While running her baking business, Sifa Asani Gowon noticed the utter lack of made-in-Nigeria cake mixes; all we had at the time were imported brands like Duncan Hines, Betty Crocker, Aunt Jemima and even South African brand, Ina Paarman.
So, a year ago, she decided to team up with her friend and economist, Tosin Olaseinde, to launch KoKo's Kitchen – Nigeria's first locally made dry cake and pancake mix.
KoKo's Kitchen has a line of easy-to-bake cake mixes including red velvet, chocolate and vanilla that can be made by adding only eggs, oil and water. They are currently developing new products that will be available in the market soon.
Speaking with us about what inspired their company, they said:
"The confectionery industry in Nigeria is rapidly growing and as such we aim for our products to bridge the gap between quality, inexpensive products and the Nigerian – and in time, African – consumer."
You can learn more about the company on their Instagram.