“Being a second class citizen in another man’s country isn’t something I admire” – Skit maker, Zics Aloma writes on ‘japa’ culture

Popular Instagram comedian, Isaac Aloma, better known as Zics Aloma, has said he doesn’t share in the excitement of relocating outside the country like most Nigerians.

Zics stated this in a lengthy post shared via his Twitter handle on Thursday, January 5, while speaking on the ‘japa’ culture in Nigeria.

He said he doesn’t buy the idea of living as a second class citizen in another man’s country, and he finds it weird when people congratulate someone for relocating to a foreign country.

According to him, the mass relocation shows that many Nigerians have given up hope on the country, adding that many are living a more miserable life abroad than they lived in Nigeria.

The skit-maker wrote,

“I don’t know, but I feel somehow when I see people congratulate people who ‘japad’. It seems everyone is hopeless about the Nigerian situation; being a second class citizen in another man’s country is not something I admire at all.
About my last tweet about ‘Japa’. I never said anyone can’t leave Nigeria if it’s their dream. I am just concerned about the mass relocation which in my opinion, seems like everyone has totally given up on the country and If every has that mind set, we can’t stand and f#ght… Many young people do not even care about the country they are going. They just wanna leave.

No wounder I have met some of my friends in some of these countries (wouldn’t want to call names) and they live in worse situations than when they were in Nigeria.
Before you japa to a random country, inquire about their immigration laws and not just becos the country is fine. Of course, I would not want to post screenshots of Nigerians in some countries begging for funds to clear their overstay and return to Nigeria.

So I made that post because It is my dream to see Nigeria work and not because I have money in Nigeria – as many of you think. I first traveled to South Africa and Dubai before I became a house hold name in Nigeria and did not think twice about returning.

I still have faith in my country Nigeria I might not be the popular voice you hear on social media ranting about bad government but I really want young people to stand and ensure this country works. How would someone who wants this feel when every young person you turn to says, ‘omoh! once I just see chance, I don comot for this hopeless country’. Everything I said is my opinion about how I see the whole ‘japa’ thing.”


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