LEARN AFRICA – Borno not half as bad as media painted – Nigeria’s Biggest Food Critic, Opeyemi Famakin

There’s money in Borno. Money that makes the money of old Ikoyi look poor.

Opeyemi Famakin

So, we’ve been following the exciting world of the foremost food and wine critic in Nigeria, Opeyemi Famakin, also popularly known as the Commissioner for Enjoyment, as he tours locations in Nigeria, giving exciting reports and reviews of the various cultures and lifestyle of indigenes, as depicted by their food and social life, which includes relaxation and night life.

Opeyemi’s accurate reviews, further enhanced by the way he constantly engages with his fans and audience for recommendations of affordable lodging and the best restaurants and locations for night life could come in handy for tourists to every location he has toured.

Opeyemi’s food reviews have connected premium players in the ever dynamic Nigerian (fast) food industry to voracious buyers across various sectors and locations.

Furthermore, his amiable personality adds icing to the already enticing cake, making him the foremost in his niche.

In a recent visit to Borno, which, according to him, was discouraged by his fans and loved ones for security reasons, Opeyemi released an IGTV post about ‘5 things about Borno we want Nigerians to know’ , in which he expressed his surprise at the beauty and warmth of Borno, and how hospitable Borno people could be.

He further stated that although not a walk in the park, the state of Borno is not half as bad as the media has painted it to be.

Check out a repost of the caption of the IGTV post, and please watch the video below, or click here to watch the video if it doesn’t display on your device

Reposted from @opeyemifamakin
I’m still patiently waiting for the danger all of you have been telling me to avoid in Borno state as y’all have been blowing up my phone. As you put me in your prayers for safety, please put me in your prayers for money too cuz Akant ti red.

So, I and Mitya linked up with some of the cool indigenes of Borno and they wanted to let you know a few things about their state.

5 things actually, one thing they forgot to mention is how Borno is very hospitable. Apart from Bayelsa, Borno has to be the second most hospitable state I’ve been to as everyone seems nice. I haven’t blown blown In Borno so no one can say they are nice to me because I’m popular, e no reach 50 people whey know me for Borno, still sha, BLOWN 😁

Also, we decided to have some local Borno/Hausa tea and all I can say is, these people like sugar 😁

Omo, watch out for other videos where we ate camel meat, Pigeon, Rabbit (Rat, if Mitya forces us to eat it), and any other type of meat we manage to get our hands on.

I’m not saying Borno is a walk in the park, but damn, the media has done A LOT OF DAMAGE on the image of this state and its not half as bad as they paint it to be.

Bornosians: @miemie_j @jemimahchakir

In a related post, Opeyemi stated, ‘there’s money in Borno. Money that makes the money of old Ikoyi look poor.’

Please enjoy clips of the exciting Borno tour as seen on Opeyemi ‘s wall on Instagram.

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