“Why I Stopped My Wife From Buying Aso Ebi” – Man Speaks As Ilorin Residents Decry Extortion

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August 31, 2016 – “Why I Stopped My Wife From Buying Aso Ebi” – Man Speaks As Ilorin Residents Decry Extortion

Residents of Ilorin have decried the craze over uniforms popularly called ‘Aso Ebi’ during ceremonies, saying it is exploitative.

The residents, who spoke with the NAN today in Ilorin, said that people now saw it as money making venture instead of the motive of felicitation.

A civil servant, Mrs. Janet Adeyi said some people use it as a means to make money expected to be spent in the course of preparing for the ceremony.

“These days, people now sell ‘Aso Ebi’ at exorbitant prices just because they want to gather the money they will spend in preparing for the ceremony.
“Had it been the clothes are even of good quality, it will not be painful but annoyingly, they are low-quality clothes.
“They are clothes that one will wash once and it will fade off,” she said.

Another respondent, Mr Victor Ishaiya said he had stopped his wife from buying them except for family members that cannot be avoided.

“I discovered that there is hardly a month that she doesn’t buy one which doesn’t make sense to me.
“I have told her to stop buying, except for family members that we cannot say no and funny enough, she has not gone naked to any ceremony which is to tell you that she has been buying what she doesn’t need.
“And such money have now been used for other things, especially with this economic recession, one just has to be careful,” Ishaiya said.

Yemisi Yusuf said it was as if people want their guests to pay for the food and drinks they would be served with by making them buy the asoebi at an exorbitant rate.

“The new trend now is making guests pay indirectly for the food they will eat by increasing the price higher than what is obtainable in the market.
“They can sell aso ebi for you for N2,500 and you will get it for N1,200 in the market.
“Are they telling me they can give me souvenir that is reasonable enough, so it is not funny at all.
“And to some people, if you refuse to buy, they will see you as an enemy,” Yusuf said.

9 thoughts on ““Why I Stopped My Wife From Buying Aso Ebi” – Man Speaks As Ilorin Residents Decry Extortion

  1. Something is make me vex and is pains upon my holy soul and I go use this time to talk am here. Is not dey like say I am a haver of jelosy upon somebody. I can’t posibul to be haver of jelosy for my follow human beans bicos rastaman is not have jelosy. Rastaman is love peace and harmony and slice of mount Zion. A slice of mount Zion is for I. I am not even send if pipul are march upon me like foot mat if say they are march upon me to enter heaven. It is even make me to be having happility for my heart say I am help pipul to entering heaven. If I help pipul to entering heaven, I can not posibul of going to hell. My igbo wey I am smoke everyday have teaching me to dey happy all the bad condition.
    But wetin I want to say be say I am remember many times ago when I was travul far and was not posibul to commented again for naijagist. Nobody was ask about of me. Nobody was ask where I was went upon. Nobody was even tolded me to welcome back when I was a comer of back from my travul to be commented again for naijagist. Even animal was not send say I was come back from travul. But just bicos somebody was wenting away for many years ago and is now a new comer of back, everybody is come to be asking about of the somebody. But is not wahala. Is not anything. Is no be say I am vex for the persin o. Is only say I am a human write ativiks. So when I see bad thing, mozul pool is do me for mouth if I no talk am. So I have talk am. I fit rest now.

    • Haba Bench.why d vextation? I is thoughing we is friendshipment? You is comeing back when igbo was plentiful for your eyesights that was why you is not see the ‘WELLUCOME BAKIC ‘

      Okay,sorryment.On behalftingling of the fulling houseing, I saying Herro Bench,warris wrong ? I misses you that time that was long long ago and wellucoming back.I falling in love inside you so pls falled in love on to me too.Cherrios . You wanting igbo or beering or wine ni ?

    • Haba Bench.why d vextation? I is thoughing we is friendshipment? You is comeing back when igbo was plentiful for your eyesights that was why you is not see the ‘WELLUCOME BAKIC ‘

      Okay,sorryment.On behalftingling of the fulling houseing, I saying Herro Bench,warris wrong ? I haff misses you that time that was long long ago and wellucoming yours back.I falling in love inside you so pls falled in love on me too.Cherrios . You wanting igbo or beering or wine ni ? I lovement yours biggest much.

  2. Why is the government forcing people to buy “Aso Ebi”?

    Dem go don jail some people for not buying.

  3. I am a partial believer in “aso ebi” and only buy when the spirit moves me, which is not often. Ibuy when people celebrate happy events like marriages, Honourable retirement from service, award of titles of honor , coronations, ordinations etc. I never wear aso ebi for mourning because the people bereaved usually sell those clothes to their “friends” to show family members they have their own group, but they do not wear those clothes themselves at the event, but rather wear some other material to differentiate them as direct children of the deceased. I do not therefore see any wisdom in allowing myself be decked in mourning clothes allegedly mourning some stranger I barely knew if at all while the blood relatives of the deceased wear unrelated clothes.

  4. A lady i knew should i say know doesnt speak to me today all because i didnt buy aseobi it wasnt worth €50 but she was sellibg for €150 when i went to her occasion come see the attitude even her daughter and cousin were so rude i couldnt careless i ne er have been a fan of aseobi it’s completely list irs cause really

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