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Nigeria - soft drinks
Horchata
nigeria
spain
Horchata drink
© amazonaws.com
Popular sweet drink of Valencia area, refreshing and nutritive. It's a vegetal milk of earth almond's tuber. Horchata (also called tiger nut milk) is particularly rich in minerals, vitamins C and E, and many digestion-facilitating enzymes. Horchata (or orxata) is often served with fartons, a kind of long shaped spongy pastry to dip in. Horchata is a gluten free drink. The artisanal form is sold in horchetarias of Valencia, Barcelona, and especialy Alboraya (the bests !). Tiger nut milk is also d ... read next




Nigeria - vegetarian recipes
Jollof rice
cameroon
nigeria
senegal
Jollof rice recipe
© latendresseencuisine.com


Ingredients :
long rice 350g
1 big onion (sliced)
vegetable stock 60 cl
tomatoes puree 2 tbsp
1 green piment (deseeded and chopped)
2 garlic cloves (chopped or powder)
vegetable oil 2 tbsp

Recipe of jollof rice :
Brown the onion and the garlic in a pan with the oil.
Add the tomatoes puree and stir for 3 min over medium heat.
Rince the rice with cold water, drain and pour it in the pan, add the green piment (chili) and salt.
Let cook 2-3 min stir ... read next




Nigeria - dances
Afrobeat
nigeria
Afrobeat dance
© DR
Fela Anikulapo Kuti begins his musical carieer with the High-life style. Young Fela Kuti became then a panafricanist activist and evolved to a new genre, with less jazzy and more african rythms : Afrobeat. Despite censorship and tyrannical regimes that martyred him, Fela's success got durable and international. His numerous records were reissued after his death (1997) in the 2000's. His sons Femi and Seun Kuti took over. Afrobeat is not just an irresistible rhythmic repetitive music with few cho ... read next
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High-life
ghana
nigeria
High-life dance
© squarespace-cdn.com
Style musical and urban dance born in Ghana in the early 20th century. High-life name insinuates this music was played and appreciated in open air night-clubs of the high-society. High-life uses rhythmic structures of the traditional Akan music with occidental instruments (saxo, trompette, piano, trombone, violons...). High-life's popularity a gagné le Nigeria, then Liberia, Gambia, etc
Musics to dance High-life : E.T. Mensah, Ebo Taylor, Fela Kuti (at his beginning with his band Koola ... read next
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Shaku shaku
nigeria
Shaku shaku dance
© wordpress.com
This dance born in Lagos, is executed by football stars to celebrate a goal, etc
Learn shaku shaku with MHD : see www.youtube.com and here is a tuto for 5 Nigerian dances : Shoki, Galala, Zanku, Etighi, and of course Shaku shaku see www.youtube.com



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Egun Orisha
benin
nigeria
togo
Egun Orisha dance
© wikimedia.org

Mask Dance of the Yoruba, this dance is performed 40 days after the passing away during the ceremony of the reincarnation of the spirit of a deceased person, or during funerals of followers.
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Naija
nigeria
Naija dance
© musicinafrica.net
Totori

Nigeria - tales
Grand genie of the bush
benin
burkinafaso
ivorycoast
nigeria
togo
Grand genie of the bush tale
© ssl-images-amazon.com





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