Why Nigerians excel more abroad – Actress, Foluke Daramola

Popular Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola-Salako, has decried the rate at which values are being eroded in the Nigerian societal system.

The movie star expressed sadness during a chat with Saturday Beats, where she opined that the country has now become a dumping ground, because of its economic issues and loss of values.

According to her, the loss of values and failure of Nigerian government to do the right things is one of the main reasons Nigerians excel more in foreign countries.

Why Nigerians excel more abroad - Actress, Foluke Daramola

Foluke said these days, abnormal things have become normal and vice versa. She said it hurts to see that people no longer show genuine love, and young citizens struggling to make a difference because of governments neglect and ineptitude.

The actress also said there are many people with bright concepts who are either snubbed by government or robbed of those ideas.

Foluke said; “We accommodate a lot of things in Nigeria, and that has its good and bad sides. Many cross dressers have come among us, and we gave them a soft landing. These days, the normal has become abnormal; and vice-versa, just because Nigeria has become a dumping ground for a lot of things. Even when one decides to go one’s own way, one will just find out that one is alone, and people will not relate with one.

“It hurts me to see that our value system is dying. People no longer show love genuinely. Now, it is purely based on survival instinct. Many young stars in the country have to struggle to make a difference, because the government is not doing anything.

“There are many young Nigerians with brilliant ideas, and when they even take it to the government, they (government) would steal it. That is why Nigerians excel more when they are abroad. Every youth has to think of how to fend for themselves, and that is why the crime rate keeps increasing.”