The kelewele song was sang by many Ghanaians in their youthful days:

Moko yashi kelewele Africa                          (They are frying plantains in Africa)

Mi mami ha mi kaple ke yahe eko               (I asked my mother to let me get some)

Beni mihye jeme ake eta                                 (When I got there, it had finished)

Eta kelewele eta (eta ei)                                  (it had finished, the plantains had finished)

Eta kelewele eta                                                 (it had finished, the plantains had finished)

Kelewele is one expression of night life street foods in Ghana. Made with plantain, this food is spiced with ginger and pepper and served with groundnuts.

Pretty much the way a Nigerian would eat boli with groundnut, same concept we guess.


  • Plantain
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Chilli powder


  • Dice plantains in a bowl and mix together
  • Add salt and spices
  • Shallow fry in a pan and serve

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