nigerians in japan???

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What's the deal? Your stories?

roc u like a § (ex machina), Thursday, 5 October 2006 00:51 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't understand your question. Yes, there are Nigerians in Japan. Is that your question?

Bobby Ologun is a popular Japanese TV personality from Nigeria.

Super Cub (Debito), Thursday, 5 October 2006 01:13 (sixteen years ago) link

The Role of the Nigerian Diaspora

No one knows the exact numbers, but it is estimated that as many as 15 million Nigerians live outside the country, in neighboring countries and across the African continent, in Britain and throughout the Commonwealth, in other European countries, and in many Asian countries as well. The latest U.S. census data counts 87,000 U.S. residents born in Nigeria. If children born in the U.S. are included, these numbers would expand to between 200,000 and 300,000 in the Nigerian-American community. Few Nigerian immigrants or other observers doubt that even this estimate is much too low.

Nigerians abroad excel in many areas and are found among top professionals in academic, medical and other sectors. A Nigerian-American heads Credit Suisse First Boston, one of the leading American investment banks. The Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas numbers more than 2,500 doctors in the U.S. and Canada, and in most countries of the Western Hemisphere it would be hard to find a university without a Nigerian on the faculty.

from here

gabbneb (gabbneb), Thursday, 5 October 2006 01:21 (sixteen years ago) link

Japanese(-Canadian(-Princetonian)) in Nigeria - http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=%22norimitsu+onishi%22+nigeria

gabbneb (gabbneb), Thursday, 5 October 2006 01:36 (sixteen years ago) link

"Bobby Ologun is a popular Japanese TV personality from Nigeria."

He's a clown though. The Japanese only find him amusing because of the fact that he reinforces the least flattering stereotypes of foreigners in general, and blacks in particular. Even if he's being "ironic", the joke is being lost on the public-at-large.

J-rock (Julien Sandiford), Thursday, 5 October 2006 02:47 (sixteen years ago) link

He's a clown though. The Japanese only find him amusing because of the fact that he reinforces the least flattering stereotypes of foreigners in general, and blacks in particular. Even if he's being "ironic", the joke is being lost on the public-at-large.

No argument here.

Super Cub (Debito), Thursday, 5 October 2006 05:02 (sixteen years ago) link

There's popular type of music in Nigeria called Fuji. And on the other side of that coin, some Japanese names really sound Nigerian, e.g. Odawara. I suspect I may not have answered your question.

Daniel Giraffe (Daniel Giraffe), Thursday, 5 October 2006 06:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Many of the hip-hop clothing stores in areas like Shibuya and Harajuku are owned (or at least operated) by Nigerians.

Super Cub (Debito), Thursday, 5 October 2006 07:17 (sixteen years ago) link

"Many of the hip-hop clothing stores in areas like Shibuya and Harajuku are owned (or at least operated) by Nigerians."

And Kawasaki, Chiba, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka - everywhere really. A lot of those guys pretend to be from Brooklyn or Los Angeles because it increases their street cred with the Japanese girls who, bless their hearts, can't tell the difference between accents anyway.

J-rock (Julien Sandiford), Thursday, 5 October 2006 08:01 (sixteen years ago) link

I also saw black guys (dunno if Nigerian) selling reggae type tat/Bob Marley memorabilia around Harajuku

Mark Co (Markco), Thursday, 5 October 2006 08:02 (sixteen years ago) link

A lot of those guys pretend to be from Brooklyn or Los Angeles because it increases their street cred with the Japanese girls who, bless their hearts, can't tell the difference between accents anyway.

Yeah, this always cracks me up, because these guys are so obviously not American. It's like black skin + hip-hop clothes = the same as the guys in the videos.

Super Cub (Debito), Thursday, 5 October 2006 08:14 (sixteen years ago) link

As much as I rag on Nigerians, in fairness, I should admit a relative of mine is alluded to in gabbneb's post.

Badrock Example (Barima), Thursday, 5 October 2006 08:16 (sixteen years ago) link

i got an email from a nigerian once. we remain pen pals.

chakra khan chakra khan (sanskrit), Thursday, 5 October 2006 11:54 (sixteen years ago) link

I knew a nigerian who lived in japan.

he didn't drink coffee, he took tea
he liked his toast done on one side
and you could tell from his accent when he said 'arigato'
he's a nigerian man in tokyo

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darren (darren), Thursday, 5 October 2006 14:37 (sixteen years ago) link

Ken, that limerick was terrible.

Young Fresh Danny D (Dan Perry), Thursday, 5 October 2006 14:41 (sixteen years ago) link

Seconded

Fluffy Bear, among 100% of the population (Fluffy Bear Hearts Rainbows), Thursday, 5 October 2006 14:52 (sixteen years ago) link

As much as I rag on Nigerians, in fairness, I should admit a relative of mine is alluded to in gabbneb's post.

Bayo?

gabbneb (gabbneb), Thursday, 5 October 2006 14:58 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...

China is investing a lot into Africa

Heave Ho, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 23:28 (fifteen years ago) link

which enables Africans to settle in Japan

Heave Ho, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 23:29 (fifteen years ago) link

A lot of those guys pretend to be from Brooklyn or Los Angeles because it increases their street cred with the Japanese girls who, bless their hearts, can't tell the difference between accents anyway.

Yeah, this always cracks me up, because these guys are so obviously not American. It's like black skin + hip-hop clothes = the same as the guys in the videos.

i kinda understand what you guys are saying but not sure if you have been to nigeria lately, cuz urban streetwear fashion is fairly omnipresent globally.

Steve Shasta, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 18:05 (fifteen years ago) link

china /= japan heasey

jergïns, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 18:14 (fifteen years ago) link

fifteen years pass...

More Nigerians in Japan

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-64373950

xyzzzz__, Monday, 23 January 2023 14:55 (one week ago) link

No borders when no border guards are born 👍

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