Nigeria Jollof rice becomes winner of the first ever Jollof Hackathon in the US, beating other African countries including Cameroon jollof, Ghana jollof, and Sierra Leone jollof on July 2, 2017.
An event organized by Afropolitan Insights had Miss Atinuke Ogunsalu of Queensway Restaurant & Catering in Maryland, US, emerge the winner of the first ever Jollof Hackathon presented byI/O Spaces during Jollof Festival In Washington DC.
She carted home US$1000 coworking services from event partner I/O Spaces and an opportunity to become a Chef at Jollof Caviar; an upscale African Fusion Restaurant Opening in Washington DC in 2019.
Miss Ogunsalu who expressed joy that she has the honor to redeem Nigeria’s name in the jollof competition also noted that her win will bring more people to taste the Nigerian jollof rice rather than base their judgements on some false facts.
African countries including Senegal, Ghana, Sierra Leone have battled for Jollof rice supremacy, in a war which might have come to an end.
A twitter handle, African Facts (@TheAfricanVault) also confirmed this on the social media platform, stating that:
“Nigeria has won the first ever Jollof Rice Festival, which took place in Washington, DC.”