Ed Sheeran plans to eat Nigerian Jollof
Ed Sheeran plans to eat Nigerian Jollof

UK Singer Ed Sheeran Craves Nigerian Jollof Rice, Reveals Plans To Visit Nigeria

Margaret Solace

Multiple award-winning English singer, Ed Sheeran, has revealed his plans to visit Nigeria years after he toured Ghana.

The ‘Shape Of You’ singer said he would like to have an experience of the highly hyped Nigerian jollof rice, a delicacy he has heard so much about.

“I’ve got to get back to Africa. After the tour I want to go and chill out there. I was in Ghana a few years back and I loved it. Now I need to go to Nigeria. I heard the jollof rice is really good there,” the respected singer told “The Sun.”

The 28-year-old musician previously spent some time backpacking through Ghana when he took a break from the spotlight before releasing his hit album “Divide” in 2017, and has said he is keen to head back to the African continent, as he especially wants to visit Nigeria.

But what's so special about Nigerian jollof rice?

This question has grown into a fierce debate in some West African countries, where jollof rice is a national delicacy. Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cameroon - all claim that they make the best. Maybe this time Ed Sheeran can add his "two cents".

Sheeran joins a growing list of international celebrities who have expressed a wish to either taste the Nigerian jollof or have sampled it already. Pince Charles once tried to solve it when he did a royal expedition in Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria. It was in Lagos, Nigeria, that Prince Charles decided to weigh in on the ongoing debate of which African country makes the best jollof. The prince admitted that the Nigerian jollof was hot and blew his head off.

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