Dealing with homesickness in Nigeria

Hello everyone,

Being an expat in Nigeria can turn out to be a wonderful human, social or professional adventure... with potential moments of nostalgia and homesickness along the way.

What are your personal tips to prevent homesickness?

How do you deal with such feelings?

Are there shops or stores offering products from your home country in Nigeria? Or maybe venues with music and ambiance from your homeland?

Thanks for sharing your experience,


Hi sorry I'm late to respond. But as for me NIGERIA is my second home... It's all South African shops I see here so I don't have any issues so far being 2 years here!

Home sick is the one Unavoidable when you've moved to a new place, Homesickness symptoms may vary from person to person, but in general, homesickness can leave you feeling upset, distressed, isolated, or lonely, place like Nigeria has not much entertainment like other cities, Except so many bars and night club which is not a common liking by many professionals & house wives

Homesickness can affect people of all ages in almost any situation,
So don't be ashamed if you're longing for home. There are some steps you can take to help you deal with homesickness and learn to love your new environment

1.    Understand what causes homesickness. ...
2.    Recognize homesickness symptoms. ...
3.    Keep familiar things around
4.    Obtain high speed internet at home
5.    Do some things you loved to do at home? ...
6.    Talk about your feelings with someone close to you
7.    Read the books interested to you, online many site provide free e  books down load
8.    Get plenty of exercise in outdoor & Gym..
9.    Talk with friends and family back home now you have whatsup Skype etc  .

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