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Psalmbusy/Documenting endangered South South Nigeria food
South South Nigeria has the most diverse food types in Nigeria with over 1000 food cuisines which are going into extinction now due to no proper documentation of them. So this project is set to document all the major South South Nigeria food by taking pictures and videos of them from how it was made till the end product. This would warrant visiting Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Rivers state, Bayelsa, Delta state and Edo state to document this food cuisines and hence have more pictures and videos available on Wikimedia commons. There will also be an edit a thon where all of the collected pictures and videos will be used on the corresponding Wikipedia articles, Wikidata and Wikivoyage.
targetWikimedia Commons, English Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia, Hausa Wikipedia, Igbo WIkipedia, Wikidata and Wiki Voyage
start dateMay 15
end dateJuly 5
budget (local currency)1,177,280NGN
budget (USD)$2,830
contact(s)• psalm4busy(_AT_)gmail.com

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Project Goal


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  1. Add or improve content
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. Engage existing editors
  4. Showcase Nigerian food

Project Plan




Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. How many walks/tours will you organize and how many people on each walk?

5 photo walks will be conducted all over south south Nigeria where we will document each food in different states.

2. What kind of content will the walks focus on? Why is this topic a priority?

The focus will be on over 500 South South Nigeria endangered foods which include but not limited to: Baka ba - Cooked with frozen blood, Ikwugafang, Imu rabaraba, Omi Ukpoka (Corn soup), Akariwa Ara Azam, Wushi Ara Ebazi, Ofe Ujuju, Atama soup, Odokuna, Owo soup, Opropoto, Ekpa Ngwugwor, Wushi Epena, Banga soup, Fufuo and Ebunuebunu, Odofulo, Bole, Onunu Roasted yam and fresh fish stew, Igwa iyazum, Ofe Nsala, Eferbeden, Ekor, Ikwor Esang, Iturukpa soup, Wush Ipina, [Ikong], Afang soup, Njomono, Afie Efere soup, Nnu Ukana Sauce, Ogbaushi, Abak Atama soup, Bene seed soup, Eberebe Ara Ehuw and many more

3. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

I have notified Wikimedia User Group Nigeria on its talk page here

4. How will you let participants know about the photowalk? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

Will use social media for awareness and on the Wikimedia Nigeria usergroup whatsap group

5. What is the plan to ensure images will be used on Wikimedia projects?

We will have a separate edit a thon where all of the images and videos will be used on the corresponding Wikimedia projects.

6. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Yes, i have a professional photographer who has the needed gadgets.

7. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

This project will further show the beauty and richness of Nigeria cuisines and more importantly provided varieties of food types on the Wikimedia project couple with the process of how its made.



How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more:

  1. Number of participants - 2 photographers, 10 participants at the edit a thon
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons - atleast 400 photos
  3. Number of videos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons - atleast 100 videos
  4. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects - atleast 70% of the images and videos collected



What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

  • Professional Camera and experienced editor.
  • Psalmbusy; Project lead and professional cinematographer
  • Ei'eke; professional photographer and Wikipedia contributor

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.


  1. Transportation to the 5 south south states: $100 x 2 x 6days = $1200
  2. Food and Drink (for the photo tour and documentation): $20 x 2 x 6days = $240
  3. Accommodation: $40 x 5nights x 1 room (shared room) = $200
  4. Event Space for the edit a thon = $250
  5. Refreshments (for the edit a thon): $10 x 15 participants = $150
  6. Internet subscription (For the upload and edit a thon): $250
  7. Website, Branding, graphics promotion, Social media promotion: $300
  8. Local Transportation: $80
  9. Airtime for communication: $85
  10. Bank Charges: $25
  11. Miscellaneous: $50

Total= $2,8300 : 1,177,280NGN

  • Exchange rate - 1 US Dollar equals 416 Nigerian Naira.



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