First Ghana-Nigeria Jollof Wars in South Africa set for mid-June of 2021

The never-ending Jollof Wars is coming to South Africa for the first time ever in history. South Africa will play a key role of being host to the first ever Jollof Rice Competition between Ghanaians and Nigerians in the 2nd quarter of 2021.

Karibu Wote African restaurant in Rivonia, Sandton, South Africa is going to be the venue where yet another attempt is made to resolve the healthiest and fun food rivalry between Ghanaians and Nigerians.

According to Adetunji Omotola — the curator of this event — in an interview from his base in South Africa with, participating chefs have been drawn from Johannesburg, Yeovil, Pretoria and Sandton, Johannssburg. He encouraged all to support the event on all social media platforms by adding the hashtag #JollofWarsSouthAfrica when they make posts and follow the event on Twitter with its official handle @JollofWars_SA too.

Adetunji Omotola (left) and Maleshane Makhale

One of the chefs who is a Ghanaian is also a corporate employee and a mother of four who promises to throw down a real soul food Ghana-Jollof to spice up this premier event,” said Mr. Omotola. The competition will be judged by a combination of South Africans, Nigerians and Ghanaians at the quintessential Karibu Wote which is owned by Lauretta Muinda who happens to be a Congolese.

Naija no day carry last” said a Nigerian who is based in South African that told that “We all know that here in South Africa, the best jollof rice makers are Nigerians, but let me not talk too much, just remember this when the final result is announced.”

The event will take place on Wednesday, June 16 at 12 noon and run till 4PM South African Time (SAT). It will be attended by Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa and other dignitaries according to Mr. Omotola who also confirmed that it’s being held in fun and cultural display to foster multicultural healthy relationships with all the countries involved and have giveaways and other scheduled surprises, “including great networking opportunities for those who will be supporting and attending from respective nations.

For further information about this first ever event which has as media partner kindly contact Maleshane Makhale via email with to discover how you can be a sponsor, vendor or partner.

Let the culinary war begin, all over again.

Written by Oral Ofori

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