The global ‘appreciation’ for and obsession with anything Nigerian continues. These days, it’s almost like every Nigerian phenomenon becomes a hit in the west
This time, Naij reports that the object of appreciation is a simple local broom that Yoruba call, ‘Igbale’, Igbo call, ‘Aziza’ and Hausa call, ‘Tsintsiya’ is selling on the popular transaction and pawning platform, eBay for $75.00 or for perspective, about N27,000.
It is also being fused with global natural targets of ‘green living’ because manufactured brooms are made from fibre and rubber. Brooms are natural and durable. The moment something pops off, everything seems uniquely attractive – that’s the Nigerian case at this time.
For more clarity, a broom is that thing members of the APC use during their election campaigns to connote, ‘unity.’
Its description on eBay reads, “Going green and you want authentic locally made broom from West Africa (Part of the culture here in local homes) “Have the feeling of cleaning your home like Africans have been doing for centuries upon centuries.
“Also good at handling cobwebs. Wonder why people of early ages live long? Well, because while they work and clean their homes, the work-out unknowingly or knowingly.” It ends.
Interestingly, Naij had earlier reported how another broom sold for the Nigerian equivalent of a maddening N13,000.
recently reported the shaku,shaku dance made it as a celebratory dance on upcoming popular video game, NBA2K19. Equally, ‘Afrobeat(s)’ has become a hit with the western audience with acts like Wizkid, Davido, Mr. Eazi, and Mr. 2kay recently enjoying significant success in western markets.
It’s incredible how the west has taken so fast to Nigerian ideals that it seems everything sells. Who knows how much an aso-oke will sell for?
What does this signify?
For one, it means us Nigerians should readily explore the myriad of avenues now open to us in the west. It is time to explore our options and get one step closer to the elusive Nigerian dream.