Nigerian Thriving in Poland

Abiodun Olubakinde

Meet Abiodun Olubakinde, a talented individual from Nigeria who is thriving as a product manager, photographer, and content creator. In this article, we'll explore his journey as he embraces life in Poland.

Abiodun's story is part of a series called "Doing Life With..." that aims to highlight the diverse lives of individuals and ensure their representation through storytelling. Last week, they featured Ify Mogekwu, and now it's Abiodun's turn.

Abiodun recently completed his master's degree in Poland, and he's here to share his experiences. When asked about his graduation, he expresses his joy and mentions that he celebrated with friends the night before.

Growing up in Akure, Nigeria, Abiodun always had a thirst for knowledge and self-improvement. Despite being from a middle-class family, his parents prioritized education for their children. He completed his bachelor's degree at the Federal University of Technology Akure and aspired to pursue a master's program abroad. However, he couldn't afford the usual options like the UK or the US. 

Determined to find an affordable alternative, he researched European Union countries and stumbled upon Poland. Through YouTube, he found a Nigerian lady who shared her experiences living there. Inspired and prepared, Abiodun applied for a visa and embraced the next chapter of his life.

Living in Poland has been an adventure for Abiodun. He enjoys immersing himself in a new continent, experiencing a different language, culture, people, and cuisine. His love for travel has also led him to explore other countries while studying. One aspect he finds exciting is the diverse group of classmates he has, who come from various parts of the world.

Although there were challenges, such as adjusting to a new environment and settling in by himself, Abiodun didn't find anything too difficult to overcome. He took it all in stride and embraced the experience with enthusiasm.

Overall, Abiodun Olubakinde's journey from Nigeria to Poland as a product manager, photographer, and content creator showcases his determination, curiosity, and willingness to explore new horizons.

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