BBC Interview: Why I spoke against students acquiring UK visas, Tiamiyu, Nigerian YouTuber


A Nigerian YouTuber Emdee Tiamiyu has defended his stance against Nigerians who acquire UK student visas.

Tiamiyu is making headlines after he mentioned in an interview with BBC that most Nigerians who secure student visas do not travel to the UK to study but with a different motive.

He said: “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 these people their priorities shifted real fast.”

In a video chat with broadcaster Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as Daddy Freeze, Tiamiyu said being real offends people so he “would have to find a balance between being real and being diplomatic”.


Tiamiyu further said he was misunderstood and misinterpreted by many. “I am grateful for being one of the leading voices. I may not be popular. I am not even looking for popularity as long as I have an impact. We have changed lives.


“If you want to shine, ask the BBC to interview you too. I mean every word that I say. I talk real, I am very real. DJ Real is learning from me. I am very humane and personable,” he added.