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Why Do Nigerians Claim Other Nationalities When They Go Abroad?

why are Nigerians denying there country of origin and instead claiming other countries when they travel?

why will a nigerian born father and american born mother be claiming american.

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thanks for the correction

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You could have said why do 'some' Nigerians deny their country of origin and not generalize. We are 150 million people and you want to tell me that the 5% that live outside Nigeria all deny their country's origin? Anyways, I don't deny my country of origin because I just hate telling lies. I however do not blame Nigerians who deny their country's origin because there are too many bigots in our world and not everyone wants to be tagged a 419 scammer due to the few rotten eggs in our midst.

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I must say eversince i got to the US i have never had any reason to lie about my identity but when i was in South Africa i noticed that everyone there thought we were all drug dealers, 419, ritualists, womanisers etc. I got there saw this attitude and i became rude to the South African do ( and this is what most of our nigerian sister do to south africans). After sometime there i made friends with some South Africans and saw how they opened up their hearts to me i think mainly because i am a lady and most south africans ( both men and woman) seem desperate to make friends with us. At first i lied and said i was from Ghana but when i saw how warm they were when i revealed my true identity i started being open and brave. I showed them that not all of us are bad news and believe me being a Nigerian Lady in South Africa earns you respect and many friends. I dont know why but it does , only if you become friendly like them. I am even relocating back to the South and am sure all things will work out for me there. Guys its up to us to proove other nations wrong, we have to show them that we are not all criminals and we are a warm nation and do shakara for them.

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SIMPLE AS, Most nigerian abroad that claim other nationalities are simply illegal immigrants in those countries.

The first thing that comes to the mind of most authorities once they hear the name "Nigerian" "is fraud, or immigration offences". Claiming to be Nigerian potentially opens up a can of worms for them. I say, I don meet one naija guy for London wey no get paper dere, Him name nah "Dele"

as in yoruba name "bamidele". This dude calls himself Dale, DALE, to everybody. and claims to be born in america, most of all has a fake amerinaijabritish accent.Lol

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Well I haven´t ran into anything like that. Actually where I live Nigerians seem to be proud of their homeland.

And for a child to be for example an American on a paper doesn´t mean he/she isn´t Nigerian too. For me it´s more about the culture than the papers.

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Yet to see a Nigerian that claimed other nationality.

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there are actualy conditions on citizenship. its been few months but when i was pregnant the consolate told me since i am a us citizen i must have lived in the us no longer then 5 years before the delivery (if out of country) and must live a min of 4 years in the us before the childs 14 birthday to obtain perminant citizenship of the baby (the problem obama was having regarding his because hawaii was a territory and there is no specific guidlinds of whether or not at that time territories were granted automatic citizenship) there are also similar requirements on foriegners giving birth in the us (after so many pregant women have come to the us to get citizenship for thier children and themselves throgh thier child (but those requirements are months not years)

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i think your confusing nationality with ethnicity. nationality is what country(s) you have legal citizenship from. ethnicity is the country(s) regardles of nationality that your ancestors are from.

example. my nationality is ameican. my ethnicity is irish, german and danish.

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Most of you are first generation Africans/Nigerians born abroad and are already in denial of yourself/culture. Flipping hell, the west cannot be good for African children if all it does is to make them have such low self-esteem.

At least black/African American were held in slavery and forcedly divest of their culture and yet some call them akata derogatorily.

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That statement has been uttered for generations.

Since Donkey was a boy - and donkey's live a long time.

How soon is soon? You spend too much time worrying about the issues of others.

Be who you want to be, and be happy.

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@ poster true talk

they would choose even ghana before 9ja for some silly reason

i quess is because of the current situation in 9ja and the image

its know for such as 419 etc

howeva that not a good enough reason to deny your country if your get me

anways sha na their business

they should watch and see what nigeria would become

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oh My God.

i cant beleive this.

well, i think u guys need to change ur view about Nigeria.

The only reason y many people deny Nigeria is because of the situation here. even many nigerian claim they are jamaican, some calin to be south africa without no source.

but i think Nigerian will get better very soon.

all these people claiming that they can choose american because there mum is an american, i am very sure if there father is american and there mum is Nigeria no one would. they only choose america because of the wealth.

but u guys should watch. Nigeria is getting better and u guys will be ashamed of urself.

My mum is also an american, but still Niger still remain the bomb.

due to ur laziness make u choose us. u dont want to work but eat. they prefer an already made stuff.

american there to where they are by strugle and hard work. so u guys dont want to work just eat.

no wonder niger never better.

i am a proud Nigeria. and any where i go i will say God bless Nigeria.

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its known worldwide that having a Nigerian passport is good for NOTHING when traveling,  i was born in France and until i was 18yrs old i had dual nationality and had to choose one then. its easier for me to ask for a visa to go to Nigeria and be "visa worries free" for other countries in the world than having a 9ja passport and having to ask for a visa wherever i would try to go. i know my origins/history/family background and that's all that matters to me.

in europe we don't have this "african european" thingy like in the states so most people i know who were born up here from 9ja parents call themselves French, British, Dutch or whatever because that's what they are, i am french with Nigerian ancestry.

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What city in America do you live in?

I've met only 1 kid out of all the Nigerians kids i've met that claim he's american, not Nigerian.

Most i know call themselves Nigerian-American or something like that.

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Ask why the president of US is not claiming Kenya

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Correction: Any human, with parents of any nationality (including Martians) born on any "American soil" (including Guam), is automatically (no questions asked) an American.

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Those who do have their reasons and that is their palava.

So they should rather deny their mother's nationality, like say being Nigerian is more important, abi? Besides what makes this Nigeria of a country so special?

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I think his grouse may be with the denying part of it.

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