5 meals Nigerian and Ghanaians have in common

January 25th 2023, 9:20:32 am

Jollof wars is not enough, do you know how many other food wars we could be having?

Fufu is also common in the two countries [ChefLola'skitchen]

It’s interesting that even though Nigerian and Ghanaians are not border countries, they have quite a lot in common, especially food. Yes, they engaged in friendly jollof wars now and then but do have many meals in common.

There is no way we are going to start this list without mentioning the jollof rice we all know and love. Ordinary from Senegal and made from essentially the same ingredients, Nigerians and Ghanaians are jollof rice buddies.


This meal made from palm oil and starch and popular in the South-South and South-East part of Nigeria is also a Ghanaian delicacy.

We bet many Nigerians think they are the owners of Egusi soup, but Ghanaians have their version, and it is called 'agushi', it is made of the same melon seeds and palm oil.

Both Nigerians and Ghanaians love their rice and stew (made from tomatoes and pepper). Though Ghanaians are known for soaking boiled eggs in theirs.

Doesn’t matter if you love fufu or not, both Nigerians and Ghanaians eat a lot of it. It is made from fermented cassava and eaten with different soups. In Ghana, it is called 'fufuo'. Ghanaians do not ferment theirs.

Temi Iwalaiye
Temi Iwalaiye is a lifestyle Reporter at Pulse. She loves to write - about anything and everything.


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