If you’ve ever daydreamed about swapping your current passport for one that offers more freedom and better benefits, you’re not alone. Imagine if you could buy, yes, buy, a passport from a paradise known for its idyllic beaches, sunny weather, and tax breaks. You’re likely to think it is too good to be true or even illegal. But there is a man who did exactly this, turning dreams of many into his reality, and you can too, with the right amount of cash—he paid a whopping $150,000 for it!
In his disclosure, Tayo revealed that although he possesses a Nigerian passport, it often restricts his international maneuverability, particularly when he needs to film his videos abroad.
“I never thought I would pay this much for a passport, but it became a necessity. I paid N135 million—an equivalent of $150,000—to buy the international passport of St Kitts and became its citizen. And it was completely legal!” – Anonymous Buyer
St Kitts—a Caribbean paradise is not just an excellent holiday destination but also one of the countries that provides a Citizenship by Investment program. This program offers wealthy individuals the opportunity to obtain citizenship legally by making a significant investment in the country’s economy, usually through a real estate purchase or a donation to a national development fund.
Internet influencer from Nigeria, Tayo Aina, has shelled out a considerable sum to gain official citizenship status in the Caribbean nation of St Kitts and Nevis.
He said he decided to invest $150,000 on the new passport to eliminate the limitations he usually faces with his Nigerian passport.
He wrote on TikTok:
“I bought a new passport/citizenship from St Kitts and Nevis for $150K. Travelling the world as a Nigerian became really difficult for me over time because of the frequent denials. With this new citizenship, I get to travel the world and bring you guys along with me. Where would you guys like us to travel to next?”
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I bought a new passport/citizenship from St Kitts & Nevis 🇰🇳 for $150K. Traveling the world as a nigerian 🇳🇬 became really difficult for me over tome because if the frequent denials. With this new citizenship, I get to travel the world and bring you guys along with me. Where will you guys like us to travel to next? 😁🌎 #travel #passport #nigeria #lagos #saintkittsandnevis #uk #carrebean
Reactions as Tayo Aina buys St Kitts passport
@Mohammed Bappa said:
“Smart move! Congrats.”
“Citizenship by investment.”
“Isn’t it illegal? But $150k is much ooo. enough to start a flourishing business in Naija.”
“With $150k and the new rate of dollar now, I go stay Naija invest that money. That’s almost 200 million in naira.”