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Okpa: The Craziest Street Food in Enugu!

Okpa: The Craziest Street Food in Enugu!

For most Nigerians, street food is usually just as delicious as delicacies sold in fancy restaurants, if not more. In Enugu, Eastern Nigeria, Okpa has become the craziest street food the people can’t live without. It is cheap, filling and insanely tasty! A student once noted that, once she has loaded two wraps of Okpa…

Enchanted by the waters of Nike Lake, Enugu

Enchanted by the waters of Nike Lake, Enugu

I peeped through a hole on a massive tree trunk, and at me peeked a viscous sheet of mud-brown fluid punctuated at different corners by verdant water lilies and rimmed along its banks by lush and verdant forests. The water lilies danced slowly as the waves of the lake gently swirled, glistening in the flood…

Exploring the Neglected Coal Mines of Enugu’s Iva Valley

Exploring the Neglected Coal Mines of Enugu’s Iva Valley

A mysterious chain of deep valleys jewelled the charming landscape of Enugu City; and steep walls of stratified rocks beatify the confines of these valleys, within which outcrop the ‘black gold’ of ancient Nigeria: the black gold that powered our railways and brought us fortune for decades. Iva Valley is one of these valleys. The…

Explore the Limestone Caves and Twin Showers of Awhum Falls, Enugu

Explore the Limestone Caves and Twin Showers of Awhum Falls, Enugu

Caring less about the cloud of bubbles saturating the cave, we brought out our cameras and began to snap way. Just then a voice screamed at us from behind. “What is the meaning of this! How dare you bring cameras to this place. Do you want to defile the work of God?”…   Thirty minutes…

Ngwo Cave and Waterfall: An Hidden Wonder of Milliken Hill, Enugu

Ngwo Cave and Waterfall: An Hidden Wonder of Milliken Hill, Enugu

Spotlessness dissolves into elusiveness as the stainless plunge of a river is swallowed in the belly of a stygian cave, hidden away in the pocket of a deep gorge incised on the slopes of Miliken Hill, located in the ancient coal city of Enugu, Enugu State. The sun is high in the skies, its rays…

Aki and Ukwa- My first Delicacy in Igbo Land

With the combo of Aki and Ukwa, no Igbo pikin shall die of hunger!   Aki is coconut and Ukwa is breadfruit seed. The combo has been described as the smallest balanced food combo in Nigeria as it is believed that Ukwa contains all food nutrients except one (vitamins) which is found in coconut, hence…

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