Gbegiri. What a name. What a soup. Actually, should it be called soup? Technically, it is overcooked beans that needs the support of ewedu and soup to function. And that’s not even all on this matter of gbegiri soup.
1. For starters, it is beans in watery form.
In other words, if you eat amala and gbegiri, what you are eating is amala and beans. Is that the kind of life you choose to live?
2. Gbegiri is the least versatile of soups.
You can’t eat it with bread or rice or even yam. And if you’ll eat it with amala, you still need ewedu to back it up. Why evils?
3. The cooking process is actually suffering.
First, you pick the beans. Then you soak it. And then you peel it. And then you grind it. And then you cook it until it becomes gbegiri. Omo. It is one thing to be born a Nigerian and automatically inherit suffering, it is another thing entirely to go seeking after that suffering in form of gbegiri soup.
4. Gbegiri can easily be mistaken for custard. Imagine what your enemy can do with that kind of information.
In other words, imagine being served amala and custard. May we not fall victim of the enemy’s machinations because of a soup that does not have range.
5. The point of this is simple: SOCIETY HAS MOVED PAST THE NEED FOR GBEGIRI SOUP.
The sooner you people understand this, the better it is for us all.
You should read this: 4 Nigerian Soups That Are Just Really Terrible. Gbegiri soup got a special mention.