In Nigeria, Masa Means Rice Cake

By Winifred Òdúnóku

The first time I tasted masa, I was a food-indifferent kid whose taste buds were still dormant.

I am of Yorùbá descent (predominantly people of southwestern Nigeria) but spent the first thirteen years of my life in Plateau state where I was immersed in the culture of the Hausa people and had the privilege of enjoying delicious meals indigenous to the northerners of Nigeria. My absolute favorite, then and now, is masa.

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