The Igbos are one of the largest ethnic groups in Nigeria. One distinct characteristic of this people is their enterprising nature. The typical Igbo man is a hustler. Igba mbo which literally translates to hard work is not just an ideology, it is a way of life for Ndi Igbo. Interestingly, reward for hard work is also an intricate aspect of their culture. This principle finds expression in the Igbo saying, onye ruo, o rie meaning that he who works, eats. The Igbo hold these principles close to their hearts; as such, they work hard and they play hard. When it comes to enjoyment, Igbo people no dey carry last. Once they sign out at work, they sign in to the bars and beer parlours where they basically chop their money on drinks and peppered meat of their choice. One of such peppered meat is Nkwobi.
Nkwobi has its origin in Igboland. I consider it an evening meal because it’s usually enjoyed at the end of the day’s work when you want to relax and whine mouth with something scrumptious. Nkwobi is basically a delicious meal of cow meat (especially leg, tail) prepared in spicy palm oil sauce and garnished with
Nkwobi is traditionally served in
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