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Growing up in Houston as a child of Nigerian immigrants and having direct ties back to his family’s homeland, Amosu personifies the Afro-American crossroads. ‍After earning a MBA from Rice University and a 10-year tenure as a commercial executive in the energy sector, Amosu transitioned into the hospitality industry with the vision of creating ChòpnBlọk, the cultural crossroads where West African culinary traditions and local communities intersect. ChòpnBlọk was established as a pop-up and is now a fast-casual restaurant in Houston’s POST Market. Amosu has been featured on Top Chef, Taste the Nation, and No Passport Required.