Man Whose Parents Borrowed R24 000 to Send Him to US Becomes Citizen

Man Whose Parents Borrowed R24 000 to Send Him to US Becomes Citizen

- A Nigerian man, Ayo Phillips, has achieved his American dream 20 years after migrating to the God's own country

- Ayo said that his parents had to borrow the sum of $1600 (R24 000) so that his dream could come true

- Decades after, the man is not just a US citizen, but he has his own lovely family and a great business

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A Nigerian man identified as Ayo Phillips has narrated how the sacrifice his parents made 20 years ago made him what he is today.

In a Twitter post on Wednesday, January 27, Ayo said that his parents used their property to get a $1600 (R24 000) loan for his one-way ticket to America.

According to Ayo, his life has been transformed since then as he is now a co-owner of a big business in America with an opportunity to succeed beyond anybody's imagination.

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Sharing two photos of his family at the country's immigration and citizenship centre, the man said that he got American citizenship.

See his posts below:

Many people thronged his comment section to congratulate him and wish him well in his future endeavours.

Below are some of the reactions:

@swilera said:

"Congratulations Ayo! My parents helped a woman from Bolivia to get her citizenship back when we were kids. It took years. I can’t imagine everything you’ve been through to get to that point. Enjoy!"

@AlphaChick7 said:

"Lovely family. Great story. Much success and many blessings."
Man whose parent borrowed money to send him to America, makes it

Ayo is now an American citizen and has started his own family. Photo source: @realrookieceo
Source: Twitter

@ashishlinux said:

"You have worked hard for you and your family and your parents too (whose dreams you fulfilled for which they must have slogged)."

@master_stonks said:

"A great example of the American dream, congratulations and best wishes on your business."

@SydneyHBergman said:

"Congratulations to you and your family! Wonderful tweet!"
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@DLFeinstein said:

"This is really what makes America great! Congrats Ayo. And congrats to Houston - you guys have a winner."

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that a Nigerian man identified as Nonso and with the Twitter handle @Serioussist came online to share his family's relocation story.

In a tweet on Wednesday, January 20, the man said he and his wife left Nigeria, a move that he called a "hard reset", suggesting they were at their lowest low when they did.

Nonso added that they left everything behind with the determination to start a new life in Canada.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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