Why Wear 'Okrika' and Travel Abroad, What if the Owner Sees it? Nigerian Lady Asks, Causes Frenzy Online

Why Wear 'Okrika' and Travel Abroad, What if the Owner Sees it? Nigerian Lady Asks, Causes Frenzy Online

- A young lady has stirred massive funny reactions as she wrote about people wearing second-hand clothes when travelling out of the country

- The tweep wondered what would happen if the real owner of the clothe sees them and perhaps demand for their wears

- While many people found her post funny, there were people who said that they had a similar experience in the past

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A Nigerian lady with the Twitter handle @Finallybolu has stirred massive reactions on the platform with her hilarious tweet.

In a post on Wednesday, March 24, the lady asked why a person would wear second-hand clothes (okrika) when travelling abroad, wondering what would happen if the owners see them in the foreign country.

According to Okriks, the word "okrika" which is used for second-hand wear in Nigeria came from a town by the same name, a place people believe the clothes came through into the country.

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It was gathered that the word usage started around the 1950s and 1960s and became a 'brand' name for all kinds of foreign used clothes.

Why wear okrika and travel abroad, what if the owner sees it - Nigerian lady asks
The lady wondered what would happen if the owner of the second-hand clothes (okrika) sees you abroad. Photo source: @Finallybolu
Source: Twitter

Many people found @Finallybolu's tweet quite funny as they revealed what they would do if found in such a situation.

See her tweet below:

Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:

@Hiam_Sunshine said:

"That's why I dey like collect receipt. If the real owner see am, I go show am receipt lobatan."

@IfeanyichukwuAO said:

"Loooool. You’re smart!"

@_kanoyinsola said:

"As per na only dem designer design for?"

@Victor440003992 said:

"Hahahaha. It happened to me...I bought okirika (ASDA jacket) and took it to UK for fear of winter. There someone asked me do you work for ASDA? I was like what? I just bought a jacket."

@tunarmania said:

"Funny enough nah Okrika I wear comot naija..Confirm Akube."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian tailor with the Twitter handle @msruthie_ebony celebrated relocating to the UK on the bird app.

In a post on Sunday, January 10, the young lady shared different photos. The first frame showed the lady and her mother at a Nigerian airport.

The fourth frame had her all dressed up in a coat as she posed at the entrance of a building in the UK.


Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at Legit.ng. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.

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