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Diaspora Food Stories


Aug 9, 2023

Olympian, Wall Street veteran, author, and philanthropist Idara Otu is also adding entrepreneur to her list of accolades as the founder of NŌK CHOC, a premium vegan hot cocoa company that sources its ingredients from West Africa.

In this episode, Idara shares her journey as a first-generation Nigerian growing up in New York and her educational journey at Stanford University, where she ran track and eventually competed on the 2012 Nigerian track and field team during the Olympics. Her passion for education and sports inspired her to launch Camp Gen in Nigeria, and with a bigger mission to build a secondary school for girls in the country, she launched NŌK CHOC to deliver a product that is loved by so many while giving them an opportunity to support an amazing cause.