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Guess what’s coming to a local supermarket near you? It’s D’banj‘s “Koko Garri“.

Forget ewa agonyi (mashed beans) and bread, cassava flakes is one of Nigeria’s most consumed foods.

The Nigerian music superstar took to his Instagram page to share his new product which is the first from his Koko Holdings company. “Finally here after 5 yrs. I can proudly say #KokoGarri is the first product of Koko Holdings, thanks to God.” he captioned the image.

In 2014, D’banj has been pro-agriculture and it is great to see that he is breaking from the box.

59 Comments

  1. mimi

    March 20, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    lol….

  2. eve

    March 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    well done BRO… you are not a business man you are instead THE BUSINESS!!!

    • zee

      March 20, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      lol @ Eve , ur comment is so hilarious

  3. Vanessa

    March 20, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Koko Garri for my sugar banana.

  4. Fa

    March 20, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Koko garri okay let’s just say humble beginnings, we are watching this space!

  5. mrs chidukane

    March 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Hahahahaha! Ngwa women now have competition, lmao!

  6. I said So

    March 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    he will do well with it.

  7. Gistyinka

    March 20, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Big congrats to him…

  8. Miss_Flygerian

    March 20, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Ijebu garri is all I care about. What kind of garri is koko garri?

    • whocares

      March 20, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      THAT is the million dollar question.. se koko garri kan or not, and why should I buy koko garri when I can ask the lovely ladies in my grandma’s place to make it fresh for me? He needs to give us more information, but not bad. lol.

    • D'Mamma

      March 20, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      It’s obviously going to be shipped off for sale outside Nigeria. No one packages garri, beans n all in naija

    • Someone

      March 20, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      BN ur wrong, we can’t ♥ this product that we don’t know. Ijebu is the one we know n trust.

  9. dayo ADESUA

    March 20, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Gbayi chairman to’o sure….Eja nla!

  10. Ibinabo

    March 20, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Well done!

  11. Leapoffaith

    March 20, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    This is what we call selling the brand, not so much the garri. Lol #business is very interesting.

  12. Concerned_Boyfriend

    March 20, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Other than the packaging, what is special about this Garri ?.

  13. Noble (http://www.lagosconvo.com)

    March 20, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Mass market is the thing mehn. Congrats Koko master.

  14. @edDREAMZ

    March 20, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Anything to keep the money coming…. Lmao….
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  15. AMY

    March 20, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    BN, stop this thing, abeg. What is cassava flakes? Is garri in flakes? Cassava has been processed to become something else. Biko, it is garri and not cassava flakes. Whoever does not know what garri is should google it.

    • Somebody

      March 20, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      Thank you o. Cassava flakes ko, cassava grains ni. That’s how we call ofada rice and sauce designer rice. Wetin design am?! Instead of us to preseve the original names of our indigenous foods and make people curious. Rubbish.

    • Samantha

      March 20, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      Looooooool!!! Yeolzzz

    • Miss_Flygerian

      March 20, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Stop acting like you don’t know cassava flakes is the colloquial term for garri. Just like G4 and Garium sulphate.

    • O~Intuition!

      March 20, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Lol… True talk…. I just googled flakes and I just visualized garri being in flakes. Its like garri that is literally getting all ‘clumpy’ ie not-so-good.

      So BN try to Google the words well before posting. Do not just follow the name-calling bandwagon pattern for well known African Staple Foods.

      Thanks

    • nene

      March 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      thank you. what is cassava flakes? the french call their Snail delicacy, “Escargot”, and they maintain the name in french, why must we change our names. someone was telling me “bean cake”, i told her when you ready to eat moin-moin you will tell me. bean cake ko, bean muffin ni.

  16. Anon

    March 20, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Congrats.

  17. seun

    March 20, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO GET IT IN SHOPRITE AND OTHER STORES AROUND ME

  18. jwezee

    March 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    That Bag of Garri should last me a month.. Not even mad, I’ll will be buying tho

  19. seun

    March 20, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    CAN ONE GO INTO AGRICULTURE WITH 2 MILLION NAIRA CAPITAL

    • Sandi

      March 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Yes please do it. Don’t let anyone deter you, and after you start, as long as you document your business well, you can seek funding from Bank of Industry. Seriously the government is really really trying to revamp the agriculture sector, it’s no joke. We need more food to feed people, we need to alleviate poverty. You can use this capital that you have to go into fish farming. Currently the government is trying to ban importation of fish, in order to encourage more homegrown fish and create more businesses. If you have the capital do not hesitate, do your research, plan your business well, and go for it.

  20. Mia

    March 20, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    when ijebu garri inside nylon for iya rashida place still be 20 naira wetin concyn me with koko garri kwanu!!!!!

  21. Aibee

    March 20, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Koko Garri?! ROTFL! So this is the outcome of his relationship with Bank of Industry and the Minister for Agriculture? Issokay

  22. teepoes

    March 20, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    bad belle people……… oh ga o

  23. Wale

    March 20, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    If the quality is good(serious ijebu quality), I will ask someone to send some to me or perhaps export some here to Yankee.

  24. MOTHER'S DAUGHTER

    March 20, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    which one is cassava flakes again. abi na garri ? BN let people learn words from Nigeria. garri is not a shameful word. Garri has saved millions of Nigerians. BN no spoil the koko market

  25. ijebugirl

    March 20, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    I think you guys are missing the point, this is what is called “Value Chain” in Agriculture, Yes Koko Garri might not make sense to all but he is doing something with his name, to sum it all up, Agriculture needs to move forward in Nigeria especially using the Value Chain Avenue and other avenues and young people are needed to move our country forward. Despite all that, if that Koko Garri is not Ijebu Garri, and the Garri is not Organic, count me out.

    @Seun Yes you can start an Agricultural business with 2Million Naira. It all depends on what you desire to do.

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    • seun

      March 21, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Please i will like if i can get advice from experts. you can please reach me on 08088505113. thanks in advance.

  26. Ogaju

    March 20, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Dbanj drink your garrison. Nigerians are tired of garri, we wan chop chicken and fried rice. Try again next time. Biko

  27. OmoMakun

    March 20, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    I’m not even mad at him though. Go ahead and make that money D’banj!

  28. paloma

    March 20, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    lols

  29. Pynk

    March 20, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Garri sells without advert. So long as its the same price and quality with other bagged garri – then go on soun. Garri is probably the highest selling food item in nigeria

  30. www.LapesBeautifulCreature.blogspot.com

    March 20, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Such an investor. No wander he is one of the richest entertainers

  31. Me

    March 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Yea, Ijebu garri has been saving lives since 1940………nothing can take that away. Well done to kook master sha.

  32. olori Tari

    March 20, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    D’banj is just FINE…Chai !

  33. Luqman

    March 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    So kan? congrats bro!

  34. chi-e-z

    March 20, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Good job as funny as it sounded at first.I am so proud that Dbanj,you are not afraid to capitalize in a positive light on a cultural cuisine. hope it works out and thanks for not being fake and selling out least not completely. Chicken n Waffles and Mc’Ribs things. I like 😀

  35. Zeezah

    March 20, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Dbanj, just tell us you are an entrepreneur, may be on the quiet side and gradually trying to come out with style. The package garri I know and have tasted is from Ghana with ready made with sugar, milk, and kulikuli… No need to sieve at all, just soak and drink right away…lol….Till we taste your own kokogarri then we can differenciate and appreciate which is which…..Weldone sha!!!

  36. Tefken eazy

    March 20, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Na so. me ma na weti i dey consume na gm i go produce so dat mek i get chance consume well. keep it up dude am proud of u

  37. Amh

    March 21, 2014 at 12:38 am

    My God the comments cracked me up, so kan, cant stop laughing. Well done dbanj. Tons of money to be made in agriculture. Its the way forward for youth. For thecommentor that wants to eat freidrice and 3 yr s old frozen chicken, i salute you. Go on pack on. The fat and chemicals ose joo Eja nla.

  38. Sir Farouk

    March 21, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Importer exporter koko garri, Eja Nla on the ones and twos

  39. Gaia

    March 21, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Of course this is good for Dbanj; omo l’omo is just minting money right?! The question is does it make sense for the Ministry of Agriculture to make Dbanj an ambassador? I really don’t see how using Dbanj will help push Agriculture but then I’m myopic sha so that might explain it. Why couldn’t the ministry get an actual farmer, one of the hundreds of thousands that have been in this industry for years; he/she will know the issues they face, why not pump money into his farm; make it mechanised, buy tractors etc Then let him be the poster boy for Agriculture in Nigeria. I really don’t get this, not sure it helps except that the koko master is getting richer which is not bad of course just that is that the original objective?

    • John de Beloved

      March 21, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      Gaia the reason i think a farmer wasnt used is the only BIG farmer we all know is OBJ. him no go gree do Ambasador nah. so the reason D banj was used is cause he is a brand. he alone has made people more interested in Agriculture via all the buzz his Ambassador role has been making on the media… the idea is to use his face to draw youths, and make them interested in the whole Agriculture ish.

  40. Getty

    March 21, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Dbanj! Abeg you get kulikuli the one Wei be like ball. No vex o, I wan buy. When you fit deliver? I require excellence service delivery.biko. As for the koko garri,how much be half cup? Text me the price. Weldone

  41. Anonymous

    March 21, 2014 at 10:54 am

    0sheeeeeeeeeeey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Eja Nla making us proud #thumbs up

  42. Cool cat

    March 21, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Point of correction, packaged garri already exists, even ready-mix garri with sugar exists. If he had any sense he should’ve gone with a clear pack. It’s not just about buying garri from the market and sealing it in a pack, let’s see the cassava plantation, let’s see the processing plant and how it goes from harvest into the finished product. Is he venturing into agriculture to make a difference or just to make money?

    • John de Beloved

      March 21, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      Cool cat, whats your point? the guy is making a stand to start doing stuff by NIGERIANS! the already packed Garri, is it made, or would i say packaged and marketed by a Nigerian?

  43. shantel

    March 21, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    i hope the garri taste like ijebu garri oooooooooo, koko master

  44. cool cat

    March 21, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    @johnthebeloved. Go to ebeano in lekki and ikota, everything is packed. Made in nigeria and by nigerians

  45. @Captain_jay

    March 23, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Koko garri, cassava flakes, abegi as long as ijebu garri dey market wetin wan make me buy packaging, wen e b say dem noh dey muni and price, just incase how much for half basket, hope e noh dere ?

  46. Timipere

    April 2, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    There is nothing like packaging in Garri even object will still be drinking ijebu garri

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