Sunday, 04 December 2016 16:05

Showcasing African Food

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On Tuesday 29th Nov, Pop up Africa and Start-ups for Africa held  an event that explored how social and digital media has contributed to the growing interest in African Food. 

The event was a panel and foodpreneur showcase; an ideas sharing and networking event, bringing together African foodies and anyone with a general interest in African Food.

African Food



The write up on the panelists and foodpreneurs for this Start-ups for Africa event series was written by the Do it Now Now team

The Insightful Panelists


West Africa Cooks, Leslie suggested we collaborate and support each other, because we cannot grow and make real and sustainable change alone @westafricacooks

Ndudu by Fafa, Fafa encouraged each of us to educate ourselves in entrepreneurship and build sustainability into our business plans @NdudubyFafa

A Taste of Zimbabwe, Ivy urged us to be professional about our work. This is a business, YOUR businees, so take it seriously @AtasteoZimbabwe

Tokunbo's Kitchen, Tokunbo reminded us that there is no such thing as African food. Get local, get specific and focus on the heritage of communities and countries @tokunboskitchen (special thank you to her for 

Media Diversified, Henna taught us about how the media works and encouraged us to pitch stories to writers of colour who understand the heritage that you are expressing through food @hennabutt


The Showcasing Foodpreneurs

A Man and His Cat Coffee, Drew brings incredible coffee in his smart car pop-up. Join him on December 3rd for a unique Pop up experience @amanandhiscatuk 

Good Cake Day, Chinelo is helping orphans in Nigeria feel special on their birthday one cake at a time @goodcakeday (special thank you to her for providing those extremely pretty and equally tasty mini cupcakes that we enjoyed)

Pepper and Stew, Raquel is making African food easy with her beautifully packaged prepared sauces


The Naija Kitchen, Timi is creating super tasty canned African meals - the beef stew is good! @thenaijakitchen

Yojo's Crunch, Yewande makes the tastiest chin chin in pouches to have or share @yojoscrunch (special thank you to her for providing taster packs for all our attendees to enjoy) 

FASHAAKE, Seyi is creating fusion food that truly reflects her experiences and day to day experiences @fashaake

You can still join the conversation on Twitter by following the Hashtag #AfricanFoodDialogues

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