On Friday, tech giant Google celebrated jollof rice with a doodle on its homepage.
According to Google, the celebration of jollof rice, a local dish in the West African country, is to thank the farmers who grow and harvest the rice so that meals are ready.
For the graffiti, Nigerian content creator and visual artist Haneefah Adam created a stop-motion video showing the preparation of Jollof Rice.
This video, with background music by Senegalese jazz artist Hervé Samb, shows the step-by-step process of making this dish and the ingredients used in the making.
Speaking of the dish, Adam said: “It’s a celebration of culture – not just my culture, but the culture of all who recognise food as a conduit. The diversity in the way we approach food is really interesting – it’s just How different preparations like Jollof in Nigeria and Senegal are (they even have different names). It just shows the richness and beauty of our collective culture as a continent.”
Google also took note of the friendly competition between Nigeria and Ghana as to which country prepares the best jollof rice.
It states, “Nigerians and Ghanaians are particularly competitive in who makes the best jollof – and for good reason. There are clear differences between the two styles of cooking.
“For example, Nigerians use long-grain rice that absorbs more spices, while Ghanaians use basmati rice, which has a more aromatic taste.”
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