Created by local entrepreneur Sola Ajao, a long term resident of Randolph for over 21 years, Destiny African Market & Variety Store sells authentic African foods, drinks, and snacks straight from the motherland, including raw produce and hard-to-find products that aren’t readily available in the States (think Indomie [Nigeria’s version of ramen noodles!], Ribena, cassava grain, and more).
Destiny African Market serves the African and Caribbean community with their native tropical foods under the care and management of Ajao, who is a mother, caretaker, and licensed food caterer. African food is her longtime passion, even being affectionately known in the Nigerian community of Massachusetts as the best Jollof rice maker. Today, she’s bringing her expertise and energy to the brick-and-mortar space as well as food manufacturing.
“We are excited to celebrate the opening of our store on Small Business Saturday. Fueling the economy of Randolph is one of my dreams,” said Ajao, whose own children and relatives have gone on to start businesses of their own. “We want to give people a shopping experience that resonates with African culture like never before.”
Destiny African Market also joined the African food production industry by launching their own frozen Moin Moin (bean cake) that can be easily warmed for consumption, purchasable online and in-store. “We want to make food that’s usually an acquired taste, more accessible for people — Africans and the international community alike,” said Ajao.
we’re pushin’ Black-Owned Businesses!
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