Peppery bowls, the harbinger of watery eyes

The reward of interacting with the spicy, the intense and the tasty

Send Mama’s boys away to feed on cake and vanilla ice-cream

While valiant men kiss the badge and put on Jersey.

Game on, the table is set for battle

Gather the men war, justice must prevail

The bowl is Fiery, red and ready

This is peppered gizzard, we eat and we cry later.

Masquerade must cross express when something catch im eye

So I drove all the way from Eligbolo to Trans Amadi on a treasure hunt

The lady at the eatery greeted me with a smile as wide as the Atlantic

Na peppered ponmo, turn Baba to waka waka.

I switched off my phones, no visitors, please

Kanda don turn Baba to Baddo

Delightful Ponmo marinated in ata rodo

Church agbasala, come back next week.

Dem say when life they show you pepper, make catfish pepper soup

Whether you call am Cameroon pepper, Chilli, Cayenne, Poblano or Shishito

Ata rodo, tatase or shombo

Just tell Ajebota, to shift, this one no be Nintendo.

Ofada rice peppered with Yoruba stew and dry fish

Ẹwà agọ̀yìn, sanitized with hot pepper sauce

Which is best, I don’t know

When your nose starts to drip, just gobble up more water and you would be fine.

Men at work, can’t you see the signboard

Make sure your eyes are closed before you bite down on the chicken wings

Lest there is a splash that hits your eyes

Then you will learn that this is not tomato puree and corn soup.


Stories that touch the heart can be avoided before they happen

Wash your hands well before and after

This is not about social distancing if you get my drift

Touch yourself wrongly and you will dance all the way to the shower.


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OK, if you are not a fan of pepper, I get it. But that should not stop you from commenting. The question is, what type of pepper soup do you like. Feel free to shoot me your comments below.


Benedicta Saroh · July 11, 2020 at 5:25 am

You just spiced up my morning
Good morning

    Ovyay · July 11, 2020 at 5:38 am

    Gd morning Benee 😂😂

      Tunde Akinseye · July 11, 2020 at 5:59 am

      Hot spicy food with a lot of pepper, is a complete NO NO for me. Pepper and I are like day and night. A times it’s nice but the after effects is where I have an issue with. As such I avoid foods with a lot of pepper.

        Ovyay · July 11, 2020 at 6:06 am

        I understand you 🥂

          Bunmi · July 11, 2020 at 6:34 am

          Hot pepper soup with enough hot pepper in a rainy day is an experience that cannot be forgotten easily. Oh my God.

          Ovyay · July 11, 2020 at 6:42 am

          Bunnmmeeee 😂😂😂

          Olasoji Aboderin · July 11, 2020 at 9:12 am

          Let’s gather for goat meat pepper soup and boiled yam (the Urhobo style) 🏆🏆🏆🏆

          Ovyay · July 11, 2020 at 9:44 am

          Ol’ boy, that’s the way forward Sir 😂😂

KG · July 11, 2020 at 5:43 am

I can only comment in yoruba on this one. “Emi tio je ata, emi yepere ni”.

    Ovyay · July 11, 2020 at 5:44 am

    Beeni o. Ododo oro

    Lina · July 12, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Biko we need some explanations for the Ogoni people 😂

Kenny D · July 11, 2020 at 5:51 am

It was also used as a disciplinary measure then..
I was afraid of pepper than Cain..

    Ovyay · July 11, 2020 at 6:06 am

    I remember. They put it in your eyes, cut you blade and rub pepper into it etc. God dey

Milla · July 11, 2020 at 6:02 am

Now I need me some peppered indomie🏃

    Ovyay · July 11, 2020 at 6:07 am

    Yes o, to start the day correctly 😂😂😂

Ovis · July 11, 2020 at 6:49 am

Pepper Dem 😂…Food That Makes You Cry From Your Nose While Enjoying It

    Ovyay · July 11, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Yes o, that is the way forward 👌👌

Femare · July 11, 2020 at 7:30 am

Hilarious. Nice piece as usual sir. Thanks for sharing.

    Ovyay · July 11, 2020 at 7:50 am

    You are welcome Fe.

Famous5 · July 11, 2020 at 12:24 pm

Waaaaw, well spiced. The part that got me was, wash your hands before and after, it’s not about social distance; hehehehehehehehe. Who no know no go know, touch yourself anyhow, you see anyhow. Condition of touched area applies.

    Ovyay · July 11, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Haha F5, , dat side no go easy o 😂😂😂

Lina · July 12, 2020 at 3:15 pm

A lovely right up the food were inviting but ,have never been a fan of pepper the after effect is always not funny 😂 😂 😂

    Ovyay · July 12, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    I understand 👍👍

      Dabira · July 18, 2020 at 6:56 pm

      Always sweet 😋 until I scratch my eyes in the night 😫😂..#suyanights#

        Ovyay · July 18, 2020 at 7:15 pm


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