"Student Visa": Lady Relocates To UK, Sells Indomie, Fresh Tomatoes, Other Provisions

"Student Visa": Lady Relocates To UK, Sells Indomie, Fresh Tomatoes, Other Provisions

  • A Nigerian lady who could not get a job for many months in the UK opened an African store and became an entrepreneur
  • The lady said she had to change her student visa before she went into the business after a long period of unemployment
  • Many people in her comment section asked many questions and wanted to know how to own a business in the UK

A Nigerian lady who relocated to the UK on a student visa went online to narrate her challenges.

The lady revealed that she left a thriving business in Nigeria and was frustrated for several months abroad because she could not get a job.

African store in UK/Store selling palim oil, noodles.
The lady showed off her store. The photo of tomatoes is for illustration purposes only and is not connected to the story. Photo source: @debs5040, Getty Images/Eugene Tejiri-kodu
Source: UGC

Lady who was on UK student visa succeeded

She relied (@debs5040) on the funds she brought from Nigeria. After changing her naira to British pounds for a while, she considered returning home, but her mother encouraged her.

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Now, the lady has an African store that sells Nigerian provisions like Indomie, fresh tomatoes, palm oil, and others.

Watch her video below:

YEN.com.gh compiled some of the reactions below:

Dr Silva said:

"This is amazing. God bless your hustle."

Kemi Olusanya asked:

"Weldone but please how can I open one where I am too."

keeinah1 said:

"Love that…. Drop the city, ur doing well ️did u have to change ur visa to global talent or something."

She replied:

"Thank you. It’s in Bradford. You can get the innovator or start up visa with it."

IDEASwithMrWood said:

"And some will keep talking bad of the UK. Laziness and instant gratification is the problem of many. Congratulations Jare."

zaybabe asked:

"Congratulations what are the criteria to open Africa store?"

She replied:

"Nothing much, register as a food business with your council and get the approval, that’s it."

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Francine asked:

"Congratulations but are you allowed to run a business as a student?"

She answered:

"Not as a student. I opened it after graduation."

Nigerian lady left N200m business for UK

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported that a young man who hustled hard in Nigeria as a bike man (okada man) shared his success story.

The man released a video featuring his throwback photos from when he was in Nigeria with his fellow bikers.

Many people who reacted to his story wished him well and hoped their lives also took a positive turnaround.

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