Afiame is a delicious bean soup popular to Lokoja in Kogi State.

COOK TIME 25 mins
PREP TIME 20 mins


The Afiame soup is a native delicacy to the people of Lokoja in Kogi State. It is a delicious soup made to thicken with the addition of bean paste. Beans is nutritious protein, low in fat, high in fibre and boost enzymes.


  • 1kilo Beef
  • 1 Cup Bean powder
  • 1 Large Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • 3 Pieces of Dry Catfish
  • 3 Cooking Spoons Palm Oil
  • 14g Scent Leaves
  • 3 Tbs Uziza Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Ground Crayfish
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 2 sachet of ONGA Classic
  • 2 cubes of ONGA Chicken
  • Salt to Taste

    1. Season beef with chopped scotch bonnet peppers, onions and ONGA GOG for about 20 minutes till tender.
    2. When beef is soft, wash the smoked fish and dry catfish and add to the pot to cook for 7-10 minutes
    3. Pound the Uziza seeds and add to the pot of boiling meat and fish.
    4. Add the ground crayfish, pour in the palm oil and cook on low heat for about 5 minutes.
    5. In a separate pan, on low heat, stir fry the bean powder till slightly brown for 5-10 minutes
    6. Leave the roasted bean powder to cool then add water slowly and stir till a paste is formed
    7. To the pot of meat, slowly stir in the bean powder paste till all the powder is in the pot.
    8. Add the chopped scent leaves to the pot, stir and leave to simmer for about 2 minutes