UK-based Omobolanle Adeyemo recalled her past and shared the consequences she faced before pursuing her studies in the United Kingdom. She also shared about the roadblocks she faced in the workplace there, being a Nigerian.
UK-based Omobolanle Adeyemo recently took to her social media and shared the consequences she faced and heard before pursuing her studies in the United Kingdom and the roadblocks she faced in the workplace, being a Nigerian. Omobolanle Adeyemo recalled her past and shared how she always wanted to study in the United Kingdom.
UK-based Omobolanle Adeyemo shared that many years ago, she recalled one of her closest friends told her about her plans to continue her studies n the United Kingdom, on which she asked her why she was wasting her money to study abroad.
She shared that her friend told her not to bother looking for jobs in the UK because no British employer would agree to employ her, considering the money they’d have to pay UKBA and all the paperwork it involves. She said if somebody else, a British or another nationality with the legal right to work in the UK, could do the same job she could do, she’d never be an option.
Omobolanle shared that somewhere too. She agreed with it but also shared some disdain in her voice.
As her friend, Being a British herself, Omobolanle knew she said this to mock her. It was cleared all to her. She later shared that It shouldn’t have come from her. Why did she have to dampen her spirit? Why doesn’t she want others to experience her good life? Or at least have the same opportunities you have too?
Omobolanle badly wanted to get a job after her studies. She shared, It wasn’t because she didn’t want to return to Nigeria but because she wanted to expand her options there. Omobolanle wanted to seek other opportunities, and only studying abroad would give her that platform.
Omobolanle shared that her friend’s words jolted her back to a sad reality that existed for her. She shared that No UK employer would employ her because she was just a mere Nigerian citizen, and even though I have the same qualifications as a British and can do the same job as they can, I’d never be a consideration.
Omobolane shared that at that time, she told herself that she would prove a point, not just to her friend, but to the several others who had discouraged her on this path.
Omobolanle believed that whatever we want to do, even if we’re afraid, do it regardless. She also said, “I’d instead try and know I failed in a thing than not start at all.”
And hence, Omobolanle shared how she convinced herself she would give it her best shot. She didn’t get the job, and celebrating being a dual citizen reminds her of all the Nos she heard. And further said, “Nos to all the international employers who have rejected my job or other applications.”
“Nos to all the people who thought nothing good would come out of me.”