Nigeria’s Bukas and Joints TV food show
It is delightful to see more food shows showcasing Africa’s cuisines going global. Nigeria’s Bukas and Joints food show debuted on African Independent Television (AIT) on both terrestrial and PayTV platforms, but has now gone global, and is being shown on The African Channel in the USA and Caribbean. The makers describe it as:
“A new food-related show in which Olisa Adibua, the host, travels the breadth of the continent in search of authentic African cuisine. The show starts in Olisa’s home country Nigeria, which is also Africa’s most populous country. There are over 500 ethnic groups in Nigeria, and they all have their distinct ways of cooking – in fact, their cuisine is very much a part of their culture. Locally grown produce, when combined with local spices, produce mouthwatering and lip-smacking dishes. They are so aromatic, you could literally smell them from a mile away.
Olisa takes you on a journey of culinary delight, as he explores a variety of food such Ofada rice, Amala, Tuwo, Masa, Moin-Moin and more. The show features not only food, but also real people who work behind the scenes and ensure that the food is always ready to feed Nigerians, those famished as well as those looking for that unique gastronomical experience. These entrepreneurs are found everywhere throughout Nigeria – under trees, at food stalls and roadside kiosks. Watch Olisa engage with them as they explain about their food and how it is made. There are always interesting stories behind food traditions.
Some may bring in their own twist to an existing recipe to make it even better. On Bukas and Joints, see how you can also lend the same variations to your cooking, or be inspired by them to come up with your own signature dish. You could be the next to be featured on the show!”
In a couple of the episodes, Olisa joins Nigerian music legends Tuface and Dj JimmyJatt at their favorite’s joints. The two take Olisa on a journey to their restaurants of choice to show Olisa what makes these Bukas their favourites.