The jollof debate in recent years has gained so much attention especially on social media with Ghanaians and Nigerians always having a go at each other as to who prepares the best jollof meal. Well Ghana seems to be winning that debate now as top South African comedian Mpo Phops has credited Ghanaians for cooking the best jollof among the two countries. The Soweto-born award winning comedian during his performance at the 2019 Easter Comedy Show was full of praise for the Ghanaian hospitality among which is the delicious meals of which jollof is one of them.
Mpo as he loves to be called said, the Ghanaian jollof are free apart and the quality of the rice used makes it much more sumptuous than that of Nigeria which has the rice sticking together like passengers in a typical Ghanaian “trotro”.
An elated Mpo Phops couldn’t hide his joy on stage with how he’s felt like being home in Ghana though this is his first time of visiting and how exciting it was for him flying for the first time in business class from South Africa to Ghana, and this excitement became infectious and was transmitted to the audience as they were thrown into a state pandemonium culminating in a standing ovation. It was an epic and a peach performance from one of Africa’s comedians.
Remember Ghana finished ahead of Nigeria during last year’s jollof competition in Washington DC. The jollof debate may linger on but for now, Ghana is in a comfortable lead.