The average Nigerian loves food and we cannot even argue this. For every wedding ceremony that takes place in Nigeria 70% of the guests are there for the food as much as they want to celebrate with you.
Nigerian meals are quite interesting and toothsome.
Here are meals you would surely see at most Nigerian weddings:
1. Jollof Rice:
This is the king of all Nigerian meals at any occassion. How can you not have Jollof at your wedding? Based on its name, the origins of Jollof rice can be traced to the Senegambian region that was ruled by the Jolof Empire. Somehow, Nigerians have ‘owned’ this delicacy and presented it in different amazing ways.
2. Pounded Yam:
It is a delicacy prominent to the south-western part of Nigeria. Iyan, as it is called by natives, has its root among the people of Ekiti state in south western Nigeria. Pounded yam is a special food for special occasions in Nigeria such as in marriages, coronations, house warming, funeral to mention a few.
3. Fried Rice:
This tastes differently from jollof rice and sometimes served side by side with jollof rice.
Yam porridge is made with yam, oil, vegetables and preferably tomatoes.
Pottage is cooked in many different ways in accordance with national food cultures, customs and traditions.
5. Ofada Sauce:
Ofada sauce got its name from the local rice which it is usually served with (Ofada rice), the sauce is called Ayamase.
The pairing is just splendid.
6. Moin Moin:
Moin-Moin is a Nigerian steamed bean pudding made from a mixture of washed and peeled beans, onions and fresh ground peppers.
7. Small Chops:
Nigerian small chops are finger foods served at parties.
These include spring rolls, baby puff puff, samosas, peppered gizzards, chicken kebab, asun, stick meat, mini sausage rolls, Nigerian fish rolls and a lot more.
Small chops can be quite filling too. Nigerian meals add their own quota in making a wedding colourful and spicy.