How To Make Friends in Your 20s & 30s

Nigeria is currently experiencing a massive “brain drain”. Aside from the glaring economic impact (doctors and tech folk – abeg nau!), there’s the lesser considered, but equally damaging, social impact — the loss of friends and community!

The IJGBs have gone back, the been-here’s have flown the coop and the born-here’s have welcomed a new dispensation. The friend you’d usually have the “Omo, everyone is leaving” talk with just changed their WhatsApp number — and it’s not +234. Distance, and new phone codes, will certainly not make hearts grow fonder.

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Written for the Forward Initiative

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