Grants:Project/Rapid/Edriiic/Nigerian Cuisine

Edriiic/Nigerian Cuisine
This project aims to bridge the content gap on Nigerian locally made food as Content about Nigerian cuisine is lacking on most WMF projects. Wikibooks seems to have very few cookbooks about Nigerian cuisine, Wikivoyage's voy:en:Nigeria#Eat and voy:en:Nigerian cuisine seem incomplete, while Wikipedia's coverage needs to be improved. There is a substantial lack of content in Nigeria's Cuisine that deserves a stand-alone article both on Wikibooks, Wikivoyage, and Wikipedia.
start date2nd May
start year2022
end date2nd July
end year2022
budget (local currency)NGN1,040,000
budget (USD)US$2500
grant typeIndividual

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Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Add or improve content
  3. Increase skills for existing editors by writing content on Nigeria Cuisine
  4. To create and improve content related to Nigerian food on English Wikipedia, Wikibooks and Wikivoyage

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

Nigeria Cuisine is about showing the rich culture of Africans through their locally made food. Nigeria Cuisine is aimed at engaging and keeping existing editors and new editors active in creating articles related to Nigeria cuisine content.

Nigerian food is an expressive way to celebrate and showcase our culture, heritage, and traditions. This project aims at bridging the Nigerian Cuisine gap that exists on Wikipedia, Wikibooks, and Wikivoyage with a focus on Nigerian cuisine-related content, this event will bring together different Nigerians from different tribes and cultures writing and improving content on Nigerian foods.

2. 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.

  1. We intend to notify members of the Wikimedia Community in Nigeria via the official Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Facebook page.
  1. The project will be announced to Wikimedia User Group Nigeria mailing group and social media platforms
  1. We will share the information across all Wikimedia Fan Clubs in Nigeria, so as to reach their members for maximum participation.
  1. With the help of Wikimedians from Wikimedia User Group Nigeria, Yoruba Wikipedia, and the Yoruba Wikipedia Community Portal.
  1. I intend to use social media to select participants for the event.

3. How will you let participants know about the contest? 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.

  1. We plan to create publications and announcements on social media to inform users of the public willing to participate in the event.
  2. We have a combined mailing list of participants from past projects, we will send a mail across to them informing them of a new contest to participate in.

4. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
Note: Grantees, judges, and other contest leaders are ineligible to receive prizes. Grantees who are serving as judges may not receive gifts through grant funding.

The contest would be judged through a point-based system, all contributions would be tracked via Outreach Dashboard which all participants would be added to before the contest begin, all participants would also be required to put all articles created/improved on the Meta-Wiki page, so as to ensure easy and accurate tracking.

Scoring system: One point will be given for each photo added to an article, two points for each new article created, and one point for every 1,000 bytes added. Prizes will be given to the top three scorers. Prizes are online shopping vouchers that would be sent to them online via their email. 5. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?

The contest would ensure that photos related to Nigerian Cuisine will be uploaded without copyright infringement and also ensure that some of the photos are 'owned work'.

6. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

Yes. View Risk Assessment here

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

This project will provide content related to Nigeria Cuisine that deserves a stand-alone page that will promote African culture.


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. If at least two edit-a-thon and a week online sessions have been organized
  2. If at least 30 participants participate in the contest
  3. If at least 100 articles are created or improved on Wikipedia, Wikibooks, and Wikivoyage.


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).

  • Edriiic - Project Lead and Contest Organizer: Edriiic is an experienced Wikipedian and convener for Nigeria Transportation and Recreation Centers[1]. He is the immediate Event Coordinator Wiki Club, Lagos State University (LASU). I have organized and co-organized various campaigns and contests including Nigeria Transportation and Recreational Expedition, WikiFestival 1.0, Arts + Feminism, Lagos state University. I have also participated in various Wikipedia contests including the Black Lunch Table writing contest which I emerged as on of the winners and a scholarship Winner for Wiki-Indaba 2021.
  • B.Korlah - Experienced Wikipedian, immediate President Wiki Club, Lagos State University (LASU) and Project Lead for the WikiFestival Nigeria and one of the winners for Explore Nigeria contest, he will also serve as one of the panelists for the contest.

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

  • A conference room/hall with presenting equipment such as projectors, a public address system, and an uninterrupted power supply for two days for $200 a day.= $400
  • Refreshments (Tea break, and lunch) $10/person x 30 people x 2days = $600
  • Internet subscription (For the team members, during the project and post-project for report writing): $250
  • Website, Branding, graphics promotion, Social media promotion: $300
  • Online meeting platform subscription for training and information: $50 ($25 X 2 months)
  • Internet support to active participants: $300 ($15 X 20 participants)
  • Airtime for communication: $50
  • Shirts for organizers and winners: $50 ($10 X 5)
  • Contingency and Bank Charges = $100


  • 1st prize: Shopping Voucher: $180
  • 2nd prize: Shopping Voucher: $120
  • 3rd prize: Shopping Voucher: $100

Total: $2,500; NGN1,040,000

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


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