Pay-Me Oliver makes the best jollof rice in the world and you did nothing to stop him. This is no joke. Do a search on jollof rice and see who comes top. The fat-tongued school cook Oliver has built an empire with his celebrity status, he earns a small fortune by regurgitating recipe books. He comes out top of the list of results. So #jollofgate is it a conspiracy?
Monday August 22nd is World Jollof Rice Day. Mark the date down in your African diary – August 22nd, use the hashtag #worldjollofriceday; use the hashtag #jollofgate for outraged comments and jokes; use #jollofricematters for social commentary; use #jollofwars for competition between nations on social media. Cook, eat and share jollof all day.
These guys ran out of food at Africa on the square during Black History Month - Saturday 10th October 2015 so they are seriously popular. They claim to be a mother and son duo, where mum cooks and son does everything else Here West Africa cooks talks to the founders of Jollof Box.
How did it all start?
It really started with Mum's cooking, a love of African cuisine and a realisation that there was a opportunity to share that love with the masses in an attractive and appealing way - showcasing the best of what Africa has to offer.