Twitter social feed and WhatsApp status have been in the past few days, crowded with jokes about ‘Old Takers’. ‘Old taker don sell Ps5 say ‘life is not a game’ 😂’ is one of the trending tweets in the trend and was posted by Erigga. The tweet at the time of writing this article had gotten more than 100 likes, with over 300 retweets.
Among those trending the phrase is popular Warri-based singer, Erhiga Agarivbie (professionally known Erigga) and he did justice to the trend by dropping an explanation.
According to him; ‘To whom it may concern the term “old taker” simply means “formal big boy”’. In other words, it simply means someone that has gotten paid in the ‘street way’.
Accoding to Swiftloaded, Old Taker means someone who had collected before and maybe run out of cash or something of that nature, hence he sells the luxury properties he got when he was still in wealth.
‘Old taker say make you spend wisely you dey follow am argue…keep on poping 😒’ – @Kontrolla9
‘Old taker don sell JBL speaker sey e too loud 😂’ – @raycypherSf
‘Old TAKER go stingy if E take AGAIN’ – @gabrielovos
‘Old taker Dey advice new taker make he avoid night club new taker Dey argue’ – @Fairp_yanyen
‘New taker buy food from killimanjaro, tell waiter make e keep the change, old taker look am smile 😊’ @Iam_Boy_Raphy
And so many more… 😂
What’s your favourite ‘Old Taker’ joke? Kindly drop a comment.
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