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Meet Funke Koleosho, Nigerian food artist

Funke Koleosho is the first child of six children in her family. Her position paved way for her to quickly learn “how to make simply dishes to cater to my siblings. I watched my mom cook traditional Nigerian meals and learnt a lot of tips and tricks on how to make delicious wholesome meals with little effort, in no time. My love for food was established from then and has continued to grow ever since.”
Her style and appeal for good food has been influenced by her travels and she has found inspiration from a lot of places and people. “I am keenly interested in applying new techniques and use of cooking equipment to prepare and serve Nigerian food in new exciting ways.”
She states that she is “obsessed with exploring and experimenting with food, and striving to bring about creativity and innovation to Nigerian dishes.

“I am also geared towards dispelling myths and misconceptions regarding Nigerian food, as well as discovering ways to create variety and healthy alternatives.
My work is much more than teaching how to cook Nigerian dishes, its a wholesome approach which includes learning and understanding the different food ingredients and how best they can be used and processed to create healthy, delicious and visually appealing dishes. I hope that through this medium I can change the way Nigerian food is seen, made and eaten forever...!”

Koleosho is passionate about Nigerian food and has placed herself on a mission to help place Nigerian cuisine on the world food map and to make it a real dining alternative. She envisions that her cuisine will become a “foreign exchange earner for Nigeria, in the not too distant future just like Italian, French, Asian cuisines.”

She is a Gourmand award winning (Nigerian) Cookbook author and also the creator of a multifunctional iPhone/iPad cooking App (Cook! Nigerian), which contains a range of traditional and fusion Nigerian/West African recipes, first ever calorie counter for West African food, Information on healthy eating and more. 

She holds a B.Sc. (Hons) Degree in Food Science and Technology.
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