Fannie's West African Cuisine


It wasn’t always Fannie’s dream to open a restaurant, but with a little encouragement from her friends and after gaining over 35,000 followers on Instagram by posting photos of her creations, she found the confidence boost she needed to take the leap. Fannie Gibson and her husband Kelechi Eme are cooking West African dishes that will transport you to their home countries of Liberia and Nigeria.

People In This Episode

Fannie Gibson, Co-Owner and Chef

Fannie Gibson, Co-Owner and Chef

Kelechi Eme, Co-Owner

Kelechi Eme, Co-Owner

Food & Drink In This Episode

I can be anything. I can do whatever I want to do. I have the opportunity now to change things.
— Fannie Gibson

About the Region

Fannie Gibson grew up in Liberia, and Kelechi Eme was born in Nigeria.



Location & Details

Fannie’s West African Cuisine
4105 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110

Website / Instagram / Facebook / Yelp

Episode Credits

Photography: Alyssa Broadus & Chris Dolt

Host: Danielle Lehman

Post-Production: Resonate Recordings

Recording Studio: Barrel of the Bottoms

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