Son of Billionaire Mike Adenuga, Paddy Adenuga, was flying the colours for Jollof rice high on Twitter yesterday, calling out Apple and Android phones in the process.
According to him, he was displeased with the fact that in 2019 the dictionary has refused to acknowledge the inevitability of Jollof rice (yes, I used a Thanos reference and I am unapologetic)
Paddy took to his Twitter and tweeted:”it’s damn right shameful that in 2019 iPhones and androids still try to auto-correct “jollof”..
“if Beyoncé needs no auto-correct then jollof doesn’t also ?
“with that said.. let me dig into this plate of jollof rice and plantain ?”
It’s a sentiment that’s hard to argue against, I mean, this is Jollof rice we’re talking about, it deserves respect.
Many users seemed to agree with his statements as people agreed with him pointing out that Jollof rice has been saving lives for uncountable years (facts!) and that English Language should be ashamed of itself for not giving it the recognition it deserves.
Jollof rice is arguably Nigeria’s biggest export and one of the most hotly contested topics in the world is which Jollof rice is better between Nigeria’s and Ghana’s (Nigeria obviously).
“I was warned not to get involved in the debate over which rice is better– Ghanaian vs Nigerian! I assume I had the Nigerian version which of course was delicious! My mother is from Charleston, South Carolina which was a major US slave port and rice capital, so I grew up eating a lot of rice as well as black-eyed peas and some of the other ingredients that are in Nigerian food. It was a bit spicy, but I enjoyed it all.” she said