Nigerian singer Simi, shared her thoughts on why many Nigerians decide to leave the country and 'japa' in search of a better life. It is no secret that many Nigerians sell their properties or leave their families behind to start anew in foreign lands. Simi took to Twitter to express her opinion on this matter, stating that nobody really wants to leave their loved ones behind, but they do it to avoid feeling helpless.
Simi believes that Black Africans have to fight for their space, respect, and survival wherever they go because their birthplace is hard on their lives. She also thinks that this should be a wake-up call for African leaders to help fight for their people's dignity. She goes on to say that people who leave their homes and loved ones to go to a foreign land do not do so because it is easy or good; they do it to survive and avoid feeling helpless.
According to Simi, the reason why these leaders don't help their people is that they only care about themselves and their families. They do not love their country or their people, but only their greedy bellies. As long as their wickedness is not happening to them, they will not stop.
Simi's thoughts on this issue have garnered a lot of attention on social media, with many people agreeing with her sentiments.