If you are Nigerian or non-Nigerian familiar with the Giant of Africa’s food culture, Amala is no stranger to you.
Amala is usually made from yam, plantain or cassava flour. Usually, with any of these food items peeled and ground.
The Amala is a favourite of the western Oduduwa region of Nigeria. Nigerian Amala lovers will opt for Ewedu, Egusi, Efo Riri or any traditional soup of choice. And while traditional Nigerian soups are divine, their divinity are stories for another day. Today, we discuss a theory.
In even the poshest districts in Nigeria’s most commercial city, Lagos, restaurants dedicated to serving the beautiful meal of Amala are not difficult to spot. Ibadan, one of Nigeria’s historical icons embraces the reverence of Amala.
The eternal love for Amala by its faithful devotees rather than just providing culinary inspiration creates the perfect recipe for success. But how? one might ask. How can one traditional meal provide an authentic guide to success?
A pretext to the Amala-success theory
In discussing with a colleague, he interjected with a question, ‘what is the common feature between Amala and success?’. Smiling because only some days earlier I had sat through him cleverly explaining this same question, I replied with, ‘consistency’.
Pretexual histoire aside, the important lesson Amala teaches about success is consistency and nothing else. And while the consistency leading to sucess card has been played uncoutabaly, this neat Amala twist is a winner.
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