Photos: 10 Musicians Who Abandoned Nigeria To Live Abroad

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Nigeria is a diverse country. It is colorful, fun with delicious food, people with a great sense of humor, is culturally rich, and has a lot of heart. Nigeria can be a tough place, and well as hell. They didn't retire, they relocated. However, these Nigerian musicians were tired of the country's drama and chaos and opted to go to a country that was more tranquil, less stressful, and provided better working conditions. Mike Okri Mike Okri, a veteran Nigerian singer, dominated the music landscape from the 1980s to the 1990s, with singles including Rhumba Dance, Time Na Money, Okpeke, Oghenekevwe, and others. Mike, on the other hand, left the country over 26 years ago following a long reign. MikeOkri explained his decision to depart the country in an interview with Premium Times, saying: I may not be able to give you a direct answer but I can only say that I just left because I was tired of how we do things. And frankly, I figured there was greener pasture out there. Another thing was that I was very concerned about losing ground in my kind of music. The idea that I had an idea (about the direction my music should go)and it was not possible for me to showcase it further than I had done was the reason I had to leave.

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