Cultural and Theatre Arts Troupe In Fours

We are back from Katsina. We thank God for taking us there safely and we competed in dance, drama and comedy. However, eight (8) different states competed in all the competition, we came 4th in drama, 4th in comedy and 7th in dance. We thank God for journey mercy back to Kano. Here are some of the pictures we snapped during the competition.


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A big kudos to the Agroallied CDS  group.


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a black Sudanese kid drowning
in the largeness of his pants
weaves a basket of history
with the facial hair of his ancestors
just to make ends meet.
while a group of tourists take photographs of him,
soldering them to words. their intentions scorch
like vapors of boiling water

Written by Olajide Ajise (Batch A, 2016) for Za Kano Kofas and can be contacted via mail (

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In time you will tread this road,
Modified by adjectives of sufferance,
This road shrouded in cloaks of hunger,
Where the only source of nutrition for malnourished dreams,
Are tears from their raining eyes and mucus from their leaking nose.
It is then you will metamorphose your fantasies,
Into variegated amount of living lights,
You will pluck the fruits of nature and tweak their algorithms,
To produce a food chain of abundance,
You will wage wars alongside antibiotics,
Against the avid goddess of dysentery,
Lo! You will look at yourself slowly,
And denounce those doctrines of throwing,
Diatribes at the effulgence of science.


Written by Olajide Ajise (Batch A, 2016) for Za Kano Kofas and can be contacted via mail (


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The Sumptuous ‘Gizidodo’

Hey guys!

Especially food lovers like me! Ever heard of the delicious and wonderful gizidodo? If you haven’t, then you are totally missing out.

Since this is our first food recipe on the blog,  I’ll be writing on how to make gizidodo, which is basically a mixture of dized gizzard and diced dodo (fried plantain)  with a bunch of other veggies.

Gizdodo is  a very simple and easy to cook meal. It could be eaten on it’s own as an appetizer or it could be accompanied with rice, either white or jollof and/or spaghetti.


  • Ripe plantain
  • Chicken gizzard
  • Vegetable oil
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Fresh tomato and pepper
  • Green and Red bell pepper
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice (optional)
  • Curry&Thyme
  • White pepper
  • Water


  1. Cut onions into rings.
  2. Dice fresh tomato and pepper.
  3. Dice green and red bell pepper.
  4. Grate ginger and garlic.
  5. Dice plantain.
  6. Cut gizzard into size able chunks.
  7. Squeeze lemon into already diced gizzard and massage thoroughly to wash the gizzard. Further wash gizzard with clean water, rinse thoroughly.
  8. Season gizzard with curry, thyme, white pepper, onions, seasoning cubes, garlic, and salt. .
  9. Mix thoroughly, set on fire to boil.
  10. Pre heat oil in a frying pan, fry plantain and gizzard(when it is cooked).
  11. In a separate pot, heat oil, add onions and garlic – stir fry and leave to simmer.
  12. Add fresh tomato and pepper; keep stirring.
  13. Add red and green bell pepper and keep stirring.
  14. Add curry, thyme, white pepper, seasoning cubes and salt to taste.
  15. Leave to simmer for at most 5mins.
  16. Mix fried plantain and gizzard in a separate pot, add tomato sauce and stir till it is evenly mixed.



Written by Nimiweremi Selekere for Za Kano Kofas and can be contacted for more information via mail (

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