On the 9th and 10th of June 2018, the Hafen City of Hamburg was electrified with delicious, healthy, tasty and super fabulous African food. Vendors and African restaurants owners from Hamburg and all over Germany displayed all kinds of tantalizing menus. The African Food Festival is the most diverse event dedicated to contemporary African food and culture in the Hafen City.
The excellent weather played an important role in attracting people from all walks of life, the gathering were seen enjoying delicious Africa dishes accompanied by live music, and Hamburg finest DJ’s were around to treat the crowd to latest music.
The welfare of kids was well taking care of at the Kids Corner, this made it possible for parents to have fun with their friends and love ones. Magda Tedla participated, presenting her Healthy Food Program for children. Menus from Tunis to Cape Town, and Accra to Addis Ababa were on display. The food stalls, provided for all, Pescetarians and Vegetarians were not left out, as there was more than enough for them.
Prices of food and drinks were affordable “Acheke, Fufu, Jollof rice, Moin Moin, Koki Beans, Eba, Akple, Kelewele and Tuo Zaafi. The East African kitchen presented the gathering with Pilau, Chapati, Mukimo, Ugali, Nyama Choma and Matoke which is very popular in Uganda. Caribbean Kitchen was also on display, it is simply the same as the African kitchen…
Make-Up artist, Natural Hairy stylist and Fashion Designers had their stands.
Pamela Owusu-Brenyah, originally from Hamburg, was glad to bring the event to Hamburg after experiencing a huge success in Berlin. The festival had over 5000 visitors in Berlin. Hamburg in a few years to come will experience a boom.
Mrs. Owusu-Brenyah the organizer had this to say; „African cuisine offers a lot of potential and is very diverse. I want to use the festival to raise awareness and recognition for African food. The cultural exchange and the experience of a new Africa - especially the gastronomic side is very important. AFRO X POP has come to stay, expect another fantastic event next year. Prominent stars like Otto Addo (Football Trainer), Mark Pomorin (FIFA Football Agent) and Young Crhyme (Musician and Film Producer) were around to give maximum support.