In nearly every Nigerian city, there are markets where you can visit experience sights and sound, buy travel souvenirs and get a practical feel of the buzz and hush of the city. A visit to these markets usually adds to the unique experiences of any traveler.
Places such as the Onitsha International market – the largest market in West Africa, Bodija market in Ibadan and Kurmi Market in Kano state are hubs for various types of business transactions and are populated by people from various cultural backgrounds.
However, among these cultural and tribal leanings, the Igbos of south-east extraction will always stand out. These are due to their industrious and enterprising nature which has made them dominate both large and small businesses. Jovago.com, Africa‘s No. 1 hotel booking portal shares five exciting things to expect at a typical local market.
”¢ Warm Welcome
The customer is king. At a Nigerian market, you will be treated like a king. The welcome is overwhelming that you may probably get carried away. You are addressed with the outstanding courtesy accompanied by words ”˜fineboy‘, Oyinbo (for a white man) and other flowery words. In addition, the seller will be so nice and respectful. These are acts to attract the customers. This may probably surprise a first time visitor to a Nigerian market.
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