In recent months, social media has been flooded with messages of Nigerians leaving or planning to leave the country.
The trend even has a name #japa - the Yoruba word for running away or running off.
Benjamin, who works in the tech industry in Lagos, told The Comb podcast that he had to reschedule his wedding because of the number of his friends who would have been unable to attend because they were not in the country.
"It's sad, like do you know how big of a deal it was for me to consider moving my wedding? That was really heartbreaking."
Tolu, a young research student currently based in Abuja, is in a similar situation.
"Between August and now I can't count how many of my friends are still in the country," she says.
But while she also feels a great pressure to leave, she says there’s something holding her back.
"I really love being in Africa. I enjoy the air that I breathe in Africa... It's almost like an emotionally abusive relationship where I really want to get out, but I also can't get out because I love where I am."
Listen to these thoughts and more on this week’s episode: