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I’m a light eater

WITH EBUN BABALOLA

Bola Adeboye is a World Bank trained financial and project management consultant. Chairman/CEO of a London based Demybis Limited, Group Managing Director FOKAS Savings and Loans Limited amongst other businesses . The Abeokuta born business administrator who is in his early fifties in this encounter shares how much he loves Igbo traditional foods.

Adeboye

What is your choice of food especially now that you are in your fifties?

I like African cuisine. I like Igbo soups. Although, I enjoy continental dishes whenever I’m out of the country. I like all kinds of Igbo soups and that is why I said initially, I like African cuisines. Nigerian soups still remain number one in Africa. I’ve not tasted other African soups. I still love Nigerian cuisines especially Igbo soups.

Were you fond of the kind of food you eat, while you where growing up? I wasn’t a food freak because I engage in somuch activities in school which is the reason I’m not particular with food. I work so hard so much that I don’t have appetite for food. I’m a light eater and I eat twice daily. I don’t eat everyday.

What is the staple food of the Abeokuta people?

We eat Lafun in Abeokuta. I enjoy it especially when my wife prepares it with ewedu soup.

Is that the major food in Abeokuta?

Yes.

What kind of drink do you take ?

I like orange juice and soft drinks as well as water. But, I prefer to drink lots of juice, even though my wife complains about it. That is the only thing that sustains me because I don’t eat much. My wife is a wonderful woman, a highly mature Christian who takes her time to cook my faviourites for me.

…And your exercises?

Yes, I’m a good swimmer. I still swim till date.

Weekend Treat

Ogbono Soup

Ogbono is the dried seed of the African mango tree, and it is ground and used as a powerful thickener with an earthy flavour. Ogbono soup is popular everywhere in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. Each region has its own variations, but meat, greens and ogbono seeds are common elements.

Recipes

Ground ogbono,

Palm oil

Locust bean,

Ground fresh tomatoes (optioal),

Goat meat,

Chicken(optional),

Dry fish,

Ground crayfish,

Ground dry pepper,

Half bunch of ugwu or bitter-leaf (optional),

salt to taste.

Preparations

Wash goat meat and chicken.

Place in clean sauce pan and add chopped onions, seasonings and salt to taste.

Boil till slightly tender.

Wash and de_bone dry pepper, dry fish and ground locust beans to cooking broth and allow to cook for 10mins more.

Add one teaspoon of palm oil to ground ogbono paste to prevent lumps (optional)

Slice vegetables and wash thoroughly.

Add ogbono to the boiling broth and stir well.

Do not cover pot to prevent flatness, cook for 2 mins.

Tummy Tips

Exercises for better sex

Are you feeling tired after a stressful work schedule and losing interest in sex? You are not alone; most of the people are losing the charm of sex, that’s not good at all. People who regularly exercise are healthier, fitter and tend to have a better sex life. If the prospects of better health don’t motivate you, perhaps exercising for the sake of better sex might. Here are some exercises that will help you to enhance your prowess in bed:

Squats: Doing squats, a lot of muscles are put to work producing greater amount of hormones, which in turn will boost your sex drive. Doing squats also helps one achieve a firm and attractive bottom.

Cardio: Cardio-vascular exercises help increase blood circulation in the body. Try aerobics, running or swimming. Having a good blood flow and circulation helps in the process of arousal, this is especially essential for men performance-wise.

Kegel’s exercise: For men, regularly doing Kegel’s exercises will help them to control the muscles that contract during ejaculation and therefore prolong ejaculation. As for women, doing Kegel’s exercises will help them gain control over the vaginal muscles, thereby getting greater sexual satisfaction.

Bench press: Women find chest muscles sexually appealing and bench press helps to strengthen the chest and shoulder muscles.

Push-ups: This help to strengthen the arms, shoulders and stomach muscles. Strong abs is very useful for males especially when it comes to the man-on-top position.


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