African Platter Map – 6 Mouth Watering African Rice Dishes You Should Try

Rice can be considered a staple food in Africa, because majority of people in African countries eat this meal in a variety of ways. I think we have more rice recipes than the Asians who first cultivated this crop. My mum is a caterer, and I remember eating different types of rice meals while growing up, and my favorite used to be coconut rice. Still is actually.

The most common way rice is served in African homes, is usually with stew made from tomato puree and any protein of choice. But all over the continent, there has been an amazing rice evolution and we have seen rice dishes made with the craziest ingredients. The fun part however, is that they always taste sooooo good. Today, I will be taking you away from the ”conventional rice world” and I will be showing you some amazing African rice dishes you should definitely try. Lets get started!


This is a Ghanaian delicacy made with rice and beans, which can be served on its own, or eaten alongside the famous Ghanaian pepper sauce, fish, or spaghetti. This dish is one thing to look forward to on your next trip to Ghana.


A speciality of the Coast of Kenya, this biryani is one of my absolute favourite kind! The masala is cooked separately and the rice separately, then the two are served together. Some ingredients used in this dish are potatoes, fresh tomatoes and yogurt, to name a few.

MUPUNGA UNE DOVI (Peanut Butter Rice)

I’m pretty sure you have never thought about using peanut butter for anything other than toast. But here in Africa, we make it a point of duty to change the game. This rice dish is prepared with Dovi (peanut butter) and can be eaten plain or served with beef sauce and best cooked with Basmati.


This rice dish is popularly known as concoction rice, mostly because all the ingredients are put in at the same time. It is an alternative of Jollof, and is prepare with palm oil and other local ingredients such as, dry fish, scent leave or pumpkin leaves.


Have I said that this is my favorite? Oh yes! This dish is made using the milk from the coconut and garnishes with dried fishes, crayfishes, prawns etc. Trust me. this dish is divine! I can make some for you if you like.


The most popular! This rice dish has caused very interesting twitter and Instagram wars. I don’t even want to go into that right now. This dish is a West African favorite that generated from the Wolof people of Senegal. This dish is used in almost every celebratory gathering, ranging from birthdays to weddings and so on.

What are some other African rice dishes you have tried out and would recommend? let me know in the comments. I just may try it out.

Event: The Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week

All the student fashionistas in the house say Yay, it’s event time!!

Here’s an event that will surely get you excited. The Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week is here again. And this fourth edition will be bigger and better than ever before.

This is the season for Fashion Events and students are not left out. The Nigerian Students Fashion & Design Week is an arm of the AFWN designed especially for students.

Event : Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week 2016


Event: Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week 2016

This event is the biggest of its kind in Africa where students with fashion and design skills get a platform to showcase their work. The Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week provide young creative fashion designers from various higher institutions across Nigeria an avenue to network and learn.


We are looking forward to seeing more creative talents in this year’s show. Just yesterday, the organizers announced Zaron Cosmetics as their official makeup partner for this year’s edition.

They are calling on students interested in modelling for the event to come for model casting on the 9th of July.

Event : Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week 2016

Many success stories of emerging fashion designers in Nigeria can be traced back to The Nigerian Student Fashion & Design Week. And they don’t get there by luck, key-role players in the Nigerian fashion industry judge the designs showcased.

Judges from the last edition are, Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, Tewa Onasanya, Kola Kuddus, and Onome Fasan as judges for the showcase.


The winners from last year’s edition of the event are;

Hauwa Liman from Bayero University Kano who emerged as the most creative designer,

Joy Marie from the Open University who made the 1st runner-up position and

Seun Morafa a student of the University of Lagos made the 2nd runner-up postion.

Event : Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week 2015 Winner
Hauwa Liman from Bayero University Kano NSFDW2015 most creative designer


Event : Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week 2014 Winner
Vovwe Omoko NSFDW2014 most creative designer

A set of judges will be placed on ground to select the most creative designers to take home amazing prizes in this 4th edition of the event.

Budding student fashionistas are encouraged to apply on Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week website .


Event : Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week 2016

This year’s event  has been announced as 12th and 13th of August. Student designers that will be showcasing at the Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week 2016 are; Needlepoint, Mzfashionista, Native Spirit, Ripped, Ashillarozae, V’macdel among others.

Think you’ve got what it takes to contest for the most creative designer? Visit their website and register.


What fashion event do you think still need to be created in Nigeria or Africa? Let’s hear from you.


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