Our Founder - Toyin Kolawole

‘Growing up in Lagos Nigeria, food, family & entrepreneurship were always a part of my life especially as the first daughter of 5 kids. Now as a mom of two, food is my love language here at home in Illinois.

Iya began in my kitchen where I really love making all sorts of fun nourishing foods with my boys using African ingredients. At Iya, we create innovative, delicious, everyday foods made tastier and more nutritious with African superfoods.

Have U Eaten? Let’s Eat!

Featured Recipe

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

Indulge in a deliciously satisfying chocolate cake that makes for the perfect dessert. Made with African unsweetened cocoa powder, orange notes & more. Get Recipe

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Helping Children

lya means 'my loving mother' in Yoruba, so caring for people by sharing is at the core of who we are. We are a small business, but we strongly believe in giving.

lya supports an orphanage in Nigeria that takes care of 13 beautiful children. We Share the Love by providing daily food, housing, and access to basic education for better opportunities for the children.

Your support has made this possible. Thank you.

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