Nollywood actress and ex-Big Brother Naija (BBN) Housemates have commended ONGA for the just concluded 2019 ONGA Foodies Hangout which was aimed at connecting the brand with lovers of food and fun-seekers, who are mostly its social media followers.
Also, it was a time to entertain ONGA consumers, to bring them together to enjoy delicacies served with ONGA taste and flavours.
ONGA Foodies Hangout which is in its third edition was organised by ONGA Seasoning from the stables of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, at Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, recently.
The celebrities who were present at the event included Nollywood actress, Chy Nwakanma, ex-BBN Housemates, Vandora Williams and Nina Ivy, and ONGAcious TV Show host, Folake Cole-Adeife.
Commending ONGA for the initiative, Nwakanma said it was quite entertaining and educative as seasoned chefs and food bloggers gave recipes on delicacies and how the social media platforms can be effectively utilised to enhance their food ventures.
Both ex-BBNaija Housemates, Vandora and Nina, eulogised the brand for enhancing the skills of its advocates on various delicacies, mostly on the popular Nigerian jollof rice which is widely consumed by the populace.
Their views were corroborated by ONGAcious Host, Folake, who has been an advocate of the brand on the television show aimed at promoting Nigeria’s culture, tourism and healthy living.
Hosted by the renowned TV personality, Chuey Chu, the ONGA Foodies Hangout saw the popular African food blogger, Atim Ukoh, known as Afrolems enlightening others on food blogging and photography.
The highlight of the event was the jollof cooking competition between three seasoned chefs and one attendee supported by the guest celebrities. This competition was in preparation for the 2019 Jollof Day in Ghana in August, where the winner from the cooking competition at the third edition will represent Nigeria.
After a painstaking decision by the judges based on taste and presentation, Adebukola Abass (Chef Turay) who was supported by Nwakanma was declared the winner.
She clinched the prize of a giant refrigerator and other gifts, and will represent Nigeria at the 2019 Jollof Rice Day.
While receiving her prize, exhilarating Abass, commended ONGA for the laudable initiative and the opportunity to showcase her skills. Also, she promised to make the nation proud in Ghana.
In her remark, Nwakanma affirmed that she was highly delighted to be behind the winner and eulogised the brand for putting the initiative together.
Earlier, the Category Manager, Culinary and Cereals, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Olumide Aruleba, said having debuted in Lagos in 2018, with subsequent event in Abuja, the third edition was borne out of fans request for more.
Speaking on ONGA’s range of products, the Brand Manager, Sophiat Bello, said Onga is proudly the Seasoning of Naija, made with locally sourced raw materials and caters to all culinary needs from start to finish. She said with Onga’s range of powdered and cube seasonings, everyone can make extraordinary meals every time.
ONGA Seasoning with the catchphrase, Mama’s Helping Hand, is available in powdered format with flavours which include classic, stew, chicken and the special mix of ginger, onion and garlic while Onga cubes is available in chicken and beef flavours.