A UK-based Nigerian YouTuber identified as Emdee Tiamiyu who was interviewed by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been attacked by social media commentators over his revelation to the news outlet.
Tiamiyu informed the British authorities that some individuals from Nigeria immigrating to the UK on student visas do not intend to pursue education rather to japa – a term used to described how Nigerians immigrate to the UK or abroad.
Who Is Emdee Tiamiyu?
He is a graduate of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and gained entry to the UK via the study route as well.
Emdee Tiamiyu’s date of birth is December 19th but his year is unknown at the moment.
According to his LinkedIn profile, he studied at Wesley College of Science (WESCOS), Elekuro Ibadan, where he had his Senior Secondary Certificate in 2006 before proceeding to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology from 2007 to 2012 for a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering.
It is further revealed that he attended Arizona State University in 2016 for a Public Management degree before completing a master’s degree at Vistula University in Management (Project, Business, IT) in 2022.
On Tiamiyu’s LinkedIn Profile, he describes himself as an Experienced IT consultant, Oracle Certified Professional Database Administrator (OCPDBA), ITIL certified service manager and PRINCE2 certified Practitioner with a background in Computer Science and proven track record in delivering multi-million-pound projects for both public and private sector clients.
Emdee is also a YouTuber who specialises in helping Nigerians relocate to the United Kingdom. He disclosed that Nigerians migrate to the UK using schooling as a ploy to gain entry into the country.
What Emdee Tiamiyu Said In His Interview With The BBC
So the student thing is not real. It is not like they need the degrees.
They need the degree as an access road to come into the country, so a lot of this people their priorities shifted real fast.
What The Stats Says About Nigerians Japa in The UK
Contrary to the narrative driven by Emdee Tiamiyu in the UK to sell a negative narrative about Nigeria, it is recorded that Nigerians are third on the education study population.
The statistics further revealed that Chinese and Indians top the list of most immigrants with dependents in the UK with 151,690 and 126,535 immigrants which is almost triple of Nigerians population.
Reactions From Netizens On Emdee Tiamiyu
Mykel on twitter wrote: One man can change the world is a big fact
Ask Emdee Tiamiyu…
He has changed the narrative ….cause of loud mouth 🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️
Dr. Pengking on twitter responded: This is Emdee Tiamiyu, a Yoruba man from Osun State. This is the man that has destroyed the hope of millions of young Nigerians in this generation and generation unborn by revealing the means they use to escape poverty, oppression and hardship in Nigeria. He is domiciled in UK.
Otunba on Twitter said: Indians migrate more than Nigerians but when you see them on YouTube, it’s always opportunities abroad they share but the Nigerians will always complain to gate keep people, look at what that Emdee Tiamiyu did today now because of too much talking.
On her part, Jessica tweeted: This Emdee Tiamiyu’s space. Conceited, arrogant, demented piece of shit. He’s even threatening people 🤢
On Emdee’s YouTube page, same vibes has followed him with a respondent Kleen Scope reacting: everything you have ever worked for in your life will collapse before you. Amen
Hire TY: not everyone studying in the UK fled Nigeria. Am studying civil engineering and I don’t even plan to stay in the UK when am done.
Perpetual Anegbe: Congrats on your 3 minutes of fame! Hope you are proud of yourself now and you’d be proud of yourself in a few years from now.
The page has been updated to contain some more facts as they emerge about Emdee Tiamiyu.