Jolly jollof rice. Have you launched your Sunday with rice? (social media)
Many things, events … are Siamese twins in love and life. Sure Tanko Shinkafi is round peg for the round hole of tuwo shinkafa and will woo and win just as a typical Ekiti man would pursue pounded-yam from Awka-Etiti to Ado-Ekiti.
Christmas and Easter lunch give their mandates to rice with chicken maybe turkey; Eid-el-Kabir attracts rice with ram meat in many homes; in some homes in the northern part of Nigeria it could be tuwo shinkafa or masara with ram meat.
Cake and weddings, birthdays … are lovers; the nickname of Champagne is ‘champion.’
Item 7 in weddings is dominated by rice which could be fried, jollof or white.
Koko and kose go together; maize with coconut or pear; bread with butter, jam or egg; ketchup must make love to French fries, popcorn and movies are inseparable. Chocolate and women are indispensable, men and beer are best of friends; condom is password to sex ….
‘Praise the Lord,’ is the twitter that ‘Hallelujah,’ follows; wherever ‘Assalamu ‘Alaikum goes ‘Wa-Alaikum-Salaam,’ follows from offline to online.
In our contemporary world I don’t think there are people who eat rice only on festive occasions anymore unlike decades ago.
Now Sunday afternoon is a leader that rice must follow. Fortunately it’s Sunday, now have you eaten your rice? Rise up now if you’d not – rice is the right side of Item 7 of life!
Staple on Nigerian tables.
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