Comedienne and actress, Wofai Ewa, popularly known as Wofai Fada’s story to starting her food business, JustAfang tells us that if we pay undivided attention to our environment, we may get ideas that will birth something huge.
Her friends were always asking her to cook Afang soup for them whenever they visit but one day, a thought came to her mind and her food business was birthed.
That was a dream I’d had for a long time. I am from Calabar and I love cooking, especially afang soup. My friends know that anytime they come to my house, they would eat afang soup. There was a day some of my friends came visiting and I didn’t cook afang soup; so, they gave me money to cook for them. That brought an idea to my head that I could start selling afang soup.
I discussed the idea with my partners, the Monkey Media Group, and after our discussion, they created a website even before I became ready and that was how the business started. We have been getting a lot of patronage. We just started a few weeks ago and we are trying to build a structure for it. We have plans to establish in other states aside Lagos.
The only challenge would be JustAfang because I am still trying to build a structure for the business. It is only a few weeks old and I am trying to combine it with all the other things I do, like shooting the TV series, Flat mates. Sometimes, I am supposed to cook in the morning but I must also be on set at that time. At times, while I am training people, my mind would still be on the kitchen, wondering if they are putting the right amount of crayfish or spices into the soup. Until people can’t differentiate between me and my staff’s cooking, I won’t be at peace.
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