the founder and CEO of Reach Robotics, has put the continent on the map once again by creating the first ever gaming robot. This disruptive innovation has taken gaming to another level. This innovative youngster called his robot called MekaMon. If the first two words that came to your mind just now were Pokemon or Digimon, it means you and I think alike.

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Source: Guardian

MekaMon has the ability to perform user personalized functions as it leverages on augmented reality. As a result of this brilliant innovation, Silas Adekunle who graduated with a first class from West England University after living his younger years in Nigeria, is now the world’s highest paid robotics engineer.

Reach robotics, during the initial launch of Mekamon sold 500 bots, generating $7.5 million. Following this feat, Silas Adekunle received support from various organizations including London Venture Partners who invested $10 million into the company. He also sealed a deal with Apple to exclusively sell MekaMon in its stores. So with all this cash rolling in, you just have to be either or one of the richest in your field of play.

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Source: Kolumn Magazine

But what does this mean for the global market?

This innovation has altered the gaming experience and taking it to a whole new dimension by delivering an amazing experience to gamers. Brands and organizations can begin to rethink their strategy to leverage on the opportunities this bot creates, with a view to delivering an unforgettable experience to customers.

I’m just here TINKing about everywhere else this remarkable invention can be introduced. #JustTinking

Fall Out of Affection

WHERE DID THE BEARD GANG GO?

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This is likely a total fall out; it has nothing to do with Tom Cruise Mission Impossible but here, we are asking a salient question about the lost love for the beard gang. Where did the gang go? There was a time when every young man seemingly wanted to be a part of the gang as many flooded into the group by grooming their beards to an obvious proportion.

However there are still a number of people expressing undying allegiance to the gang as they have tried to keep the trend alive.

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Yes there’s that group but there’s also the anti-beard gang; the group of those who believe in keeping a clean shave or grooming minimal stubble.

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Following a 2017 U.K.-based study which polled 1,500 men the following were found:

• 47% of bearded men admitted to cheating on a significant other, compared to 20% of clean-shaven men

• 45% of bearded men admitted to enjoying being involved in a fist fight, compared to 29% of clean-shaven men

• 40% of bearded men admitted to stealing something, compared to 17% of clean-shaven men

The shocker came from the results asking women how attractive they found bearded men.

65% of women said they preferred their man clean-shaven.

With the stats you just read, you decide which side of the fence you want to sit. Just note that we are at the brink of seeing a new trend, the Clean-Shave Gang. Men are going to lose their hair for this one.

If you disagree with this, kindly leave us a note in the comment box below stating why you think differently.