WASHINGTON — The Afrobeats Block Party was back in the D.C. area after it was canceled last year because of COVID-19. It celebrated African cultures featuring a variety of fun activities including a pop-up shop, food vendors with traditional African dishes (including yams, corn, cassava and groundnuts), and visual arts from around the world.
This year, there was an Afrobeats DJ competition, games and live performances featuring Nigerian-Canadian singer-songwriter TolumiDE.
The event also answers the age-old question: Who has the best jollof rice?
Though its ingredients and preparation methods vary across different regions, jollof rice is typically made with long-grain rice, tomatoes, onions, spices, vegetables and meat in a single pot.
In my opinion, it is delicious!
While the festival was canceled last year, the 2019 winner of the cook-off was Sierra Leone. And the competition was stiff and the results are in! Tied for second place was last year's winner Sierra Leon and Ghana and the 2021 champion was Liberia.
Nigerian actress Folake Olowofoyeku, from the CBS show Bob ♥ Abishola, is from Lagos. She even chimed in on the debate. She did not hesitate to say who she believes the winner should be.
You can check out her strong belief here: