“I believe garri deserves more respect” – Creative ABSU student produces garri ‘garfait’ for sale, causes stir (Photos)

A 400 level student of Abia state university, Uturu (ABSU), Emenike Maureen Nneoma, has become viral sensation for packaging of garri parfait.

In a photo surfacing online, the garri parfait, which she called garfait, is a blend of garri, groundnut, topping and milk.

Showcasing the branded packaged garri on Facebook, the 21-year-old writer and entrepreneur said her parents shared in the sentiment of many people that garri is a meal for the poor and never let her take it. 


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Maureen said she however did not share the same view and began to crave the cassava-fried floor. The young lady said she felt garri deserves more respect, hence her decision to crown it king.

She went on to introduce Garfait’s ambassador in person of Divine Chidi Duke who is the President of Garri Drinkers Association (GDA), ABSU Chapter. 

Speaking with Legit.ng, Maureen revealed that his friend, Duke, who is a president of garri drinkers association inspired her garfait.

In her words, “I was inspired by my friend Duke, he’s the President of Garri Drinkers Association (GDA). It was a gift to him as a garri drinker. When he got it, he made a post about it on social media and People started requesting for it, that’s when I decided to add it to my snack business. He’s currently the brand ambassador of Garfait. I didn’t exactly set it up. I just gifted my friend, the next order came and I fixed it up. I’m yet to fully launch the business even though people are already patronizing.

Aside from running two businesses while still a student, Maureen has authored two books namely ‘Goats in Business’ and ‘Five Sales Mistakes You’re Making.’ Garfait becomes the latest product addition to her businesses. See the post below:



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The post triggered massive reactions as Nigerians showed their interest in the new garri garfait. Some reactions are shown below:

Ogu Chikodiri Rachael said, “Heaven knows that if we were close,I’d be one of your biggest customers. “The way I take garri ehhh,no day passes without it. “Good luck with your business,dear. It’s really creative and I love it.”

Kelly Fwesh said, “Omo this girl, I see you making it big with this garri oo, kudos girl.”

Ricky Enang said, “Creative. You are a brand already keep it up.” 

Chinenye Azubuike said, “This is beautiful and so innovative. “Go girl! “The price is cheap and affordable. You’ll sell well.”

Humble Gospel said, “The creativity is topnotch, seeing what others do not see. “Please make arrangements to deliver to umuahia campus and how much per container too.”

Kam Cee said, “But I want to know, call you drink it from the cup or pour it into a wider plate because if you pour water inside that cup it’ll rise and overfill.”

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