Regina Askia Writes Honest & Hardworking Nigerians Living In The USA

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Regina Askia Writes Honest & Hardworking Nigerians Living In The USA

Former Nollywood actress Regina Askia Williams has lent her voice to the ongoing controversy surrounding the arrest of some Nigerians in the US by the FBI, The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation over cyber fraud.

In an open letter she wrote on  her Instagram page on Monday the 26th of August 2019, the actress turned nurse urges fellow hardworking and honest Nigerians in America to brace up, as they all will now have to “walk in the shadow of suspicion by folks who should know better and by dusty ass folks with a negative balance in their account.”

Revealing that Corporate America is notoriously unfriendly to hardworking black immigrant, Regina stated that greedy Nigerians knocked others into that spot. She however expressed hope of this phase ending some day.

Her words;

“To all my honest hardworking Nigerian American brothers and sisters headed to work this morning, my prayers are with you. Brace up because a whole lot of stupid will be coming at you from round the block and back.

Like the overarching racism culture was not degrading enough, we now have to walk in the shadow of suspicion by folks who should know better and by dusty ass folks with a negative balance in their account acting like you trying to steal something.

Corporate America is notoriously unfriendly when it comes to the hardworking black immigrant.

But our resilience and focus keep us rising above all that, rejecting the office of victim hood and taking it all in our stride.

We are eagle eyed focused on the big picture and that for most of us is highest possible educational qualification and highest possible office with highest possible pay.

Like water, we find our way around any and all obstacles and we make it. But just how much psychological and emotional bullying can a people take.

What quality of persons are we at the end of it all. Rich, for sure! Cynical, maybe, healthy – physically and emotionally? With the high blood pressure, weight issues, kidney issues etc….remains to be seen.

When the Orange emperor made his shit hole nation comment, I had a Co-worker come apologize to me. I took that as passive aggression because no right thinking person would hold such words on any level of serious consideration.

Bringing it up with me meant I was being given a friendly reminder, and from there on meting the “shitty”treatment confirmed the agenda.

While I am offloading my many observations of the rings of fire on these plantations into a book ( of course with the many ways to ford that drift), I say to my people so sorry some of our greedy brothers had to put us all in such an embarrassing position.

Hang in there, continue to be the best you have always been.

We have been down this road before, this one too shall pass.

We are Nigerian -Americans, forged in fire – winning is the name of our game. One love. Cheers

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To all my honest hardworking Nigerian American brothers and sisters headed to work this morning, my prayers are with you. Brace up because a whole lot of stupid will be coming at you from round the block and back. Like the overarching racism culture was not degrading enough, we now have to walk in the shadow of suspicion by folks who should know better and by dusty ass folks with a negative balance in their account acting like you trying to steal something. Corporate America is notoriously unfriendly when it comes to the hardworking black immigrant. But our resilience and focus keep us rising above all that, rejecting the office of victim hood and taking it all in our stride. We are eagle eyed focused on the big picture and that for most of us is highest possible educational qualification and highest possible office with highest possible pay. Like water, we find our way around any and all obstacles and we make it. But just how much psychological and emotional bullying can a people take. What quality of persons are we at the end of it all. Rich, for sure! Cynical, maybe, healthy – physically and emotionally? With the high blood pressure, weight issues, kidney issues etc….remains to be seen. When the Orange emperor made his shit hole nation comment, I had a Co-worker come apologize to me. I took that as passive aggression because no right thinking person would hold such words on any level of serious consideration. Bringing it up with me meant I was being given a friendly reminder, and from there on meting the “shitty”treatment confirmed the agenda. While I am offloading my many observations of the rings of fire on these plantations into a book ( of course with the many ways to ford that drift), I say to my people so sorry some of our greedy brothers had to put us all in such an embarrassing position. Hang in there, continue to be the best you have always been. We have been down this road before, this one too shall pass. We are Nigerian -Americans, forged in fire – winning is the name of our game. One love. Cheers

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3 thoughts on “Regina Askia Writes Honest & Hardworking Nigerians Living In The USA

  1. God bless you my amiable Queen. Even though u used too much makeup these days I have forgiven you for this solid and inspiring words. Nigerians in the USA are hardworking, it is just a fraction that are into fraud.
    But from the way am seeing it, these lazy Americans are using it to paint all of us bad.
    Somethin happened at my workplace yesterday that made police to arrest a Nigerian for threating someone after she called him fraudster. It is a lot going on especially in New York where am based

  2. Too much stress for Nigerians. How can we handle this mess. Dis I believe will longer than any other in US history.
    Also Nigerians should stop all these frivolous spending and parties

  3. ALLOW. ME TO CALL out my Igbo brothers! We are a resilient people that never gives up on any situation, no matter how seemingly irredeemable. We struggle to succeed, work very hard, we break the bull’s horn, we turn all stones, and even dig up hidden treasures. That is the spirit! But without a moral compass to guide us, we drift along with every whimsical wind and capricious current that moves over our unchecked ambitions. That is why the bible says that in all that you get, get wisdom; the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; the fear of the Lord is to hate all evil.

    I AM particularly saddened by this development. This is one too many, and I won’t read it and move to the next news just because I am the one indicted. I am constrained to caution my people. The fire is too much; we need some holy water to dowse its vicious flame. We need to stand up now and redeem our image, for we have a lot good people far more than there are bad ones amongst us! And if as “bad” as we are, Nigeria in particular and the world in general still stand in the need of us, it goes to show that we are inherently good.

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