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Nigerians Abroad And Their Lavish Show-off Lifestyle,why?

My brothers and sisters,why is it that Nigerians migrate to the west and the same greedy lifestyle of Nigeria migrates with them

Why are Nigerians here always competing to see who has the latest benz,the biggest house or who can throw the biggest flashiest party.

What is wrong with our people?

How silly is it for a man to buy a $600,000 home in Houston Texas ,a city where an average decent 4 bedroom home is $130,000,and he drives a Mercedes while madam drives a lexus SUV and madam has to work 3 jobs as a nurse to support this lavish lifestyle or the creditors would come knocking.

Go to Nigerian parties the women are like peacocks showing off their latest feathers.

What is wrong with Nigerians.

Why are all the conversations centered around money and material posessions,their mansions and their material goods.

What is wrong with our people?

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i don't think it's a "Nigerian thing" either.

i know many nigerian families living according to their means and some who don't. this definitely goes for people of other creed, origins too.

some people believe in spending whatever money they have. they work hard 3 jobs etc why not throw big bashes etc

while others believe in moderation.

and there are others who work really hard but never spend money. dress raggedy and are cheap.

so whatever float ones boat, i guess. but sometimes a moderate person will not understand while others are being so lavish

while the wastrel will never understand the miser.

i personally believe in moderation, i can never understand people who live the whole show-off lifestyle. but i understand it a little bit though. They crave attention it seems. but that's just an assumption.

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I live in dallas tx. am a nigerian.Amm not poor but i sure do know who to cut my cloth according to my size./Thats the way people live in america yall .Its not a nigerian thnag .dont get it twisted !!!

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It is common sense to live according your means, but arent you just supporting this false lifestyle of your associates by lending them money, while they live above and beyond their means?

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And by the way to answer your question,yes,I have lent money a few times to people that had more material possessions than myself and no savings.

people who I thought were flowing in money.

I am not envious of them by any means

I have no reason to be,thank God.

But when a man lives in a million dollar house and the guests and family are freezing in winter because he can't afford the heating bill to heat up a 5,000 square foot house,it ain't pretty.

He simply cannot afford a house that big.

Or when you have to roast in summer in a mansion,you need a smaller house that can be cooled to your comfort,that's just pure commonsense

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did my description fit anyone?

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Who are you to dictate the lifestyles of Nigerians abroad? Are you the one working 3 jobs, paying their mortgage, or paying for their lexus? It is none of your business, if our people choose to live an extravagant lifestyle, in the name of keeping up with the Joneses. Unlike some other guy who is bragging that his friends are always asking him for money, I am certain that most, if not all of those people have not asked your to deposit some money into their account. While modesty should be embraced, who am I to dictate another person's lifestyle?

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Probably because money earns you respect in Nigeria. And people will do anything to earn that respect. I don't know what to blame this on. . . Poverty (Or the fear of it) perhaps?

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bia don't abuse me with Yoruba oh? you're still mad at me from the cousin thread e kwa?

madam is usually the horse in this arrangement.

She jumps from her night nurse occupation to home visits diring the day while oga brings home chicken change but talks the loudest.

That is the typical scenario.

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i no get better person stalk, na you i go come stalk abegi! sun sohun jo,

most Nigerians are very flashy people, like back home money = respect irrespective of how you get the money,

they will call you oga/chairman.

At the same time why is madam doing 3 jobs when oga is doing the buying?

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