How Nigeria Beat Popular Rivals To Win First Ever Jollof Competition In US

Nigeria may have ended the age long battle amongst other countries like Ghana and Sierra Leone over who has the best Jollof Rice.

Recall that not to long ago, it was trending on Twitter on who had the better jollof between Nigeria and Ghana.

Last week, a Jollof Festival was held in Washington DC, United States, and it featured a Jollof Hackathon.

Teams of 2-3 people representing African countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Liberia competed for which country has the best Jollof Rice. About 600 people then went through a blind tasting to decide the winner.

Each finalist was given five minutes to present their dish to the judges who based their decisions on participants’ presentation, taste, and originality.

Ms Atinuke Ogunsalu, of Queensway Resaurant and Catering, Maryland, represented Nigeria and won the Jollof Hackathon – as expected. She was rewarded with the sum of US$1000 and the role of chef at Jollof Caviar, an upcoming African fusion Restaurant launching in Washington in 2 years.

The Jollof wars will continue at the Jollof Festival in Brooklyn, NYC on July 23rd.

With this, we can finally say Nigeria is the oga of all Jollof.

Here’s the video:


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