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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Photo: Man buys two tubers of yam for N7000 at an African store in the US

A twitter user Wole (@Kingwole) shared this photo of two tubers of yam he bought for $23.68. (N7000). That amount should get one 20-30 tubers or more in Nigeria...depending on the size and market of course. Right?

174 comments:

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Nnenne George said...

Very possible...

SENSATIONAL PURITY said...

This is slaying of the highest order.

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Since he commot em own money buy the yam it's no big deal!

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christie benjamin said...

Then he shud get his ass down here and buy it then transport it to US if he think it's expensive.

Larry Umukoro said...

that is even cheap
its no news

Maureen Uhama said...

That's it with African food abroad very expensive.

daniela desmond said...

Lol...its really expensive over there

Damolia De Best said...

That's prty too much !!!

















*dew*

golda awosika said...

Lol nitori olohun, y wud i buy ds for 7k wen i can buy 6 or 7 of it for around 1k5 or evn lesser amount




#*karlishah*

Timothy Nelson said...

Wow.. That's really expensive.









#WhoshouldItell

AMIJEZ said...

Sorry,na you carry yourself go US.

Jenny Duby said...

Lol... African food are really expensive over there.

JAYZSBOSS said...

Oh shit

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

Hehehehe no b him one go america...make him dey dere...







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Vivian Reginalds said...

Na so e be o. Go to the UK then you'd know that Jesus is Lord when you pay 35 pounds.
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

tosisochukwu said...

Chai! 2 cost! Can't afford it





























!brightosman aka fake phyno .#gerarahere

Babylawyer. said...

What? Ofcos Linda ur right. Nawao! Gues I should start yam busines over there.


@Lindaikeji No. I FAN

Unique Treasure said...

really expensive































#she'sunique#

Sharon Sharon said...

And hu said 7k will buy 30 tubers of yams hia????.....abi na yam seedlings u wan buy

sade alao said...

Ah Linda,na wa for you o.you said US.how much do you buy the Oyinbo made things you have.is it d same price as they buy there. Give us better aproko

Ohiren's Zone said...

Just 2 tubers of yarn 4 N7,000.00...this is real business in the U.S.Very Nice.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok, that amount will get you like 40 tubers here

kenneth emeka said...

that is USA for you

chinyere precious said...

Thats just how it is here in the UK also. We just roll with it.

florence adenike said...

Ehn ehn! Dat money will be 30 tubers in naija

Point And Kill said...

Sure, you can say that again

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Wat we enjoy in Nigeria...


... merited happiness

Joyce Rumun said...

That can fetch you 80 tubers in benue at this time.

temitope faizat said...

Imagine just 2tubers of yam na wa ooo

DBANJ CRUSH said...

Na wa o,,in nigeria,benue or taraba to b precise,,u wud buy 50 or mor tubers @ dat price







LINDA NOTIFY DBANJ

sandra dunkwu said...

Let him come back home na!

desmond chuddy said...

Ahh! 7104thousand!enuf to buy all d yams need for bride price nd ur name will b heard in 3neighbouring villages.

Olivia Ngene said...

Are u shitting me??? This one na cool business o, exporting African food stuffs αи∂ selling with a price slightly raised. Wow!















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Anonymous said...

Cheap.veryy cheap.

Anonymous said...

It's very cheap for try har price in US.Come to Australia and buy it .

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Neks Neks said...

Its even more expensive in Dubai. That size is about 100dhs each. Which is 10,400 for 2.

okeowo lekan said...

Choiiii... I day madt...











#Al sah-him

martin aaliyah said...

He he na wa o, This one too much na...

TinyBee said...

Yam isn't grown in the State you know. Sometimes you just wanna have a feel of local food abroad. Better than spending that much on a Thai meal at a go.

Omolara Martins said...

God we need deliverance from slavery in this nation

Deola Naom said...

Jesus is Lord

Adejoke fasasi said...

In my mums shop as at now due to cost in market this isnt more than #400.
That simply means we should appreciate what we have.




















#Hajia Mufliat

Ama Adoma said...

And Linda funny enough I also bought two tubers for 25 pounds last Friday lol. African markets over here are making money big time

Saheed Ishola said...

Though usually biggger than these, i buy four tubers in my area around 3000+, so it isn't bad at all for 7k in the US.

Ade Uwagboe said...

That's how is expensive over dere, I bought one tuber in houston for 7$

Bamidele Arinola said...

#7k will buy like 35 tube, cos, one is #200 in some area.

Henry Ekene Obianika said...

I could be making a lot of money if I start exporting yam to the US. *thinking*

Unknown said...

And see me complaining that 13 tubers ( a carton ) here in Germany from our Mr Yam Goat for 25€ ( 7000 thousand naira ) is too expensive. I nor complain again from today... Make I come even call Me Yam sef bcos my own for house don finish.

FFlle Oscar said...

WOW... this good,


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Pesin Pikin said...

Am I surprised? Nah! Does he not know where he is b4? No place like home jare!

Aralewa Makeover said...

That's th sacrifice u av to pay

fabian eze said...

so he is living in America and expect to get them for....how much?? Maybe for 10 dollars.
Thats the amount you get when naira is nowhere compared to dollars.


#XENO-FABIAN

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valentino chuks said...

Maybe there's US greencard inside d yam

Juliet Iwuno said...

Odikwa egwu seriously. Linda take note!

obiyomi abolaji said...

He wanted to eat yam nah. Why was he now complaining? Did they force you to buy it?

Muna said...

Omg! U must be kidding me!

chioma jacinta said...

Yes is true even here in China two tubers of yam is 8500. * it's well*

Anonymous said...

Here in Malaysia I buy a tuber of yam for #5000. Count yourself lucky man.

jessica freda said...

THATS WHAT IT SHOULD BE.

Dapsonbaby said...

Ehnnnnnnn!!?? Say Wetin happen!? My Grandma no fit buy that thing for 450naira sef.. They suppose burn the shop


#Linda OyaDab#

Jolly Smart said...

Na wa for Dis life sef

I knw say na najia woman go sell dat yam. Cos ther lik money die

SongsOfSUSSAN said...

What? In Niger state, that could get you over 40 tubers of yam.

Okafor Ujunwa said...

Life in yanki no easy ooooo hnmmmmmmmm

kate onyemenam said...

It's true, that's the amount we buy it at the state. African food are expensive

Anonymous said...

This one cheap die. Bought one of the same size in Doha for 100 riyals (5500 naira).

famuyiwa rasak said...

Na so! Good business Very soo my own afrcan store too ll be open at the US *smile*

Fatty alkali. said...

Waoh!

Swiss babe said...

Its far more expensive than that here in Suisse.

Anonymous said...

They should contact Wangaraufoods for doorstep delivery if African food items.

Anonymous said...

He is lucky, in Australia those two would have cost more!

Victoria Oddiri said...

Yep. But it's abroad. So that's it.


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Anonymous said...

Are u kidding me. does are way too expensive for jxt two tubers of yam. (Cyndy).

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the person just got to US dats why he is posting this, even in UK it's exxpensive

Anonymous said...

I believe him,that's how I buy mine too in Maryland.That's why some people don't bother eating yam. When you try to bring it in,it is seized at the airport. Happened to me on few occasions.

Dapo Drims said...

Lol.. don't they produce yam or farm yam in d US? Must it be african yams? Guess ours is da best!

Jamila Shaibu said...

WHAT!!???? This is serious

Dapo Drims said...

Lol.. don't dey produce or farm yams in d US or other western countries? Must it be african yams? Guess ours is da best

Anonymous said...

At least i can get 2 tubers for £5 in the UK;and my naija peeps will be complaining....UK better o.

charles chiemeka said...

That was cheap actually to compare to here in Malaysia seriously
That 2 yam will be like 12ķ naira here

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmm!una dey try.i no go buy ooo.na by force?

Anonymous said...

me no go buy!no b buy force oooo

okunlola seun said...

Its normal na.

Anonymous said...

Well una dey try dia ooo.i wont buy atall.

Andy Ebhomhan said...

He is even lucky to get two good tubers at that rate, let him come to Gran Canaria to ask for price

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

I no de chop yam ,so I no know how much dem de sale yam.


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Ujulabelle C said...

Igbo boys, busines that land. Make u begin dey export yam to US.

Sharon Sharon said...

Nawaoo.......so much moni

Di Mateo Xavie said...

Na witch...u no send make dem way bill a cargo plane full wit yams from naija

ECHOMAN said...

Na must to chop yam.abeggg too dam expensive jare

BEAUTIFUL9JADELTA said...

BEAUTIFUL9JADELTABABE... good luck to am na US wey him dey na no b naija. Hmm anyway me am Justsayingmaownohh via ma LATEST TECNO F7.
@lindaikeji d lindus am still waiting ohh

Anonymous said...

Yam Yam we dont even have it here,to bring it in sef na war,

Chiisunshine(carolips) said...

Chai ... they re suffering over there o

yourstrulyblogposts.blogspot.com said...

Really??!

Bae Bae said...

African store owners abroad are making it big no doubt..

maureen Donatus said...

Good for them

Tunde Sexy said...

In Australia here, we buy one yam for approximately 10 dollars, African food is so expensive

olaremi ogunmodede said...

Its soooo expensive here ooooo.4get it I no fit buy herm. M nt any food freak

Anonymous said...

Haba linda, 20-30 kini? For which market? 7k could possibly get you about 10 tubers and no more.

waheed adams said...

Make una dey chop burger

Anonymous said...

Linda, are u high or something, u need to go to the market, Hmmm 7000 will get u 4 to 5 tubers of yam ooo not 20 to 30 ooo,

Anonymous said...

It's ridiculous. I bought one at $11.50 pretty smaller than what he has shared on the pix here in Houston Texas. And guess what? when i got home i found out Almost half of it was rotten inside. Lol

Frank Mike said...

Na gold yam be that; not the one every body no..

Odibe Blessing said...

Hehehehehehhehe like serus,nawa ooo it's too costly.

Anonymous said...

Yes, dis is d pain pple deal with. African food is very expensive, u can spend $100 n it will be like u didn't shop @ all compared to America's food.

Sasha said...

Am sure this buyer calculated with the new dollar rate......God bless Nigeria... #thetruthwillprevail

Sasha said...

It is well

Sasha said...

Am sure this buyer calculated with the new dollar rate......God bless Nigeria... #thetruthwillprevail

Anonymous said...

We'll, it's more expensive in Canada and it's not even this big! to get snails here nko! You. will see snails inside can for sale, but not the. same with my najia snail.

Anonymous said...

Linda this is not a new. That's how we buy it. A real African yam is around 20 to 30$ each. Seriously no exaggeration lol

goschi godwin said...

How much is one dollar again in naira. Bro don't compare.

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Emmah Etz said...

So naira is now so worthless that $23.68 = 7k....

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Anonymous said...

Exchange rate issues....

christiana bulus said...

hmmmmmmm!

flexfelix said...

Omo see bizness ooooo 2 tubers of yam 7k.





Odikwa very very Risky oooooo

Anonymous said...

We dey enjoy for London oo.

Jamila Shaibu said...

Na wa oooo...Aunty linda be posting my comment oooo

micheal effiom said...

Na wa dat real bizness

Anonymous said...

Oga, what is the monthly minimum wage in US? ($7.5 *40hrs/ week * 4). Compare @
18,000 NGN. When in Rome, behave like the Romans, and when in US, eat burger because it's much cheaper than yam. Have you asked how much Pizza costs in Nigeria.

Benedicta Emmanuel said...

Shey him life depends on dat yam ni?
"NeVeR SaY NeVeR"

Anonymous said...

This is very true. I bought one yesterday for $12. Even indomie itself is $2 for 1 at an african store. Heinz salad cream is $4.99. 2 dericas of oloyin beans is $13 dollars but wetin person go do.

bertilla said...

Smilin.....itz coz our money is valueless datz y wen itz converted it bcomz too high.

JENNY IKEJI said...

Wow this is forking expensive mehhhhnnnnn

Anonymous said...

That's how much yams are sold at GoldCoast store- the biggest African shop in New York - 2 months ago I bought 2 for nineteen dollars

teegrl said...

Yam. I don tire for the yam thing. Na once in 2 months for here oo.

Kentomah said...

So? Make dem no make profit? Check out the price of a yam tuber in Alaska. Na waya oooo

Anonymous said...

That is why Nigeria should start exporting food. I paid $8 for a similar sized yam yesterday in maryland. A box of about 10 yams is $68. All the supply comes from Ghana. Lots of ways Nigeria can make money but our government no gree do the leg work

kehinde lawal said...

I got 2 small tubber for CAD$25 it was. Instead I buy white potatoes.

kehinde lawal said...

I bought 2 tubbers for $25 at Toronto.

kehinde lawal said...

I got 2 small tubber for CAD$25 it was. Instead I buy white potatoes.

Gabriella Idele said...

Must I eat yam while abroad?

ben afflect said...

Thats cheap .. Its $65 = 15,000N per tuber of yam here in Australia ..

Anonymous said...

He should not complain, he earns his money in $$$ not naira. Minimum wage in the USA is around $8 depending on the state, meanwhile governors are struggling to pay 18,000 naira in Nigeria. You can not compare in absolute terms. you need to consider what percentage of your earning is the 2 tubers of yam if you work in the US and what percentage of your earning is the 2 tubers of yam if you work in Nigeria.
If you work 8am to 4pm in the USA like government workers do in Nigeria, you earn $64 a day, multiply by 22 working days your gross is $1408. The tubers will probably cost 500 naira in Nigeria which is 2.7% of the minimum wage of 18,000 naira. Relatively it is more expensive on your earning if you earn minimum wage here in Nigeria

paparazi said...

Nice one, at least he will not turn the yam to corruption.

Oshios Baba said...

Na business ...

Posh Queen said...

What do u expect?

estellarchive said...

It doesn't baffle me, we go through the same price issue here in Europe on African ingredients. We just have to endure and buy when you can afford them.

Gee said...

Lol That's the price of one large tuber in Toronto. Dunno why he complaining.he got it better.

Gee said...

Lol That's the price of one large tuber in Toronto. Dunno why he complaining.he got it better.

Theresa Egan said...

It's not expensive to him cos if he couldn't afford it, he wouldn't have paid for the tubers of yam in the first place.

dami llionaire said...

Na wa o....

Anonymous said...

Yes but add logistics...it did not just disappear to the states ...

Starboy Wizkeed said...

Na to chatter aeroplane full of tubers of yam sure pass o





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Anonymous said...

This is a lie! Lol

Anonymous said...

What's his point. That is how much we pay for it out hear. I he buys a box or 1/2 a box it comes out cheaper

Andy sneh said...

Hmmmm

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maureen kwentoh said...

See fyn yam

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

So true you guys.. thats what we see here.

Sir Vin said...

they should come home and farm, or better still, cultivate a farm over there...how much is N7000 in dollars...that is about 23 dollars 3 cent. that shows how invaluable our Naira has become. God help us!
there was a country

Maureen Mordi said...

Dts wt u get when u choose 2 live abroad

Anonymous said...

That is cheap! Its $15 a tuner on this side of town.

Anonymous said...

Yes o I went to Orlando for holiday bought a medium size onion for $3

Anonymous said...

That's cheap, I buy a tuber for $16

Anonymous said...

Pls don't compare U.S. with Naija. Minimum average wage is $8.50 an hour while Naija minimum wage is still well under $100 per month

Anonymous said...

He bought it cheap at N23, at Walmart, those yams would have cost way more, probably almost $40 because it's bought per Lb(weight). I once bought a very small tuber of yam at Walmart for almost $12 sometime ... Ridiculous. Tropical/African food in the US is expensive because it's imported

Anonymous said...

It's kind of wrong to conver to naira since these people earn their money in dollars. If u were earning in naira, then it's wiser to convert

Anonymous said...

$26? Come on, that cheap naaa.

Chizoba Orjioke said...

Say what!! 7000 gini??? Hmmm. That's outrageous. Is it contraband goods in the US?

Linda I hv arrived, post my comment.

Anonymous said...

@ama adoma you're a freaking liar yam cost at least £4-5 in London. By why is everyone compering the price difference, the US is a far place and cost of shipping is included am sure this guy lives in Arizona or some place where Nigerian don't reside... It's less than $7 in nyc

Anonymous said...

You should know better not to compare the standard of living of America and Nigeria. It is obvious that the more you make the more you spend. LInda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is very resonable. Dry yam shipped by air from Ghana to the U.S. and at the store for sale within 3 days so it is still fresh and you are complaining? You gets to pay for the loss when it is not sold on time and it begins to rot? A begi... That is very O.K. If not, eat gira...

Chizy Raky said...

He can get his family and friends to be arranging yam, crayfish and the rest of them for him from this end. It can be done


-LIB PIKIN-

Anonymous said...

shopping in the US these days is very expensive for anybody with naija mind. Le boo bought a top for me at macys last december wen i travelled only for me to convert it and it gives me 16000 naira. shuo! for ordinary top o. Nobody will even know where I buy d top nor how much it cost so no need shopping there for now. Thanks to our governmnet that has turned our money to akara.

Anonymous said...

Na so we see am for yankee. This africans will just charter and be cheating us here. Esp if ur in a place withfew africans and competition

Anonymous said...

Yeeeeeehhhh which walmart sells yam in your village. WALMART DON'T SELL AFRICAN YAM LIAR LIAR..OR U MEAN FARMERS MARKET LOL

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Ade Olasengbe said...

One chance

Yinusa Abiodun said...

it is sold for $19 now

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