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Six Reasons Why Tiger Street Food Festival in Makurdi Was The Place To Be Last Weekend

Last weekend, Makurdi residents dialled up their energy with Peruzzi, DJ Big N, DJ Tone, MC Smart, Rapizo and others as Tiger Beer uncaged Makurdi’s tastes in street food, music and art.

Sponsored by the world-acclaimed lager, Tiger Beer, the festival which had been to Abuja and Owerri, had many foodies in Makurdi, sharing exciting pictures online, thereby putting Makurdi’s stamp on Nigeria’s street food map.

Wondering what you missed? Here are six things:

  1. Cravings Were Satisfied: Nothing beats the feeling of watching and salivating as you wait in turn for your barbecue chicken or suya. The Tiger Food Festival offered adequate space to hang out with friends and family members all while enjoying all variants of street food.
  2. The Confusion Brought On By The Aroma War: Food vendors in Makurdi turned up the city’s temperature with flaming frying pans, wafting smoke from their barbecue stand and a mind-altering aroma that competed for everyone’s attention. The whole idea was to uncage their different cooking styles and creativity.
  3. Ice Cold Beer: With ice-cold Tiger beer in sight, the food and drink pairings were on point with attendees going home with several cans.
  4. Beats and Colours: When music meets live paintings, it is all about unlimited fun. Makurdi residents will never forget the colourful display of talents as the festival uncaged the young-spirited who are not afraid to express themselves.
  5. All hail The Food Basket: Makurdi, of course, lived up to its reputation as the food basket of the nation with the different street food uncaged at the Tiger Street Food Festival.
  6. If Music Competing With Food Was A Thing: Saving the best for last, music superstar Peruzzi, teamed up with DJ Big N, Rapizo, DJ Tone and MC Smart to turn it all the way up right in the midst of Makurdi’s street food.

About Nigerian Breweries PLC:
A member of the HEINEKEN Group, Nigerian Breweries Plc is the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria. Incorporated in 1946 as "Nigerian Brewery Limited", the company made history in June 1949 when the first bottle of STAR lager beer rolled out of its Lagos brewery bottling line. Today, it has a rich portfolio of 19 high-quality brands (such as Heineken, Desperados, Maltina, Life, Amstel Malta, Gulder, Fayrouz and Legend) produced from 9 breweries and 2 malting plants which are distributed nationwide. Nigerian Breweries is also a recipient of several awards and recognition in other areas of its operations including product quality, marketing excellence, productivity and innovation, health and safety, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability. To learn more, visit the Nigerian Breweries website:



Sade Morgan
Corporate Affairs Director



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