Generally, the situation in the country right now is alarming. From unemployment which has been the major issue to devastating insecurity, to inflation, the list is long. But what is most worrisome is the rate at which young Nigerian graduates and professionals migrate abroad. One may fear there might be a brain-drain in the workforce for the next decade.
The Japa trend has dominated the social space amongst the youths and young professionals. It is regarded as one of the most used slangs in Nigerian society today. Everyone wants to leave the country by any means possible. Here is where HAMMER the movie comes in.
The concept of the movie does not just talk about how to Japa alone but how to do that as an expatriate. It tends to change the mindset of an average Nigerian graduate on the need to travel legally and return with impacts to create a great future for the country and society at large. It champions the youth on the need to be a changemaker widely recognised across borders.
This is one of the obvious reasons Nigerian graduates and professionals love the storyline adapted in HAMMER the movie. It is said that “there is no place like home”. If all our aim of living is centred on the well-being of ourselves alone, we are no change-maker. Society needs change makers, -Nigeria society needs changemakers.
The salient message HAMMER the movie passed is that an average Nigerian graduate can travel abroad legally on funded scholarships, study and come back to help build the society with the vast knowledge, expertise and network he has acquired during his studies abroad. In light of this, every graduate student and professional needs to see this movie, especially those with the intense desire to travel abroad for studies.
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