Oluseyi Oluyemi came to Winnipeg as an international student in 2005. Despite social, cultural, and educational challenges, Oluwaseyi was able to adapt and come to enjoy the Canadian way of life. Oluwaseyi became a permanent resident and married a Canadian.
Kehinde Olawunmi Daodu, a teacher by profession in Nigeria, came to Winnipeg in 1990, initially as a visitor. Enticed by the serene life in Winnipeg and the fact that she had her second daughter on Canada Day (1 July), she decided to stay and settle in Winnipeg with her two daughters. Being unaware of immigration procedures, she ended up in jail and was eventually deported to Jamaica where she lived for three years before her permanent residency papers were processed. During this time, she was separated from her husband who was unable to get a visa to visit her until 1998.