Credit: Victoria Sanusi
After Donald Trump was elected, some Nigerians in the U.S. were starting to joke about being deported.
Somewhere in USA: Abuja , Aba , Lagos, Port Harcourt, onitsha come and take your sit here pic.twitter.com/xYNXUpplS2
— Nelson Trump ? (@Ph_Obidon) November 9, 2016
What with a president in Nigeria who’s not overly popular, and now this, generally they are finding life confusing AF.
For those who do leave, some Nigerians are being really welcoming and offering the top accommodation spots in town.
Nigerians in the US, here are our top 3 hotel apartments
1. Wendo Court
2. Ikoyi Fairview
3. Habitat Apartment
We can’t wait to see you
— Hotels.ng (@hotelsng) November 9, 2016
I WOKE UP TO TRUMP WINNING.
You my American brothers and sisters are welcome to Nigeria, ANYTIME. #MessiahIsTheKingOfKings
— Onuawuchi B. Ejezie (@iamhiscrown) November 9, 2016
Whereas others are pissed because Nigeria is constantly trolled for being a shit country.
African Americans: “I’m going back to Africa, my motherland… blah blah blah”
— kechi (@JollofQueen) November 9, 2016
All of a sudden that doesn’t seem to be the case for some.
Basically Nigerians on Twitter aren’t taking a great liking to Trump.
oloriburuku = evil.
Your pastor said 2016 would be a good year.
— Mithrandir (@_Rure_) November 9, 2016
Some are actually fearful for the future.
Trump will be the president of the USA….this is seriously scary and upsetting
— Olorun (@YohaBroha) November 9, 2016
People are also talking about the well-known Nigerian poet Wole Soyinka, who said he’d destroy his green card if Trump won.
Dear Professor Wole Soyinka, please think twice before you tear your Green Card. You may find the recession back home hard to deal with!
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) November 9, 2016
Above all, Trump winning the U.S. presidency without much political experience has given a lot of Nigerians confidence they can do anything.
If Donald Trump wins the US election, I’m so running for the Presidential election in Nigeria 2019.
— Basketmouth (@basket_mouth) November 3, 2016
Trumps win should give you the encouragement to apply for that job u think you’re unqualified for! Go for it, u can be whatever u want
— Tops (@SincerelyTops) November 9, 2016
Victoria Sanusi is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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