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Drama, drama, and more drama…Nigerians definitely make a must see TV moment.

BellaNaija Movies & TV presents “Nigerians Abroad“, a thrilling reality TV show profiling the everyday lives of young Nigerians living in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The show is created and produced by Meni Odaibo, while Njideka Duruhesie is the executive producer.

Although the show hasn’t been picked up by a network, the pilot episode was uploaded on Youtube.

Just Watch!

164 Comments

  1. Ed

    March 13, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    What sort of fake people are these?

    • jay

      March 13, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      easy on the critique. lol

    • St. ed

      March 13, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      Are you honestly talkin to me about critiquing? Seriously can’t you see the fake and dysfunctional lifestyle in each of those people? The confusing accents, excessive hair attachments and others. If u know, u weren’t born in the U.S or lived there before 18-20years, don’t try speaking like someone you aren’t.

    • solucha

      March 13, 2014 at 11:02 pm

      Abeg Jay, please leave all these people who try to push their own insecurities onto others! @ Ed, who gave u age range for developing accent and speech patterns oh??? Are u a speech therapist? Do u teach elocution?? are u trying to tell me a person who has lived for 20 yrs in america and moved at the age of 18 cannot have a mixed accent even though they have spent more years in America than in Nigeria? My dad always told me while we were growing up ( we travelled a lot due to his work)…take the best part of every culture you find yourself in, assimilate..
      Do not force yourself to remain the person you were when yoy were in Nigeria. Be you but be open to growth and change. Nigerians should just stop all his nonsense on fake accent and let people be for goodness sake. My accent for example is a mix of british, american, nigerian and dutch. So sue me! Y’all should take several seats!! Until you know people’s stories and backgrounds, how can you throw criticisms at them? I think it says a lot about your own insecurities jo. Says a lot about the pepper some people have put up their own yanshes oh and therefore what is peppering them inside. Oga!

    • moi

      March 14, 2014 at 8:06 am

      Jay you obviously write with your feet
      Picking up accents has nothing to do with years of living abroad
      I work in an intl company here in Nigeria and each time I am communicating with another nationality, he/she picks a bit of my Nigeria way of talkng and i speak like them, hence u see me speaking like an Indian, an East African, British etc
      Have u asked why you mimic a baby when talking with anew born
      Have u questioned Ibos that speak yoruba in afuanny way before?

    • anonymous

      March 13, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      This pple spent most of their lives there. and can still speak pigin and their main language and u still. Call them fake…$mehn smh for u ooo…@meni great good jare let some pple just sit down somewhere and. Be criticizing good things

    • Um...

      March 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      What about them reads fake though? They aren’t “fake balling,” they aren’t getting in psychotic unimaginable situations, and they aren’t acting. Did you actually watch?

    • Annonymous Guest

      March 14, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      I’m sorry, but I know every one of these people on the show. It’s all fake. The Chinenye girl has a daughter, but her storyline is scripted. Then the guy she went on a blind date with is her friend. Then Njideka is trying to beef with her friend over a situation that happened in 2012/2013 and they’ve made up a long time ago and moved on from. Then she lied that she’s obtaining a masters/doctorate in social services. Really? What doctorate program offers that? And oh, before I forget, it’s not a “reality” show. It’s scripted and it was put together to market to TV stations in Nigeria because no real network here in Los Angeles would buy this crap. Subsequent episodes have not been shot. This is not an exact representation of Nigerians in abroad. Simple!!!

    • kesh

      March 13, 2014 at 11:48 pm

      That njideka girl is – jealous of her friend,she has no reason to be angry with her. lets face the fact here.

    • memebaby

      March 14, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      are you kidding me! I would be at rest if I knew the guy my foreign friend decided to hang out with for 4 days and if we communicated during those days..C’MONNN! you take a foreigner to naija were we all know the rake of kidnapping and all sorts and she decides to just disappear with no communication ! I would freak out because I am responsible for her safety. If something happened won’t her family throw me in jail or blame me ? do not talk like that abeg.

    • slice

      March 14, 2014 at 12:14 am

      kai you people sef. i was really expecting some fake accents etc. These folks are nt fake now. pretty much anyone who has lived in the U.S for give or take 7 years may sound like this and one was even born in L.A. sef. Abeg free dem joh. The only tin be say me I may be “spoiled” from other reality shows but e be like say dem no get drama jare. their lives are relatively tame

    • Tim'tim

      March 14, 2014 at 2:33 am

      Are u minding them? When people haven’t left the 4 corners of Nigeria. It is normal for jealousy to set in. Jealousy! Jealousy!! Jealousy!!! I hate it when people who knows nothing say something.

    • JACKIE

      March 17, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      Njideka is mad her American friend got around much more than her in her own country! Well the AFRICAN American has accepted Nigeria and based on her experience, Nigeria also accepted her. OTON!

  2. Bows & Boxes

    March 13, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Well done Meni

  3. kekere

    March 13, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Everybody’s accent is as fake as a $3 bill! LWKMD

    • Vee Oby

      March 13, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      So true, just fake!!

    • Big African Dong; Ranky Dude

      March 13, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      Ikr, n in a few months, they’ll move back 2 Nigeria & become OAPs @ tbe Beat. But BN, ds video is 2 months old, with only 2,700 views on Youtube did we really need 2 see it?

    • niki

      March 13, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      seriously? she lives in america what should she sound like? obviously the accent could be dual if the person grew up in nigeria has lived in the states for years. People need to stop with accusing people.

    • solucha

      March 13, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      Ok, so I dont get what u mean by fake accent! Please elaborate!!! These are people that have lived outside the country gor onkey years. So they haven’t completely lost their nigerian accent but have invulcated some of the american in their accents. What exactly do you expect them to sound like???? Like they have lived in Nigeria all their lives? Please y’all need to get over this fake accent nonsense! Gets on my freaking nerves!!

    • solucha

      March 13, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      For donkey years*

    • solucha

      March 13, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      Inculcated*

    • Changing Faces

      March 14, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Nne biko calm down! We get it, you’re a citizen of the world!

      Nothing fake about their accents though. They’ve live in the US most of their lives. They’re actually more Nigerian than many born and bred in nigeria Nigerians.

    • Tim'tim

      March 14, 2014 at 2:52 am

      Even the girl’s daughter’s accent is fake abi? Kai Wetin IGNORANCE go cause for people life ehen, i just hope u dont fall sick in the processing of been ignorant o. Till u have ever lived in yankee or jand even if its one yr then u will know or understand where these people r coming from. Till then keep beefing them. Prolly thats y they refuse u visa sef cos of jealousy u dont know.

    • Tim'tim

      March 14, 2014 at 6:44 am

      *process

    • Strawberrycandy

      March 14, 2014 at 4:30 am

      the fake accent that stands out is Stanley’s….the rest dont sound so bad. the girls’ accents are authentic

  4. Miss_Flygerian

    March 13, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I honestly do not get this show or whatever it is. All I know is, that Njideka girl should go easy on the makeup.

  5. i no send

    March 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    i don’t think the first featured lady is telling us the whole story about how come her daughter is in foster care…something doesn’t add up …and might i add that the whole shows a little contrived..jussayin

    • wendy

      March 13, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      I agree with you… I am like hmmmn they both must be irresponsible for something like that to happen to their child.

    • Dlapikin

      March 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Indeed. Usually they don’t send the kids to foster care if the parents have ttheir individual lives together. She seems to have a nice house, she says she works and goes to school. It makes no sense…

    • SeriouslyCali

      March 14, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      I know for a fact that isnt her house. 🙂 lol…

  6. Ebere

    March 13, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Love it!!! Very well done. I can’t wait to see more episodes!

  7. @edDREAMZ

    March 13, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Hw many nigerians dey don interview for ghana….. Lol..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  8. Temi

    March 13, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Lord, i ask you why? If there’s to be a reality show why can they not include the Nigerians that are Doctors, Lawyers, Pharmacists and Taxi drivers. Why must it be students/Stylists that we all know won’t graduate for the next 5 years, Lord once again i ask you Why? In Houston alone i know so many Naija ladies doing big things why can the spotlight not be on them, lord i ask why???
    PS, all these questions i am asking the lord if any of you know the answers pls feel free to let me know.

    • Marc Francis of Chelsea

      March 13, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      What a disgusting comment. You’re basically saying the stories of these people don’t deserve to be told because they aren’t in conventional Nigerian professions. If I heard correctly, one of them is working on a PhD. It is Nigerians like you that remind me of why it is important to support the arts. Kids, you will not die if you are not a doctor, lawyer, or pharmacist. There are many other professions which you will live happily off of if you are ready to put in the work.

      I watched the show and while it wasn’t so exciting, I didn’t hate it. They seem like regular Nigerians in America and their stories are not far fetched. Can’t believe in this day and age someone called them fake because they have weaves on a la “extensive hair attachments.” People wear weaves! Not everyone is Lupita fabulous. Deal with it!

    • adelegirl

      March 14, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Lol @ Lupita Fabulous. I actually agree with your comment Marc Francis.

      And to all those calling them fake – I don’t see that at all. Though right now, it’s not extremely exciting (not a lot of pilot shows are tbh) but I find it interesting. I hope they get picked up my a Nigerian station like EbonyLife TV for instance. Good luck to them all. Also praying that Chinenye gets her daughter back. My heart broke for her a bit when she was talking on the phone with her daughter

    • Temi

      March 14, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      READING IS EASY COMPREHENSION HOWEVER IS THE HARD PART. Hello Sir, pretty sure you missed the “taxi driver” part of my comment. Also nowhere in my comment did i say their stories should not be told only why are those the only stories being told, they couldn’t find a broader segment? You did not answer that. I am a patient person but if you come out calling my comment disgusting without even understanding it how am i supposed to respond it? Please realize if i had insulted you right back you totally deserved it.

    • Annonymous Guest

      March 14, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      She’s definitely NOT working on her Ph.d. That is a well known fact.

    • Anonymous

      March 14, 2014 at 12:12 am

      your comment is smelling.

    • Leye

      March 14, 2014 at 12:13 am

      READ Hunny!!! lol

    • vooya

      March 14, 2014 at 1:40 am

      Maybe they don’t need the reality tv cheques.

    • Temi

      March 14, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Yeah that could be true, i doubt it but it could be.

    • Tim'tim

      March 14, 2014 at 2:40 am

      That is a big fat lie. I reside in Houston i trust me 80% of the girls u talking about her into RUNZ, i repeat RUNZ…. And Houston cant be compared to LA. NEVER!!!! Am sure i have even see u with my uncle b4 sef neither r u done with ur education sef thats if u even enrolled in any. Very cheap empty ‘nonsensetical’ comment.

    • Temi

      March 14, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      Wow, where in Houston? I live in South East so i don’t know where you are getting 80% from. Also if you know me then i must know you too, we need to jam somewhere, maybe i should get your number from your Uncle.
      Sidenote: I have always wanted to meet someone online so if you really are in Houston, reach out. I honestly am interested to know where you live to say 80%.

  9. nnem

    March 13, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    this is freakingggg nice.. more episode please cnt wait
    naija i hail thee!

  10. Ade

    March 13, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    I don’t think it’s going to get picked up by any network yet, but the stories did grip me. I think a 7/10 at this point.

  11. Joan85

    March 13, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I’m digging it!!! I thought it would be like some junk Nollywood movie, but I actually like it. MORE! 🙂
    That Chinenye chic is beautiful. I wish they had more main characters though…

  12. AVID BLOG READER

    March 13, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Warris this? No network in North America is picking this up not even BET. Maybe NTA!

  13. Lupitanicious

    March 13, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    TYPICAL NAIJAS, all confused, always mixing up nigerian accent with british and american all combined. Na wah for you ohhhh. If you are going to stick with one stick with one.

    • Cancel Reply

      March 13, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      You sef, typical Naija, always mixing English with pidgin!Please stick to one mode of writing. Na wah for you ohhh…

    • solucha

      March 13, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      Lol @ Cancel Reply, please chop knuckle…hehehe!!!!!

    • Tim'tim

      March 14, 2014 at 2:42 am

      I love ur comment @cancel reply

    • slice

      March 13, 2014 at 9:09 pm

      To add more kata kata to this accent story. On more than one occasion, americans have been known to wonder if a naija’s person’s accent was actually british. Is it possible that the naija accent has a way of coming off as somewaht british influenced …afterall we r trained in queens english…and then when we mix that with some american accentish type speak, we end up sounding like we r forming british and american…just wondering out loud

    • woreva

      March 13, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      lol so true

  14. ibinike

    March 13, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Not bad at all.

  15. oh well!

    March 13, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    we haf hear! dont really know where this is going……..

  16. Lala

    March 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Very dysfunctional, very akatarized. Not interested in watching. Extremely akata ish

    • Leye

      March 14, 2014 at 12:15 am

      AS IN

    • Mindblowingme

      March 14, 2014 at 1:43 am

      Very true @ lala. Anti oku’ s

    • sigh

      March 14, 2014 at 8:39 am

      You’re very dumb for your comment. Very “a kata-ish” right? Okay, let me tell you how the Nigerian story ends- Chinenye would have ended up dead, along with her daughter (does that remind you of a recent case in the news?) and the man would have said “it was the devil”. As a caucasian, he would have ended up free. The woman would be called a prostitute for having a mixed race baby out of wedlock and never being called his Mrs. Now that is what I call dysfunctional!
      You are one of those self-righteous Africans that sits on your high horse to belittle the African Americans when your country has no water and people are still using candle for light in 2014. You should be ashamed of yourself for being so condescending. Yeye dey smell. Rubbish!

    • Annonymous Guest

      March 14, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Your comment is baseless . Did it occur to you that in order for a child to be in foster care, both parents have to have substantiated child abuse or neglect allegations. If she was 100% with the real situation surrounding why her daughter is in foster care in the first place, then it would be believable.

      Side note: having a child out of wedlock is a common thing in the United States. Why would somebody accuse her of being a prostitute. So what do you mean by that? I don’t even know why she felt the need to say hey child’s father is Caucasian like who cares???

  17. Mrs A

    March 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    DRY JARE

  18. *Real* Nice Anon

    March 13, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    What struck me the most is how their friend said that they go home to look for husbands. LOL! Seriously? Okay o

    • Ade

      March 13, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      LMAO……I can’t laugh abeg 🙂

    • SisiRomi

      March 13, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Lol that was funny but I will not lie sha;
      I go to Naija to catch up with extended family, friends and party. When I was single, catching the eye of a man was not a bad idea too but then the long distance “fear” me.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      March 13, 2014 at 10:07 pm

      High five, sister! I was like “Chei, this Coco sef! How’re you going to call your girl out like that on camera?”

      I actually liked watching this, it maybe needs more work but I see potential.

    • 263Belle

      March 13, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      My thoughts exactly, that was her justification for running off with a man in a foreign country, how stupid!

    • bidemi

      March 14, 2014 at 1:11 am

      Lol!

  19. esther edeh

    March 13, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    i love this show…. thumbs up guys …pretty different from others like the crazy jim ikye unscripted

  20. Tochi

    March 13, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    great episode, I can’t wait for the next one. well done!!

  21. Anointed Ade

    March 13, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Please the friend did exactly what they normally do…I guess that’s probably why she is not very sympathetic to her friends safety concerns for her … lol had to laugh that they go home ‘nigeria’ to look for husbands….’husband dey naija only’ it is well……Nice show by the way….

  22. Nnenna

    March 13, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I don’t understand where the negative comments are coming from. The show is excellent. The cinematography is on point, the audio are crisp and clear, and the background music is filtered in expertly. The show is giving its audience, whether viewers in Nigeria or outside of Nigeria, a lens into the lives of these characters living in LA. Yes, the cosmetics and hair can be dialed back a bit, but that is a minor issue. The script was solid. This pilot was phenomenal. This show is setting a great precedent. It’s just as important to see how Nigerians are living abroad whether London, NYC, Milan or South Africa as Nigerians are surviving in Lagos and Abuja. Open your eyes people. Be receptive to a creative TV venture of superb quality even if it is different. That’s my piece, I’m out.

    • Tim'tim

      March 14, 2014 at 2:45 am

      See dear if u want to know a witch, Jealousy is always either their middle name of last name. So dont be surprised.

    • ivie

      March 14, 2014 at 3:37 am

      [email protected] a witch. It kinda make sense jare!

    • MOI

      March 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      Tim ‘tim, I am not happy with you ooo, instead of u to say u loved me and lace, u went ahead to say u loved Lace and Modella.. if you are a bit confused, check the AMVCA comments… LOL

    • Tim'tim

      March 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      MOI my dear sister na u i wan take no vex…. Oya na chop kiss

    • Linda

      March 14, 2014 at 10:15 am

      i actually liked it, at first i made up my mind that it was rubbish buh after the first episode im looking forward to the next.

  23. honestly

    March 13, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    honestly…what is this baby mama drama nonsense? Must we copy americans in EVERYTHING?

    • sigh

      March 14, 2014 at 8:44 am

      THERE IS BABY MAMA DRAMA EVERYWHERE IN NIGERIA, YOU BIGOT!!!!
      Is it because hers is actually being handled by a functional system and not JUNGLE JUSTICE- something that is foreign to you Nigerians? Did she ask for a man to beat her and her daughter? The same thing happened to Monalisa Chinda and MANY OTHER WOMEN!!! Gah!
      WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU FOOLS? Is it because you guys call it something else? You shouldn’t be allowed to use the internet.

    • Annonymous Guest

      March 14, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      But did he really beat her and her daughter? Or is part of this scripted show? Her daughter is in foster care, why is that so boo? If she was innocent , he would be in jail and her daughter would be home in the loving arms of her mother. I’m just saying …

  24. honestly

    March 13, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    what is this baby mama drama nonsense?

  25. Blaqgurlrock

    March 13, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    This show is tacky as hell but I looooove it! All these annoying nigerian boys with their face cap/hoodies trying to be musicians, it’s either them or yahoo boys in this place the responsible ones are very few, why won’t sisters travel home to look for husband ehn

  26. Tony Williams

    March 13, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Hmmmm …. So if i’ve watched half hour of this show already and still don’t get it …….is the next half hour really worth watching? ………….Plus can’t they find no goodlooking 9igerians to feature on the series, all the cast look hungry and angry *hiss*

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      March 13, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      They found the Nigerians who were willing to be featured on the show and I’m no TV producer, but I seriously doubt that you can apply the same principle here as you would when casting for a show like “Shuga”, for example.

      For shows like this, the storyline is the selling point, not their looks….

    • Leye

      March 14, 2014 at 12:23 am

      hahahahaa

  27. Ugandan Brit

    March 13, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Can’t wait to watch..

  28. oyin

    March 13, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    I enjoyed the show, i just hope they will keep it classy and interesting. No fighting, ratchet behavior. These girls should tone down on the weave and makeup. And, they should be unique not turn into typical reality ghetto. I like shahs of sunset, about Persian Americans. So, we need naija version. Here comes the accent talk again. I came here when i was 7yrs old, and grew up in the valley. Of course, my accent will be valley American. So, these folks have akata accent depending on what area they grew up in. So, they are not faking their accents. Sometimes, my hood accent comes out too. Hey, switching is the fun part.

  29. NaijaPikin

    March 13, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    lol this is hilarious….can’t get over the fake accents.

    Someone please tell me how the personal trainer can comfortably afford a range rover.

    This one she said she’s from Imo and went to wedding this Dec in her village. Abi na Adanna and David wedding she went for?

    • Um...

      March 13, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      Actually, my brother is a successful personal trainer here in Texas and he charges $200 per week for client. He’s fully booked till December. That money honey.

    • Annonymous Guest

      March 14, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      The Range Rover belongs to the producer. And the wedding is Governor rochas okochas daughter.

  30. Concerned_Boyfriend

    March 13, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    SMH!… These are nonentities!… We don’t know them in LA. Reminds me of the the Liberian Reality Show on Youtube (Housewives of Brooklyn Park)

  31. Nikki

    March 13, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Even Jesus had HATERS! Nigerian ppl are so quick to put each other down and are always hating on everything. Seriously I liked the concept and I thought it was good. Can’t wait for more episodes.

  32. Drake Funke

    March 13, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    How hasn’t this show been picked up? Really caught my attention! Waiting for more episodes to come!!!

  33. COCO

    March 13, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Hmm…its okay as long as it is called a “show” not a “reality show” (I know this applies to almost all reality shows out there but it is worse when everything exudes fake!)

  34. 263Belle

    March 13, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    That hat works miracles for Yinks, he should never remove it. The show is interesting, some first world problems for sure.

  35. Keziah

    March 13, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Sigh

  36. shannaro

    March 13, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    that yinkz boy I actually searched for his track it’s called Wa Jo

  37. Jokes

    March 13, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    LMAO… What is this trash? And the lady with the the baby daddy/foster care drama looks quite young to have an 11yr old daughter. Abi I no hear well?
    And immediately they mentioned big wedding & IMO state I just knew it was the ohakim/steinacker one.
    Overall…. A mess!

  38. shannaro

    March 13, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    ps: 76 views aw. here’s hoping this episode gives him more exposure

  39. t

    March 13, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    LMAO… who is the dude in the orange shirt?… “I don’t gotta tell you twiize”

  40. Curious

    March 13, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I liked it! A lot actually; which is saying a lot because I generally detest Reality TV. Most of y’all criticize entirely too much! I hope they put out more.

  41. kelz

    March 13, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    love it!!!

  42. Toks

    March 13, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Not bad!!

  43. anona

    March 13, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    this is some ghetto shit.

  44. dapotinz

    March 13, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    who noticed the other igbo girl, looks different with her make up and i cant really recognise her in the both shoot lmao… heavy make up

  45. Cool cat

    March 13, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    The funny thing is that the people who grew up abroad always try to infuse the naija accent when they are speaking, it is the people that went for 2 weeks holiday that try to twist their tongues to spri the phune. That being said the coco girl followed man for runs end of story. We know their type. Poor her the man has done one chance after 4 days. Meanwhile what is paining her friend

  46. Michael

    March 13, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    @ Big African dong looool

  47. Cool cat

    March 13, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Paining her friend is that she was stuck in the village while the girl was rocking governors party. The personal trainer is foinnneee and did someone really ask how he can afford a range rover? Ignorance is bliss.

    I love the show sha, i particularly like how the friends gathered to discuss problems, not gossip between each other and i respect the final decision.

    • Annonymous Guest

      March 14, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      Personal trainer is joe udeoji. Check him out on Facebook. He’s also in graduate school. He’s the only person on the show that has his stuff together.

  48. Michael

    March 13, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    @jokes,because of paper(American kpalii)

  49. Ib

    March 13, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Lmao…BN u have the best readers.Their comments are really funny.

  50. G'd Up

    March 13, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    I think this show can do very well.. Whoever the producer is he/she shouldn’t be put down by the negative comments. How ‘real’ are reality shows anyway. Everyone talks bad about the Kardashian show but its still getting aired because its still getting viewed.
    Meanwhile, the only fake accent I can spot in this is the Stanley dude. Everyone else looks good to me. If people can grow up in Lagos and still have ibo accent, I dont think having a bit of a naija accent from someone who grew in America is ‘fake’

  51. Dindin

    March 13, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Strangely enough! I really enjoyed this! Looking forward to more episodes and drama. People should please leave the accent thing alone, I can’t see anything fake there. Atleast this girls are answering their Naija names. Njideka looks like an interesting character! Lol at the going to Naija to find husband.. I’m guilty of that too.. .. But I get where njideka is coming from, you invited a girl and she runs off with the next best thing. If she went missing, pple in America will hold the host responsible. From my point of view, I think the show is supposed to be about people living and hustling in the USA like Normal people in the real world.Kudos!!

  52. Leye

    March 13, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    girlllllllll. rolls my eyes
    What is this? ratchet nigerians.

  53. Leye

    March 13, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I threw up at the “Yinks” abeg who is this conductor with a green card?

  54. Wale

    March 14, 2014 at 12:00 am

    No comment!

  55. Sarah

    March 14, 2014 at 12:06 am

    I love the show. I am tired of watching real housewives of whatever city. I am based in d US and it felt good to suport my own pple fake or no fake accent. The only downside to the show i smell small ghetto blood! Lol. But still I enjoyed it. Keep it up u have my suport

  56. yes ke!

    March 14, 2014 at 12:36 am

    LOVE the show! lol. i was entertained!!! but then again i also love basketball wives and RHOA. the njideka girl (is that her name?!) is pained because her friend went to do runs without her…lol…she needs space of 6months to 1year. REALLY! LMAO> love the potential messiness of this show…and biko its scripted…but idontcare~! 😀 . i DIED when the baby-mama girl said the personal trainer was ‘…very intellectual’! LMAO. because he told u to call police if a man is slapping you, it means he’s intellectual?!?!?!? and please was this a blind first date?!? HOW ARE YOU TELLING A COMPLETE STRANGER THAT YOUR BABY DADDY SLAPS you and your child is in foster care!?!?!? biko if i was a man, i’d pack my slippers and run far away from ur drama. LOL. love it tho. biko more episodes. i need something to help me shut my brain off at times.

    • SOLO ACT

      March 14, 2014 at 2:05 am

      RUNZ? do u know if anything happened to that girl she wud be potentially held responsible. who goes to a country that they speak 7 languages and 500 dialects and just runs off with some guy she does not know. this was her first time in Nigeria and we all know 9ja men, her move was not the smartest.

  57. beeess

    March 14, 2014 at 1:16 am

    ki le le yi?

  58. BEAUTIFULNBLESSED

    March 14, 2014 at 1:30 am

    LIKED IT. I’D GIVE THEM A CHANCE………….

  59. Nonye Ezerounye

    March 14, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Hmmm, Yes lets broadcast to the WORLD, the real akata ways nigerians are abroad. What a disgrace. I cringed watching this bullshyt. 30 mins of my PRECIOUS time wasted and I can never get back. #Useless. It is true what THEY say, the slaves Shipped to americas were definitely naijas, characters are so much more alike – i notice now those naijas born and raise aborad are 10 times worse. I argued with my non nigerian friend about this but now i truly believe it. What a disgrace.

    • Temi

      March 14, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      Don’t count me, my parents did not spare the rod.

  60. oyin

    March 14, 2014 at 1:32 am

    Omg, these comments are crazy!!!! Ì expected from naijas. Anyway, these folks should expect to get a lot of heat which is ok. Just like how reality shows following the lives of different people will always get criticism. Its all scripted but its fun to watch. I like Coco, she tryna get her “Nigerian Prince”…lol

  61. keele

    March 14, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Great initiative…keep it up guys…they should make a London version and cast me LOL

  62. Vidavi

    March 14, 2014 at 2:07 am

    I’d watch

  63. s.t

    March 14, 2014 at 2:36 am

    boring(yawning at the same time

  64. GreenDiamond

    March 14, 2014 at 2:45 am

    please who ever produces this show please do not stop!! i know a good investment when i see one, u are going to make it don’t mind all this little minded folks. a network is definitely going to pick up this show just keep uploading it on different social networks!!! i like the show!! am impressed and trust me am a critic!!

  65. seun

    March 14, 2014 at 2:56 am

    noooooo so terrible

  66. justsaying

    March 14, 2014 at 3:03 am

    I know Njideka, she was born and raised in the USA. Visits naija as much as possible. She is very much into her roots; speaks a little of Igbo but understands the language very well. She is trying to be more Nigerian so that’s why she tries to incorporate her native tongue into her accent. So for you all that has not crossed the border yet who seem to be so engrossed in peoples fake accent, hear!! I wonder what ya’all sound like. Ignorant otondo’s. smh!! Only in Naija and by Nigerians.

  67. Tim'tim

    March 14, 2014 at 3:11 am

    Iya chineye abi na onyinyenchi, this one we love don dey quick sweet u so. No go enter one chance open leg for this one born 2nd pikin o. I think u need to take ur time, put God first in all u do and everything is going be fine…. Beautiful video guys….. Bless!

  68. Misskeri

    March 14, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Wow you people are so hypocritical. You know the kardashians reality show and Kim k only became famous because of a sex tape, yet you all love and adore her. I don’t get why Nigerians never wanna love and promote their own people. Whether it’s from a reality show or not at least their claiming their roots it’s not that serious people. Anyways I’ll still be watching, I hope it gets pick up it has a lot of potential.

    • Have a seat

      March 14, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Who told you we all love and adore the Kardashians? Or have you not seen how hated they are? Have a seat please

  69. Author Unknown

    March 14, 2014 at 5:40 am

    I’m not sure what network you guys keep referring to. You really believe a US network will pick up a reality show about Nigerian-Americans? Not sure what rock you all live under.

  70. 'Midé

    March 14, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Their reality, maybe not yours. Not bad at all. I enjoyed every bit of it.

  71. PD

    March 14, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Not bad guys……U can do better though, but its not bad at all. Pls don’t be discouraged.

  72. PD

    March 14, 2014 at 6:14 am

    @Nonye….how are they 10 times worse???Are u any better??U call some pple slaves???Really??Take several seats abeg!!

  73. kiKKY

    March 14, 2014 at 8:10 am

    You are going on a date when your daughter is in foster care , instead of getting a lawyer . kids in foster care become spoilt , pregnant and ends up having several baby daughters … sweetie you are a HOOTRAT , PLUS YOU ALL ARE UGLY .

    • slice

      March 14, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Haba so the girl shouldn’t get a break bc her kid ….make una fear god now. I say some good sex might help release all this tension her ex is putting her under. Plus wld u really have sd no to that fine dude. Tell the truth lol

  74. Chy

    March 14, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Holi Moli….Scripted reality show. I know everyone on this show except the akata girls. All of them know themselves. Lol! never knew that when I called Yinka, Yinkz that it would stick and become popularized. I betcha ya on everything, Chineye’s Child is not in any foster home. The entire show is scripted.

    • makeupbyebi

      March 14, 2014 at 9:42 am

      for real? scripted? oh i be damned cos i bought it all hook-line n sinker 🙁

    • SeriouslyCali

      March 14, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Namedrop game proper….

  75. Eve82

    March 14, 2014 at 8:18 am

    I have to say these people are brave to put their business out there. They need to tone down on the weaves and make-up. I think with time, they will get better. I rmb the very 1st episode of RHOA and KUWTK…compared to now, you will say they have come a long way.

    It is so sad that the girl Nijdeka at such a young age in entangled in such a messy drama. I hope things work out well for her.

    • Eve82

      March 14, 2014 at 8:21 am

      I meant to type Chinenye…the one with the baby daddy drama, not Njideka.

  76. mariam light

    March 14, 2014 at 8:36 am

    there is nothing wrong with this, i thought it was good and i don’t understand the people saying they are fake. there is always room for improvement but this is a very good attempt.

  77. larrydavy

    March 14, 2014 at 9:02 am

    If you live in the States, you should know that for the most part, the accents aren’t fake. When I came in 2007, I was quite conscious of making my accent sound natural and Nigerian, but gradually I realized that my accent sounded slightly different when interacting with people outside. I still speak Yoruba, Bini, and pidgin at home; and I go to a RCCG parish that’s predominantly Nigerian.

  78. larrydavy

    March 14, 2014 at 9:08 am

    People, seriousl , if you want to critique, make it positive (just a suggestion); buildup, do not tear down.

  79. Cece

    March 14, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Nigerians and hAting… Appreciate your own. At least they agreed they are Nigerians unlike Chinwetel Ejiofor

  80. Berry Dakara

    March 14, 2014 at 10:18 am

    BUAHAAHAHAHA @ Stanley.

    BTW.. . the girls’ accents aren’t fake. I think a big part of it is who you surround yourself with. They don’t seem to have predominantly Nigerian friends, so it’s only reasonable that their accents are more American than Nigerian.

    • nike

      March 14, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      I love ya! Pls tell them. Hopefully they dont say berry has come again with are itk self. I love that you are yourself…

  81. Wale

    March 14, 2014 at 11:55 am

    This doesn’t portray the lifestyle or story of any Nigerian I know here in the states. This compares to the movie trailer above ‘island babes’. Sort of the akata/alatika version of Nigerians living in the USA. There is an audience for various groups. Properly educated Nigerian professionals don’t live like these ladies. Don’t be fooled by the education crap-anyone can get a masters degree from an online school. Good effort for trying to make something of themselves though-that is why we are all here…appreciating the freedom to pursue happiness.

  82. The Real Madam the Madam

    March 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I look forward it more episodes.

  83. oyin

    March 14, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    The show has potential of being good. But will love to see more. Beautiful and successful Nigerians not babydaddy issue. I like the chineye girl out of all them. I need more episodes and good story lines.

  84. OHIRI PRINCETON IKENNA

    March 15, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Thumbs up to everyone on this show especially stanley. These guys are promising, and innovative. Keep up the tempo guys!!!

  85. Jane

    March 15, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I loved it!

  86. Vee Oby

    March 15, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Just embarrassing, couldn’t finish watching the whole thing. Please this is a bad portrayal of most Nigerians living abroad, myself included. The self proclaimed PhD student speaking gibberish and the other chick with the baby mama drama..smh

  87. kaffy igwe

    April 14, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Hmmmn, still short of words on what to say because i actually know most of these people in the show and believe me when i say thats not how they interact amongst other nja peeps, i cant begin to imagine what was going thru their minds when agreed to feature in this show. I see all the comments abt fake accents n all that, and i all i have to say is that it wasnt necessary , i mean i have lived in California for 7years and i hardly utilize my ” American accent” only on occasions where am amongst other ethic groups, but since this show was mainly for NJA i dont see the need for all the extra American accents. So m any things are just wrong abt the show

  88. Lola

    April 23, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Why are nigerian people such haters? Pls i just want to know? So everyone that has a british accent or american accent is faking it i can see that a lot of Nigerian people wish they lived in uk or america sorry ooo to all of u that wish u lived a life that you dont kmt nonsense

  89. AJ

    April 27, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Entertaining, but would love to see a programme like ‘Harlem Heights’ professional Africans in the diaspora rather that dysfunctional stereotypical uninspiring characters, I don’t mean this in a bad way…We need change right?

  90. LA

    April 28, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Although this was one pilot episode, I wished the show was balanced with professionals from not just from the entertainment-arts-social science realm, but portrayed other characters from the finance, legal, academia and healthcare sector. I guess this is highlighting Cali Nigerians and Nigerian-Americans with their extra-ness. What ever sells —works. With the power they have in their abilities and network, I would prefer a show focused on building the future wave of Nigerians in America and not really stereotypes or mainstream drama that we hear about. What morals are we trying to demonstrate in “Naija Abroad”? I’m confused with this show’s substance and I am not the one lost.

    Reality check: stuff happens and situations occur to everyone regardless of location. What really helps is staying on the word to guide through the storms. Sadly, father(daddy) baby drama happens to Nigerians married to Nigerians and also non-Nigerians. I hope it works out well for Precious and her mom. Jaxxxx’s concern is valid bc anything could happen like kidnapping and more, but She’s overrated! Does Jekora owe her to include her in the fun with another guy-Unnecessary again! I’m sure she wasn’t only American in Nigeria. I say this bc Kora, doesn’t have to keep begging for forgiveness or be redeemed by Jaxx “thumbs down, space given”. Baby brother rapper- Be about you and Be on your game plan that’s the Nigerian-American/Nigerian Dream. NOT leaning on Brother as your manager like he owes him. Quality of filming the show is great vs. Naija filming and is expected bc it’s USA…right.. right. The substance needs to be deeper considering the producers, reality stars and etc. I guess the show can be one of those “I wish she/he would” sit me down – lessons learned shows. Regardless of what field/career one enters, just be great at what you do.

    Anyway, we are all fortunate to have the ability to build and destroy, offer and take back, lend and lean, bc God allows us to do so, BUT it does not mean the services offered and recieved are grounds to make a person obligated to another person sooooo that’s my mini-long review done 🙂 –

  91. Onyinye

    May 4, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Chinenye seems real to me and I love the yoruba guys’ pidgin english

  92. amara

    July 22, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I actually like this ! People forget about us Nigerians that were born and raised in America as if we are any less Nigerian. And I also love that they go back every so often. But t’all need to chill and stop being judgmental BEHIND a computer. Get a life. Why cant Nigerians just support something without finding fault.

  93. RealLife

    October 26, 2014 at 2:35 am

    This show does a poor job of showing how people really live.
    I’m so tired of fake people- fake hair, fake makeup, fake eyes, fake lifestyles, fake dressing, FAKE FAKE FAKE.

  94. Dude from the block

    March 2, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    This is crap!!! You wanna do a show about Nigerians, then do it. You can’t be doing this stupid a*s fake scripted all American show. Great concept but fake fake and fake fake

  95. Mazi Okafor in Baltimore

    July 31, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    This show was not picked up

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