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Meet The Chefs

Growing up in Nigeria, Lilian Ryland spent her holidays learning how to cook traditional, labor-intensive meals with her grandma. When she moved to Seattle six years ago, Lilian realized that people had no idea what Nigerian food was, so she started creating her own products to share the flavors of Nigerian cooking with more people.

Naija Buka’s mission is to introduce authentic African-Nigerian cuisine to the world, with a focus on simplicity and convenience. For Lilian, Naija Buka is not just a business—it’s her way of preserving and sharing her food heritage.

Meet Lilian in our video.