An old video of UK-based Nigerian YouTuber, Emdee Tiamiyu, recounting his struggles before his relocation to the European country has surfaced online.

Emdee recently faced criticism from Nigerians over his recent interview with BBC News, where he stated that most Nigerians use MSc degrees as a means to gain entry into the UK, without a genuine interest in gaining new knowledge.

During the interview, Emdee expressed his view that his fellow countrymen are not genuinely interested in education or the degree itself; they only want to relocate to the UK with their families.

His words,

“The student route is more like an answered prayer. It is a big bracket that’s able to take a lot of people, the ordinary people. We’re beginning to see that a lot of people just hide behind the studentship. So the student thing is not real, it’s not like they need the degrees.”

Emdee’s comments did not sit well with many Nigerians, and they criticized him for his unguarded remarks on an international platform.

Although he has since apologized to everyone offended by the claims he made in the interview, an old video of Emdee recounting his own struggles in Nigeria before eventually getting the opportunity to leave has resurfaced and generated fresh reactions.

In response to the video, an Instagram user wrote, “Then you knew this and went there and want to close the gate for others.”

“I thought he said UK isn’t the only country he has lived? He was sounding like one vastly rich emperor 😂😂. Ashey he just left Nigeria last week🙄🙄. Oniranu!” Another user added.

Watch the video below:

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