If you had exactly 24 hours to spend in The Gambia, your day couldn’t be complete without taking a trip to Albert Market, petting a couple of crocodiles and stopping by Coco Resort one of The Gambia’s many luxurious resorts.
The Gambia is teeming with food. The biggest dilemma you could be faced with is where to eat. And that’s where we come in. Start at Kadie Kadie and end at Coco Ocean Resort.
How do you spend a day in a country where you could run into the president’s wife at a supermarket at least once a week?
We tried to get into Guinea Bissau by road on a bright and early Saturday morning, we expected to get to Bissau in 8 hours. Throw in border issues and maybe 10 hours at most. It took us 2 days.
For Fu’ad and Toke, Guinea will always be the country where their bodies finally betrayed them. But Guinea wasn’t only about hospital runs and buying a ton of drugs. We actually had some fun.
In Sierra Leone, we met the Minister of Culture. Here’s what she told us about the country:
In Sierra Leone, we met a few people who tagged Nigeria Jollof as Salty and Sour, and as usual, urged us to try out Sierra Leone jollof because it was ‘the best’. This video chronicles our journey to find a restaurant that had Sierra Leone jollof rice; it was scarce.
We spent 6 days in Liberia doing nothing but talking to as many Liberians as we could. About Ebola, the war and everything in between. Each person’s story left us teary-eyed in awe and giggling all at once.
Robertsport, Liberia is a large community of almost a hundred native Liberian surfers. And that is where we met “The Dreamers”.
When it comes to the Jollof Wars, Liberia is an unlikely contender. Nigerians and Ghanaians make the most noise about owning Jollof. Senegambians revel in the surety that no one can dispute that Jollof started with them. So where does that live Jollof in other countries like Liberia? We found out.
This video is a little “into the future” and a deviation from our regular programming. After 39 days of “Eating Anything We Find” and “Trying Everything”, THIS HAPPENED
Spoiler Alert: Black is pretty much INDESTRUCTIBLE at this point. The road to Liberia (from Cote D’ Ivoire) is filled with mud, bribes, bad roads and one Customs
Watch Fu’ad and the rest of the team eat Attieke – a side dish made from cassava, meet new friends and enjoy the nightlife in Abidjan, a city like no other, a city where food isn’t the only thing that’s surplus, the electricity supply is superb.
In Cote D’Ivoire, we benefitted from the kindness of strangers, but the most touching was this group of fans. Their story is that of dedication and true admiration for Dj Arafat.
This video is what happens when you put three foodies, Tosin and Captain Taiwo in “Black” and put send them on a diplomatic mission to find a common ground for Ghana and Nigerian Jollof.
From learning to use a Pentium 3 PC to now building more advanced stuff. We look at life at the University Of Cape Coast in Ghana through the eyes of Kakari.
A surprise Independence Day Party. Phew!! If what we experienced would be anything to go by, Ghana finna be lit in December.
Our Ghana story was that of Jollof Rice (of course), Generous Hosts, Beautiful monuments and more…
Things to remember before leaving your hotel to cross a border: eat, flip your duvet and check under the table to make sure you’re not leaving anything behind, withdraw cash using an X-press cash code on Ecobank, and hop on your GIGM bus. Watch for more behind the scenes shots as the Jollof Road gang […]
In this video, discover how to spend the time of your life in Lome: explore all kinds of foods at the main market and learn about voodoo at the largest fetish market from a 28-year-old fetish priest, Barcelona fan and baby boy.
Do you have burning questions about the Zikoko JollofRoad trip? How we did the magic of crossing Seme Border in 15 minutes? Who are the people and organisations making this trip of a lifetime possible? How we choose what places to explore? The best things that have happened so far? Watch this video to see […]
Need tips on how to shoot a video in Grand Popo, Benin Republic (or well, any other exotic beach)? Take our crash course by watching this groovie AF video shot in L’Auberge de Grand Popo a hotel that was built in 1917. Also find bonus tips on the super important things to do when you […]
The Jollof Road team made a stop at Ganvié, Benin Republic to soak something new in, explore and gather what life’s like there. We found people and stories strangely familiar, but with their own elements. A 4-minute video is hardly enough to tell these stories, just as our short stay there is hardly enough to […]
What can you do in one day in Ouidah, Benin Republic? In this video, follow the Jollof Road team as they explore the Door of No Return, carry pythons in the Python Temple, and dance in Grand Popo, Benin Republic.
After a few days, the Jollof team has concluded that Benin Republic and Nigeria are way too similar. Mention any local dish from pounded yam to fisherman pepper soup and they definitely have an equivalent. In this video find out what else these two countries share.
Ever heard of Dantokpa, the largest open-air market in West Africa? Watch this incredible video to find out all the things and people you’ll find in Dantokpa. What you see might shock you.
In this video, you’ll find out all the things the Jollof Road team did in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
In this incredible video, we’ll be getting introduced to the core team of the Jollof Road.
You know the when and the where but why are we doing this? Watch this to find out.
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