‘I’m proud of him’: Man cooks Jollof rice for Oyinbos, impresses them and earns over N200m for his business

  • A brilliant entrepreneur, Gilles Tchianga, who manufactures food spices and healthy drinks, won over the oyinbo judges with the taste of his jollof rice
  • Showcasing $60,000 (N26,437,800) in funding in his venture, Tchianga explained how the need to give Africans a taste of home motivated him.
  • After the judges tasted the jollof rice he cooked for them and heard his amazing story of hard work, one of them invested $600,000 (N264,378,000) in Tchianga’s business.

A smart entrepreneur, Gilles Tchianga, has become hugely popular online after his jollof rice pitch for $60,000 (N26,437,800) for his recipe business fetched 10 times what he bargained for.

Gilles, originally from Cameroon, pitched his business to foreign investors in a video shared by @cbcgem in exchange for a 10% stake in his business.

Many people were moved when they saw the man presenting his company to investors. Image source: TikTok/@cbcgem
Source: UGC

Sweet taste of jollof rice

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He said his business idea started when he arrived in Canada and he could not easily get an African product even though he lived in a highly multicultural society.

The man then went ahead to mix the jollof rice sauce with the raw rice. He said that with the recipe, jollof rice could be made in a short time.

Not only is he a good entrepreneur, but Tchianga has also amazed investors with his language skills. He can speak French, Italian and his local language.

Watch his video below:

At the time of writing, the video has garnered over 11 million views with thousands of reactions.

Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:

Amylilian said:

“Awe, I wanted to order but I don’t ship to the US”

blessed9tail said:

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“Not me crying at 12:21 on a Wednesday.”

i’m not real said:

“His personality is so amazing. Very genuine.”

evan said:

“He speaks his native language, English, Italian AND French, it’s amazing.”

Zianna May said:

“This man was my science teacher and always tried to create new things. Amazed how he kept going.”

I.Am.Aliyah said:

“I’ve never supported anyone so tough. I’m so proud of this man and I don’t even know him.”

A man seduced oyinbos with his amala food

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that in 2020, a Nigerian chef, Victor Ofunime Okunowo, showed enviable culinary innovation by “revolutionizing” the cooking of amala food overseas.

The man told the judges he would make pasta from amala during a TV food show. He went ahead to fill it with egusi and named the dish Amala Rivoli.

A Victor bathed in tension awaited the examination of the judges. Upon tasting his food, white men were seduced by his taste.

Source: Legit.ng

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