A Ghanaian man who lives in the United States has revealed why he left his well-paying job and sold his house to relocate.
Eric Owusu said he had two houses in South Africa, but he sold one for $100,000 (N79 million) and moved to America for a better life.
The man who was earning about N2.7m monthly, made the disclosure during an interview with DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa’s Daily Hustle Worldwide programme.
The businessman said he also left his his South African wife and child behind, but explained that his reason for traveling was not because of financial limitations.
Owusu noted that on the contrary, his decision was influenced by the fact that he had money. He said he was motivated by security considerations more than financial reasons.
“For foreigners, South Africa is a frightening country. It takes a lot of effort to get there. That country is fine for its citizens but not for visitors.
Someone could simply kill you at random. I didn’t relocate to the US to hustle because I had $100,000 in my bank account.
“In Pietermaritzburg, I owned and managed four salons that employed 30 employees. I earned about $4000 per week from the salons.
It’s a successful business in South Africa and my wife was also a banker. I discussed going on the trip with my wife, but she refused to leave. As a result, we sold one of our homes and I gave her two salons,” Owusu explained.
He eventually split from his South African wife and remarried another woman of African descent.
Watch the interview below: