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ONGA Excites Abuja Residents in Grandeur at Foodies Hangout

Chef Idowu Owoyemi celebrating upon been declared winner of the
Cooking competition at the Abuja edition of Onga Foodies Hangout

ONGA, from the stables of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, thrilled its social media advocates, 
fun seekers and upcoming chefs to exciting moments with enlightenment on food recipes at 
the fourth edition of the ONGA Foodies Hangout in Abuja.

The event which was well attended at City Park in Abuja took place on Saturday, September 
28, 2019. This came after the Lagos Jollof Showdown, with subsequent Jollof Challenge in 
Ghana, where the winner of the Lagos competition who represented the country emerged as 
the first runner--up. 

At the event, the Brand Manager for ONGA, Ms Sophiat Bello said as the Seasoning of 
Naija, a brand with national outlook, ONGA is poised towards promoting food culture that is 
based on excellence and prepared with the finest locally sourced ingredients which gives 
great taste and aroma.

She said the initiative which debuted in Lagos in 2018, was also aimed at bringing consumers
of the brand together to be enlightened on recipes of local and popular delicacies, and how to 
use the range of ONGA products in preparing them. “It is also a time to entertain ONGA 
consumers, educate and let them have pleasurable moments on what the brand offers,” Bello 

The audience were treated to various games, music and delicacies served with the ONGA 

It also saw four seasoned chefs locked in the cooking competition with seasoned chefs 
outwitting the other with skills to clinch the winning prize. After thorough screening based on
taste and presentation, Chef (Mrs) Idowu Owoyemi emerged the winner of the ONGA Jollof 
cooking competition with the prize of a refrigerator and other gifts.

Commending ONGA, Owoyemi said the initiative was laudable and has enhanced her skills 
as a caterer on local delicacies like the jollof spaghetti which formed the basis of the contest. 

“I came up with my best to surpass others and l am highly elated to be selected as the winner. 
With ONGA, l believe Nigerians will have the best of delicacies,” she affirmed.

ONGA Seasoning with the catchphrase, Mama’s Helping Hand, is available in powdered 
format with flavours which include classic, stew, chicken and the special mix of ginger, onion
and garlic while Onga cubes is available in chicken and beef flavours.

In commemoration of the World Jollof Day held in Accra, Ghana, Chef Sika Mortoo emerged
winner of the maiden edition of ONGA Jollof Battle clinching the prize of $2,000, while 
Bukola Abass, aka Chef Turay, the Nigerian representative who was the first runner up 
received $1,000. 

Chef Turay contested after being selected the winner of the jollof rice cooking competition 
held during the ONGA Foodies hangout in Lagos in July.

From Left: Social Media Manager, Promasidor Group, Paulin Tchoulak;
with Brand Manager, Seasoning, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Sophiat
Bello;Winner of ONGA Jollof Spaghetti Competition, Idowu Owoyemi;
Social Media Strategist, Michael Nwughala; and Sales Coordinator,
Adeniyi Adegboyega, both of Promasidor Nigeria Limited; during the ONGA
Foodies Hangout held in Abuja

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