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Reviews and Receipts: Should You Give This Canned Egusi Soup a Try?

Canned Egusi soup? We had to try it. Welcome to Reviews and Receipts, featuring our host Ike Slimster.

Egusi is life, that's simply a fact. Egusi in a can? Well, we're not quite as sure.


Nigerian-owned food producer, Egunsi Foods is the brave brand, aiming to make stews like egusi (melon seed soup), obe ata (tomato stew) and gbegiri (black-eyed pea soup) accessible, by packaging them in plastic containers and selling them online or at your local Whole Foods. Bet you never thought you'd buy classic Nigerian dishes at the same spot where you get your gluten-free kale or whatever.

Yeah, we were curious about it too, so we had "Reviews and Receipts" host, Ike Slimster, try out some of their products.

Here's the verdict:

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Editor: Ike Slimster

Producer: Chika Okoli

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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