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The Jollof Festival proudly announces the commencement of The Jollof Festival Global Tour which starts in Atlanta, featuring the headlining event “Jollof Wars” which will be held at the historically black liberal arts college Morris Brown College on July 8th from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. Hosted by the Spicy Suya Boys. Special guest appearances by Oshea Russell, NDO Champ, Big Boogie, My Fav African, Mike Brizzle, and many more.

At the Jollof Festival attendees will have the chance to sample an anonymous variety of Jollof dishes, each with its own flavorful touch from 5 West African countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Senegal. Jollof is a West African dish in which a flavorful tomato based stew made with a combination of rice, tomatoes, onions, spices, vegetables, and meat. Each country has their own preparation methods. Guests taste all Jollof options then use their phones to vote for their favorite Jollof rice based on assigned specific colors. The Jollof War Competition will be determined by the popular vote and special guest judges: Tru TV’s own Celebrity Chef Willie Wallace, Food Networks Chef Tregaye, Atlanta Food Critic GourmetAngiie, and Hell’s Kitchen’s Celebrity Chef Scotley Innis.

The festival experience includes Afrobeat Dj Sets, cocktails, vendor marketplace, a live voting experience, photo booth activations, as well as cultural dance, drum performances, live entertainment, and activities. The anticipation and excitement brings attendees from across the globe to celebrate this West African tasting experience. For ticket purchases or vendor registrations, please go to


Jollof Festival is a celebration of West African Cultural favorite that appears on tables from Senegal to Cameroon. The festival highlights the tradition of the rivalry between West African countries as to who has the best Jollof Rice. Founded in 2017 by event curator Ishmael Osekre. “I’m building at the intersection of start-up culture, establishing and scaling platforms, and the cultures of the African, African-American, and Caribbean diaspora”, says Osekre. The Jollof Festival has bridged communities of color around art, food, and culture. And also provides an experience that will last a lifetime. This global brand has established festival tours in Atlanta, Chicago, Washington DC, Oakland, Houston, United Kingdom, Ghana, & United Kingdom. The question of the day: Which country makes the best Jollof? Find out at any of their upcoming festivals in a city near you.

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