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“I Can’t Let it Waste”: Nigerian Lady in Oyinbo Restaurant Quickly Puts Her Food in a Serviette, Video Trends



  • A Nigerian lady based overseas patronised a fancy restaurant and was told that they do not give takeaways
  • Showcasing her Nigerianness, she checked if anyone was watching her and quickly put the food in a serviette
  • A video showing her carrying out the funny act in the restaurant has elicited reactions on social media


A Nigerian lady resorted to using a serviette after being told in a foreign restaurant that there was no takeaway.

In a funny TikTok video, the smart lady quickly spread out her serviette on the table and began to put her remaining food into it.

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She put the remaining food in a serviette. Photo Credit: @spellmxo
Source: TikTok

She would check if anyone was coming as she continued to put away the food. According to her, she can not afford to waste the food as it was something she paid for with her money.

Speaking in Yoruba while packaging her packed leftovers, she said the meal would be used in drinking garri when she gets home.


Her clip has generated mixed reactions on social media. Many people hailed her Nigerianness.

Watch the video below:


#african #nigerian #fancyrestaurant #notakeaway #fyp mxo.

♬ original sound – mxo✨

Social media reactions

Béré kd said:

“You go girl! Nothing wrong to take something you paid for. Cause it might have kissed the bin if you’d left it. I would’ve done the same.”

Thegirlnextdoor said:

“Omo this is something I can do how can you not offer takeaway?”

damibold said:

“My own is wat happened to the makeup how did it disappear.”

Ebu ka said:

“Girl I should have done this when I was there. I kept eating oooo. You sabi m well.”

justsufficient said:

“Omo the way she was looking if anybody is coming off me.”

your brothers girlfriend said:

”My mom did this once and she asked us to do the same cz when we get home she won’t cook for nobody join her or stay hungry.”

Carlie said:

“I went to wheatbakers once and they told me this,the chef saw I was about to pack it in a serviette,long story short they brought takeaway.”

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