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Nigerian students enjoy Bajan culture


Their first few weeks in Barbados did not get off on the right note, but the outlook of the almost 90 Nigerians who are pursuing a nine-month programme at the Barbados Community College appears to have improved.

Yesterday, they got the chance to let their hair down and enjoy Barbadian culture onboard the Jolly 20150117_133445Roger.

The students were accompanied by South Africa-based Barbadian Donna St Hill, the consultant facilitator for the Delta State Empowerment Programme,.

She appeared to be showing them how Bajans “get down”, or maybe they were showing her how Africans party.





53 Responses to Nigerian students enjoy Bajan culture

  1. Doria Alleyne
    Doria Alleyne January 18, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    God is good,Happy to know that the Nigerian students are having some fun.Enjoy your selvs my Sisters and brother in the Land where I was born.<3 <3 (Y) (Y)

  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce January 18, 2015 at 3:46 pm


  3. Terry Clarke
    Terry Clarke January 18, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    These Nigerians belongs to us. So enjoy yourselves.

  4. Gwen Small
    Gwen Small January 18, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Enjoy for all your friend back home

  5. Karon Phillips
    Karon Phillips January 18, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    This is good

  6. Andrew Charles
    Andrew Charles January 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Good to see they’re enjoying Bim despite the rough start.

  7. Mark Simmons
    Mark Simmons January 18, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Don’t spoil them yet they still have Holetown and Oistins festivals plus Crop Over lol

  8. Veronica Carew
    Veronica Carew January 18, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Life goes on we all one and now on the same page, enjoy.

  9. Yvette Springer
    Yvette Springer January 18, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    It’s about time,enjoy my friends

  10. Wendy Stewart
    Wendy Stewart January 18, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I am glad things are turning around for this group. Barbados is such a beautiful friendly place I would hate for the island to be represented poorly because of the misdealings of a few!

  11. Sandy Princess Isis Thorne
    Sandy Princess Isis Thorne January 18, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Lord I hope them remember to study smh

  12. Josh January 18, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    One thing we can commend this current government for is its use of smokes and mirrors. At least these students look like students (compared to the one’s that were pictured yesterday,who for all intents and purposes, looked like Bds government ministers!). It is sad however that Barbados Today did not allow comments on Ms St Hill’s article (except two). My belief is she still has a lot to answer in regard to this sorry, unfortunate saga.

  13. Jewel Small-Robinson
    Jewel Small-Robinson January 18, 2015 at 5:03 pm


  14. Terry Clarke
    Terry Clarke January 18, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    @Danielle Reid Melillo would endorse the piffle Prince Nick is about to spew. If you have no knowledge of who you are, this wholesome discussion is out of your league.

    • Prince Nick
      Prince Nick January 18, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      I still don’t see how they belong to us

    • Nicksie No Regrets Clarke
      Nicksie No Regrets Clarke January 18, 2015 at 7:01 pm

      Because they are human beings just like us. Smh

    • Doria Alleyne
      Doria Alleyne January 18, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      Because they come from Africa where we all came from. young man go and learn youe History about where we all Black people come’s from.

  15. Andy Lashley
    Andy Lashley January 18, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    It is lovely to see them having some fun long may it last.

  16. Kyle R Davis
    Kyle R Davis January 18, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    I am glad to see everything going well for them embrace the culture we are all one and we should treat others with fairness

  17. Isolene Evans
    Isolene Evans January 18, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Glad to see the students having some fun despite the rough start. Let them enjoy themselves, but don’t forget to study at the same time. We are all one people and we must love and support each other.

  18. Matthew Clarke
    Matthew Clarke January 18, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    see how a lil wuk up can sooth the temper

  19. Louise King
    Louise King January 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    thanks to loving Barbadians—God Bless u guys—

  20. Mieshell Burke
    Mieshell Burke January 18, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Glad to see them enjoying they selves

  21. Jack Baeur
    Jack Baeur January 18, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Good they got things sorted but we all know they ain’t ever leaving this island

  22. Katrina Kirton Sherrod
    Katrina Kirton Sherrod January 18, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Much better story

  23. Ursula Burnett
    Ursula Burnett January 18, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    I feel proud enjoy your selves

  24. Samud Ali
    Samud Ali January 18, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Oh how we can take something as normal as a pleasure cruise to cover up a load of BS and in true bajan style avoid the root of the problem and never actually dealing with it.

  25. Sweetness Angel-Kiki Clarke
    Sweetness Angel-Kiki Clarke January 18, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    That’s what I am talking about. Barbados is my hometown but we need to treat others fairly and respectfully

  26. Martin Bynoe
    Martin Bynoe January 18, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    They had a great time i was there jolly roger rocks nigeran music and bajan music trini 2 ( very simular bass lines and brass ) check it out

  27. Tetiana Naturalbeauty
    Tetiana Naturalbeauty January 18, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    This is excellent…. Full time now!

  28. Mhizz Jacqueline Best-Maynard
    Mhizz Jacqueline Best-Maynard January 18, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Glad to hear

  29. J. Payne January 18, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    @Prince. I guess Doria Alleyne’s passport says “Africa” and therefore she “own” them.

  30. Marcy Jones
    Marcy Jones January 18, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    i enjoy it too if someone would sponsor me to go and live there, its been too many years away!

  31. hyacinth January 18, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    boy she have them eating out of her hands now what a turn around it’s for the best doh we all have to live together

  32. Diana Lewis
    Diana Lewis January 18, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    I’m happy for them. Enjoy the barbados lifestyle it’s one of the best

  33. Jamayne Walker
    Jamayne Walker January 19, 2015 at 6:42 am

    the man in the mask out to all lol

  34. Tony Webster January 19, 2015 at 6:56 am

    How to make rum-punch: One part rum, two parts oil-dollars, one bitter and two sweet…
    add “students” …and shake yuh botsy (sorry, bottle) briskly . All is forgiven…if not forgotten.

    What have we learned from this all?
    If you have a yen
    To risk taking a bet
    Five will get you ten
    It will all be again seen agen
    If you are really keen
    Wait for two t’ousan’ an’ eighteen
    When The Greeks again their gifts will bear
    And chumps will again receive
    That which they should better perceive
    The actors their entry will make
    And winners take the cake
    Others their exit will make and rue
    That which is fairly their due.

    The bard, as usual, got it right.
    (With deepest apologies to said William)

  35. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams January 19, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Glad fuh wunna. Enjoy y’all selves and don’t go back to that nasty place

  36. Stuart Jackie
    Stuart Jackie January 19, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Its very good that its all coming together, better days are coming

  37. Tinba January 19, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Samud Ali’s comment is spot on!

  38. Rovin Dickson
    Rovin Dickson January 19, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Nice !

  39. Claire Gibson
    Claire Gibson January 19, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Soye you should make the trip 😉

    • Soye Oloruntoba
      Soye Oloruntoba January 19, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      Yes! Definitely long overdue trip. Should be happening this year though hopefully. Crop over maybe???

  40. Kayla Tull
    Kayla Tull January 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    So happy to see this.

  41. Ormond Mayers January 19, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I am elated our African brothers / Sisters are finally
    relieved of the gruesome episode which they were
    confronted with.

    I hope this most unfortunate incident never occur again, as we
    seek to foster a closer bond with our African Brothers / Sisters.

  42. Omar Mayers
    Omar Mayers January 19, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Elated that our African family is now expose to Bajan hospitality.

  43. sandra B January 20, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you Samud. Everyone in this land use lot of smoke and mirrors to sidetrack from the real problems. The politicians do it everyday. I suppose it has become our culture.


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