7 Nigerians Tell Us The ‘Brokest’ Meal They Ever Ate

August 18, 2020

Have you ever been at a point in your life where you were so broke, you didn’t know where the next meal was going to come from and it was just vibes and inshallah?

Well, we asked a few Nigerians what the brokest meals they ever ate was and the responses we got…ouch.

1. Ola, 23- Bread and toothpaste

I had bread, and I didn’t want to eat just bread. I was in school and I was broke, plus it was late at night. Then I remembered that my uncle told me one time that bread and toothpaste make a good combo. So I spread some toothpaste all over my bread. Worst dinner of my life.

2. Agnes, 31- Eba and palm oil

I didn’t even have salt to put in the palm oil. So I had to wait for some time to empty the palm oil bottle onto a plate because even that was almost empty as well. I just made Eba and ate it with the palm oil like that. I ate and went to bed.

3. Wisdom, 20- Palm oil and boiled rice

It was literal palm oil on boiled rice sprinkled with Maggi, because there was no salt. I was eating and crying.

4. Pablo, 23- Garri without water

I bought garri and sugar, and my guy who was meant to buy the water just assumed there was water and used his own money to buy groundnut. Long story short, we were just chewing garri with sugar and groundnut and shedding tears. We laugh about it till today.

5. Mike, 36- Suya pepper and water

One day, during my NYSC in Port Harcourt I was so broke I had to lick flavoured pepper. My mom has this thing where she mixes powdered pepper (ata gungun) with other spices to create the best suya pepper ever. She gave me some when I was going for NYSC. One afternoon I was so broke and hungry that I just went to start licking the pepper and drinking water on top. I didn’t find anything to eat until the next day.

6. Emmanuella, 23- Spaghetti and vibes

My mom had probably forgotten that she had a daughter somewhere in school so I didn’t have any money. I had just one unopened spaghetti, groundnut oil and seasoning. Nothing else. I just poured everything in a pot and shook it together. Whatever came out was what I ate that night. Let’s just say it was edible.

7. Dami, 38- 50 Naira crackers.

I don’t even want to talk about it. That’s just my brokest meal. Simple.

David Odunlami

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