When Matse Uwatse-Nnoli was sick and pregnant, she was fired from her job as a radio presenter. After battling depression, she decided to pick herself up and turn her passion for cooking into a legitimate career path.
Her first step was to launch a food blog, Matse Cooks, which she defines as "a Nigerian and African food blog with some western fusions".
From a food blog to a spice range
She created Matse Cooks to educate and start conversations around food and drinks from all around the continent. The positive reception her food blog received led her to launch her own spice range, Matse Cooks Spices.
The spice range includes the suya seasoning, the pepper soup spice, the fried rice spice, the jollof rice spice and the 'everything' spice. Her brand also produces organic honey.
Speaking with Woman.ng about why she created this spice range, Matse said:
"I wanted to help families enjoy mealtime by cooking with my passionately made [spices] that can take their cooking to the next level.
I have gotten great feedback and this gives me happiness and fulfillment that I am making families out there happy in my own little way."
You can learn more about her food blog and spice range right here.