Top 5 Nigerian Female Chefs on The Rise

Posted on August 4, 2017 in Cooking Occasions with 1 Comment

Nigerian cuisine has come a long way. From recipes passed down from generations to new and contemporary ones being worked up nowadays, the food culture here is rich and exciting. Over the last decade and a half, though, as internet use got more widespread, one of the things that became mainstream was blogging.

Food blogging is very much mainstream now and there are a number of people who have honed their craft and gotten some recognition as top food bloggers. As it is August Women’s Month for us, we’re doing this to celebrate all the amazing women doing big things in the world of food. We will be focusing on five of the top rising female bloggers in the country in this post. These bloggers are often a delight for tourists who are looking to experiment with Nigerian cuisine. Their sites contain several diverse recipes that keep visitors coming back for more.

1. Kitchen Butterfly

Kitchen Butterfly

Ozoz Sokoh is probably more renowned for her tendency for uncommon food combinations and exciting food experiments. Her blog and her Instagram are replete with several such brilliant, adorable recipes that leave your mouth watering when you see them. Her writing is personal, relatable and it is easy to see why she has grown to be one of the go-to food bloggers in the country. Her knowledge and skill are evident in the work she puts out on the blog.

2. Dobby’s Signature

Dobby's Signature

Adaobi Okonkwo runs Dobby’s Kitchen. She’s completely natural and, her journey from cutting clippings of food recipes from the back of weekend magazines since she was little has led her on this path. Her blog showcases the best of traditional recipes and some foreign and contemporary ones as well. She is particularly keen on visuals and illustrations and these are reflected in the food stories she tells on her blog.

3. Sisi Yemmie

Sisi Yemmie is a lifestyle blogger now – her blog encompasses beauty, fashion and lifestyle tips as well as food. In her blog is a repository of several amazing dishes and recipes that she showcases for her guests. Sisi is a frequent sight at social and lifestyle-centric events where she either sits in on panels or makes presentations mostly centered around food culture. She also runs her YouTube channel where she shares more recipes and lifestyle tips.

4. Dooney’s Kitchen


Dunni Obata is on a mission to highlight the wonder of Nigerian cuisine and showcase it as a solid brand – away from the “African Food” umbrella. Her blog is structured in such a way that it is both educating and fun. The resources on there, like The New Nigerian Cookery, Recipes By Culture, recipaedia, Ingredientspaedia are packed with enlightening information that foodies and guests alike will find useful.

5. 9ja Foodie

Ronke Edoho has been doing this for quite a while and her blog is one of the earliest food blogs in the country. 9ja Foodie is very popular among tourists and people searching online for Nigerian food recipes. From traditional dishes to contemporary recipes, there’s a wide range of options on her blog. She’s a Certified Nutrition and Clinical Weight Loss specialist and the author of the cookbook Lose It Nigerian.

There you go. These women are basically household names when it comes to food blogging in Nigeria. Do you know other food bloggers worth a mention? Please share with us in the comments section. We’re certain that there are more out there. You might also like our post on 5 Ways To Tell If You’re A Foodie.

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  1. Ayoola Shittu says:

    well written article

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