It’s obvious that Ghanaians and Nigerians are brothers from the same mother.
Our similarities cut across music, lifestyle, culture, fashion etc. but little did you know that most of our foods are the same.
Scroll down as we show you foods eaten by Ghanaians and our Nigerian brothers, the only difference is the names given to these foods.
Buff Loaf (Bofloat or Bofrot) – Puff Puff
Nigerians call bofloat (buff loaf) “puff puff”
Akatoa – Egusi
Ghana’s akatoa (fat- and protein-rich seeds of certain cucurbitaceous plants) which can be used for either stew or soup is called “egusi” in Nigeria and is used for similar delicacies. The Ga tribe in Ghana call it “agushi” which sounds similar to Nigeria’s “egusi”.
Kokonte (Abete3) – Amala
Kokonte, a brown-like fufu eaten by Ghanaians is made with cassava, Nigerian’s have the same type of food, called Amala except theirs is made with yam.
Chichinga (Khebab) – Suya
Roasted meat or khebab, popularly called “chichinga” or “aboki” is called “suya” by our Nigerian brothers.
Gari Fufu – Eba
Gari ball is popularly called Eba in Nigeria.
Fufu – Pounded Yam or Akpu
As Ghanaians use cassava to make fufu, Nigerians use yam to make fufu and call it pounded yam, when they make it with cassava, it is called “Akpu”. Nigerians also eat their pounded yam or fufu with stew like egusi whilst Ghanaians eat ours with soup.
Koose – Akara
Koose, a dish made from peeled beans formed into a ball and then deep-fried in oil, eaten with “hausa koko” by Ghanaians is also eaten by Nigerians and they call it “akara”.
Korkor – Dodo
Fried ripe plantain or fried plantain is called “dodo” by Nigerians.
Atwemon – Chinchin
Nigerians call the fried snack “chinchin”.
Waakye – Ofada
Even though Ghana’s waakye is browner, Nigerians call it “ofada” and it is eaten in a leaf just like we do it.
Kofi Brokeman – Boli
Nigerians call roasted plantain “boli”, Ghanaians call it “korkor a yatoto” (twi name for roasted plantain) and stylishly call it “kofi brokeman” meaning, a food eaten by broke people as it’s cheap and sold on the roadside.
Ayoyo Soup – Ewedu Soup
Ayoyo soup, which Ghanaians eat with Tuozafi (TZ) is called “ewedu soup” and can be eaten with amala, pounded yam or akpu.
Adibi – Okpa
Adibi, made of beans is called Okpa by Nigerians.
Palm Nut Soup (Abenkwan) – Banga Soup
The delicious “palm nut soup” which is made from from the palm fruit is called “banga soup” in Nigeria.