ALC Research Seminars: No. 16: “Japa”: An Exploratory Study of the Roles of Social Media in an Out-Migration Trend in Nigeria

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The African Leadership Centre (ALC) is pleased to announce our next(ONLINE) research seminar on Tuesday, 30 January 2024, at 15:00 - 1700 GMT/ 18:00 - 20:00 EAT

Venue

 Online Platform – ZOOM

The session will host a seminar presentation on a book titled “Japa”: An Exploratory Study of the Roles of Social Media in an Out-Migration Trend in Nigeria  by Dr. Damilola Adegoke.

Abstract:

This study seeks to understand the roles of social media in the new “Japa” migration trend in Nigeria. As part of this main objective, the study investigates the demographic characteristics of these new migrants—their age, gender, and socioeconomic status classifications. It also explores the challenges experienced by these new migrants before leaving and after arriving at their destination countries and asks if and how social media mitigates these challenges. Full paper here.

Speaker:

Dr Damilola Adegoke, Post-Doctoral Fellow and Research Associate at the African Leadership Centre, King's College London.

Chair:

Dr Eka Ikpe, Director ALC, King’s College London

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