Lola OJ, author and a Vlogger, recently unveiled her book ‘Before you move to Nigeria.’

The book cover is bold and bright. The white, green and black combination and graphics draw your attention.

‘‘Before you move to Nigeria” is a guide that covers the highs and lows of relocating to Nigeria.

Lola OJ paints a vivid picture of what it looks like to move and live in Nigeria, using her personal experiences and the experiences of others who want to move to Nigeria. The book gives a clear picture of what it is like to live in Nigeria.

The layout is also attractive, and as you read through, you get a glimpse of the hustle and bustle of Nigeria’s fine cities and the financial, emotional, physical, and mental demands that anyone living in Nigeria must face daily. Coupled with the fictitious story of Titi, you will understand the culture shock that may occur, the costs of relocating, safety considerations, the challenges of migration, and the steps you must take, all written as if she sits right next to you.

Practical issues such as how to make a successful connection through networking and how to begin as an employee or employer are decisions you make as you migrate to Nigeria.
Contributing to the development of the country exposes you to the vast array of opportunities and exciting and fun experiences that Nigeria has to offer.

The writing style is interesting and easy to follow the storyline and the message.

The writer understands how vital balance is with her informed experiences with varying phases of living in Nigeria, she thought to show you the ropes of managing your experiences with the turbulent times of the country and let you see beyond the buzz of enjoyment and fun in Lagos is colorfully laced with.

The opening chapter heralds you into the real-time experiences of the book’s main character, Titi, a returnee to Nigeria who mistook the glamorous nature of partying in Lagos at night for a general mode of operations in the city. However, the author tried to strike the needed balance between the night’s fun and the busyness of the day.

When the subject of Nigeria is brought up in the presence of Nigerians who were born outside of the country, particularly the Millenials and Generation Z, they immediately think back to their earliest, warlike, ghetto memories of Nigeria—a country with unruly citizens, irate military personnel, and a vengeful government.

Naturally, there are several biases and misconceptions regarding the motherland. Imagine leaving a place in pursuit of greener pastures, and after overcoming a significant portion of the desire for migration, discovering that the only people you were looking for were your children, who were either returning to the place you left or preparing to settle there.

The account of Titi’s parents, and as is to be expected of African, particularly Nigerian parents, they find the strangeness of these thoughts to be overwhelming and worrying. However, there is more to Nigeria than just the accounts of its hardships. However, many young adult Nigerians living overseas hold certain attitudes that have been reinforced by the traditional media.

As a result, these people are adamant about their perception of Nigeria, which is not their fault. Nonetheless, the country’s bright side was highlighted at the start of this book. The balance you need to pursue as you consider moving to Nigeria, the right attitude toward living a fulfilling life back home, and the opportunity to learn from the author’s mistakes, that’s all you’ll find in this promising chapter and details beyond word-of-mouth.

But you won’t know how useful this advice and insights are until you read through the pages for yourself. The best way to do so is to get a copy of the book right away. Lola OJ shares sneak peeks of Before You Move To Nigeria