Aba, one of the largest cities in Abia State and is quite popular for the level of commercial activities that goes on in the city.
While its contribution to the nation’s economy has earned it a measure of recognition, there are certain quirks that also mark it out as a unique place to live in. These quirks, although numerous can only be experienced and not told as they are most times totally incomprehensible to visitors.
If you are heading to Aba and looking to get clued-in, Jovago.com, shares insights on some of the most unusual things Aba is known for.
1. “Aba na anya”
If you have lived in or visited Aba, you probably already understand the popular phrase “Aba na anya” translated as “Aba and eyes”. The people in Aba are curious people and as such, are well-known spectators. They do not only notice everything that goes on around them, they make a point of staring at anything new or weird so much that the perpetrator is aware they have been noticed. Sometimes they call friends to join in on the beholding with phrases like : “Umu Aba lele oh!” translated as “Aba children, come and see”.
For instance, a tourist in heel boots who visits Aba park will not only be stared at, but will most likely be accosted and asked questions on why they are dressed different. This can be considered as a level of friendliness, but there are times they can go overboard.