Belle 101

If the language of the stomach is food, Nigerian bellies have been complaining loudly. Six months ago a cup of rice cost N150. Today it costs N400. Tomorrow, who knows? Driven by soaring fuel costs and a plunging Naira, food prices are climbing steeply. Empty wallets and empty cupboards mean empty bellies. More and more families are skipping meals in a routine they call ‘belle 101’.


If this programme whets your appetite, have a taste of these three menu items: Fight for Noodles; Hunger Virus and Broken Yam

My Chicoco family call me 'Pidgin Queen'. I'm our top Pidgin English correspondent. I've even translated a World Bank project survey we carried out into Pidgin.