“Have You Eaten?” | The Love Language of a Yoruba Girl


Yoruba geh! We know your type very well. Your home training is on fleek and you know that a hungry man, is an angry man. You know that the saying, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” is not just mumbo jumbo or a surgical technique.

True love for your man, your boo-bae, your baby boy is not matching Cartier bracelets on Instagram and the latest Yeezy shoes but a freshly cooked pot of soup “with nine lives” as Nigerian OAP Toolz will say. Keeping your significant other well fed is a thing of pride for you and you do it oh so well.

Now, we at Jumia know that cooking can be a struggle no matter how passionate you are about it, so here are 10 affordable cooking and kitchen utensils, accessories and equipment to ease that struggle while making you look like a Chef Fregz-certified bonafide pro.

The Basics

We are not going to belittle you and assume you don’t already have a state of the art knife set, but may we offer you this Diamond Knife Sharpener with Suction Pad? This bad boy keeps your knives as sharp as they were brand new, without you going outside to find a random stone to rub your knives against. While we’re at it, ditch the knives completely for these expert level Universal Stainless Steel Plantain Slicer and Pineapple Peeler easy to use for both right-handed and left-handed folk.

Sticking with the Universal brand, may we offer you this double-decker dishrack that is made from an easy-to-clean stainless steel and packs in more dishes than your regular dishrack ever could? Or a sleek bouquet-style spice rack for the exotic spices from all your culinary adventures far and wide?

The Advanced

We’ve already hinted at our love for dodo and we can all agree that #DodoIsLife but even the few non-dodo lovers among us will still be excited by this Master Chef 3.5 Litre Stainless Deep Fryer: think of all the yam, the chicken and potatoes you can fry without frying your body too! If #FitFam is your lifestyle but you’re still a meat-loving Nigerian, then this black Eurosonic 19L Electric Oven with Barbeque Function is for you.

Separate yourself from mere mortals and join the rank of cooking gods with a crockpot. Start cooking dinner at breakfast time with this stunning red Andrew James Digital Slow Cooker that is low on energy consumption with a litre capacity to feed large families. After feeding the masses we know the last thing you want to do is clean up, let this LG Dishwasher with actual superpowers ease some of your burden.

Finally, if all else fails, Jumia Food has got you; from feeding just you and bae, to the biblical feeding of 5,000.