'Agege bread' is one of the most famous delicacies in Nigeria.
It's a regular sighting on the streets in Lagos, where it's commonly hawked and enjoyed by many households across the state.
It derived its name from a place in Lagos called Agege where it originated from.
If you didn't grow up in the city of Lagos, you might have heard about Agege bread.
As people have often described it as one of the edible wonders of the world.
But what really makes this bread special?
Let's look at a few of them.
Unlike most breads, Agege bread is so soft and stretchy.
And it has a buttery taste that tickles the taste bud, making you want to devour as many loaves as you can take.
It doesn't require adequate preservation to retain its taste and texture for a few days longer.
Another amazing fact about this bread is that it has stood the test of time.
Till this day, Agege bread has remained relevant by popular demand, despite its poor production.
And without any publicity and a label that distinguishes it from other brands.
Also, Agege bread is easily accessible. You don't have to search too hard for it.
All you have to do is wait for the hawkers who carry them around on their heads. The hawkers are identified by the loaves of different sizes forming a pyramid on their trays.
Most Lagos residents buy them from the comfort of their homes.
And the best part is that the sellers usually come along with a cup of margarine, depending on how you like it.
Some of the bread sellers also ply their trade along with 'ewa agoyin' (beans) sellers since Agege bread and beans go hand in hand.
Something else that makes Agege bread special is that it's able to hold you over, until your next meal.
Especially during a busy day.
Just one sizable loaf and a soft drink to wash it down you're good to go.
Another important fact is that the selling of Agege bread has been a means of livelihood for many young women.
All these and more makes it very special.
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