"Is it really a wedding if there's no Jollof Rice?"

Jollof Rice is considered the life of the party in Nigeria.


Oluwabunmi Popoola

2/5/20232 min read

Ah, the age-old question: "Is it really a wedding if there's no Jollof Rice?"

To many Nigerians, the answer is a resounding "NO!" You see, Jollof Rice is considered the life of the party in Nigeria, especially when it comes to weddings. It's a dish that brings everyone together and adds a touch of magic to any celebration. Imagine arriving at a wedding, with excitement in the air and everyone dressed to the nines, only to find out there's no Jollof Rice on the menu.

The gasps of horror and disappointment would be heard from miles away. Tears would be shed, and drama would ensue. It would be a scene straight out of a Nigerian soap opera!

That's why, to many Nigerians, a wedding without Jollof Rice is like a cake without frosting or a beach without sand. It's simply not complete. So, if you're planning a wedding in Nigeria and want to avoid any unnecessary drama, make sure Jollof Rice is on the menu, or risk being the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons!

"Ladies and Gentlemen, I am thrilled to announce my partnership with Mives Kitchen, a top-notch catering outfit based in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. With years of experience in the industry, Mives Kitchen has earned a reputation for delivering delicious and memorable dining experiences at weddings and other special events. In my series of articles, I will be exploring the rich and diverse culinary offerings that you could have at your wedding with the help of Mives Kitchen.


                                                                                          Photo Credit: Mives Kitchen.            

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"Attention all non-Nigerians!

If you're having trouble recognizing jollof rice in the picture gallery of food above, don't worry, just look for the brightest and most vibrant orange hue. It's so bright, you'll think it's a traffic light telling you to stop and enjoy a plateful of delicious jollof!

Trust us, your taste buds will thank you for it." 

Am I done discussing Jollof rice? You can bet it's a big "NO"!

I will be back with more series on Jollof rice. 

Until then.... Signing Out!

Oluwabunmi Popoola.