Thursday, March 25, 2021

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

 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. 

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. 

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

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