While African cuisine may be very popular on the continent, it is yet to be appreciated globally in fine-dining. In fact, lovers of African cuisine often find it difficult to access real African food overseas.

It’s this gap in the overseas market that motivated Adwoa Hagan-Mensah, a Ghanaian-born British entrepreneur, to incorporate real West African cuisine into London’s food culture.

She’s the brain behind East Jollof London (EJL), a luxury catering company in the UK. Her story is an inspiring journey of turning passion into a profitable venture.

To make ends meet, she started by cooking and delivering food to fellow students as a part-time business.

Eventually, she realized that students from other countries had a real appetite for West African dishes, and this gave her the courage and inspiration to start the first Ghanaian street food stall, Jollof Pot, in London.

Jollof Pot, which she co-founded with her husband Lloyd Mensah 15 years ago, has since been renamed Spinach & Agushi and has street stands at Portobello Road in Notting Hill, Exmouth Market in Farringdon, and Broadway Market in Hackney.

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