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Living in Ukraine: A Nigerian Student Shares How She Built Her Business Abroad Selling Skincare Products

  • A Nigerian, Abekwuchi Chukwumati, made a good business in Ukraine selling cosmetics she made herself
  • The lady revealed that there is a market for Nigerian dishes in the foreign country and where to find the ingredients for these meals.
  • Abekwuchi added that his mother’s friend recommended Ternopil University of Economics before applying

A Nigerian woman, Abekwuchi Chukwumati, who is in Ukraine, shared what life was like in Ukraine.

In her conversation with Ukrainer in 2020, the student of the Ternopil University of Economics said that her mother really wanted her to study abroad.

Abekuchi said cooking Nigerian dishes in Ukraine takes a lot of time. Photo source: Ukrainian
Source: UGC

How we socialize in Ukraine

She says:

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“The child of a friend of my mother studied at a medical university in Ternopil. So a friend recommended this university to my mother.”

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Abekwuchi is not the only child of his mother who traveled to Ukriane. His brother, James, is also studying at the same university. Despite the fact that there are different groups in Ukraine which connect many African students, the lady likes to keep her circle small.

She said that at Nigerian student parties in Ukraine, people socialize over African music, jollof rice and fried plantain.

The lady revealed that she said cooking Nigerian food in the country is time consuming as you have to search for the necessary ingredients.

I don’t speak Ukrainian well

Seeing that people are devoting themselves to Nigerian cuisine, she decided to venture into the cosmetics business. It makes cosmetics like scrubs and lip gloss.

The lady said she didn’t speak Ukrainian well as she could only use a few sentences as needed. She says:

“I only know basic phrases in Ukrainian. When I go to the store, I know how to ask for the price of a product. Or if I get lost, I just say ‘Please’ and give the address . And that’s all.”

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US buys Ukrainian wheat

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the United States government announced its intention to pay the colossal sum of 28.58 billion naira ($68 million) for the transportation and storage of up to 150,000 metric tons of Ukrainian wheat.

This gesture is part of its partnership with the World Food Program (WFP) to combat acute food insecurity worldwide, with Africa being a priority.

The US government revealed this in a press release signed by Antony j. Blinken, US Secretary of State and made available to Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng