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What is Owambe?

Owambe is a party, Nigerian style.

A celebration of life, an Owambe usually marks a milestone – a baby naming, wedding, 50th birthday, or even a funeral.

But it’s no solemn affair. The music is loud, the dancing non-stop and the entire scene illuminated by shimmering headpieces (gele) and brilliantly coloured costumes (aso ebi). The hosts are lavished with gifts and cash from family and friends.

And of course, there is plenty of food. Many hours in the making, special festive dishes such as jollof rice, moinmoin and efo-riro are traditional. It’s no wonder that for many revelers, the food is their favourite part of the party.

But above all, an Owambe is a time to remember. It’s also the inspiration for Varo’s innovative new range of Nigerian food.

With colour, flair & of course excellent food, we aim to liven up your mealtimes with our range of authentic, mouth-watering African dishes & sides.

We bring the party to you – that’s “Instant Owambe!”

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