A Russia-born actress, Fari Elysian,  and content creator has disclosed why she migrated from her home country to Africa, precisely Nigeria.

The thespian revealed that she had to moved to Nigeria after falling in love with a man who is from the country

She made this known in the latest episode of The Time podcast hosted by Victoria Gure and Folasade Abimbola.  “I came [to Nigeria] because of a man. I was in love. I relocated to Nigeria in 2020. I’ve been here for three years now. And it’s beautiful. It’s amazing,” Fari said.

On the trend of Nigerians relocating abroad for greener pastures, she said, “People want something they don’t have; they appreciate something they don’t have more. Me coming here, it was all new to me. It was something I don’t have. I never had and I’ve it now. So, it’s like something new. It’s exotic.


“I found myself here. I discovered myself here. The same thing for Nigerians that are travelling out. People always want something they don’t have. It has always been like that.”

Fari Elysian, whose real name is Farida Mirzebalaeva, was born on June 1, 1993. She is a Nigerian Nollywood actress, content creator, comedian, and model, originally from one of the major ethnic groups in Russia.

She has since warmed herself into the heart of multiple Nigerian followers since she launched herself  into the entertainment industry.