Nigerian singer, Davido, had a competition challenge thrown to him by Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie after South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest flagged off a poll on Ghana and Nigerian jollof on his Twitter handle.
Cassper Nyovest’s poll came with this caption;
“Don’t know if I love Ghanaian or Nigerian Jollof rice more…. What’s your Preference?”
Sarkodie who reacted to the poll, told Cassper to end the poll which has 15,036 votes, 53% of the votes in favour of Nigerians,.by having him in the kitchen with Davido ‘repping’ the Nigerian side.
Davido however responded by saying Nigerians have the sauce, which Cassper Nyovest agreed to by recounting that he had the best jollof in his life in Davido’s house. He tweeted; “Hahaha.. Had some lit Jollof at Davido ‘s house actually. Called him the next day like WHA??? . @iam_Davido.”
Looooool na we get the sauce oo https://t.co/TctQX0X1jR
— Davido (@iam_Davido) March 27, 2018
— R.M Phoolo (@CassperNyovest) March 27, 2018
Sarkodie who refused to let go of the challenge following Cassper’s tweet in favour of Nigerian Jollof, wrote;
“Forget bro … you had no choice … You need options … hit me up I can even make you the best jollof cook Via voice note ”
A never ending argument, a battle of two passionate cultures or a matter of taste and preferences. Call it whatever. The age old debate between Ghanaians and Nigerians about their respective ‘’jollof’’ has to come to an end at some point.
Legend has it that the Wolof people of Senegal invented this meal, presumably because of it’s name. It is made with rice, tomatoes, tomato paste sometimes with spices and vegetables. It is accompanied by either meat, chicken, fish or eggs. Some even go the extra mile of adding ‘’cole slaw’’. But if it’s original name was ‘’Wolof’’, can Ghanaians and Nigerians stop the battle now and explain to us why the name ‘’Jollof’’?
Many tourists visit both Ghana and Nigeria, and end up tasting both ‘’Jollofs’’. In the end, when you ask which tastes better, you may not like what you hear. When in Accra, in order to avoid Ghanaian trouble, they choose Ghana jollof. When in Lagos, you dare not choose another.