‘Senegal Invented Jollof Rice’, Akon Joins Jollof War

Channels Television  
Updated July 26, 2019

 

It appears the last may not have been heard of the Jollof War as Singer, Akon recently gave his perspective on the matter.

Speaking at the 3rd GoogleForNigeria event on Wednesday, the Singer countered the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Femi Hamzat who was of the opinion that Nigeria has the best Jollof Rice.

Hamzat was responding to a joke which one the officials had made affirming that Nigeria had the best Jollof Rice, when Akon jumped on stage to air his views.
According to him, “Senegal Invented Jollof Rice”.

He went further to explain that while the common rivalry is between Ghana and Nigeria, the only reason why Ghana became a part of the conversation is because several years ago, some Senegalese slaves were shipped to Ghana before they went off to Europe and they came along with their Jollof Rice.


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The Senegalese Singer, however, noted that the real rivalry is between Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia.

The event followed an earlier event during which Google announced the launch of some new products and services such as the Bolo APP which teaches children how to read among others.

Thrilling the audience later on with amazing performances were artists such as Teni the Entertainer, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, among others.







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