Nigerian soups are simply delicious and easy to prepare. You will learn how to make some of the most popular soup here.

If you are a Nigerian or have visited Nigerian at one time or another you probably know what soups are used for. Soups in Nigeria serve as a common denominator for eating several other Nigerian foods. The popular Nigerian Eba (garri), fufu and Pounded Yam doesn’t go without a delicious soup

On this page I would be listing several kinds of soups eaten in Nigeria, I hope to write an easy to follow article on making all known Nigerian soups and also include a video demonstration to cases that would not be properly illustrated with written words.

We have already made video for most of the soups listed here. Just follow the link to the individual recipe pages to find the videos

I would be starting with the Nigerian popular soups and then delve into local soups that are eaten by the Specific Nigerian ethnic groups. Take the Igbo people for instance, There are lots of different foods that are reserved for just the Igbo people, Likewise the rest of Nigerian ethnic groups.

In Nigeria, egusi soup is likely the most popular Nigerian soup, simply because it is accepted by almost every Nigerian. Second on this list is the edikaikong soup which gained popularity because of its nutritional value and ease of preparation.

The Nigerian edikaikong soup is very rich in vitamins because it is made with different types of vegetables.

The third on my list of Nigerian soups would be ogbono soup. This is popularly called draw soup because of its stretchy ability. Nigerian Obgono or Ogbolo soup which is third on my list of Nigerian popular soups is also easy to make and could be refrigerated for up to two weeks without losing its delicious quality or nutritional value.

The last on my list of Nigerian popular soups is bitterleaf soup. Nigerian bitter leaf soup is very popular and could be made in several ways by different ethnic groups. Ofe onugbu (as the Igbo man would call it) is one of Nigeria’s most delicious soup.

Below are the first list of Nigerian Popular soups, you can click to visit the main pages

Here is how to make the most popular Nigerian soup, actually there are two type of egusi soup recipes, you can learn how to make the two of them by clicking on the image above. You will also learn about all the ingredient used in making Nigerian egusi soup. Click For Egusi Soup Recipes
This soup is very easy to prepare, you will also learn a lot about making Nigerian edikaikong soup by watching the video that was embedded. You can click on the image above to learn more about making this delicious Nigerian soup. You will also learn why I prefer this soup above several others and why I advise against refrigerating over a week. Click For Edikaikong Soup
If you are looking to make Nigerian bitter leaf soup this page would guide you. I also included a cleanly made video. Learn why these soups fell into the list of Nigerian popular soups and all the ingredients used in the preparation process. Click the image above to visit the main page that deals more on making bitter leaf soups. Here For Bitter Leaf soup (ofe onugbu)

Here is my second list of Nigerian soups, both popular Nigerian soups and those eaten by Nigerian different ethnic groups

Do you know how to make Nigerian Ogbono soup or why it is included in this list of Nigerian popular soups. The reason is simple, ninety percent of Nigerians enjoy this delicious Nigerian soup. Click the image above to visit the main page or Click Here For Ogbono Soup
This is one of my favorite soups. River state native soup is native to the Ikwerres but loved and enjoyed by every body in River state. This recipe shows you exactly how to make it.
River State native Soup
There are just so many yoruba foods, this article list some of them and also links to their individual recipe. You will also learn how to make gbegiri soup.
Yoruba Foods & Gbegiri Soup

I remember telling you that soups in Nigeria are not served alone, they are served alongside other foods like eba, semo, fufu and wheat. Whether you are new to making soups or you just want to spice up your menu you are surely at the best place in the world for making Nigerian foods. Take your time to visit the page that interest you on this site, they are all detailed beyond expectation.

Learn How To Make Afang Soup
The original Delta Banga Soup and starch
Learn How To Make My Delicious Ofe Owerri

These are just some of the popular Nigerian soups and how to make them. Most of them are just too easy. With others you would need a little more practice. You will learn as you go. Welcome.

I made Egusi Soup With Catfish

Delicious Edo Esan Black Soup

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  1. Ani  June 24, 2013

    These soups are looking very delicious, thank you for teaching me how to make some of this Nigerian soups, I am from the UK but got married to a Nigerian who loves to eat foods from his country. Your articles and ebooks have been very helpful, I really want to learn so much about Nigerian foods keep up the good work

  2. Obioma  June 24, 2013

    My husband likes ogbono soup very well, he is from yoruba while I am an igbo woman. I know how to make lots of other Nigerian soups but there is something special about the yoruba version of ogbono soup that I didn’t quite figure out until I tried your own recipe. It turned out perfect and my husband cleared his plate and even requested for more. You are a pretty gud cook, I will be looking forward to other delicious recipes. Secondly, I just downloaded your product (the 50 delicious Nigerian recipes), it is truly the best product for making Nigerian foods, please keep up the good work, you rock!

  3. Blessom  June 24, 2013

    I love Nigerian foods so much, my husband and kids are also getting adicted to some of the foods. I know very little about Nigerian foods, I grew up here in the USA, met and married my husband here (we are both Nigerians, I am from delta while he is from Cross Rivers), I developed interest in making Nigerian foods when I found your site, prior to this time we have been eating Nigerian foods but we buy from restaurants. Your site thought me to make egusi soup, fried rice and jollof rice, I would also like to make other Nigerian soups the problem is finding the ingredients here in USA. Thanks for helping a novice. Please how do I get ingredients for other soups?

  4. The Nigerian Kitchen  June 24, 2013

    Hello blossom, thanks for commenting. You can directly for the purchase of Nigerian soup ingredients here. Thanks, have a wonderful time.

  5. Ada  August 1, 2013

    Hi Chy, I am excited being a part of your blog now, the problem i have with cooking is:
    1)i can cook well but can’t sometimes determine the amount of salt or
    ingredients to use especially when it deals with rice. at the beginning
    the food may be delicious but towards the end the food may be
    tasteless am i doing something wrong. I prefer cooking soup to rice due
    to this reason.
    2)i lack creativity when it comes to the kitchen and am scared of
    trying out new dishes especially cooking them for people to eat. how
    can i overcome this?
    3)due to the above reasons i usually shy from cooking for a large family size.
    Am very much eager to learn especially a wide variety of meals.
    Pls i need help. thanks a lot

  6. The Nigerian Kitchen  August 1, 2013

    Hello Ada, welcome to the kitchen. All we do here is about Nigerian foods, soup etc. Feel free to click through the pages

  7. oluwafunsho  October 18, 2013

    I Love the Nigerian foods from u.

  8. Mr Pete  November 8, 2013

    Hello Chy.
    Haven gone through ur articles.. Infact am short of words. I hear of all the testimonies from people al around and funny enough I haven’t seen any MAN giving his.. Is it that men don’t like cooking..? Well i do Love cooking and when i came across this site.. It was like a dream come true. I have tried most of It and Yes its indeed a dream come True. Now Because of you am Proud all the more to be a NIGERIAN.
    Thanks alot Dear.

  9. The Nigerian Kitchen  November 9, 2013

    Hello Mr Pete, thanks for chirping in. There are also lots of men in the kitchen, most don’t usually like to scream out the fact that they cook for their wife 😉

  10. Precious  March 3, 2014

    Miss Precious Watching your video’s making soup made me LOVE Nigeria soup. I really love the Nigeria soup mostly the OKORO soup, thanks.

  11. Rocky  March 3, 2014

    Hi, am Precious sister ; I really thing your soup is MAGICAL,I LOVE IT.

  12. VernonSn  September 15, 2014

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  13. Arrishia N  December 23, 2014

    My boyfriend is an Nigerian and he loves soups and stews from his culture. I am really really interested in learning how to make different types of recipes. My favorite is the toma

  14. Susan  February 15, 2015

    I love the meals

  15. temple  February 28, 2015

    thanks, i really love this site,so interesting.but is there no other way one can buy you materials apart from ordering online?

  16. Favour  March 21, 2015

    It’s a wonderful one. I never new Nigeria has wonderful soup until I saw this. It’s Wow!

  17. Blessing  April 25, 2015

    Have anyone tried the black soup yet, it is native to Edo (Benin) but super delicious. I think it is one of the most delicious Nigerian soups, most people however dislike it because of the dark looking color, forget the color sweet heart.

  18. Sommy  May 28, 2015

    Chy thanks alot; pls can u teach me how to make cocktail drink?

  19. ANDREW  June 25, 2015


  20. chy  July 21, 2015

    Chy pls I nid to know how to prepare vegetable soup not eforiro just d normal vegetable soup….you are doing a nice job


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