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“Why Wouldn’t I Leave Nigeria?” – Watch Kola Olaosebikan’s Video on Why She Prefers Repping Naija From Afar



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“Why did you leave Nigeria?”, almost every Nigerian who has left the country has been asked that question.  There are different reasons of course – job opportunities, love and more! But for video blogger Kola Olaosebikan, she returns the question with another one – “Why Wouldn’t I Leave Nigeria?!”

This video “The Only Circumstance Under Which I Will (Happily) Move Home To Nigeria” has been floating around the web for a few months now – a BN commenter left the link on our last Move Back to Nigeria post yesterday – a series that features Nigerians in the diaspora considering or that have taken the leap to move back, so we figured we’ll post it to get your opinion.

After a brief intro, Kola asks us a series of rhetorical questions:

“Why wouldn’t I leave a country …

… that thinks it’s OK to marry 7 year old girls to 75 year old men and make it a legal law?”
… that would pay $500,000 for Kim Kardashian to show up in our country and cannot afford to pay for education for young girls?”
… that forces University graduates to work for one year for money that can’t even pay for their phone bills in the name of National Service. Shouldn’t National Service be voluntary?”
… where people spend 8 years getting a university degree that should only take 3 years?”
… where University professors sleep with girls every single day of the school year so they can good grades and the government turns a blind eye and there’s no justice for these girls?”
… that the US sends millions of dollars to on a daily basis yet Nigeria is one of the poorest countries in the world?”
… that has so many people getting married and having kids but there is little to no sex education because we’re holy and sex is an unholy word to say?”

Kola ends the video by saying Nigeria has a broken justice system that she has no interest in fixing, and her own passion lies not in fixing Nigeria, but in helping orphans, which she says she can’t do in Nigeria.

“The one thing I care most about in this world … is helping orphans … and I cannot do that in Nigeria and that’s one of the biggest reasons I left that country.”

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At the end, Kola says if this video was made about the US by an American, Americans will have an opinion and do something, but she thinks Nigerians will watch it, sigh and say, “Na wa o, God will help that country sha”. Will we prove her wrong?

Watch the 7 minute video below. It goes by really fast.

As she said, she has strong opinions indeed. Definitely worth discussing.

Do you agree or disagree?




  1. Hurpeyeahmie

    October 17, 2013 at 8:24 am

    in fact am so short of words cos everything you said here is true and very correct

    • Jo!

      October 17, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Nope, everything is not true

    • Zaaq

      October 17, 2013 at 10:43 am

      it’s sad that the false and obviously over inflated Kim k fee is still being floated about. are we that gullible to believe everything?

    • D

      October 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      I agree with her comments but America is not perfect. No country is perfect. America is just as f*cked in its own way as Nigeria. There’s a clear system in America but this system is to protect the whites. As a black woman she knows she has little to no rights because of the colour of her skin. N*ggas go through their own unfairness over here. And trying so hard to change your accent to an “African American” is razz. I can still hear the Nigerian accent in your video. Nice try.
      You can criticize Nigeria without painting America as a perfect nation. Americans made the talentless Kim K a millionaire.

    • Oyinkan

      November 11, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      Of course. Your asinine response to the video is to compare a failed state like Nigeria to America. This is why Nigerians will never progress. Stop comparing apples and oranges and do something about your future generations being robbed of all hope.

  2. Huh

    October 17, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Can you blame her? I have watched too many being let down by our system. We as a people are just as corrupt. Imagine a system where NYSC Corp Members do wonderful projects and there is 0 reward apart from a certificate and a handshake. Students are sitting at home for over 100 days (PEOPLE, ONE HUNDRED DAYS). That is about one whole semester. Our president is bickering over a position he is highly under-qualified for, and will probably win because we have to give him a second chance. Look at the Move Back stories, you have to know someone to make an impact in Naija. How does that even make sense. We have teenage boys building awesome technology that our government will never acknowledge. I know we should stop complaining but it is HARD!!! My friends are abroad making a difference because their efforts are recognized. My home girl is an author now, a talented writer who did not need to bribe her way to publishing or my cousin who is a doctor and making waves in the field of cancer research or my classmate that is making a name for himself at Boeing. Anyway, I sense and understand Kola’s frustration.

  3. lagoslondonprgirl

    October 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I loooovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this girl!


    • uju

      October 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      for your sake i hope you don’t live in Naija haha

  4. Africhic

    October 17, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Good luck!

  5. oge

    October 17, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Kola is so true. Nigerians would never stand up for what is right, they would instead say God dey. That’s why we are were we are today.

  6. ozyy

    October 17, 2013 at 8:54 am

    we all really want to make a change…..person by person..changes would definitely pick up. I know we are destined for greater things in that country…but honestly, these changes so far have been gradual…crawling tooo but with time…i tell ya…we shall make it.. Also with GOD on our side.

  7. Hilda

    October 17, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Each one have to determine what is important to them.
    I moved back frm the UK after many years.
    Nigeria has and always will be home for me.
    If she or anyone else want to remain abroad.Who cares?
    Different strokes for different folks.She doesnt need to be so vocal about it.

    • Debor

      October 17, 2013 at 10:29 am

      Its sad to hear you saying that NO Nigerian need to be vocal about Nigeria’s problems.

    • Hilda

      October 17, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      Did you even read my words properly? Where exactly did i state that “NO” Nigerian should be vocal. I said “SHE” doesnt have to be so vocal about it.

    • Demola

      October 17, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Her Vocalizing the obvious threatens your very existense? very interesting

    • D

      October 31, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      Why shouldn’t she be so vocal about it? Its her right.

    • Just an opinion

      November 21, 2013 at 3:37 am

      Don’t mind her or her supporters..what has all that talk
      done? Stating the obvious…talk is cheap…she has a somewhat
      disrespectful and naive outlook…there re people in Nigeria
      busting their asses and working hard and doing great things in
      Nigeria…why define them in such a generalized demeaning
      tone?…how about those who can’t leave? Are they doomed?…sitting
      there speaking with an American accent..very un patriotic negative
      speaker….how has she helped anything??? Ofcourse we are
      angry…ofcourse we don’t like it…and people are helping in their
      own little way…I have a friend running a very successful charity
      for the US, I know docs who go home for mission work….saying u
      can’t help…if u can’t help then shut up!

    • Just an opinion

      November 21, 2013 at 3:39 am

      Don’t mind her or her supporters..what has all that talk
      done? Stating the obvious…talk is cheap…she has a somewhat
      disrespectful and naive outlook…there re people in Nigeria
      busting their asses and working hard and doing great things in
      Nigeria…why define them in such a generalized demeaning
      tone?…how about those who can’t leave? Are they doomed?…sitting
      there speaking with an American accent..very un patriotic negative
      speaker….how has she helped anything??? Ofcourse we are
      angry…ofcourse we don’t like it…and people are helping in their
      own little way…I have a friend running a very successful charity
      for the US, I know docs who go home for mission work….saying u
      can’t help…if u can’t help then shut up! * FROM the

  8. frances

    October 17, 2013 at 9:02 am

    The video is not worth watching so I won’t even click on it.I wonder wat good her blabbing abt such silly reasons does.I nor get dat kain time to waste,listening to whinnings abt problems and not solutions.mtccheww.

  9. B

    October 17, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Ooh my gosh!!!!!

    Kola for president, you’ve got my vote. On a serious note, I agree a 100% with your concerns but unfortunately a lot of us are not willing to die for a country that I personally do not believe even the president is willing to die for…..

    So where do we start? I also do not think things will change once the current leaders are in their graves as again unfortunately some of their kids are already being groomed in corruption too so what to do??

    • BubblyBliss

      October 17, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Please don’t call the issues she pointed out ‘concerns’, she clearly stated that Nigeria is a broken system she has no interest in fixing. To have concerns, one must be interested.

    • Just an opinion

      November 21, 2013 at 3:41 am

      Bless u! My point exactly…she’s quite irritating to watch..

  10. jucilicious...

    October 17, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Really tought provoking….

  11. Ndidi

    October 17, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Naked truth!

  12. BubblyBliss

    October 17, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Dear Kola,
    How different are you from the Nigerians you expect will react to your video with just a “na wa oh”. It’s okay for you to give up on the country and clearly separate herself from it but it’s not okay for others to do the same? You have no interest in fixing Nigeria, shame on you and your self-righteous attitude. Nigeria does not need your kind. The blood, sweat and tears others are shedding for this country and will continue shedding till things get right, mean nothing to you. Go to your foreign land because you have the privilege of doing so, you have the money to run away. Thing about running away is that you never stop running. I can imagine you making such a conscious effort to detach yourself from any that concerns Nigeria, that’s okay, you do you.

    It’s hard for me to see goodness in you and your charity work when you hold such a strong opinion and condemn an entire nation, orphans included. Everything good will come, I believe that and that is why I will give my country my all, corrupt politicians and all, decaying economy and all. Someone has to stand up for what is right in such situations. One has to fight the good fight with their heart and soul. You chose the easy road, I wish you nothing but the best.

    Me, I pledge to Nigeria, my country. God bless Nigeria.

    • FemaleNigerian

      October 17, 2013 at 10:28 am

      My dear bubblybliss, God will bless u for dis comment! It irks me on a level i cant even begin to explain wen nigerians in d diaspora speak lyk dis. U ran away from d ‘BAD’ country, well good for u! U did so cos u cld afford to do so! U think its sweeting us here as d situation dey? And even if evryone cld afford to leave and we all do, who will fix d problem? Like someone said on twitter ‘Nigeria is js d land, u cant blame d land for ur problems’. So if everybody leaves nigeria, all we are doing is distributing the problem to other parts of the world. As for miss kola, u werent able to help orphans in nigeria… Seriously? :/ pls which govt official or person in power blocked u from doing this? We’ll like to kno. Noone’s saying Nigeria doesnt av problems but madam u sef, wat are u doing about it o??! U ran away, and ur complaining from ur ‘high horse’ wherever u are. So wen WE(d ones who actually live here and aree trying to change d country annd contribute in our own little way) fix d country, u’ll be bak abi? Rubbish! I cant take people like u seriously. un

    • nene

      October 17, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      we need more people like u. i understand that some nigerians are tired of the country and don’t want to come back home, but the ones in nigeria are not doing anything about it, so how will the ones outside be able to do something. either way, maybe when they are tired of being 2nd class citizens in first world countries, they will realize they are nigerians. smh

    • D

      October 31, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      There is nothing 2nd class living in the UK for example.
      Nigerians living in Nigeria are treated like 3rd class citizens in a 3rd world country. A foreigner in Nigeria is treated better than the nations citizens, hmmm.

      From the airport at Ikeja, staff treat you rudely, to Lastma seizing poor market women’s goods in the market. Or a police officer harassing a motorcycle rider. Or armed robbers asking you to open your door peacefully or face their wrath if they force it open.

      Or running for 20 mins along the bush path as robbers raid buses along the Benin Warri express way.

    • Lamz

      October 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      THANK YOU!

      I must confess I’m not the biggest cheerleader of Nigeria but this lady, Bukola Olaosebikan (sp?) sounds silly, spoiled and downright selfish.

      If you feel all these things about Nigeria, pray tell what is the point of making this video and posting it on the internet. You don’t care, abi?

      I love America like the next person but please let’s not act like the US is the land of Milk and Honey. Yes, our justice system doesn’t work but the same system that let George Zimmerman walk does?

      Every country has it’s problems and YES, Nigeria’s problems are by far greater and mind numbingly unbearable than most but still, If you really cared about helping orphans, it wouldn’t matter whether it was in the US, Serbia or Somalia.

      On another note: I sense that you feel guilty about abandoning the orphans (you love so very much) in your country and that’s what pushed you into making this albeit though-provoking yet meaningless and conceited rant.

      We all know the problems with Nigeria, if you are not willing to help proffer solutions and change things, please zip your lips and let us enjoy our suya in peace.


    • SSA

      October 18, 2013 at 11:06 am

      Yinmu******i so much concur with kola…….dancing skelewu to yankee sooonnn……yanke here i come for good….

  13. Stopping by, Showing love

    October 17, 2013 at 9:24 am

    My thoughts exactly! And I suppose, Kola, that the US is perfect??? Open your eyes darling!

    • Demola

      October 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      Her Vocalizing the obvious threatens your very existense? very interesting

    • Demola

      October 17, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      The United States is NOT perfect! matter of fact they far from it and their citizens will be the first to tell you that BUT there is something called “Common Sense” and it sounds like those two words doesnt exist in Nigeria – its a broken system (matter of fact there was never a system in the first place) and i’m glad this girl just like MANY of us and including YOU are not oblivious to the attrocities your so called leaders are commiting in that Country. Her expressing her frustration about Nigeria publicly threatens the way you think.

  14. fairygodsister

    October 17, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Escapism. She should take several seats down.

  15. Jo!

    October 17, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I watched this video some time ago and apart from the (of course) automatic defensiveness, I think all her arguments (and the girl herself apparently) lack depth and are quite shallow.
    You’re talking about “a country” that paid $500k for Kim K, babe! You live in the country that created Kim K! (And what on earth has that got to do with girl-child education by the way, did the govt pay for her to come ni?)
    Talking about lack of security, duh, it’s safe where you live abi? Where someone, anyone can buy a gun anywhere and just go in somewhere and start shooting, and while we’re on that, have you read the US’ history before? You do realise that the country was founded on blood, injustice (to the native indians) and tons of violence?

    We all know the system doesn’t work, so I’m justifying nothing, we all hate the way things are currently, but in your mind o, as in, please let’s think about it, what EXACTLY did you aim to achieve by this video, I mean, what was your goal?
    If it was a rant video, i would have liked a clear, concise, with “un-false” data, and logical presentation.
    This video is just all over the place, as are your opinions. It just seemed like you were looking for reasons to justify why you left, considering the fact that your decision to leave sef must have primarily been your parents’ and you literally must have had no say.
    I read her profile and she’s supposed to be “motivational. motivational kwa??? What is she motivating, abeg shift comot, you’ve gotten the cheap fame and youtube views you wanted haven’t you? Madam, please go and motivate yourself first before you de-motivate anybody abeg,
    Don’t even know why I am responding, I just ignored this child the first time her video came out.

    Abeg abeg… *sashays out*

    • Stopping by, showing love

      October 17, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Hahaha, thanks jo

    • aj

      October 17, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      i agree with u oohh dis what u call sense and critical analysis

    • Demola

      October 17, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      Ignorance is a Bliss!!! you are critisizing this girl for speaking the TRUTH!!! you’re just mad you’re not this first one to take this approach – all your arguement about gun control in the U.S. doesnt make any sense – yes we know the U.S. has this problem and we def know that U.S. is not the safest nation in the world BUT its def safer than Nigeria.

    • iCrossMyHeart

      October 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      When the US was 50 years old like NIGERIA….IT WAS THE UNSAFEST COUNTRY TO LIVE IN….The US is 200 plus years old and IT IS STILL UNSAFE. When you speak of countries like Canada, Sweden, Finland, and co, then we can have a conversation.

      You cant expect Nigerians to do something about it, while you are enjoying you easy life in Nigeria. Why she loves America so much is because PEOPLE DIED FOR AMERICA. AMERICANS STAYED IN AMERICA TO MAKE IT THE AMERICA TODAY. Some Americans left America but all good, but their generations are traveling back in droves.

      So Kola dear, please stay in America and forever be a second class citizen. If they like they should vote in three black presidents consecutively, you will still remain a second class citizen. Even your citizenship will tell anyone WHERE YOU ORIGINATED FROM. You can run away from Nigeria all you want, but YOU WILL ALWAYS REMAIN A NIGERIAN. Mark my words.

    • Hian!

      October 17, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Ignorance is a bliss???? I rest…

    • Que

      November 12, 2013 at 9:56 am

      So for someone to disagree with the video girl is ignorance???? You are certainly the mad one. JO spoke a lot of truths, I had the same question…… what was the objective of this video….. if this was her approch to proper research or dissertation she would have failed miserably….. what exactly is new about identifying a d ranting about obvious problems… she cant take care of orphans in nigeria….for reallll-why exactly, who stopped her? I have many objective and subjective words for the likes of u and this ranting dog, but as it is I’ve used more than I intended on you. ?…and by the way the most important factor in ur leaving was down to d fact that ur family or benefactor could afford to pay for you, cos I’m guessing u didnt get there by d witch’s broom…. u can make all d political n social arguements u want, if noone can afford to send u, u’d be stuck here. You’re there shouting everything she said is the truth….really, are u so dumb? How can anyone with an objective mind even take u seriously, u think seeing n shouting about problems make u intelligent n special….when ur mates r creating solutions dat will shape our future…. next thing wen the pple who will stick it out get their breakthroughs and recieve worldwide acclaim for them r featured on here u’ll arrive on BN in ur old age tapping into blessings that u could have been a part of if only ur ranting-youthful head had been any wiser….. my dear I can tell u for free with utmost confidence as one who has had d opportunity to live in nigeria and beyong for lengths of time and made my way back, NIGERIA’S FUTURE WILL NEVER DEPEND ON YOU…. if u’re not cut out for the work it takes, stay away by all means and keep any like minded pple with u, but dont even get it twisted, NOTHING guarantees that ur future will be any brighter….not even AMERICA in its perfection can guarantee dat!

  16. WomantoWomanCry

    October 17, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Bubblybliss na wah oo

    kola spoke well.. why will i not leave nig jor

    See if i give u 5 years Visa to any country of your choice am sure u will be in the next flight now out of nig.

    Am in the UK, sometimes i leave work at 1 am or any time really get a black cab n go home all you have to do it be careful sha but its still safe… alright try that in nig any part of nig.

    Her video makes sense.. make she come fight for which country?.. as she left now all the millions of people will nt be able to make nig a better place untill she comes back abi? LOL

    Me i have the same passion, which is helping the orphans. believe me nig has no system to help the disabled people, unemployed, sick, or even orphan or people with low salary income.

    all you hear from nig every day is negative all the way.

    or “celebrities” buying car and houses.. come on!

    Please why would i not leave nigeria?

    • Jo!

      October 17, 2013 at 11:01 am

      My dear, if 9ja has no system to help these people, the more reason others should come help them!
      I take a cab at 12am from the island and get home safe abeg, I don’t know what you people are talking about, just be safe here too. Abi you wan try stand for busstop and enter bus home at that time in the UK? No, you will get mugged, same here in Nigeria, so please, abeg…

    • D

      October 31, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      Take it Ojota, not only the Island

    • BubblyBliss

      October 17, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      My dear, you need to have several seats. I know enough
      people (myself included) that are doing charitable work that is
      impacting lives positively, starting from our villages and
      hospitals around us. It is not until charity gets media coverage
      that people like you will say it has had an impact. If you really
      wanted to, you can do you own part by helping people in need in
      Nigeria. You can start at home, by hiring domestic staff and train
      them, put them through schooling and help them find sustainable
      jobs. You have not done true charity if you stay where you are and
      lambast the people in Nigeria struggling to see change through. A
      lot of the time that is when charity loses its essence. To your
      comment about a 5 year visa to any country of my choice, again,
      have several seats. I have schooled and lived abroad, and I took
      that opportunity as a means to an end. To improve my country in
      whatever way I can. I have never had and will never have the
      intention of settling in another country because my country is not
      good enough. My parents trained me better than that. I returned to
      Nigeria last year, resumed a full time job after a few months of
      job hunting, uncertainty and finding my footing. I have sought out
      opportunities to find a way to invest in our country’s economy. I
      found out about YouWin and Women in Business and I decided to start
      up a business in manufacturing confectionery. You think it pleases
      me that our confectionery industry is dominated by multinational
      companies. I knew I couldn’t start such a business with my own
      little money so I took steps and sourced for funding, and believe
      it or not, Nigeria provides legitimate funding for viable
      businesses. The government has given me N10 million to start my
      business. Visit and educate yourself about
      entrepreneurial business opportunities in Nigeria. The struggle is
      real but our breakthrough will come soon enough.

    • bnigerian

      October 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      “My parents trained me better than that”…sounds quite self righteous to me but oh well, it’s your opinion. 🙂

    • Dee

      October 18, 2013 at 1:00 am

      @ BubblyBliss, I just love young ladies like you. We need
      more people like you in Nigeria. People complain a lot about
      everything ,yet when they are asked, how they are in their own
      little ways bringing about a change in their immediate
      environment,they have nothing to say. Start bringing about a change
      in your own little cubicle first. Change does not happen in a day.
      All the little ripples is what would end up to a big river. Start
      contributing your quota first and complain less. Am a Nigerian-
      Canadian, but Nigeria would always be my home & fatherland.
      Use the opportunities you are getting in the foreign land to the
      betterment of your country. Believe it or not, a lot of Nigerians
      in diaspora have started returning home and bringing about great
      changes in their own cubicles. With these continuos trend,be rest
      assured that there is smoke in the works,which is is gradually
      becoming a fire that will soon catch, & bring about a
      change we so desire. We can’t all give up on Nigeria like you
      are,Kola. Most Nigerians don’t have your opportunity to run away
      like you. Who is then going to fight for them? Thank God, a lot of
      people are not thinking like you, but love & believe in
      this our great country & that a change is possible. Hope
      when it gets better,you will not step your feet on the soil,then?
      Nigerians , please adopt some patriotism, for Christsakes. The
      change starts from you!

    • Asanwa

      October 20, 2013 at 7:10 am

      Thank you for this. I also came back from schooling outside, job hunted for a bit and got a beautiful job later. To top this all, I am also a winner in the YOUWIN Scheme in the same Nigeria that isn’t working.
      Whatever you believe works amazingly for you. I am all for progress and continued growth in life. Yes the negatives exist but not for me. I have mentally keyed into the blessings ONLY!

    • Just an opinion

      November 21, 2013 at 3:49 am

      Please do t waste your time…people would rather ramble like Kola the attention seeker than actually seek or render solutions to the problem…people don’t realize that change happens one life at a time and no matter how small the impact its still better than nothing…some Nigerians would rather criticize and make unpatriotic comments than offer a solution….please just keep doing what you’re doing and lets hope we have less Kolas and more yours who have a positive outlook.

    • Tim'tim

      October 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      London is safe??? lol that is a big lie. i used to live in london before coming to america for my masters n ma neighbor was robbed n raped around abbeywood station. i was also going to north london hendon central to be precise very late at night n i saw a guy stabbed on his thighs no be say den tell me i saw it. So tell me how is london safe? Not even SE areas. Abeg no dey give us bobo jor

  17. Jo!

    October 17, 2013 at 9:51 am

    wait! Wait!!! I just saw the “helping orphans” part. I swear my jaw is on the ground.
    You left Nigeria because you were unable to help orphans?????? Are you like… for real??? Like seriously???

    Just to clarify, how old were you when you left again? and how did you work on leaving? who processed all your applications? Who bought your flight ticket? If none of those answers was “Me”? Then you, mademoiselle didn’t “decide” to leave?

    Nonsense! Orphans???? I wish I could post a pix of the look on my face with this comment, total “disgustment” look. How many orphans did you help before you left??? rubbish!
    Where do orphans need the most help sef? US or Nigeria?
    At least there is a functional child services and welfare system in the US.
    Gosh, the depth of your shallowness, eye-service, “fakeness” and trying to appear like a saint makes my skin crawl, literally….

    • Vee

      October 17, 2013 at 11:57 am

      My dear this Kola girl has annoyed me today. She’s more ignorant than I thought! And clearly has no idea about anything. She’s lost! How can her biggest reason to leave Nigeria be to help the orphans??? LIAARRRR! Mtchew

    • Que

      November 12, 2013 at 10:12 am

      Jo we should have a drink n take our safe nighttime cabs home….. u’re completely in my head!,, I already responded the same way to ur previous comment…. she cant help orphans in Nigeria…my round size 14 ass!!!!!!

  18. Oiza

    October 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Bubbly bliss . God bless you for that statement. God knows why He created us Nigerians. Not Americans or British. Proudly Naija

  19. ese eruotor

    October 17, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Kola I would counter all Ūя̲̅ silly reasons of leaving nigeria!and mine is “Why I would live in nigeria.
    1) As at wen america was. 53 or more d blacks were stil slaves, we were riddiculed and laffed @, america was stil hrowing, dey had notin, Germany was d world country.
    2)As at 53 in america dir was racism and corruption and no bodi saw a wrong or mistake in it. It was actuali legal.
    3)As at 53 in america african americans had no ryt to vote becos or our “COLOR”
    4) As at 53 in americaa twas d sameafricans dat. Created and innovated most of d infrastructures in america.
    Yes I believe we r slow, we r corrupted and all that but u r a nigerian u won’t go abroad and c aw best dey have become after 300years or more of development in their country and com bak to nigeria and compare, dats not ryt, we r rich we r strong and one day I believe we wud b either close or better than america, u either contribute or shut up, if u havnt contributed den don’t tlk cos nigeria is not the gover. Nigeria is. The people in it, nigeria is d best, u can’t  onli d good tins in 9ja and judge, Ūя̲̅ so called orphange u r goin to ameria to strt, if u do it here in nigeria, u would help a lot, we cannot b proud to go abroad and help in raising dir economy and com bak here to nigeria and say bad words abt it, if u want to help, u can strt, nobodi is stoppin u, I wud use BElla naija as a critical example, if she wanted a best internet business advertisement and all, she wudnt hav strtd in nigeria she wud hav gone to america to do it cos “the so called america is all n all”kola pple suffer dir, pple r paid less dir, pple r poor dir, and pple regret dir don’t com to nigeria with little or no experience and say. Tins u knw nothin abt.
    KOLA NB. Most of the pple helpin americas economy r more of entreprenuer and not d govt and u are one of them, u should b ashamed that u can’t help Ūя̲̅ country or the children instead u r proud to help americans cos dey r not as dirty as d kids here. TAKE care and I hope dey give u a green acre cos u don’t deserve to b a nigerian if u r ashamed of it

    • MImi

      October 17, 2013 at 10:25 am

      Jesu gba wheel for this Englisi

    • Debor

      October 17, 2013 at 10:36 am

      You are missing the point. You should be more realistic. This is 21st century, do not bring us back us back to the time you know nothing about.
      If you are comfortable with the dirty way of living that she talked about, then good luck to you.

  20. myzone

    October 17, 2013 at 10:15 am

    she can blab cos she got asses to a US visa, nigeria would have been empty if everyone got their visa as applied for.

    Enjoy Yankee babe

  21. Ikido

    October 17, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Dear Ms Kola,

    Let me start off with this statement ****yaawwwwwnnn******

    I just see this video as an attention grabbing exercise. If you are being honest with yourself, you just want people to start arguing about your video…thereby giving your youtube page the amount of views that will improve your self esteem.

    The average Nigerian moans and whines about the bad situation, blaming the government and the politicians, while totally ignoring the fact that each and every Nigerian is to blame for the current situation in the country.

    So your video doesnt tell us anything that a 5 year old Nigerian doesnt know. So why did you make the video then? If not because of the reason i stated previously?

    Also, you feel that because you live in the US that you have “arrived”?
    As you are perfectly aware, the perception of yankee that each and every Nigerian has is a BIG FACADE!
    Whatever you feel you are “enjoying” in yankee, is simply infrastructure (Light,road,water)..thats it! In otherwords, the pros vastly outweigh the cons.
    Cons include, Outright racism, no (real) friends, weather, Loans (cars,house,school…) and if you are being honest with yourself, you know the rest.

    Regardless of all of this; Nigeria is Home and you are NEVER going to feel at home anywhere else.

    So if you spend 50 years in yankee, you will NEVER feel at home…and there is NO American that will ever consider you as American. In fact the average American will always think that you are from a country called “Africa”.

    To conclude; the only annoying thing about your video is the time i spent typing this comment…as i feel that i could have used the time to do something else that would be more beneficial to my life.

    Your decision to move or not move back to Nigeria doesnt affect the price of fish in the market (as they say).

    The only question that pops to my mind is that why are you on this “attention seeking” mission?
    Are you experiencing low self esteem? Or you are looking for a boyfriend? Or ..?
    Ofcourse i dont know the answer, but the only advise i would give you is to use the energy to solve your issues, instead of seeking attention with these kind of topics.

    • The Real Madam the Madam

      October 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      To this your comment, I say girl (or boy) please, have several seats. There is more to enjoying life in America than infrastructure, but if you want to be that basic. Constant light, good roads, and running water can never ever be overrated. Aint nobody trying to struggle in Nigeria fueling a generator, hustling on bad roads, and dealing with water issues.
      Now, for the cons that you mentioned…was that your reality? Aww too bad if it was but you can’t project your cons on to everybody else who lives in the US of A. Excuse me while I laugh at what you listed…outright racism (did you live in bumblefuck Alabama?), no (real) friends (I don’t know…maybe you’re just not a nice person and didn’t make friends), weather (LOL…really?), Loans (part of life. Unless your father is Dangote and you can buy a $500k house cash down). Nigeria may be home to you but not everybody else so like I said, please don’t come here and project unto others. You’re probably one of those individuals who can never acclimatize to a new environment, always thinking of themselves as some poor hapless African and that’s probably the reason why no one else will consider you as anything else but somebody from a country called “Africa”. Pssssh.

  22. Ikido

    October 17, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Dear Ms Kola,

    Let me start off by saying ****yaawwwwwnnn******

    I just see this video as an attention grabbing exercise. If you are being honest with yourself, you just want people to start arguing about your video…thereby giving your youtube page the amount of views that will improve your self esteem.

    The average Nigerian moans and whines about the bad situation, blaming the government and the politicians, while totally ignoring the fact that each and every Nigerian is to blame for the current situation in the country.

    So your video doesnt tell us anything that a 5 year old Nigerian doesnt know. So why did you make the video then? If not because of the reason i stated previously?

    Also, you feel that because you live in the US that you have “arrived”?
    As you are perfectly aware, the perception of yankee that each and every Nigerian has is a BIG FACADE!
    Whatever you feel you are “enjoying” in yankee, is simply infrastructure (Light,road,water)..thats it! In otherwords, the cons vastly outweigh the pros.
    Cons include, Outright racism, no (real) friends, gun culture, crime, weather, Loans (cars,house,school…) and if you are being honest with yourself, you know the rest.

    Regardless of all of this; Nigeria is Home and you are NEVER going to feel at home anywhere else. Even if you spend 50 years in yankee, you will NEVER feel at home…and there is NO American that will ever consider you as American. In fact the average American will always think that you are from a country called “Africa”.

    To conclude; the only annoying thing about your video is the time i spent typing this comment…as i feel that i could have used the time to do something else that would be more beneficial to my life.

    And as they say your decision to move or not move back to Nigeria doesnt affect the price of fish in the market.

    So the only question that pops to my mind is why are you on this “attention seeking” mission?
    Are you experiencing low self esteem? Or you are looking for a boyfriend? Or are you going through depression..?
    Ofcourse i dont know the answer, but the only advise i would give you is to use your brain cells to solve your issues, instead of seeking attention with these kind of topics.

    • Stopping by, showing love

      October 17, 2013 at 11:31 am

      I want to say something about this but I honestly don’t have the patience to type out a POLITE comment. Thanks though to Ikido, Bubblybliss & others…I am incredibly relieved that you also see through Kola’s BS

  23. patoses

    October 17, 2013 at 10:51 am

    this kola girl should go and sit down jare. talking as if you paid dime to get yourself out of this country. well lemme not get personal here but your points are really shallow.

  24. Berry Dakara

    October 17, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I blogged about it in August here –

    • Demola

      October 17, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Anita i applaud this girl for speaking her mind and stating the obvious – i dont think anyone on this forum should criticize her for this – her expression of how broken the system is threatens the very existence of so many people – i was there too and i did my ranting about how messed up the country is then i got over it because i’ve realized that as messed up as Nigeria is – Nigerians love it that way and thats why the country will Never change! and please dont get me wrong – Nigeria has it pros – its just very unfortunate that the pros are basically only 5% – there is too much poverty in Nigeria to ignore it – and thats just an itty bitty of the problems plaguing that country.

    • Chi

      October 17, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      You keep repeating that her comment threatens people existence, in what way? People have a right to their own opinion as does Kola, so why think it threatens anyone’s existence for expressing their opinion. Kola said a lot of things that are true but saying that she could not have helped orphans in Nigeria is the lie of the decade! I am also in the US but I fully intend to go back to my country. Yes there are so many things that need to be broken but the one thing that irritates me more than the Nigerian system are Nigerians like you and Kola.

  25. creamy

    October 17, 2013 at 11:06 am

    1st ur name is pronounced K-uh-la not cola like Coca-Cola, yeah u had some points bout the corrupt system and all, the brain damage example u just does not work at all, so u expect the “normal people” as u put it to waltz into aso rock and take over?, there are people working to make a change but its quite difficult but we’ll get there. America once upon a time was not so great esp. to blacks if not for people like Martin Luther King jr Rosa Parks and a host of others before and after them who fought for rights for blacks do u really think u would b comfortable there in the US?. Loads of Nigerians speak good English, Americans and other foreigners have difficulty understanding what we say cause of our accent, its not peculiar to Nigerians i’m sure they have the same issue with Japanese Chinese Ghanaians Germans etc. So Kola help ur orphans while we help our country the way we can but don’t say u rep naija if u just sit there to point out stuff that’s obvious.

  26. Thatgidigirl

    October 17, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Can she start by pronouncing her name properly first? Or maybe changing it entirely to something “American”. I guess u can take the monkey out of the bush but you can’t take the bush out of the monkey, she’s in America but still thinks like a typical Nigerian; making noise about an issue but doing absolutely nothing about it. As a matter of fact, we need more people like you to leave Nigeria, cos that mentality right there is exactly what we don’t need. When I came to Lagos a few years ago, traffic lights were not working, no one obeyed traffic rules, cams and marina were no go areas cos of crime but today u can’t make make a call while driving let alone beat a traffic light. Change may be slow but it is evident. You don’t have to be an activist to effect change, do your little bit by acting right! It is people like you that jump queues in Nigeria but walk to the end of the line in America.
    P.s I just left Naija a few months ago to further my studies and I can’t wait to go back and start something with all the knowledge and experience I’m gathering.

    • iCrossMyHeart

      October 17, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      I love your comment…

    • Dee

      October 18, 2013 at 1:16 am

      Great comment! Nigerians have to learn that the change
      starts with them . They complain a lot and can never think outside
      the box, to see what they can do to help.

  27. Vee

    October 17, 2013 at 11:23 am

    @ ese, I couldn’t agree more. I live abroad but I still want to play a role in developing Nigeria. And I also plan to move back in the near future. I too Im proud to be Nigerian because I believe we have greatness in us.
    It’s funny how she’d rather live in a country where some people still discriminate and hate people for the colour of their skin. In a country that has never paid the debts of the greatest crime/sin ever committed, slavery!
    And how can you care about helping orphans when you have no interest in helping your own people? Your beliefs are quit flawed aren’t they?
    Minds like yours would never move Nigeria forward, so I guess it’s for the best that you stay where you are and keep helping orphans in developed countries.
    You mentioned that Nigerians would do nothing but ‘sigh and say, “Na wa o, God will help that country sha”…
    Are you not amongst the people that moan about the problems in the country and say na wa o?You’ve said everything that concerns you about Nigeria, yet you have “no interest in fixing Nigeria”?
    How contradictory are you?
    About the millions of aid paid to Nigeria from the west…You clearly don’t know anything about the bigger picture.
    Heres a link to help you understand!

    • MImi

      October 17, 2013 at 11:55 am

      Hold it right there. Paid which debts. Africans and their
      tendency to look outside and carefully side stepping their
      responsibility. Paid which debts? Excuse freaking me. The chiefs
      and kings that sold THEIR OWN people to slave masters, what about
      them Please. This continent is cursed because it committed the
      greatest crime ever committed second to killing Jesus (debate for
      another day). Two guesses why that region of the world will never
      know peace. “May the curse be upon our heads and that of our
      children” Read your Bible. Prevalent in Africa till today, people
      will throw each other under the bus to get ahead. Or what are our
      politicians doing right now if not modern day slavery. They have
      replaced the chiefs and kings of that era. Lining their own pockets
      and selling the rest of the country to hardship, poverty and other
      inhumane conditions. You are free to castigate that childish Kola
      but hold your horses when it gets to paying back for slavery.
      America and Britain owe Africa jack. They are only sending aid to
      protect their business interests and keep African under control.
      Guess what, Africa is still receiving that aid and squandering it.
      Who is still perpetuating slavery again?

    • Vee

      October 17, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      She was asking rhetorical questions, me too im asking my own! And yes the west have never actually paid for what they did. But thats all in the past like we all say. And I really dont want to go into that. Because that’s besides my point! My point is that she contradicts herself. If she’s pointing fingers at all thats wrong with Nigeria, she should also look at how much blood was shed for America to be where they are today!
      As for the aid they pay to us, thats nothing compared to how much they take from us every year. And thats another problem, what makes you think it’s OK for the West to keep us under control??? And what business interests do they have besides exploiting us as they usually do. Don’t be ignorant, shine your eyes. Yes we are a corrupt nation, but the west benefit alot from our current state! They do not want us to progess because if we do, they will lose out big time! And it does not change the fact that we the people can actually do something to better the country, no matter how little. We can’t just wash our hands off our homeland and say, its too corrupt, I want nothing to do with Nigeria. Get real!

    • MImi

      October 17, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      The West keeps us under control BECAUSE THEY CAN. No one can control you unless you let them. The question you should be asking is, WHY ARE STILL LETTING THE WEST CONTROLS US? Why haven’t we learned from the mistakes our fore fathers made and we are still selling ourselves in slavery courtesy of the politicians?
      They do not want us to progress because they benefit from it, BECAUSE WE LET THEM. Look inward if you want a solution. Stop blaming others. We don’t need to blame others, we are doing pretty much by ourselves.
      You let someone walk all over you and outsmart you. Your fault, not theirs sorry. It is a game of winners and losers. Survival of the SMARTEST. The West owes you jack. Let Africans shed their own blood too and move itself forward. They are still waiting for the West to fix their problem.
      They take from you every year more than they give back BECAUSE THEY CAN. Even the one they give back what are our leaders doing with it.
      There is a point where you have to hold a stupid person accountable for its issues and stop blaming the person who is taking advantage of your stupidity. If they are exploiting you, it is BECAUSE THEY CAN. The West benefit from our corruption BECAUSE THEY CAN.
      Why can’t we too benefit from their corruption or you think there is no corruption in the West, but WE CANT. THEY WONT LET US, but they will let us keep stolen money in their country.
      Geez why do I keep repeating myself. I am more real than you are. You are still sitting there blaming other people for your problems. problems you created, problems you have had a million chances to fix. Blame the white man for everything. For Pete’s sake. Wisen up. The internet you are using now was created by who. You guys just take what the white man has created and then come back and start blaming them for your problems.
      Who should get real again? The way to fix a problem is to first accept your part in it, then you can move forward. Continue to point fingers and you will get nowhere, while the West is striding on, making advances, we are still the dark continent.

    • Vee

      October 17, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Mimi I think you are missing something here….I asked ‘What makes you think it’s OK for the west to keep us under control???’ and your response is ‘BECAUSE THEY CAN’? Really? so because they can, it makes it OK for them to carry on? All I’m saying is that we as a people have to do what we can, no matter how little to move the nation forward. The West will keep on exploiting us because we do not know our worth. If you think this sounds like I’m blaming the West for the problems in Nigeria, then I guess you just don’t understand! Yes it was a white man that created the internet, but so what? There are many things black people have invented that the white man have taken all the Glory for. To be honest I’m not really sure what your argument is.

  28. lilz

    October 17, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Jo! Thank you o

  29. Oiza

    October 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Kola have you asked you yourself why Martin Luther king jnr
    didn’t leave the United States of America…. Ask God for

  30. Peaches

    October 17, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    My dad sent me this video.. didnt know it was gonna cause a stir like this on BN… LMFAO hahahahaha…

    Peeps… calm down, i know we are all passionate about our country, but u have to agree with some of her points. It’s her own aired opinion.. so I respect that. However, there are some issues that are world wide and not only happens in naija… the whole security issue is a world wide thing, paedohilia is a world wide issue.. the only issue that is a naija thing and I agree with is the educational system.. with all the strikes and all… and also jobs… JOBS… There’s no contigency for those who are unable to find work (apprenticeship, internship etc) Especially for those newly graduates… That pisses me off.. Even NYSC is lackluster… It needs to be revamped and also recognised internationally…

    But I love Nigeria… so as the UK… but all country in the world have man made issues… Kola.. thanks for your opinion.. #freedomofspeech….

    • Oyinkan

      November 11, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      Sanctioned paedohilia is not a world wide issue. Adult men cannot marry little girls legally in most part of the worlds.

      Its funny how people are criticizing this girl for running away from Nigeria, but those of you physically there are practicing the same escapism by deflecting attention away from Nigeria by comparing it to other nations. We are talking about the failed state of Nigeria, that is all that matters here.

  31. chei

    October 17, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    biko BN this video is old and please people like this should not be given audience at all.In her other videos she claims to represent naija anytime but people compliment her she doesnt speak like Nigerians cos she tries not to speak like them.Abeg no more stories from confused people like her.I wish her safety in US that”s is filled with gun violence.

  32. just meeee

    October 17, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    typing out a long comment on what i feel about this child will simply be a waste of time….issssh…someone whose parents shipped off to US is saying she left because she cant help orphans in nigeria???

  33. The Real Madam the Madam

    October 17, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    It’s really paining some people sha. All of you foaming at the mouth will be okay. I personally wouldn’t live in Nigeria at the moment for anything. All of you vexing here should carry your vex and ask your Minister of Aviation why she is using taxpayer’s money to buy armored cars instead of fixing the aviation system. Drink cold water o, una go dey alright.

    • uju

      October 17, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      See ignorance, I don’t live in Naija either, but you disgust me….
      Its not your fault its because you can afford to travel, abi your parents took you abroad on visiting visa which became “i shall stay here forever visa”.
      I hope the country you are living in, you are adding to their economy and not sitting on benefits, i know your kind haha!

    • The Real Madam the Madam

      October 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      Tell ’em why you mad. Just cos you have experienced life as an illegal immigrant does not mean that you should assume that we are in the same boat. I’m a proud blue passport holder. What’s your point again?

    • nene

      October 17, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      stay there, i hope u have married a white man so u can feel like a citizen of wherever u are. mschew. u people abroad have no lives, u have infrastructure in some areas, but most of u r still suffering in silence with racism,loneliness, and prejudice. at least here people have a life that is worth living, the only thing missing is certain infrastructures. good luck with ur future as a first world citizen.

    • The Real Madam the Madam

      October 17, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      You sound so pained honey.

    • Tim'tim

      October 17, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      You hav emade it obvious u are a confirmed slave in Togo. Sha dont come bk pls beg them for citizenship. We dont want u.

    • The Real Madam the Madam

      October 17, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      Nah homie. I have my American citizenship. You mad son?

    • Tim'tim

      October 18, 2013 at 12:22 am

      The Real Madam the Madam u are so pained about ma comment lmaooooo nah boo aint mad. u blue passport? lmaoooo u want to steal it abi? abeg get out and just gum ur self to Togo. They have small moni cos they have gold there so keep enjoying ur slavery work. Blue passport my yansh. Dirty opportunist lol

    • elsiekay

      October 17, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      hahahaha…funniest comment so far. my dear u talk true

  34. uju

    October 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    If every one leaves who stays to make it a better place? One person cannot change Naija, but if we all try and do our part, change is going to come. it’s because she can afford to travel, not many people have that luck so she should thank God and do her part.

    • Uchenna

      November 27, 2013 at 4:24 am

      This was probably the best comment I have read so far. Not every could leave, but we could. So let’s thank God and do our part. If we were in the situation of those who couldn’t leave, we would do the best with what we had. So now that we had the opportunity to leave, let’s not forget those who aren’t as fortunate. Let’s remember it could have been us and still have a willingness to make a difference. I have to be honest, Nigeria grieves my heart. What I remember is probably exaggerated. But hurts most is the stagnancy, the delay in everything, from requesting transcripts, to an application, to even going to school. Aarh! It’s tiring. It’s like time goes slower in Nigeria. Nothing seems to happen. But unfortunately time really is going. Children are growing old. Youths are becoming middle-aged adults and still their lives seems to be moving in snail pace. I’ll keep praying, but I hope God will use me to make a difference. I really hope so.

  35. Teddy Bear

    October 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Baby girl lost me when she said, and I’m paraphrasing……”Thank you. I’ve worked very hard to not talk with a nigerian accent.”

  36. ngozi

    October 17, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    OMG, this girl is soo ignorant, please educate yourself, do your research and present a balanced argument, what does kim k- a private entertainer have to do with you leaving Nigeria? I mean just because you are in America does not mean you are better than people in Nigeria. I know its hard in Nigeria we all know, but please there are injustice and poor security in America.. I mean Trayon-Zimmerman anyone? seriously girl give it a rest no need to be defensive. just thank God for where you are and move on. so there is a justice system in America? poor girl.

    • MImi

      October 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      Aluu 4 will disagree with you.

    • Tim'tim

      October 17, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      Gbam ngozi its even worse in america if u care to know. the annoying part is pple see what we nigerians do on time buh here in america dey do worse. A guy walking into a classroom n shooting his fellow mate, now in ma school u are allowed to be armed so if one get angry or something there can be fast violence. it is not happening in nigeria, Miss kola am putting it to u that i hope u realise they kidnap in america too? and they eat humans in some states in america an example is Virginia some cities under the state eat humans. so calm down yes niger is bad buh what happens in 9ja also happens abroad n even worse

    • Sandra

      October 18, 2013 at 2:04 am

      If it’s worse in America then why are you there in the
      first place getting an education. Why is your behind not back in
      Nigeria. I guess after all you something that was worth you coming
      to get a Master’s degree.

    • Tim'tim

      October 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Yo sandra! dont get angry alright and i suppose u can read
      english well. We aint complaining about their educational standards
      here we just talking about the violence part. So calm ur nerves
      down n read before commenting trash lol. Dont kill urself on
      someone’s comment lol.

  37. Tinubu

    October 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Nigerians, some of us lack the sense to be involved in an argument. If this video hurts you that much, then do something about it to change your mind. You all are proving the girl right, just talking behind a computer desk. All of you who want to make a change, why havnt you started? Instead of you to come up with a plan, you are on here insulting the girl. She’s not wrong and if she dsnt want to help orphans in Nigeria, is that a crime? No! At least she’s helping why you guys are on here bashing her. Nigerians, please we are smarter than this. Let’s for once support our own and not tear them apart especially if the person is saying THE TRUTH. The part about helping orphans is her own prerogative, are you the ones giving her the resources to help them.

    • Tim'tim

      October 17, 2013 at 5:08 pm

      What have u done either oga tinubu? the way nigerias was 5yrs ago isnt the way it is now. so pls calm down n stop getting angry unnecessarily.

  38. linda

    October 17, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Me i agree with her jare (erm not ) ……..

    this is the part of the problems we are facing in Nigeria ……. people should pay the appropriate monies for advertising and stop tryna gain free publicity with retarded vlog type promo shots.

    Me i blame Toke personally smh lol (jk girl u know i love you) ……

    bella pls post my comments oh

    @ teddy bear lolololololol as in she should be working hard in trying to construct sentences …

  39. ifeoluwa

    October 17, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    oye kan fun legba (they should beat her ) for her stupidity lol

  40. Emi

    October 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    This girl is too ignorant….I don’t even know where to begin, didn’t know anybody could be this shallow and annoying. Urggh!!!

  41. Yewande

    October 17, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    She’s stating the obvious, it doesnt take a genius to know Nigeria has problems, but sitting 6000 miles away to talk is utter rubbish, branding people brain dead, and saying “what different would I make” makes her sound like she’s not truly a thinking person.

    The minute you feel like you don’t need to be here, but your criticising from afar; you have a problem. The government are actually trying. Hate the way Kola is spreading the wrong gospel. Nigeria is exactly as she described, but she should be making a difference, everyone can make a difference, but not from afar…

    • Oyinkan

      November 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      The Nigerian government is trying? They are OBVIOUSLY not trying. If they were trying, at the very least, there is enough funds in the treasury to build and maintain roads and provide electricity.

  42. Gorgeous

    October 17, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Nigeria is a very useless country. That cannot be denied. However defensive you people get. When you face the truth and the fact, then change can come. i wont be surprised if the defensive ones are beneficiaries of insane looting. Know that nothing lasts for ever. Your next generation will suffer the rot you have encouraged and it will be painful for you to watch where ever you are. Nigerians, start telling yourselves the truth. Look around you, and face the facts. This girls said the facts. Shior! Crazy people and country. How anyone can even begin to defend Nigeria is ehn!???!!!

  43. Omo

    October 17, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    At least the video got people talking, which is the first step to taking the right actions now as to who will take those actions?!

  44. i cannae remember my name

    October 17, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    O gal well done. Remain where you are abeg… If i hear!!!

    We will remain here,working hard to get our country back on its feet..Nansense!!

  45. paulmirabilis

    October 17, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    All I can say about this kid is that she’s too ignorant to be taken seriously.Anybody heard of one boy by the name Debo Olaosebikan?Check this link from BN:
    FYI, that guy is this poor girl’s elder brother and she’s here talking ill of Nigeria. Does her family have the rights to do that? In the near future, I do hope she lives to regret ever doing this video. I have downloaded the video for future reference.

  46. Chi

    October 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Please Bella Team, I need a “like” button in this blog. Haba, some comments just need a “like” shikena. @Ese Eruotor thank you so very much. I just don’t get when people compare like with unlike. Compare Nigeria with her equal in terms of Independence. Some people will come now and compare England with Nigeria too. Stay where you are and leave Naija and her people alone.

  47. 'Mide

    October 17, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    what you need is an african american chap that would lay a pipe on you and get you pregnant. that is why you left. Qlodo! And she speaks good english? ode! u try small sha .lol

  48. CarliforniaBawlar

    October 17, 2013 at 3:58 pm


  49. WomantoWomanCry

    October 17, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    oh boy! una sabi talk ooo

    freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedom! she is free to say whatever she wants…

    Government gave 10 million to start ur own business … WOW WOW WOW!

    NOW HOW MANY PEOPLE GET THAT ON MERIT IN NIG? i know people lined up from here to the end of nig, young creative minds, old minds etc who would love that to start a business or something to help improve or create jobs in nig..

    roads, hospital, school, security, justice, etcccccccccccccccccccccc asin please tell me..

    She is not happy she left nig but she had to leave.. so many people i have met saved up just to leave nig does not mean their parents paid for them to leave.

    some are citizens so why no try out the place if ure a citizen.. so not every one living in US or UK is on benefits some work hard and get real salaries.

    not free money!!

    Please the girl said her mind and am sure if she was making that video from lag or ph the amount of people vexing will nt be much..

    youtube is free, internet if you want make ur own video and reply her. she does not look like one trying to get noticed or find a bf like someone said lol.. the babe na fine babe.

    make a change make a change! lol i have been hearing that for a long time now lol

    nig will remain the way it is you know why? because if someone like me and you get to aso rock to take over the seat my dear you too go chop money leave that talk….. we all human so leave matter! am nt benefiting from any Government money atall. my father worked really hard to get me where i am today and am proud of that and guess what nig has done nothing for me really nothing..

    trust me people are living in poverty real proverty u will nt understand that a family of 5 dont have 5k sef..

    someone said something the other day about every home in nig has a generator haha ignorance ooooooooo… please free the babe i feel her pain and nothing else…

    change change change if everyone run away who will change nig?.. abeg nig needs God’s miracle.. serious hand of God should just touch nig and transform the place. she is where is she and the system works.. free the babe abeg and stop tearing her down..

    • BubblyBliss

      October 17, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      1,200 people each year can get that on merit. I got mine on merit. You in diaspora can apply too. Visit the webite:
      Kola is free to give her opinion, same way I have given mine. What I need her to see is that she is no different from those she is castigating. And FYI, if I were in a public office, I would not steal, so keep that generalisation to yourself. As long as your motivation for going into office is based on cashing out, you will steal. I am sure that there are people in public offices that have not stolen money but of course they won’t make the news.
      I have not at any point said our country in not in dire straits, I just don’t see how Kola shouting from her ‘glasshouse’ helps the situation. But then again, she did says she has no interest in fixing Nigeria.

    • Asanwa

      October 20, 2013 at 7:13 am

      I got mine on total merit. I knew no one but God of the most High. Stiffest competition I’ve been involved in. Draining as per information required but totally worth it. Yes, I am a professional and also a winner!!!

  50. Okoro Mafia

    October 17, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Dumb asses comparing Nig @ 53 to USA @ 53… no one is talking about the current resources and globalization taking place on the world stage at this moment, in this era, of which Nig is turning a blind eye and acting like we have absolutely nothing to take advantage of! Let us keep living in our villages and pretending that we are not shortchanging ourselves!

    • Oyinkan

      November 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      I love you!

  51. Tonia Godwin

    October 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    you all saying shii about remaining in nigeria and doing your best to make it a better place ‘WAT EXACTLY HAVE YOU DONE?’ pls kindly state the steps you’ve taken!!,….. runing away like KOLA is not the best but even those left behind are scared of their rights! …. weda you leave or stay, i dont see the difference at all. and i agree with kola for one reason, if she hadnot writen nd done this video, we wodnt be here in the 1st place so i think she has even contributed in her own way so you do yours!!!!!!

  52. Tim'tim

    October 17, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Most of us living in another man’s country are as far as we all are concerned SLAVES. We all try to shy away from the truth buh hey that is the gospel truth.All this countries we even run too is cos of greener pastures buh unfortunately 85% dont get it. How much can u save abroad? You are collecting ur pay cheque and definitely returning all bk to the government :-(. A situation where by as u collecting ur moni n u think of the bills chilling beside u tell me u arent going pay?
    House rent
    Trash bills
    Internet bills
    Phone bills
    Water bills
    Electricity bills
    Out of the same money u will wanna do fine girl or fine boy o. You will still buy food stuffs, you will buy toiletries. And pls dont forget TAX gosh! i weep when that comes in. After doing all of this pls tell me how much u still save. When am done with my prog here am out n bk to my country. I love Nigeria and nothing is going to make me run away from the country. Wait a min what if obama or david says all foreigners should go bk to their countries LMAOOOO i can imagine lots of pple coming bk with shame esp Miss Kola and lots of u commenters supporting her rubbish talk. You all better wake up n know what u wanna do n stop been a SLAVE to pple who dont even give a F about u all… Awon attache oshi

    • BubblyBliss

      October 17, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      But err Tim’tim, you do realise that all these bills and taxes are a significant part of what make first world countries functional societies. So once our dear Nigeria has set up a workable tax and billing system, will you love her a little less?

    • Binmiu

      October 17, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      Living in the US and giving all your paycheck to the govt is simply because you have not figured out how the American financial system works. You can’t blame that on anyone but yourself. The tax rules are online – go read them, then you can get a hint or two on how to reduce your taxes or your bills. Are you one of those people that complained Mitt Romney was paying 15% tax while you are paying 28+% tax? Guess what? Mitt Romney, Warren Buffett and so many others figured it out.
      As for Kola, it is so easy for you to sit in US and condemn what is happening in Nigeria. If you are not contributing to the development of the country, then you don’t deserve a voice. Let the people living in it and working daily to build it complain and rant. Since you have dumped the country, then you miss can also drop your name, your african hairdo, and any other affiliation you have with the country. You can’t help orphans in Nigeria? BS! Try again. No one is buying that. I left Nigeria many years ago (not my choice). I have become so acclimated to the US system so like you I can easily say “Screw Nigeria” but that would be doing what the corrupt leaders are doing, wouldn’t it? That makes one a hypocrite.

      The leaders that have stolen Nigeria money are “Screwing Nigerian people”
      The lecturer that has to sleep with college girls to give grades are “Screwing Nigerian education system”
      The politicians that want to make marriage to underage girls legal are “Screwing Nigerian women”
      The religious leaders that prevent sex education are “Screwing Nigerian youths”
      Heck, even some business people are “Screwing Nigerian healthcare” selling fake drugs (so it is not just the politicans).

      The entire system is messed up but if you are not willing to help but rather create a youtube video to lament on Nigeria then I don’t really see you any different from the above people you called out.

      -Sincerely yours
      Binmiu (Born in Nigeria, Made in USA)

    • bnigerian

      October 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      Not to avoid the “bigger issue” here but I keep hearing this talk about not being able to save abroad…I know people who live abroad that make money legally and have solid savings/investments and what-have-you. They are able to send their kids to university loan-free, able to pay cash on their cars and houses (just to name a few), and such based on their savings. How many bank accounts have you looked at really to know people can’t/don’t save (honest question)? It’s a generalization that I disagree with, personally. 😀

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 18, 2013 at 11:50 am

      @bnigerian, thank you for pointing that out. And when I saw “Out of the same money u will wanna do fine girl or fine boy o”, I understood what the problem really was.

      @Tim’Tim, you can start by living below your means (notice I didn’t say “within your means”) and keeping the extra money you spend on “doing fine boy” aside to invest in something tangible. Get rid of your credit cards. Do your own research into buying shares, interest rates, valuable bonds, acquiring property, etc. All tax rules are quickly accessible online, click and read up the available options to paying whatever your tax bill currently is.

    • Oyinkan

      November 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      You don’t pay bills in Nigeria? What a foolish statement. Paying bills makes you a slave? As though Nigerians do not pay rent, NEPA, fuel for generator, house help, gas, MTN recharge, and so on. How silly.

      If you are suffering abroad, speak for yourself o! Some of us are doing very well.

  53. Titi

    October 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Kola, I applaud you for posting this video. Many have fought for their countries over the years with blood, sweat courage that resulted in changes being made, in some cases, some died in the process of fighting for justice. The beginning of your video looked promising,but was quickly let down by the same thing we all suffer from-blaming someone, pointing fingers and doing absolutely nothing to fix the problem. SHAME ON US ALL!!!!!!

    • Just an opinion

      November 21, 2013 at 3:45 am

      Why are you applauding her??. She’s just rambling! Stating the obvious with no intention of being part of the solution…how has she helped u?…what’s new I. What she said asides her 7 mins of attention seeking??….shame on HER.

  54. Olori Tari

    October 17, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    In all honesty, I can vividly see where she is coming from. However , this video is way too all over the place. At the end of the day, there is still nothing to hold on too. Someone else should adopt this idea and present it in a better way, therefore people can actually sit down to think about it. Watching this video and her choice of words made me hiss instantly, I was like how silly can someone get ?? On the other hand, I gave it a second thought and was able to picture where she is coming the question is how many people have the time to give this video a second thought ? Like you don’t really just want to rant for ‘ranting sake’ without actually passing a solid positive message (which this video had the potential of doing, if you had carefully selected your words and carefully thought about your mannerism) Madam, I suggest you have a rethink and ask yourself this question..what message was I suppose to pass, did I EFFECTIVELY pass the message or nah ?? But for voicing out, you deserve a round of applause. Weldone !

  55. Akpeno

    October 17, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Nigeria only has to look at Ghana to realize how much we are a FAILED STATE.

    America and the UK are too far… look at Ghana…. Ghana!
    Not too long ago Nigerians were shouting “Ghana must go”… Look at them now.
    See how we shamelessly travel to Ghana for holidays…. Ghana!!! A country that used to “beg” Nigeria for assistance…. A country with a small fraction of the resources we have (Human and Mineral Resources not to talk of bountiful land for farming/agriculture)

    We have too many resources Human and natural to be how we are.
    Our attitude MUST change. A lot of us are so used to the corrupt way of life that we hardly see anything wrong in the way we do things.
    We as people must change our attitude we are no different from those in Government and if one of us is given the opportunity to lead, we will be right where we are now.

    We as a people must change our way of thinking to change the country. The country is too rich to be this poor!

  56. The Real Madam the Madam

    October 17, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    You Nigerians are hilarious. See some of them tensioning hard. For those of you claiming that those of us who choose to remain abroad are second-class citizens…in your mind you’re a first class citizen in Nigeria? If your father isn’t a mover or shaker or somebody with connections, who are you? Who recognizes you? Who wants to do anything for you? Most of you can’t even get basic things done without connections, and you think that you aren’t second class citizens too? If you like, carry your vex and fry egg with it. At least I’m seeing where my money goes in this country. I’ll take that any day, thank you.
    Some of you want to carry Nigeria on top your head but what exactly have you done to better the country? Your daily work is to pose on BellaNaija red carpets, pop bottles in the club, and generally form Lagos big girls and boys? What have you done for your country, o Loyal citizens. All of you should please fly away with your pretentiousness and wanna-be judgmental attitudes. Y’all be so quick to talk down living abroad yet will be first in line queue-ing for visas at the Embassy. Narnsense.

    • bnigerian

      October 17, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      “Your daily work is to pose on BellaNaija red carpets, pop bottles in the club, and generally form Lagos big girls and boys? What have you done for your country, o Loyal citizens?”

      This here cracked me up! Sorry…

    • elsiekay

      October 17, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      soooooo true!!!!

    • Tim'tim

      October 18, 2013 at 12:34 am

      You this ‘soon to be’ Togolese kid leave us alone and allow
      ADULTS from Nigeria talk. Free us biko 😛

  57. Andy maron

    October 17, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    You a black girl . Even if you live Nigeria and travel to America or England , you will always be labelled as a poor African . So all these rambling is useless because there is no place in the workd where the government is not filled with corruption. The only difference is that Nigeria has such ignorant souls who go around talkin about the problems of the country , instead of upholding the positive changes we have made as a country, I bet this petulant girl has not stepped her leg out of Nigeria because if you visit Eng,and and America you will observe the extreme level of poverty and corruption that you will unable to utter any negative thing about Nigeria . Brits and Americans dont post such things online because they are proud citizens of their country and they understand that no country is wonderful

  58. dlapikin

    October 17, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    She is talking a lot of truths and a lot of B.S. The Kim K thing is completely stupid, a private entity has the right to pays whatever they want to promote their event. Like in the US they don’t have poor and don’t spend on entertainment. Has she seen the school in detroit? She needs several seats.

  59. dlapikin

    October 17, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    The civil service is an absolute opportunity for nigeria, as a matte of fact it is the best way for the governement to get cheap but qualified labor into areas where normally such profiles would not spontaneously go. How many doctors, engineers, teachers want to work outside of big cities? It also gives a consciousness of the reality of the country: A lot of people tend to think that the problems of big cities are reflective of the reality of the whole country whereas while someone in lagos might be complaining about pollution or traffic, someone in benin may still be dealing with basic needs such as literacy. Nigerians may not appreciate it but as a non nigerian i wish we had civil service in my country.

  60. bnigerian

    October 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    My own opinion on this thing is this: if you choose to stay in Nigeria, please by all means enjoy your decision and life. Don’t crucify others that have “fled” the country. On the other hand, if you left Nigeria to seek “greener pastures”, by all means enjoy your decision and live with it. Don’t crucify those in Nigeria that don’t see things the same way as you. We all can’t be in Nigeria and we all can’t be out of Nigeria-if you get my drift. Let’s live and let live. That’s all. 😀

  61. nigo

    October 17, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I am so glad i have been to the so called USA, what a shame. I expected it to be close to heaven or even Dubai but visited a lot of places that areas in Nigeria are better than, citizens that are ill mannered and lack home training, eating their depression into death. Please Nigerians don’t be deceived, USA isn’t all its seen to be on tv Nigeria has issues and no one doubts that but likewise all these countries. The only difference is that they cover up their stupidity more. For her not to want to be heard with a Nigerian accent simply means she has a lot of personal issues. Why deny who you are and will always be. I just wonder who her parents are that didn’t bring her up well to be proud of who she is and strive to make her country better. Who knows they may be part of the thieves called politicians we speak about. Nigeria is a land of opportunities and will not always be in it’s present condition. I pray we turn it around in her life time so that all little spoilt brats like her can live to eat their words.
    BDW you are not a Nigerian, Nigerians are proud of who we are, we love and enjoy life. We are patriotic and see the good even in our state and hope for the better.
    Infact i don’t blame you, i blame this bella naija that gave you airing time on her blog. Rubbish


    • Tim'tim

      October 18, 2013 at 12:41 am

      Oh my nigo! Where are u so i can hug u sooooooo tight pls.
      United states of yankee? Na suffer they here. Plenty suffering.
      corruption is here even in london buh the sad thing is theirs isnt
      obvious and not as much as Nigeria’s. I am proud to have lived and
      still visit london, am proud am doing ma masters here in america
      and been to couple of states at the end everything that happens in
      nigeria is what happens here too. no diff. SAY NO TO

    • Sandra

      October 18, 2013 at 1:55 am

      If there is no difference then why exactly are you getting
      your masters in America??? Why didn’t you stay back in Nigeria to
      get that Masters degree??

    • Tim'tim

      October 18, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      @Sandra baby:- Yo sandra! dont get angry alright and i
      suppose u can read english well. We aint complaining about their
      educational standards here we just talking about the violence part.
      So calm ur nerves down n read before commenting trash lol. Dont
      kill urself on someone’s comment lol… Hugggz!

    • Sandra

      October 18, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      You should be the one calming your nerves down. Aren’t you the one going around replying, cursing and lashing every comment that are different from yours. You stated yourself that there is
      -‘plenty of suffering and corruption in America’
      -‘say no to Slavery’
      -‘the violence is even worse in America’

      So I pose my question again – Why are you in the United States getting your degree at the same time being a slave and letting your money go to the educational system in United States. Why didn’t you stay back in Nigeria where according to you the violence is less and your money could have gone to the Nigerian education system???
      (I am pretty sure Absu. Rape case, Aluu 4 Book Haram victims and so many other cases that have happened this year will disagree with you with regards to the violence in Nigeria.

    • Tim'tim

      October 19, 2013 at 12:36 am

      ‘Yo sandra! dont get angry alright and i suppose u can read
      english well. We aint complaining about their EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS
      here we just talking about the VIOLENCE PART. So calm ur nerves
      down n read before commenting trash lol. Dont kill urself on
      someone’s comment lol… Hugggz!’ Am sure u never noticed or saw
      where i mentioned their educational standard is bad. If you don’t
      still understand this again n prob u haven’t read through all my
      comments then i will keep my assumption towards your understanding
      to myself and i will pass 😀

  62. Omo

    October 17, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Our energies lie somewhere else. A post about a Minister buying 2 cars for how many millions of dollars has 39 comments. The one we should be really angry about but noooooo y’all are here arguing Lord knows what. Someone is complaining about the problem there is a post on the problem that we are facing, where are all of you o. SHow yourself and be counted and stop leaving epistle like comments that don’t mean anything.

    • ElBoogie

      October 20, 2013 at 12:11 am

      @ Omo Oh I see. You didnt post here abi? Since na ‘our’ energies wey lie elsewhere. You think by ranting at some bullet proof car, that’s the way to change anything? Na today dem take begin buy moto?! Anybody is free to have any reaction to any story they like. No need for all this Nigerians and Nigerians that and our this and out that I beg you. Free us jare. I am an employer of staff, small business owner, FEEDING and CLOTHING orphans in Nigeria on a regular basis. Therefore I can and do in fact take great exception to Coca Cola’s foolish video. Being economically productive is the way to effect change in any country – one like Nigeria especially, that has so much opportunity, so much potential and so much lacking. Not reacting to some minister stealing money they’ve always stolen on a blog that no minister will probably ever see. The first level of empowerment must be economic and financial I beg you. Until we can lay claim to that, ranting at ministers for sharing money will achieve zero (as will this stupid offensive video). Why? The common man holds relatively little power in ANY country, there are just more common men in a country where inequality is so massive – Nigeria being a case in point. So let’s all go out there and employ somebody. Put a couple of kids through school. Then do it all over again. And if anyone want to rant on this blog about whatever they like while they’re at it, I ain’t mad at you jare.

  63. gute

    October 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    One thing i cn deduce frm your self-gratifying-degrading
    video is dat you jst an attenstion-seeking-low-seteem lifer,i bet
    you if your aim is to have a sponsored-youtube view,hey gal,you av
    failed. All your points are known to my lil niece bt she yawned @
    ur record-making lie abt orphanage.gosssss who really are you?who
    nids ur likes to fix d country anywys? Abeg forget ursef

    • Tim'tim

      October 18, 2013 at 12:49 am

      Lmaooooo abi oooo. What has she done for herself and that of her family? Do we know the real truth y she left Nigeria? Probably cos of family problems or maybe she was sponsored by her father’s friend. If her father could help she wont have any reason to leave na. Dangote no be person papa? Adenuga no be person papa? Dantata dem no be person papa abeg Kola and ur supporters shuld go and drink garri abeg.

  64. Elle

    October 17, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Bukola olaosebikan,don’t leme unleash my anger on u.u havnt
    changed from QC days have u?sitting on ur high horse from which u
    spit crap.were u not jus fortunate that ur mother shipped u to the
    us? Cld u have done it by urself? And instead of u to pray for the
    country u prefer to support american orphans rather that nigerian
    orphans.How dumb.I ddnt even bother wasting my MB on the video cos
    frm d comments I’m seeing here,I already know the content.we don’t
    need complaints we need solutions. If u can’t bring any to the
    table then keep shut.

    • Tim'tim

      October 18, 2013 at 12:51 am

      Finito…. Say no more my sister.

  65. Tompolo

    October 18, 2013 at 12:39 am

    The funny thing is; as she predicted, the typical Nigerian
    wouldn’t discuss the issues raised. She also forgot to predict the
    backlash of beef the average Nigerian would heap on her. Na real
    wa. Make una wake up she don free all of una, given the opportunity
    nah una go first ja! Truth is Nigeria remains a geogaphical British
    cration. Till we work out an accepted formula for living together
    ko jo.

    • ElBoogie

      October 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      @Tompolo: so I guess that means you’re not a typical or average Nigerian? LOL! I bet you’re one of those exceptional Americans a la Obama abi? (that’s if you even know what I’m referring to)… *sigh*


    October 18, 2013 at 12:49 am

    I am so disappointed in this and all you guys that
    commended her very childish and senseless comments. Even Bella
    should not have posted such a naive expression from an individual
    that is not well informed. For those that have been in the USA, you
    will agree with me that they have so many local issues that they
    hide from the international media. I expect all Nigerians to be
    well informed and very articulate when raising issues concerning
    their motherland and proffer solutions to whatever issues raised.
    Please let’s learn to speak positivity about our own. This is the
    only country we have got.GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

  67. Naija Realist

    October 18, 2013 at 1:19 am

    NONSENSE! People are agents of change and Nigeria is the
    culmination of the collective acts (of commission and/or omission)
    of ALL Nigerians. Even the US she now calls home where not quite a
    little more than a generation ago, not admitting people like her to
    public universities and allowing them to use lunch counters and
    public bathrooms. So, if Ms. Kola thinks she knows better and yet
    runs away, who does she expect to change things? The Fairy

  68. NNENNE

    October 18, 2013 at 3:12 am

    You nailed it. The main issue is the lack of justice.
    It is amazing how Nigerian want you to come back when you are settled somewhere else when they were the ones that pushed you away in the first place with NEPOTISM, STATE OF ORIGIN AND QUOTA SYSTEM.People are denied jobs that they very well are qualified to do and those positions given to unqualified people.
    Of course, those parents do not want their children to go through the same issues!

  69. Wale

    October 18, 2013 at 5:26 am

    This is what a jolt of coffee does to a young mind. Omo de lo on se, e ma binu si. She should have simply said nothing.

  70. Xhris

    October 18, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Thank you for the video. Very article in telling us why you left but you said nothing about how you feel justice can be achieved. Also you need to tell us more about yourb’help the orphan project’ it will improve your integrity otherwise you will be just like another clever Nigerian try to build her profile

  71. Mindblowingme

    October 18, 2013 at 10:28 am

    When will we ever tell ourselves the truth.?

  72. Adeballer

    October 18, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I rarely comment on posts … (because am lazy to type long epistle and lazy to read, I usually skim thorough posts and delve more on comments and counter comments. most comments are laughable. This may be too)
    If Bukola decides not to return home, it is her, and she has a right to her own opinion, after all, the entire world is a big place and your home country may not be where your blessings are. (Abraham had to leave his father land, so was Joseph, etc.) I have also seen some folks returning home from US, getting well paid for that foreign experience and degree. (That foreign experience and degree is priceless and an edge, I will not lie to you.
    To cut to the chase, the essence of my comment is not about why or why not leave or return, vis a vis. I am here to render some fundamental basic solution to our problem.
    • Number 1 – Education. The leaders of the country and those running the affairs of the Nation are not stakeholders in the country. When you are not a stakeholder in a venture, you cannot be committed; as such they are not fit to rule the country. Case in point, how many of the ministers, senators, have their wards in the Nigeria Tertiary institutions? Maybe 2%. So how will they be committed in improving the education system? If I become the President, as a president, the first thing I will do is to pass an Executive Order, where all my Ministers, the Senators, etc MUST have their kids in the Federal Universities or State Universities NOT EVEN Private Universities. Even some Bursars and VCs do not have their wards in Nigeria Universities.
    • Number two – Health. For every little illness, Malaria, Headache they fly out to Germany, India UK, US to have themselves checked up. It is now a thing of prestige. As a president, NO PUBLIC or CIVIL servant must travel outside the country for any medical treatment or checkup. If you wish to do so, you will must resign and cease to be a public servant before you can take such a trip, secondly you will have to pay the equivalent of the amount of money of that FX medical bill you will incur to the Nigeria Health endowment fund. Please tell me, with this drastic approach, will the education and health industry not improve? When the government knows that the same fate staring the populace in these institutions is what they will also face.
    • Number three – Decisions. Until leaders and people in authority are called to take responsibility for their actions, inaction or bad decisions made during their tenure in such positions, the country will not move forward. Some past Presidents should be prosecuted for bad economic decisions made during their tenure that would be termed as Economic Sabotage.
    On the ongoing strike, Labour Union needs to join in the strike and force the hand of Government. Shut down the economy (Militant approach), No one is seeing the ASUU saga as urgent and important because their kids are not directly affected. #Not my concern mentality. I attended OAU, and we were at home for 367 days due to OAU ASUU Strike Six months, the General ASUU another 6 months. There was no 2000/2001 academic session in OAU history (My transcript is there to show for that). Gone are the days of the real unionism.
    In my opinion the ASUU demand is reasonable!! Nigerian undergrads need to come together to stage a two day Aluta, one that will be on the world news and the UN council will hear of it. Go ask LASU and OAU Aluta people those days, where they block off Lagos/Ibadan expressway, shut down the airport just to drive home their points. Please don’t forget, their counterparts are in the Private Universities, having a smooth education where 4 yrs is 3 and a half year.
    No society is perfect, but Nigeria as a whole, we are way far from where we should be and where we can be. The 1950s – 1980s seems better. We seem to be standing in motion and retrogressing. I think I have rambled enough.

  73. The Real Madam the Madam

    October 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    @ Tim Tim, you’ll live and die as a bitter person. All is
    well, trust in the Lord your God and he will deliver you from such

    • Tim'tim

      October 18, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      Lmaooooooo my ‘Togolese friend’ u on this again. Don’t cry
      baby i didn’t mean to hurt u…. You are just a miserable liar
      thats y am attacking u thats all…. Hugggzzz boo 😛

    • ElBoogie

      October 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      @Tim’tim: Hahaha!! This poor The Real Madam the Madam , even if the chick isnt from Togo, she can’t deny it! HILARIOUS!
      But the blue passport comment deserved it sha, who gives an f what colour your passport is?! She’s clearly OD’d on the same kool aid as madam ‘Cola’ Olaosebikan.

  74. Rise

    October 18, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    If you’re not going to actively change the system in ways
    that you can, please don’t make videos just because you have access
    to a camera and social media that someone else from another country
    innovated. Let Bilikiss and her team from Wecyclers inspire you – Until then, remember
    that if one of us fails, then WE have all FAILED! [Please don’t
    encourage millions of Africans to die trying to cross into

  75. Peaches77

    October 19, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Bella naija, please try not to post this kind of crap

  76. ElBoogie

    October 19, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    My first reaction was one of unrestrained disgust. She came across to me as immature, ignorant and confused. Many of her ‘facts’ are downright wrong and probably ill-researched. The very first comment about how she often gets told that she speaks really good English is a dead giveaway and enough to put anyone off the entire video. She then shows her lack of basic reasoning skills by equating that feedback with having an American accent, and foolishly admits she worked to cultivate it. Many Nigerians speak good English, many others don’t, but there is no real connection between the quality language and the accent, is there? There, I think, lies the crux of the problem: this is a young woman who is ashamed of Nigeria and sees Nigeria from a classic Animal Farm lens: ‘America good, Nigeria bad’. Hopefully she will one day mature to bring complexity to her views. In the meantime, we will have to suffer people the fact that these people have platforms like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogs, and goodness knows what else to air their, at best, ill-informed views. In the process, they spit in the faces of millions of intelligent, honest and hardworking Nigerians who choose to commit to living and working every day in Nigeria (and very often for the good of Nigeria) instead of ‘choosing’ as she did to leave Nigeria and running commentary from abroad. “Why wouldn’t I choose to leave Nigeria?” she whines. Oh please! Anyone would think her absence makes one jot of difference to anything – it doesn’t.
    Please Kola Olaosebikan (“just like Coca-Cola”?!? are you serious?!) stay in America. And change your name to something that matches your accent while you’re at it. When your views mature, we might consider letting you change it back and letting you visit Nigeria from time to time. Oh and by the way, I speak with a Nigerian accent and get comments, probably more often than you do (since your grammar isn’t that great), about how good my English is. My response to such people? “That shouldn’t be surprising, we speak English in Nigeria. My English is probably better than yours”. And then I move on, head held high. Nigeria may not be perfect, but it’s my home, and the millions of people living there every day are not the fools you just took time out to paint us as.

  77. ElBoogie

    October 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Another ill-considered blog by Cola’s best friend, Mr Tim Newman:
    He took the blog down a few weeks ago but clearly it has now resurfaced after deleting the post in question…
    I guess when you are only telling the ‘truth’, you don’t mind deleting the ‘truth’ in the face of a bunch of crazy Nigerians who are just not being honest with themselves. If and when Cola has the good sense to delete her video, then we will know for sure she was telling the ‘truth’.

  78. Concerned9ja

    October 19, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    My take is so simple..why didn’t Kola(Cola) and her parents stay and help out…they eloped..even worse than those that stayed behind and in her own words do nothing but wait for God…the hypocrisy!!..
    Carrying on from where I left off with the Abuja Charmless Post..9jas would get all the degrees in the world but fail to grasp why things are they way they historical soon as we land somewhere comfy we just open our mouths to the gallery..she probs would have said the same thing if she landed in China and boast about her smooth mandarin…
    For the record 9ja like most former colonies were never maid to work after independence..check out the ethnic make’s only the grace of God that we haven’t decimated each other like Rwanda or Congo…

    • ElBoogie

      October 19, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      @Concerned9ja LOL @ smooth mandarin. Abi o! Coca Cola ko Cadbury ni. Mscheeeeew!

  79. ilook and yawn

    October 20, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Another overprivileged,over pampered child sprouts rubbish…..the visa,ticket,school fees money spent on you,did you work for it…brain dead cola?ira nshi umuta azu!!!

  80. hopetony

    October 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    the problem with us is that we r just too corrupt. if you
    dnt join, they call u dull guy. we luv money too

  81. Nok10

    October 20, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Another case of great idea but poor execution. Please try
    reading about Ofilispeaks project, and Emmy Collin’s article – they
    both vent their frustrations. However, they are effecting change.
    Emmy Collins offered fashion workshops to up and coming fashion
    designers free of charge. Ofili is raising funds for a book that
    will hopefully make Nigerians wake up and demand change. My dear
    Kola abi cola, you may have good intentions but you’re not a good
    public speaker. You need to learn more about verbal, and non-verbal
    cues. You have to learn not to talk down to people, but rather have
    an intellectual delivery of information. I totally cracked up when
    she said I try hard not sound Nigerian, and Americans think I speak
    good English – like serously? What the heck is the corelation
    between speaking good English and having a Nigerian accent. I kinda
    get your message about how we all need to be angry at the Nigerian
    system. However, a lot of people missed your message because of
    your aweful delivery. Please no more vblogs for now dearie. Go
    learn the art of public speaking first, and then you can come back
    to your vblogs.

  82. Concerned9ja

    October 20, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    lol @el boogie…apologies for the typos..just read it all

  83. Toyinstar

    October 20, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I’m guessing she started the YouTube channel for fame/
    attention but then have you seen the young beauties on YouTube???
    the worwor aje butter realized she can’t compete so she dropped the
    motivational speaker act for this unpatriotic, sell out act hoping
    to get the attention/ fame but in the real world only beauty or/and
    brains can get a woman such attention neither of which she has…
    but God has given her a rich dad who has taken her abroad and we
    all know will someday use his wealth and influence to ensure his
    ugly duckling gets is the life of a worwor aje butter!
    as far as I’m concerned count your blessings and leave real life
    issues for those of us who face it daily! this lucky brat knows
    nothing about the Nigeria she dares to criticize…what do you know
    about orphans or getting married off as a child?? and she dares to
    say America sends Nigeria money!!! such infuriating ignorance!!
    international organisations send aids to 3rd world countries and
    these organisations are not owned by one nation..that’s why they
    are called INTERNATIONAL!!! FYI, I live abroad too..but I’m proud
    of my origin, accent and nation! God forbid that I forget my
    identity..if you wan follow oyibo accent that’s your
    prerogative..but don’t you dare come out and speak in ignorance
    about social political issues..and don’t you dare use Nigeria for
    cheap publicity! if you hate Nigeria then change your name, bleach
    your skin and do cosmetic surgery! Pathetic hypocrite! finally,
    Kola and all other aje butters abroad thinking of pulling this type
    of stunt I reiterate do not dare use Nigeria and the plight of
    Nigerians who will never have the opportunities we have to travel
    and see the world for cheap publicity..if you can’t use the
    exposure/opportunity you have for the benefit of our nation then
    please do us all a favor… enjoy your daddy’s money and shut

  84. na me be this

    October 21, 2013 at 4:58 am

    I honestly think you left Nigeria in the late 90’s. Cos you
    definitely are not up to date on Current situations in Nigeria. You
    think America is safe? You obviously don’t watch “criminal minds”
    or the daily evening News. You think there are no religious issues
    in America? You missed the Sept 11 bombings and all other terrorist
    attacks. Every country has its issues and Nigeria, a third world
    country is no exception. Yes, America sends money to underdeveloped
    countries, including Nigeria every year, but have you heard of the
    “natural resource curse”? Somehow, history shows that country with
    natural resources are cursed with corruption. It’s not peculiar to
    Nigeria. Now, instead of winning(we really dont need you to help us
    save Naija), I suggest you commend Nigerians for trying to change
    the country(you should visit Nigeria). I applaud Nigerians for the
    way we “Occupied Nigeria” two years ago with the fuel subsidy
    issue. A whole country in agreement. Yes we didnt win but we made
    an effort. Yay us!!!!!!Theres hope. Things are changing. I don’t
    live in Nigeria either but I dont mind living in Nigeria. I left
    under different circumstances and I look forward to going back if I
    have to. Girl, be more open minded. Hopefully you’d do better
    research before you shoot your next video…

  85. Anonymous

    October 21, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Child, you are lost. Congratulations on scoring the American accent complete will the shrillness of the Kardashians’ voices.

  86. Mercy

    October 22, 2013 at 5:23 am

    I watched her and listened to her video, I have spent close to a decade and a half in the USA, this girl and others like her are detached from the Nigerian experience and American realities.. She is a self loathing “ethnic ” person (as some Americans describe some immigrants) who is ashamed of her accent and boasts of being “well spoken” because she does not have a “thick” accent! Wao. I may be wrong but she strikes me as a first generation spoilt child of embezzlers and contractors who brought the country to its state and sent their kids to school here “completely student loan free” with loot from the same Nigeria she looks down on. Before anyone jumps on my comment, my spouse and I are regarded as highly successful upper middle class professionals living and raising our teens in one of the most affluent school districts in the world.. But we work hard for everything and our children have learnt like other American kids in the suburbs that you can have a good and successful life with hard work ( my teenagers work after school and volunteer) and volunteering. I would like to ask her and many young people like her “what do your parents do for a living,and how did they get the money to send you abroad? ” I suspect if you dig deep, they are part of the people that created the situation. The lack of humility is very obvious. How many volunteer hours has she ever done in shelters and soup kitchens since she came to America ? It reminds me of the experience of a Neighbor’s child (an African American) who said when she got to her Ivy League, she encountered children of Nigerians ( the government cronies/looters) who were so rich they looked down on fellow blacks in the Ivy League!!! I told her to tell them to back off as her parents being hard working professionals here worked of their money and most of those ones…. Have glorified thieves as parents. Her accent is still there!! Please don’t deceive yourself, When some Americans say that, they are just patronizing you and mocking you. Like my Neighbour who stumbled on one Nigerian debutante magazine says, we celebrate mediocrity..e.g someone bought an infinity jeep, or rode in a hummer or BMW… Things that are ordinary in any town here. Get off your high horse even if like me you have no immediate plans to return. I loveAmerica but it has it’s own problems. Take it from someone who is also told she is “well spoken” in corporate America and who because of my complexion is often told she is from Barbados, St John or even Mexico .. They are just being patronizing.

  87. Mercy

    October 22, 2013 at 5:32 am

    I forgot to add that she sounded like a Fox News commentator when she generalized the child marriage thing and said something about America giving Nigeria money.. The main thing that saddens me about Nigeria is that the rulers who messed up the country have passed the baton to their pampered children. She may not be one of them but I have a strong suspicion based on the video she could be…My prayer is that somehow, a God will raise a Moses for Nigeria. For non Christians, Moses grew up in Pharaoh’s palace with its attendant privileges but answered God, and God used the knowledge and elite upbringing to deliver his children. Please come off that high horse and generalizations!!!

    • D

      October 31, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      You can be the Moses, always looking for the sent one, why not you?

  88. D

    October 29, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    everyone that commented is doing exactly what she predicted
    will happen, sitting behind their computer and lamenting. so

  89. Amos Kito

    November 2, 2013 at 3:28 am

    two words: Dumb Chick

  90. oyin

    November 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Honestly, I’m all for speaking against the corrupt government, the foolish leaders chosen to lead the country but what I can’t stand is nigerians running their mouth with nothi g to back it. I also hate the passive ones who don’t face reality about the failed country. I go by,et your action speak louder than ur words. And one of my favorite quote, ” be the change you want to see”. So, if I’m going to talk about how bad Nigeria is or how Nigerians are not doing anything, so if I’m that passionate about pointing how wrong the country and Nigerians not speaking up, then I have to be as passionate making difference in little ways. The same America we speak of, has it’s good and bad. They got here by everything u can think of, is it stealing the land from natives, is it through one of the most heinous crime, slavery and so many evil things done. However, their love for freedom and desire to make their country great is what got them here. So first, Nigerians should not only talk, even when criticizing but have the genuine heart, desire to make their country great.

  91. Just an opinion

    November 21, 2013 at 3:25 am

    At least she’s achieved the attention she’s seeking. She comes across as being very naive about a lot of issues. Yeah, Travyon got justice in the US right?… She has a bit of a complex. Yes there is a huge problem…thanks for stating the obvious….you can defend yourself all you want but if you’re not part of the change ( no matter how small)…you’re part of the problem.

  92. DD

    November 21, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Angry people, loooool….this page is funny die! see comments o….you guys just keep making comments and i’ll keep laughing ROTFLMAO!!!!

  93. sam

    March 8, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    okay!! im a Nigerian but i dont live in Nigeria..but i have just a few things to say to some of your crappy statement about Nigeria, i dont want to write much cause then i will be forced to say some terrible things. But really, we all know a seven year old girl has never been married to a 75 year old man,, i mean come on, thats cock and bull story………you should be proud of your country as i am……..i would really love to slag you but mehh, it aint worth it

  94. JohnB

    March 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Countries devellop when its people stop believing in God. Look at the most develloped countries in the world (Western-Europe, North America, ..), most people don’t believe in God, don’t go to church, don’t hate gays, etc. Stop religion, it’s stupid. It’s always used as an excuse, when someone does something wrong they blame Satan in stead of themselves. Ridiculous

  95. johnbosko

    April 16, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Fuel Scarcity for almost a month, epileptic power supply and the probability of being blown to pieces by boko haram, need i say more? Nigeria has its pros, no doubt but Nigerians need to start accepting the truth, many Nigerians have accepted the mediocre way of life, our corrupt leaders have made us live by. Nigeria @ 53 and the US @ 53 are not in the same era. Nigeria @ 53 had a blueprint of other developed nations to copy from, but our leaders choose to ignore that. All we are asking for is a system that works, that is the reason why some people leave the country. People say there is corruption everywhere, i agree but the Nigerian corruption is so deep rooted and in every sector that it cripples the country. I am for staying and playing a role in fixing the mess that is Nigeria, but I cannot blame anybody for wanting to leave Nigeria.

  96. Fola

    September 3, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Such delight in ignorance!!!! If there is one thing you have no power over, it’s your nationality by birth and so you’ve no other choice but to love it or revel in shame.
    Now I’ll give her reasons why she shouldn’t be so glad she is in the US:

    1) Before long she’ll ( she probably has) get indoctrinated into the complicated mind bugling ideology called Race. In Nigeria I am a woman, in a white man’s country, I am a Black woman

    2) before long she’ll see her role as a second class citizen in a country where no matter how long you stay you’ll never fully belong: example: Americans are Americans not white Americans, but Blacks are black Americans (a variation of the original)

    3) America is terrorising countries, lording it’s power over not so powerful countries and rendering children orphans in other countries (Iraq, Iran…) a cause she so cares

    4) she could get shot mistakenly by a white supremacist cop just cos she looks “suspicious” and no justice will be served. I won’t bore you with a long list of black unarmed youths who have been killed in a so called developed country.

    5) that country was built by the labour of slaves!!!

    Yes these so developed countries are great to widen one’s scope, get education, look at the world from a different perspective but if we all decide to leave then will it get better? So that she has a black woman can live in America the likes of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Malcom X spoke and fought for equal rights they didn’t flee!

    She is a weak willed quitter who likes to reap where others have sowed, that’s what she is!

    She is so ashamed in herself, of what she stands for, her origin! I wonder to what length she’ll go to cling to America knowing that a green card doesn’t come easy and her family in Nigeria…?

    I wish I hadn’t watch this video and further displaying how ignorant she is, she went on to categorise all Nigerians into a group of complacent zombies who will just watch the video and not react unlike GREAT AMERICANS! (Half of which can’t even control their diet)!

    I’m sorry to rant but I feel great pity for her. She cannot escape from herself, she’ll always be a Nigerian from far or near and that must cause her so much pain! I can only wish her healing!

    And I bet when she is angry her Nigerian accent still slips out! Oops!

  97. Austin

    November 13, 2014 at 4:09 am

    Thank you Kola for leaving Nigeria, I consider your post worst than any of the menace you narrated as your reason for leaving Nigeria. Abba Nigeria is not the worst country and I don’t think we deserve this global shame you have brought to us by your idle presentation. America had their trouble past , they all united to build the today enviable America you are crazy about. And I am sure if there was anyone like you among the builder of America there wouldn’t be the success today One thing for sure Nigeria will rise and become better America, we have the resources, we have the people and God has not finished with us yet. We are getting their. May be not this generation but surely we will get their someday.
    I advice you apologize via same medium you tore the country and let you and your generations after you be part of the blessing of God coming upon the land. We still love and consider you as part of us.. Please repent Nigeria is your home and not America..


  98. Al

    October 2, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I need to talk to you about this if anyway please contact me

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