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Jollof rice takes center taste in Lagos

25 November 2015, 12:12

Lagos - An exhibition, which explores the popularity and migratory controversy of the dish Jollof rice will hold in Lagos.

The solo exhibition titled ‘Wolof/Jollof’ is by the Nigerian-born sculptor, Folakunle Oshun, who will showing at the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos. 

The event will hold from December 6 to 13, and  is curated by Inis Valle.

The exhibition  will share with Nigerians several stories and tastes that emerge from one of the most beloved Nigerian dishes the ‘Jollof Rice’ by sharing the most recent collaborative work by the artist.

Oshun and Valle are presently   travelling through the West African coast, tracing the route and the recipes’ variations that this dish entails by investigating the multi-layer socio-local stories of this migrant dish.

The journey will take them to Benin, Togo, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Gambia and finally Senegal, where the original Thiebou Denn recipe is made by the Wolof tribe. The project is expected to culminate with a publication.

- News24

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