The narrative about jollof rice is a long and well-known one.
Ghanaians, Nigerians and recently Senegalese have engaged in numerous "wars" to determine the origin of this rice dish, but what baffles me is why anyone would want to talk about Jollof when WAAKYE has been saving lives since 1957 (obvs, I can't prove this, I just know it in my heart).
I mean Jollof is alright and everything, but have you seen WAAKYE? (Not the actor above, but the dish below)
The glorious mix of rice and beans that gives every single consumer a taste of heaven has been relegated to the sideline by these loud jollof rice heralds. But that's their loss. A quick look at the hashtag, #WaakyeWednesday on any social media will show you how many people know the WAAKYE is the truth any day.
Here are 10 photos that will totally convince you to ditch Jollof as Waakye is BAE!
This is Waakye
Just look at all this deliciousness
I would want more Waakye, but here you fancy "dbees"
Breakfast for KINGS? We're feeling royal
The only rice dish with a dedicated stew - "Waakye Stew"
Feast your eye on this plate of Waakye in its glory
A true marriage of dishes! Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Ghanaian Waakye, corn, fried plantain and vegetables
Waakye - GHC 3, Everything else - GHC 10
Waakye to share with friends
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As a bonus, here a stately looking Waakye looking even better in leaves
So please the next time, you're talking about how awesome Ghanaian Jollof is, just remember that Waakye has been loyal since 1957 and we don't even have to share it with Nigerians and others.