Emdee Tiamiyu is a Nigerian Youtuber and IT consultant who is best known for his interview with the BBC on the Nigerian Net Migration to the United Kingdom. He has a successful YouTube channel with over 15,000 subscribers. His YouTube channel is dedicated to informing students about opportunities to study in the United Kingdom.
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Emdee Tiamiyu Career
Emdee Tiamiyu is a seasoned professional in the field of data management, currently serving as a consultant at Adam Smith International (ASI). In his role, he manages database access, integration, and requirements for MAFITA, a project funded by DFID, aimed at uplifting the lives of underprivileged youths in North-Western Nigeria.
Before his engagement with ASI, Emdee garnered substantial experience in numerous tech companies, including a multinational ICT training firm and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). At NYSC, he notably served as a Software Engineer, where he contributed to the creation of NYSC’s inaugural mobile application. This application serves more than 65,000 young members nationwide. Additionally, he was instrumental in developing and executing NYSC’s social media strategy, leading to the establishment of a strong official presence for NYSC on major platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
In 2017, Emdee undertook a significant project before leaving NYSC, devoting over 60 hours of coding to reconstruct the official NYSC website, which is now live at www.nysc.gov.ng.
Outside of his tech career, Emdee is also an accomplished communicator and motivational speaker. He has given over 60 speeches in different locations around the world, including 30 states in Nigeria, the Peoples Republic of China, and the United States. His contributions extend to event curation as well, as demonstrated by his role as curator of TEDx IsalaGeneral.
Moreover, Emdee is a published author, known for his popular book “Act like a Corper, Think like a Gold.” His extensive professional experiences and endeavors underscore his multifaceted capabilities and dedication to his work.
Emdee Tiamiyu’s BBC Interview
On May23, 2023; Emdee Tiamiyu was interviewed by the BBC on the huge influx of Nigerians to the UK; Emdee stated in the interview that most Nigerians that come to study in the United Kingdom are not genuine about their intentions. He said,
“The student route is more like an answered prayer. It is a big bracket that’s able to take a lot of people, the ordinary people.
“We’re beginning to see that a lot of people just hide behind the studentship. So the student thing is not real, it’s not like they need the degrees,”
Based in Birmingham, Tiamiyu recently provided an interview in response to the forthcoming immigration regulations. These changes, set to be implemented in January 2024, could potentially disrupt the plans of Nigerian students, among others, studying in the UK who wish to bring their families as dependants.
The revised rules will withdraw the provision allowing international students to transition from the student route to employment routes before the completion of their studies, aiming to prevent any exploitation of the visa system.
The new policy has sparked dissatisfaction among Nigerians, with many suggesting that Tiamiyu’s comments have potentially undermined the opportunities for those with genuine intentions to study in the UK.
Emdee Tiamiyu’s Apology
Emdee Tiamiyu made an apology video after his revelations at the BBC interview. Here is the video below;