By Elegbede Abiodun
‘They just don’t want to die feeling helpless’ – Simi, on why people japa
Nigerian singer-songwriter Simi has shared her opinion on why many Nigerians migrate in search of greener pastures.
Simi took to Twitter, where she rolled out a couple of tweets detailing why Nigerians leave the country. She opined that nobody ever wants to leave their friends and family behind. However, they ‘japa’ because they do not want to die feeling helpless.
The singer also blames the government for creating a system that doesn’t benefit its citizens.
In her words, “Black Africans have to fight and fight for space and respect and survival everywhere they go because the one place that is their birthright is hard on their lives. One would think this would make African leaders wake up and help us fight for our dignity.