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Who wins #JollofWars? Keri Hilson has an Answer



Keri Hilson has tried Senegalese, Nigerian and Ghanaian jollof and she has her take on who the winner is. 

There you have it folks! She thinks they all taste good. 

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  1. Nitomeya

    May 14, 2016 at 11:56 am

    She is just being diplomatic, we all know that naija jellof is the best. For the sake of peace we will allow the context to happen knowing the winner already.

    • chioma

      May 14, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      I’ve tasted all three jollofs. Senegalese jollof is a BIG NO, the seasoning used is not my thing. The competition is between ghanaian and naija. I’ve tasted very good Ghanaian jollof. Overrall, it depends on who cooks it because not all naija jollof tastes good. Even among Nigerians, different tribes, groups cook it differently. Some like it hard, some soft. Some use basmati or jasmine rice. And it depends on your taste bud. My family’s jollof tastes different from my in laws jollof rice. But I’ll say the best jollof I’ve eaten has been cooked by yorubas. My aunt sade, will have you licking your fingers and plate. Until I married my honey, I realized we igbos cook our food differently than yorubas based on culture.

    • Rona

      May 15, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      Yorubas do the BEST! The worst is Hausa their own is coloured rice and the colour self is faint! Ibos do their almost like Hausas . Edo and delta is good as well

  2. Le coco

    May 14, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    pls.. Nigerians, SénégalEse and ghanaians.. Biko.. Please give me a short explanation on how urs is made and is different.. cus I hv had nigerian. and Ghanaian .. to me I jst assumed it was prepared differently.. cus even in naija not everyone makes it the same way..

  3. Letty

    May 14, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Senegalese jollof has sugar in it. Has to be the worst

  4. o

    May 14, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    I must be the only Nigerian not crazy about jollof! I just can’t get the hype…. jollof is always my very last option…#shrug

    • Greenbeing

      May 14, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      Yes you are!!stick to your fried rice!

    • Ameena

      May 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      Honestly, I feel like it’s overrated!! I love it don’t get me wrong, but it’s not the best Naija has to offer

    • whatwillbewillbe

      May 14, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      You’re not oh jare. I’ll take Rice and stew or ofe akwu, then fried rice a million times before I look in the direction of jollof.

  5. kadara

    May 14, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Even in Nigeria no 2 jollof rice tastes the same. It’s a matter of what you are used to most times and personal preference.

  6. Hey

    May 14, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Forget how it take happen .. Nija jollof rice all the way … Lol

  7. Greenbeing

    May 14, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    So just want to be eating free jollof rice abi..see her mouth like “arrange a taste test when I come”lol

  8. juliet

    May 14, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    To make a more sumptuous Jollof, try using AACE Foods Jollof rice spice…the real taste of African spice.
    You can pick up @ Shoprite’s, spar and all reputable supermarkets nationwide

  9. Shooo

    May 14, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    See how she used style to ask for free promotion. She tagged Trace Africa to see if they like her idea will set up a tasting segment for her.

  10. Choices

    May 14, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I’m Cameroonian and not crazy about jollof so I’m not picking any sides. I’ve had Nigerian and ghanaian jollof on so many different occasions and ghanaian jollof always tastes better and its more flavorful.

    • le coco

      May 14, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      @choices..can u do u knw hw he ghanaian jollof is made? do share

  11. Lynnpopes

    May 14, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    I’m nigerian and have never tasted Ghanaian jollof. But I don’t believe it tastes better than our Nigerian jollof. Common! Is it made in heaven? Especially those ones made by Yoruba women for parties. You Can Have An Orgasm Just Eating Those ?

  12. Gorgeous

    May 14, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Ghanian Jollof is growing on me to be honest. It is quite nice. Senegalese jollof is atrocious. Nigerian jollof must be cooked by those local Yoruba women that they hire to cook for party for it to be outstanding. I give those women yansh biko. I love Ghanian jollof because it is not as greasy as Nigerian jollof.

    • AmaPra Twia(Ghana)

      May 14, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Ghanaian Jollof tends to havelots of pepper(at least the way my mother makes it).

    • Kwame

      May 16, 2016 at 10:43 am

      woboa…it is only the one in your house.

    • le coco

      May 15, 2016 at 5:54 am

      yesoo.. must be cooked by those yoruba women.. In those big cast iron pots over an open flame.. its not really the same cooking it on a stove in tr kitchen.. HAAA! FOODGASM.. I’m yet to try Ghanaian.. Nd I wld have to try it multiple times before I make a decision.. because obviously different ghanaians will cook it differently.. just like some annoying nigerians I know Hu put crayfish inside jollof…I am yet to forgive those people for tht abomination

  13. me

    May 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I have tried all variations of J rice, from Nigerian, Ghanaian, if you live within London, try jollof rice from mama Tulse hill, You will be blown away. Her version is superb. I think cooking jollof rice depends on who is cooking, some cooks are just great with few ingredients while some are just bland.

  14. .......

    May 14, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    IAM ibo… but by jove yorubas have totally and completely nailed jollof rice to a tee and please do not even get me started on the stewed goat meat totally off the hinges!!!!!!!!! Love love love yoruba/agonyi jollof rice and stewed goat meat can wat it straight for a week case closed….

  15. AmaPra Twia(Ghana)

    May 14, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    I’m Ghanaian and I’ve eaten Jollof for most of my life. I had the chance to try Nigerian Jollof when I went to a Yoruba baby shower. It all depends on who makes it and how they make it. The Ghanaian Jollof that I have had mainly had a lot of pepper, which made it delicious but I’m not a fan of Jollof. I will rather eat local Ghanaian foods like Waakye and Shito, Omo and Abomɔ(Rice and Stew), Banku, Fuofuo, Konkonte, etc.

  16. Delta geh

    May 14, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    I have tried Ghanaian jollof twice, once in Ghana at a hotel and the other from a ghanian woman. I personally found ghanian jollof to be too spicy (I don’t mean the peppery kind of spicy). There are too many condiments in my opinion. Nigerian jollof on the other hand has just the right amount of all the right things. It’s just yum!
    But then again my Mum used to hire a Ghanaian woman in Nigeria to cook j-rice when we had events and her jollof was bomb. I don’t know if Nigeria influenced her way of cooking jollof or if there are other Ghanaians who cook like her cos it tasted like normal jollof that I’m used to but just very delicious. If there are others who cook like her then Ghanaian jollof is great too.

  17. ur fada

    May 14, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    I actually prefer fried rice “covers face”

  18. artificial hips

    May 15, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Ghana jollof is better than naija jollof. Gh jollof all day everyday. Ghana jollof is bae naija jollof is bomb ?????

    • AmaPra Twia(Ghana)

      May 15, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      I’m not a fan of Jollof but when Jollof is cooked with beans then served with shito,then I’m going to eat and eat. But I’m all about Waakye and shito with talia(spaghetti), gari, fried fish or boiled egg, then I’m going to eat and eat.

  19. fashy me

    May 15, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Jollof rice with shaki, kpomo and round about( intestine) aka orishirishi is pure heaven…… Come to aba and test jollof rice at its finest…….. Mama Cynthia place
    ours is the best, tried Ghanaian’s in the UK it was ok though with the pepper sauce

  20. Adoma

    May 15, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Ghana Jollof all day, everyday!!!!


    May 16, 2016 at 5:12 am

    Jollof rice is originated from SENEGAL… as a matter fact it is not CALLED JOLOF RICE BUT: TIEB DIEUN… Because it is SENEGAL’S MAIN TRADITIONAL DISH and always been cooked for the ETHNIC GROUP CALLED: JOLOF… OR WOLOF.. my granny said other nations such as : SIERRA LEONE, GHANA, NIGERIA, CAMEROUN TRIED TO COPY IT BUT NOT THE SAME.. in Senegal it is Called TIEB DIEUN COOKED BY THE WOLOF FROM JOLOF.. ( jolof is a province in Senegal) where many of the kings and princes came from.. BOURBA JOLOFF, ALBOURY NDIAYE and LAT DIOR.. people should read history.. it is just in Senegal.. people start cooking krenkren .. from Nigeria and call it : YOROBA SAUCE.. jesus!! My grandmother is Nigerian but my grandfather from SENEGAL and my granny explained me this.. and many people said the same thing.. Though i DID NOT GROW UP in senegal, i was born in Nigeria because my father is Nigerian .. i know some history of senegal.

    • le coco

      May 16, 2016 at 6:51 am

      U r absolutely right… It originated from Senegal..

  22. Yolanda

    May 16, 2016 at 10:58 am

    I’m not a Nigerian, but I tasted the 3 jollof including the one from my country but abeg NAIJA JOLLOF is the BEST I mean the BEST. Make Keri Hilson leave that game. Deep in her heart it’s the Naija jollof the best hands down.


    May 16, 2016 at 11:16 am

    This just shows how ignorant some ppl in BN are, Senegalese Jollof is the best maybe they ate the one which was cooked by a bad cook.

  24. me

    July 13, 2016 at 11:07 am

    in this order, rice and stew, fried rice before the over rated jollof rrice, don’t even bring coconut rice close to me.

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