Brooklyn Naija: Emigrating from Nigeria, Landing in America

Nigerians emigrating from the motherland to the United States primarily are looking for one thing: better opportunities.


In the last two decades, the number of Nigerian immigrants to New York City has accelerated, and many are choosing Brooklyn. From 2011 to 2017, the number of Nigerians immigrating to Brooklyn has steadily grown from an estimated of 4,326 residents to 6,245– a 44 percent increase in just six years, according to the