South African ex-contestant of the Big Brother Titans reality show, Thabang Mazibuko has expressed surprise at the unusual food combinations Nigerians eat.
Thabang who has been in Nigeria after the show ended for several weeks with other South African housemates like Tsatsi and Blue Aiva shared his experience in an interview with Hip TV.
He went on to say that he was surprised by the cultural similarities and distinctions between South Africans and Nigerians, emphasizing the rich history of Nigerian culture.
In his words;
“I learned about how rich in culture Nigeria is. I thought South Africa is a place that is rich in culture and great history but Nigeria has so many different cultures, and so many different traditions; they have a really rich history and that is something that I learned that I don’t know.
I learned about the different foods, food ethics, and the way they eat food. I found out that in Nigeria they eat popcorn with sugar and peanuts. That’s weird but okay, cool”, he said with a laugh.
The biggest takeaway is that there are a lot of similarities between us and the things that we eat. But custard I think it is the same thing but we eat it as a dessert but they [Nigerians] eat it as breakfast. That was also pretty shocking.”