Home to over 250 ethnic groups who speak some 520 languages, Nigeria is one of the most diverse countries in Africa, and perhaps even in the world. This vibrancy seeps deep into our myriad of culinary traditions.

In celebration of this, Google Arts & Culture launched a brand new project that pays tribute to Nigeria’s exciting and diverse food culture. Come Chop Bellefull: A Taste of Nigeria showcases Nigeria-inspired flavours, culinary traditions, and food-related content in glorious detail. Below, we’ve pulled out a selection of classic flavours, dishes and delicacies, from Taste of Nigeria, for you to try for yourself.

1. Mama Ashake’s recipes – Mama Ashake runs Ashake’s Kitchen and is known for serving Yoruba food in her northern home. From jollof to Èwà Àgòyìn and Òfadà stew, in this article Mama Ashake shares what makes her cuisine so memorable.

2. Tundun Tejuoso’s tea recipes – Tundun Tejuoso is the custodian of the Jazzhole, the offspring of one of Nigeria’s most iconic book and record stores – Glendora Books. She’s also a tea fan. Taste of Nigeria convinced her to share the recipes to two of her favourite teas – Tiger nut milk (or Kunun Aya) and fresh lemongrass tea.

3. Aju Mbaise: soup for healing – Aju Mbaise pepper soup is a soup made in Igboland using tree bark and leaves. It is traditionally given to nursing mothers to help them regain nutrients lost and is also said to be good for weight loss and fertility. Find out how to make it here.

4. Twenty-five food items you can find at Mararaba Market – Mararaba Market, Nasarawa state, is arguably the largest market in Northern Nigeria. For Nigerians looking for fresh produce, the market is a reliable source of affordable, good quality vegetables in large quantities. For a glimpse of what you can expect to find, visit the visual collection on Taste of Nigeria.

5. Seven things you thought you knew about Zobo – Zoborodo is the Hausa word for Hibiscus Sabdariffa an edible plant that is used to make the refreshing drink Zobo. From parties to ceremonies to ‘just because’, Zobo is a firm favourite on any occasion. Find out everything you didn’t know about how it’s made and what goes into here.

6. Ogi: the local custard of many colours – Ogi is the Yoruba name for pap, called ‘akamu’ by the Igbo and is a simple breakfast meal. It is made from fermented corn – white corn, yellow corn and guinea corn. The different corns used result in different colours of Ogi. While simple to make, Ogi need to be done right – find out how here.

7. Three delicious delicacies from the North of Nigeria – Northern Nigerian is known for its gruels, staple fufu and soups. Find out here how to make Kunun Gyada (light porridge), Miyan Karkashi (a popular delicacy) and Tuwo Masara (a corn staple) and treat yourself or your friends to a feast.

If you are a Nigerian, we all know it’s no news that we are in the raining season. It’s comes along with the cold weather, muddy roads, wet environment and endless drizzles. If you are reading this I will give you 5 ways you can prepare for a journey (short or long) in this season.

Always go out with an umbrella

It’s the raining season, we should all know it can rain anytime even when we least expect it. One of the top ways you can prepare for the rain is to always have an umbrella with you; probably in your car, a small umbrella in your handbag where you can reach it easily.

Always listen to the weather forecast every morning

Most Nigerians disregard the use and importance of weather forecasts. To be factual it saves a lot. It will give you an Idea of how the days weather will be. When it could probably rain. If you don’t have time to listen to weather forecasts you can download weather apps on your phone. It will help you plan your day and stay dry or move along with a cardigan or sweater.

Learn to take it

I don’t need to explain the brutality Nigerians who are walking face from fellow Nigerians who are driving. The water splashes. Well, as we all have no chills when it’s raining, and we are all rushing to get home, there will be splashes and spills all over your cloth. So, learn to take it instead of yelling and cursing.

Consider others

If you are driving and you see a fellow man walking in the rain you can consider slowing down so you won’t splash mud all over him.

Wear good shoes

This is important as it can save you from falling each time it rains. If you are not wearing good shoes you might slip off while walking on the road and fall in the mud. So, my advice is for you to wear good shoes with firm grips. You

The popular film, “Hidden Figures” has inspired a TV series currently in development by Nat Geo, Variety reports.

The movie, which stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer & Janelle Monáe, which grossed $235 million, told the story of 3 black women, who were instrumental to the rise of the US Space Program.

The movie, based on a book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, was nominated for 3 Oscars.

The series is reportedly already in development, and will share the same executive producers as the movie – Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping. We can’t wait to see the series.