The first Naija Chop Day is on the Monday 16th June 8.00pm GMT!
This is the day you sit down to watch Nigeria vs Iran and EAT some serious Naija food. Nigeria is host to almost 170 million people. Do you know how many different tribes and food that incorporates? That's way too much to think about so why not celebrate Nigeria as one unit in the shadow of recent unfortunate events.
So what do Africans love to drink? West Africans like to drink Ginger Beer, Lemon Grass Drink, Pineapple Drink and Orange Ade these are the non alcoholic drinks. Mildly alcoholic, probably about 1% alcohol is palm wine. Poyo is palm wine, Salone’s favorite native adult beverage. Milky-white in color, it’s surprisingly thin and almost frothy when fresh, which is how you want to taste it. Here are drinks Africans like to drink.
For breakfast at the hotel had beans, chicken stew (hot ish), cous cous and paw paw with pineapple. Nice chop, although for the western market. Take a shower and went for a walk on Lumley beach. Drove through Aberdeen with our driver onto Congo Cross and getting down to business, which is land, property and ownership. It is a hot topic since the civil war and peace that has followed.
Corruption, Waiting and Potholed Dirt Tracks
So you arrive in Freetown, West Africa in the early morning at the Lungi international airport safety from a British Airport night flight from London. In March it's hot and sticky it's 6am. Be prepared for being asked for money as the first foot hits the ground. The passport official was the first. I'll be your best friend now give me some money he said. You are dazed and don't expected it. Welcome to Africa.