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Growing up, I was told that dreams that cannot put you in trouble cannot put food on your table. Armed with the knowledge and exposure that I have about food, I realized that I have gone through a contrasting cyclic seasons of life where one gives birth to the other. As much as I tried, I could not escape the dry season to have the rainy season and the attitude I developed in the dry season is what I am enjoying in the rainy season. In my food journey, I have sowed during the seed time and now I am harvesting.

I am living my dream and it’s a great opportunity to be sandwiched between two high profile University administrators, Prof. Maduebibisi O. Iwe, Vice-Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) and Prof. Iorwueze D. Gernah, Vice-Chancellor of University of Mkar Mkar-Nigeria, Gboko. It’s a great moment that I will cherish for a long time though I had wanted to be a scholar but ended up being Mr. FOOD and a Food Evangelist. Food champions are groomed in the dry season and they manifest in the rainy season. And as a food champion myself, I have been groomed in the dry season and that is why I am manifesting good fruits in the rainy season. I thank God for the dry season which has produced the best stuffs of which many food champions are made. I equally thank God that I was born in Nigeria, a home of good foods.

Now, I know longer look at the turbulent side of life anymore but constantly focus my attention on the food side of life. My thoughts are generally on food and I know better that by simply changing the way I eat has really change the way I feel about myself. I encourage you to be mentally stable so as to be in control of your mind and body and your cravings and emotions will not make food decisions for you but the decisions are yours. I am not a terrible eater as I tend to eat real food and I never eat too much as I am choosy of what I ate.

Do you want to share your food side of life with me today? Call: +234-7059549741. Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Twitter: @food_oke. Instagram: @okerasaq

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About The Author

Rasaq Oke

Rasaq Oke hold a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Honours degree in Food Science & Technology from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. He is a seasoned Food Technologist and Agribusiness expert with wide and rich industry experience that cut across reputable organization like Guinness Plc, Crown Cork and Seal, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (now Neimeth Pharmaceuticals), Livestock Feeds Plc. and Tantalizers Plc. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FOODDOTCOMACADEMY SERVICES, Managing Consultant with RESPITALITY CARE COMPANY (RCC), and Publisher/ CEO of FOODPRENEURS PUBLISHING COMPANY, the publisher of FOODPRENEURNEWS, a print and online food magazine ( Mr. Oke is an accomplished food entrepreneur, consultant, administrator, instructor, and facilitator. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and the Head,-Editorial Board of the NIFST Food Forum Magazine; An Executive Member of the Nigeria Association of Agricultural Journalist (NAAJ). He is an Full Member and Secretary of the Membership, Certification and Education Committee of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD). He a a Media and Communication Consultant to the Lagos State Fadama Coordination Office (SFCO) and the Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) in addition to being a Technical Partner to the Lagos State Consumer Protection Authority (LASCOPA). He is married with children and loves playing table tennis as well as travelling.

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