Oh, I didn't know there's yoruba and Hausa(?) word for it. Being Igbo, I was mostly in Igboland when I went to Nigeria and never saw or heard any references to cheese. Milk, yogurt, ice cream, yeah, but never cheese. Either way, that hard cheese you speak of must be one of the only few variety common to 9ja, cus here , we have many types of cheese.
In reference to AK post, I think that's mostly for subsaharan Africa. I know Ethiopians eat some form of cheese d/t Italian influences, but I think cheese in general is a western food.