Sequel to the recent dispute over who makes ‘Jollof rice’ better, Nigerians vs Ghanaians is making its round again on Twitter. Both countries, behave a bit like siblings and have more in common than they’d like to admit, which may be why rivalry occurs between them so frequently. Here’s an overview of the most recent three battles between the sister countries:
#Azonto Vs Alingo
The dance step ‘azonto’ originated in Ghana and was made popular by Samini- a musician. In 2013, Samini took to twitter to accuse Psquare (popular Nigerian musicians) of copying the azonto dance step, renaming it and making it their own. Oh the drama.
— Pastaderasta Millz (@Pastaderasta) March 30, 2013
— #ClassicKweku (@Vanrythmzs101) April 20, 2013
#GhanaMustGo In June 2014, over 200 Ghanaians requested asylum in Brazil, the 2014 FIFA world cup host, claiming that they were fleeing inter-religious conflict in their home country. Nigerians immediately took to twitter to condemn the act.
Just last year, a group of Nigerians and Ghanians sued the celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for ‘miscooking’ their beloved jollof rice and this earlier this year, they locked horns about who cooks the best Jollof. Seen as a West African staple, Jollof rice is considered the king of meals in both Ghana and Nigeria and though there are always talks about who makes it better, Jollof rice originated from the Wolofe tribe in Senegal.
“Will you give us loan if we learn how to cook jollof like Ghanaians?” “It’s a deal.” pic.twitter.com/VwbGv3QMtb
— Alhaji One (@AbeikuLytle) August 10, 2015
When you’re about to eat Ghanaian jollof and God spares your life in the last minute pic.twitter.com/T2csXD6zal
— consigliere (@moyodre1) August 9, 2015
— 2ndSucks (@iamadamz) May 21, 2015
This is the latest of the Nigerian/Ghanaians clash on twitter, which seemed to have no central cause, just nonsensical bashing.