One of the top Nollywood celebrities who have made America their second home, Yomi Gold is still full of joy days after he became a US citizen.
The actor who got his US citizenship application approved few days ago said the feat was one of the most memorable moments of his life.
Here is how the actor described his experience:
“My best moments as an actor would be right now as I have just received my US citizenship. The love and congratulatory messages I have been receiving are overwhelming. It feels very great to be an American citizen because I am now a citizen of the world.
“Compared to Nigeria’s system, it is different because as an American citizen, I am privileged to enjoy basic amenities like adequate power supply and a better health care system. I am not giving up on Nigeria though; I know it is going to take us time to get there and we will definitely get it right someday with right leaders”.
Gold also responded to negative comments from his fans in Nigeria about his new status.
“People will always talk, they are obviously talking like that because of the way the system is. Truth is everyone wants to live a very comfortable life. Everybody will continue to run away from Nigeria because of the bad situation. Not everyone has access to the right connections, big money and good jobs.
“An idle mind is the devil’s workshop; that is why in Nigeria, we always hear sad stories of crime. In the US for example, the government has been able to reduce the rate of crime by providing good jobs and basic social amenities.”