Swallow Wars: What Is Nigeria's Best Swallow?

About a week ago, we stumbled on the #SwallowWars hashtag on Twitter. A couple people were tweeting about their favorite "swallows". It gave us bit of an idea - why not have the "swallows" battle it for true supremacy? So we decided to bring them all out and have them duke it out, March Madness style. 

The swallows were split into Nigerian geographical regions based on where they're consumed the most and seeds based on popularity. 

The North

  1. Tuwo Shinkafa
  2. Tuwo Masara
  3. Tuwo Jero

The South

  1. Starch
  2. Wheat
  3. Amala (Plantain)
  4. Onunu

The East

  1. Fufu
  2. Eba (Yellow)
  3. Nni Oka
  4. Pounded Cocoyam

The West

  1. Pounded Yam
  2. Eba (White)
  3. Amala
  4. Lafun

Wild Card - Semovita

How-To Play

This week, we'll take on the first round of match ups. Click the Swallow Wars button. Two swallows will be pitted against each other, click your favorite, rinse and repeat.


We'll be back next week for the next round till we eventually determine the winner.