- A young lady has made a video documenting her experience at a popular UK market that sells perishable goods like pepper and yam in boxes
- The lady said she had to share the £24 (N23,550.57) she spent on a box of yam with another person
- Okro and plantains were some of the things she got at the special store for £17 (N16,685.27) and £35 (N34,352.02) respectively
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A young Nigerian lady staying in the UK has shared what a market in Birmingham looked like. She said that she went there for wholesale shopping.
The lady (@mzsylviaaa) stated that getting to the Birmingham wholesale store early makes one get things at cheaper rates.
Prices of yam, okro, tomatoes in UK
She added that even though she got her tomatoes for £6 and 50 pence (over N6k), people who came late got it for £8 (N7,851.09).
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While showing a box of yam in her TikTok video, the lady said she got the 11 tubers for £24 (N23,550.57) and had to share the cost with another person, making them pay £12 (N11,779.46) each.
The lady got okro for £17 (N16,685.27). She was told things slightly became expensive at the store. She had a box of ripe plantain for £35 (N34,352.02).
Watch the video below:
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
"Even though am not in UK, I love watching your videos. Keep it up."
"As u dey call price I dey calculate in naira. God go help me."
Amy Okafor said:
"I really want to explore this bulk shopping but I'm wondering how to preserve things like Okro, potatoes. Tomatoes I know I can blend and freeze."
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Lissy Braun said:
"Me crying because I need one of these stores in Aberdeen."
"Thanks for sharing…is the market usually stocked up on some particular day ? Kindly advise on best day to go if u have an idea..thanks."
The lady replied:
"Monday ti saturday 3am to 11am."
London market with a touch of Lagos
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian woman made a video of a market in Packham Rye Lane that looked very much like a local trading centre in Nigeria.
In the clip, wares were displayed on the floor, and the environment bears striking similarities to any popular Lagos market with the way buying and selling activities were going on.
Busy market in London
Similarly, a young lady with the TikTok handle @choplife_advocate shared a clip showing a very popular market, Barking, that looked like a busy scene in Lagos state.
Filming the UK market, the lady said that the place bears a striking semblance to Oyinbo market in Ebute Meta, Lagos.