45. Iveoma on Moving to Nigeria, Life in Lagos, and Dating as a Returnee

For today’s episode, I had the pleasure of catching up with Iveoma Okparaeke, YouTuber, attorney, online entrepreneur, and recent returnee. She’s the founder of It’s Iveoma, a platform created for anyone interested in moving to a country in Africa. She was one of my first few guests and when she was first on the show, she shared why she wanted to move to Nigeria. Iveoma officially made the move in December 2019 and has not looked back. 

Iveoma is currently based in Lagos and continues to create content encouraging people in the Diaspora to return to Africa. Iveoma keeps it super real and speaks pretty candidly about her experiences so far in Lagos.

During the episode, we discuss:

  • Why she decided to move back to Nigeria and what she realized when she made the move 
  • How she prepared and saved for her move 
  • What’s made her return home easier and the resources she found helpful
  • Why you NEED an SUV to survive in Nigeria
  • How she’s navigating dating as a returness
  • How much you need to make monthly live comfortably in Lagos
  • Her advice to millennials in the Diaspora thinking about returning to their home countries


Learn more about Iveoma: https://www.youtube.com/c/ItsIveoma/videos

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“Your Africa dream is possible. You just have to believe it. Also, don’t do business with family.” – Iveoma Okparaoke 


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