5 Interesting Reasons Why Suya Is Prepared In The Evening

5 Interesting Reasons Why Suya Is Prepared In The Evening

Suya Oraegbu Blessing
This picture depicts a typical Hausa man who left his home town to Lagos seeking greener pastures, and finally found a means by making a living out of selling suya. | Oraegbu Blessing /Etisalat

Suya is a Northern Nigerian delight that has become a delicacy that is consumed all over the country. It knows no ethnicity, no religion and no tribe. This said, one thing you may have observed is that this street food is usually prepared in the evening.

Why not in the morning or afternoon? Well, whoever, decided to kick off the preparation of this meat snack in the evening must be a genius because the marketing strategy is working.

Here are 5 reasons why this roasted meat delicacy is prepared in the evening.

It more attractive in the evening

When you returning from in the evening and you see the mallam or Aboki the fire of the suya blazing in the very busy or hectic evening. There is no way you will not be attracted or tempted to buy. Even when you didn’t plan to buy, you will.

It is when Nigerians hang out and relax

It is in the evening that most Nigerians hang out and relax. That is when they are close from work. Some don’t go home straight away. They hang out at your favourite hotel bar in Lagos with friends, and if there is a Suya spot around, they buy. If you set-up in the afternoon, very few people will patronise you.

Suya being prepared | The Wednesday Chef
It is very tasty at that time

Suya is very tasty normally. But there is no way you can compare afternoon meaty snack to that of the evening, they are not mates at all. The warm evening weather, the stress of work and traffic all combine to make you savour the taste of suya. It is very yummier!!!

The Suya seller has other businesses he runs during the day

The mallam preparing the suya has other businesses he runs during the day. He doesn’t survive on making suya alone. Some of the things he may likely be doing during the day include shoemaking, tailoring and barbing among others.

It is just weird or unusual to see morning or afternoon Suya

It is just weird and unusual for you to see suya being prepared in the morning or afternoon. You are already used to it in the evenings. Don’t be surprised if some Nigerians think that you are doing something fishy by preparing suya during the day. They will not even close near such a suya.


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