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24-year-old Ghanaian chef Sika Mortoo beat her Nigerian counterpart to emerge winner of a jollof cooking competition.
The Onga Jollof Battle happened last weekend in Accra as two chefs from Ghana and Nigeria entered a battle to find out which country prepared the best jollof.
Jollof is a popular West African meal which is prepared with rice, tomato sauce and other spicy ingredients.
The meal is popular among countries like Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cameroon.
But for years now, Ghana and Nigeria have been fighting over who makes the best jollof.
After the judges tasted both plates of jollof, all three judges voted in favour of Ghana jollof.
The final results showed Ghana jollof scored 95% and Nigeria jollof which chef Turay prepared, scored 75%.
The three judges from Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa all voted in favour of Ghana jollof.
Winner of the jollof competition, Sika Mortoo, walked away with a cash prize of $2000 home. Her Nigeria counterpart, Chef Turay, took home $1000.
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As part of plans to support local music, Google has announced it will offer support to up to 10 emerging Nigerian music artists through Mr. Eazi’s emPawa Africa initiative to build their craft.
emPawa Africa empowers the next generation of African artists, equipping them with the tools, knowledge, network and investment they need to become independent music entrepreneurs.
The tech company announced via its Twitter handle at the third annual Google for Nigeria event YouTube will team up with Nigerian music star Mr. Eazi and his emPawa initiative to facilitate the program.
The initiative will give the select few artists the chance to increase their fanbase and connect with the world through YouTube.
So far, emPawa has supported 22 Nigerian artists to provide training to build their skills through digital platforms such as YouTube.