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An ‘Authentic’ Banga Soup (Ofe Akwu) Recipe from Ify’s Kitchen



In this video, Ify of Ify’s Kitchen shows you how to make authentic, delicious banga soup (with thinned banga) that is so delicious, “you are going to bite your fingers.”

“This banga soup can be eaten with rice or swallow. it is definitely a soup that will easily take the place of tomato stew without hesitation. I hope you enjoy this video and recreate this banga soup recipe,” the food blogger says.


3 smoked hake fish
1 cup Ngolo (Whelks)
1 tin banga paste (800g)
1/2 cup crayfish
1 banga stick
`1/4 stick aidan fruit
4-6 scotch bonnet peppers
1/2 onions
seasoning powder
5-6 pieces of catfish
1 tablespoon banga spices
Cameroon pepper
1 tablespoon beletete leaves

Learn the process below:


  1. Shalom

    October 29, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Why are you eating alone?

  2. Ifeima

    October 30, 2021 at 5:30 am

    Your soup is nice but your long nailsare not hygienic please . I am a doctor so try and maintain short nails for cooking .

  3. Mfon Akpan

    October 30, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Dear Ify,
    Thanks for the beautiful rendition of the gbanga soup. What you have presented in camera is Gbanga of the Urobo, not ‘Ofe-akwu’ of the Igbo. The two are not the same, so please don’t mix them up. Food, apart from being a delicacy, is also a cultural thing. Mixing them or translating to something similar in another culture doesn’t help. You are at liberty to present “Ofe-akwu” is on another occasion. Though I have something similar “Abak” in my culture. But certainly, Gbanga, ofe-akwu and abak are not the same thing.

    Thanks and regards


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