Ma Alata

“Ma Alata” – a pepper seller often patronised by the “Alases”, a group of women in the Yoruba culture who serve as caterers during big feasts, weddings, birthday celebrations and other festivals.  In contemporary times, they have been popularised as stop gaps for families who need their services for very big occasions to cook and […]

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artiste Ade Odunfa Lagos, Nigeria

Adekusibe Odunfa was born in Lagos on May 19th, 1973.  Adekusibe is an indigene of Imala in Ogun State. He attended the Abina Primary School, Abina, Surulere, Lagos (First School Leaving Certificate) 1980-1985 and the Ansar Ud – Deen Secondary School, Surulere, Lagos (WAEC/GCE “O Level”) 1985 – 1991.  He subsequently graduated with a degree […]

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“Ma Alata” – a pepper seller often patronised by the “Alases”, a group of women in the Yoruba culture who serve as caterers during big feasts, weddings, birthday celebrations and other festivals.  In contemporary times, they have been popularised as stop gaps for families who need their services for very big occasions to cook and provide an assortment of foods and other delicacies. This culture has made its way into other cultures in Nigeria, especially in the Southwest, South-south and Southeast of Nigeria. Adekusibe gives a clear impression of what the “Ma Alata”  (lady pepper seller) does in a typical marketplace.

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