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A Chef & Musician, Meet Davies Obiekea – Winner Knorr Taste Quest Season 3, Who Learned How to Cook from his Mum!



It was a war of aprons and knives at the Grand Finale of the Knorr Taste Quest MasterClass Season 3, as five remarkable home cooks battled it out in the kitchen to win 5 million Naira to be crowned Nigeria’s Culinary Best.

Davies Obiekea emerged the winner with a show-stealing dish of warm healthy salad with apple vinaigrette and deep fried chicken, which won the heart of judges and most of all, the bragging rights as Nigeria’s Culinary Best.

Obiekea, is the first of four boys from Okpanam in Delta State. A graduate of Library and Information Science from Delta State University in 2005. He is an actor, rapper and compere. He also does video and radio production.  And now, added to his cap is Nigeria’s best cook via the Knorr Taste Quest platform.

Davies has quite the modest of backgrounds with a strong belief in God. “Seeing as I have quite the staunch Catholic for a Mum“, he said.

She, Mrs Ngbafor (as I fondly call her, hoping she won’t knock me on the head) was very instrumental to my kitchen exploits. She could really cook! In my formative years though, cooking was more of an obligation seeing as my mum bore no girls. For me this sucked plenty. Little did I know what was in store for me“. Davies added.

In 2010 and 2013, Obiekea released singles on radio titled “No contest” and “Nobody pass me” respectively. The latter gained quite the followership. In between he directed a TV series titled “Huzzle“. I thought finally, I would be heard. However, dwindling finances kept me from promoting my singles and “Huzzle” stopped airing, Davies shared.

Be that as it may, in 2015, I participated in the Knorr Taste Quest cooking competition and by God’s grace won. It would still be this cooking that I dreaded and always complained about when my Mum would call me to the kitchen that panned out. I still am an entertainment head, but, cooking too is entertainment“. Obiekea concluded.

Check out his winning recipe! View here:

For those who missed the entire season, it’s not too late, click here to watch episode one to the grand finale episode thirteen:

And if you were an ardent follower, spot your favorite contestants in the making of KTQ3 below:

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Follow Davies on: Instagram: bigd2110 | Twitter: @hollabigd.

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  1. pipi

    October 28, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Is he not the other chef on hotel majestic…………. i loveeee him, please hotel majestic please we want to see more of him

    • Miss T

      October 30, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      loool @pipi you’re so right…..he’s the one. I think his name is chef Martins

  2. Sugar

    October 30, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    So he didnt even go to any culinary school and he won. That is really fantastic!

  3. Oladayo Asabi

    October 30, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    This is stick sweet

  4. Noms

    October 30, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Great Delsuite!
    I just watched the finale, it was really sweaty…well done guys

  5. Moyo

    October 30, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    He is also an actor, from his role in Hotel Majestic, he will be a good comedian.

  6. Guess what??

    October 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Where are all those ‘macho’ men that claim that cooking is not for a man? Your mate has won #5million for cooking.

    • PH Boy

      October 31, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      Loi!!! Your mates who were supposed to watch and learn from their mothers were busy learning mary kay, pancake and phonetics. Now as adults, to fry ordinary dodo na to put fire brigade on red alert. Make una dey there dey do feminista, ordinary to cook una no fit. You guys lost to a man in the kitchen! Chei!

  7. viv

    October 30, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Davies is a bunch of cool dude…always putting smiles on people’s face even in the church…congrats bro! the difference is u…ycw!

  8. Henry

    October 31, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Congrats Davies!

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