Google Doodle celebrates jollof rice
Google’s homepage featured a doodle on Friday commemorating jollof rice.Information Guide Nigeria
According to Google, the festival of jollof rice, a delicacy native to West African countries, was intended to honour the farmers who produce and harvest rice in order for the dish to be prepared.
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Haneefah Adam, a Nigerian content developer and graphic artist, animated the making of Jollof rice for the doodle.
The film, which featured background music by Hervé Samb, a Senegalese jazz musician, demonstrated the materials and step-by-step instructions for preparing the dish.
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Talking about the dish, Adam said, “This is a celebration of culture—not just my culture, but of everyone who recognises food as a conduit. The diversity of how we approach food is really interesting—like how the preparation of Jollof is different in Nigeria vs. Senegal (they even have different names). This just goes to show the richness and beauty of our collective culture as a continent.”
Google was also aware of the friendly competition between Nigeria and Ghana as to whose nation cooked the best jollof rice.
It noted, “Nigerians and Ghanaians are particularly competitive over who makes the best jollof — and for good reason. There are distinct differences between the two cooking styles.JAMB Result
“For example, Nigerians use long-grain rice that absorbs more spices, while Ghanaians use basmati rice with a more aromatic flavor.”