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10 Nigerian Chefs to Follow on Instagram

Famous for its vibrant culture, endless sunshine, and delicious dishes, Nigeria easily has one of the most loved cuisines in the world. It’s no surprise then, that the tasty recipes have made an impact on resident chefs, who are bringing life and details of the Nigerian food landscape through their own creative vision. From chef Fregz to chef Eros, here are the Nigerian chefs you need to follow on Instagram.

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Gbugbemi Fregene

chef Fregz
Chef Fregz, private chef. © chef_fregz/instagram

Popularly known by his nickname Chef Fregz has effortlessly claimed the number one spot in the list of best chefs Nigeria has ever produced with his mind-blowing expertise in the culinary game. His love for food and also preparing dishes got him to deciding to head down to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Paris to learn the art of cooking. Follow Gbubemi Fregene on Instagram @chef_fregz

Tolu Eros

Tolu Eros
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Tolu Erogbogbo also known as Chef Eros, is one of the best Nigerian chefs, and the founder of Cookie Jar Bakeries and also the Executive of Chef Eros and Gourmet foods. His unapologetic business sense has brought him right on top of his game. He has given master classes to aspiring chefs at the GT Bank Food and Drink Fair and is also currently the West African Chef Ambassador for German home appliance brand, “Miele.” Catch Chef Eros on Instagram @cheferos

Michael Elegbede

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God is great! Follow your dreams, but with focus and realization the path chosen will have its challenges however, giving up is not an option. . I’ve always strongly believed, Nigerian cuisine has what it takes to stand alongside the more celebrated cuisines in the culinary industry; we just have to be bold enough to tell our stories; and that, we are! . I am incredibly honored, grateful, excited to be presenting a dinner titled “THIS IS NIGERIA” on one of the most prestigious culinary platforms -James Beard House- Sept 29th. The menu to be inspired by the main geographical/cultural regions in Nigeria. . If you’re in New York at that time, I hope to see you! If you can’t be there, watch the dinner livestream on the James Beard website. . ??❤️???????????????? ? @tundeowolabistudios . @beardfoundation #jamesbeard #nigerianfood #nigeriancuisine #nigerianchef #thisisnigeria #lagos #nigeria

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Michael Elegbede , known for touring through different lands within Nigeria and showing his culinary skills in preparing certain meals from the same land he visits for a number of people is one chef we can never get tired of following. His good looks and Afro hair is one thing we noticed his followers can never get enough of. Find Chef Michael on Instagram @elegbede.m

Ronke Edoho

Ronke Edoho, popularly known as 9jafoodie has effortlessly gained the love and trust of so many Nigerians with her culinary style of cookery which focuses mostly on Nigerian delicacies such as egusi soup, jollof rice, ofada rice, efo riro amongst others. She is one of the best Nigerian food bloggers, and also happens to be a certified nutrition and weight loss specialist who has helped lots of people improve their well-being by creating easy follow recipes for their everyday lives. Ever wanted to make that 9jafoodie jollof rice or 9jafoodie fried rice? Then stay in touch with Ronke via Instagram @9jafoodie.


Foodace instagram
Foodace, Nigerian food blogger. © foodace/instagram

Foodace is a UK based Nigerian food blogger and chef who showcases how simple and easy cooking can be. Offering relevant recipes, and very easy to follow steps which are essential for the most memorable meals with her fans. The aroma of her African/continental dishes is one to die for. Known for signature recipes such as foodace pepper sauce, food ace fried and suya spice. Follow this amazing chef on Instagram for more Nigerian delicacy.

Nma Okpara

Nma Okpara
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Nma Okpara is one of the best Nigerian female chefs and food blogger who happens to be very passionate about African cuisines. Her willingness to bringing Nigerian dishes and recipes to the center of the world has provided her with the opportunity of getting features on CNN as one of the top 5 African food bloggers you need to be following. @nigerianlazychef

Matse Nnoli

MatseCooks, Nigerian chef and spice maker. © Matsecooks/instagram

Multiple award winning media personality Matse Nnoli is one amazing Nigerian Chef and food blogger who specializes in Nigerian and continental cuisines. She’s specialized in developing various types of recipes both for Nigerian dishes as well as a couple of continental cuisines. A tour through her social feed will leave leave you holding your stomach tight out of incurable hunger. Visit MatseCooks Instagram page and hit the follow button.

Ify Mogekwu

Ify's Kitchen
Ify’s Kitchen, award winning food blogger. © Ify’s.kitchen/instagram

Ivy’s Kitchen as she’s popular known, a Nigerian food blogger and top Nigerian chef who is into culinary arts of mouthwatering Nigerian cuisine. She engages and tutors interested people in the art of cooking through an online platform. Her ability to share her cooking ideas and experience in a very fun manner has helped in increasing her fan base and today she’s one of the best go-to tutors of Nigerian cuisines. @ifys.kitchen

Benedict Okuzu

Benedict Okuzu is a custodian and expert of Italian cuisines who combines Nigerian produce into his Italian culinary arts in producing mouthwatering cuisines. Chef Benedict began his journey of Italian culinary arts back in 2013 after studying the art of cookery at Le Cordon Bleu Firenze (Scuola d’arte Culinaria Italiana) and Carpigiani University, Bologna. @Chef_benedict

Raphael Duntoye

Raphael Duntoye is a connoisseur of French cuisines, who learned his culinary skills at Butlers Wharf Chef School, United Kingdom. He sacrificed his carrier of Engineering to follow his passion for food and cooking, today that passion has brought him owning his very own kitchen in Mayfair together with his defining menu. @lpmlondon


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