We all grew up to the idea of Suya being sold at night and we loved it because we could always buy it on her way home or when we are with boo or bae. It is one of the popular street food in Nigeria prepared in the evening, why not in the morning or afternoon. We have complied some interesting reasons why we believe Suya is sold at night.
Suya is a spicy shish kebab (skewered meat) which is a popular food item in West Africa. It is traditionally prepared by the Hausa people of northern Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger, and some parts of Sudan (where it is called agashe). Suya is generally made with skewered beef, ram, or chicken. The thinly sliced meat is marinated in various spices which include peanut cake, salt, vegetable oil and other flavorings, and then barbecued. Suya is served with further helpings of dried pepper mixed with spices and sliced onions.
1. Night is for relaxation
I don’t know about any other person but as for me, at night is the only time I have to myself and buying a hot spicy suya is bliss for me. In Nigeria, it is in the evening people tend to relax and hang out, most times we have a favourite bar where we love to hangout after a long day at work, and if there is a suya spot around we are always tempted to patronise.
2. It more enticing in the evening
Oh yes it is, the sparks from the fire just even makes it more enticing and that aroma.. oh lawd!!! Even if you don’t plan to buy it, you will.
3. Its Yummier in the evening
Ok, we know Suya is tasty normally but consider the weather, suya with the afternoon sun is a NO NO but wit the evening coolness oh YES YES YES.. plus the stress from work makes it even more yummier!!
4. The Aboki is a Busy Man during the day
I am sure in Nigeria we all know that most people have different jobs they run in a day, the same applies to the Aboki. During the day he is either an Okada man, fruit seller or shoe maker then at night he is a suya seller.. Chai.. wetin man no go do to survive..
5. High Probability of No customers during the day
Yes ooo, even me if is see a suya seeler during the day, I won’t buy ooo.. Its just weird to see a suya seller during the day but at night he is sure to sell very well.