Nigerian Street Delicacy, Ewa Agoyin Goes Tech

2017, EWA AGOYIN, POPULAR LAGOS DELICACY HAS GONE CLASSY AND TECH! YOU CAN NOW ORDER AND HAVE THE MEAL DELIVERED TO YOU IN JUST ONE CLICK.

 Plate of Ewa Agoyin // Source: 9Jafoodie.com

Plate of Ewa Agoyin // Source: 9Jafoodie.com

 

 

The Ewa Agoyin that you once knew sitting tight in metal pots and waiting for a lady seller to hawk her around town has taken matters in his hands this year. Bode Olajide and Habeeb Funsho took up the challenge of saving 21 centaury cool kids the stress of standing in the hot Lagos sun while waiting for their favourite Ewa Agoyin Hawker. Bode Olajide and Habeeb Funsho launched an exciting platform that lets you order for your hot delicious Ewa Agoyin with your phone and have it delivered in a fancy pack right at your location in 24 hours. www.agoyinspecial.com the website for the amazing new venture Agoyin Cuisines, is both brilliant and timely. Of the many things we thought would go Tech in our life time, Ewa Agoyin hardly made the list. Not like we don’t like Ewa Agoyin, we love it but we never thought we would live to see it go tech on us, and boy are we excited?

 Ewa Agoyin and Agege Bread from Agoyin Cuisines

Ewa Agoyin and Agege Bread from Agoyin Cuisines

 Packs of Ewa Agoyin Ready for Delivery // Source @agoyinspecial [Instagram]

Packs of Ewa Agoyin Ready for Delivery // Source @agoyinspecial [Instagram]

On the first day of their launch, Ewa Agoyin Cuisines gathered over 450 orders from all Lagos (with no paid publicity or advert), far more than the founders planned or imagined.  This reveals an exciting fact, convenience is the way out in 2017. Considering how busier young people are becoming and the crazy traffics of Lagos, services tailored to override these hurdles thrives.

Pro Tip: If want to reach millennials, take your market out of the streets and put them where young people spend time the most, their phones.

On their website, they write “We pride ourselves in keeping true to the original recipes, ingredients and quality of the local Ewa agoyin we all know and love, but this time we bring it to you.”

Oh and for those who do not know…

What is Ewa Agoyin?

Origin: Ewa = Beans, Agoyin = A tribe in Cotonu from where the dish originated from

Ewa Agoyin which translates “Agoyin Beans” is a delicious meal made from cooked and mashed cowpea mixed with palm oil sauce. This delicacy was originally a staple among the Agoyin people of Contonu, Benin Republic. The food made its way into Lagos, the most populous Nation in Africa some decades ago. Ewa Agoyin has since then remained a favourite among Lagosians. The saucy meal mostly is enjoyed with bread, fried yam, fried plantain or fried fish.

 Ewa Agoyin and Fried plantain // Source @agoyinspecial [Instagram]

Ewa Agoyin and Fried plantain // Source @agoyinspecial [Instagram]

 

Before now, to get a plate of the meal meant sitting outside and praying a hawker passes by as most sellers are mostly mobile, carrying the hot pot of the meal on their heads as they call out to interested buyers.

 

Ewa Agoyin Cuisine

Technology provides us with new ways of enjoying old things. Convenience is the new sex, it sells and we are sure of this. Currently, the Ewa Agoyin Cuisine platform is servicing areas around Lagos: Victoria island, Lekki, Lagos Island, Surulere, Yaba, Gbagada and Magodo.

A meal with a side serving of fried yam or plantain or the infamous Agege bread goes for just N550.

 Agoyin Crusine's Delivery Packs // Source @agoyinspecial [Instagram]

Agoyin Crusine's Delivery Packs // Source @agoyinspecial [Instagram]