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Meet the Vendors: What's on the Menu for Jollof and Other Things

We are now just over three weeks away from Jollof Festival: Jollof and Other Things at Muri Okunola Park. We previously shared what to expect from this year's edition of the event, and how it is stepping things up even further from the inaugural event in Jaekel House.

 

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This year's festival will have the finest culinary talent on site. The theme encourages creativity with all kinds of Nigerian food, and the vendors are taking it on with gusto. The first batch of announced vendors includes established favourites like Mo's Jollof, Delicioso Mobile Chefs and Limehouse Cocktails, to new gems like Shaun's Pops, WeHeartBonBon and The Cocktail Factory.

If you were at JOLLOF last year, you know you can  expect some delicious and creative takes on Nigeria's dish. It wouldn't be JOLLOF, if you didn't.  Captain Licious is combining the best of multiple worlds - they have seafood jollof, 'chikwobi' and Ofada fried rice on the menu. Mo's Jollof will be serving scrumptious authentic firewood jollof rice, with various options of smoke-stewed turkey and plantain to go with it. Both Mo's Jollof and Buka2Go have freshly made amala with ewedu and gbegiri on the menu- don't miss it. Buka2Go is also expanding the scope with their Senegalese jollof and Ofada jollof rice at very affordable costs. Ette's Barbecue is flipping the script with jollof abacha, coconut jollof with shredded goat and more.

For Nigerian barbecue and grills, Nasco Grills and Delicioso Mobile Chefs have you covered.  From ribs to gizdodo sticks to the alluring sounding 'Ebute Metta Sliders', all your meaty desires will be met. Delicioso is back with their smoky, tasty asun, BBQ guinea fowl and bush meat, with a wide variety of affordable sides to choose from. Jollof and Other Things will also have some flavours from the rest of the world- Sub Delight will offer brown rice and deli wraps, while The Burgundy Stove will be serving New Orleans fish strips and Korean street chicken.

Need something to cool you down after all that flavour-filled fieriness? There are several vendors who will have alcoholic and non alcoholic chilled drinks available. Shaun's Pops has scrumptious, homemade, preservative-free passionfruit, chocolate hazelnut and mojito popsicles. The Slush Queen will be on deck with cocktails- the 'Jollof Digester' sounds like a treat- and icy treats for kids. Big Fish Cocktails has the Amarula Martini while The Cocktail Factory  will have their gorgeous strawberry daiquiri on offer, as well as their 'Zoborita' and 'Orijinality' original creations. Bubbletii will be serving their unique, juice ball-filled iced tea drinks.

Support smaller, homegrown businesses with our artisan vendors who will provide goodies to take home. Oh So Nutrition has yummy cookies, pressed juice and granola all made with Nigerian materials. The Juice Lady has tasty, healthy bottled juices such as the 'Earth & Spice" and "Beetle Juice" drinks, starting at N500. Namii will be selling their healthy, modern tigernut (Kunun Aya) based snacks and beverages.

Hungry for something sweet? From cotton candy and banana bread to soft serve and milkshakes, there are many confectioners on site to suit your sugary needs. WeHeartBonbon has a variety of gorgeous fruit and cheese cakes and bread, starting at just N250. Victoria Treats will put smiles on everyone's faces with their marshmallows, waffles and candyfloss. Hans and Renee are back with their acclaimed Naija inspired treats, Moo Diary has a variety of alcoholic and non alcoholic milkshakes and 308 Patisserie hass a range of envelope pushing desserts- chin-chin apple crumble, zobo waffles and more.

More vendors will be announced in the coming weeks, with almost every type of Nigerian inspired-dish imaginable across their menus. Follow EatDrinkFestival on social media to get instant updates on vendors, ticketing and all other information Jollof related.

Krispy Kreme is Now Open at Ikeja City Mall

NOSA: After what might be the most extensive pre-launch campaign I've ever seen in Lagos, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Lagos is officially open for business.

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FOLLY: And with that, the free doughnut drops have come to an end. Krispy Kreme must have given out over 10,000 doughnuts throughout the month of February in Lagos - this is our unofficial estimate based on the number of "doughnut drops" they did across offices, cinemas, and events in Lagos.

NOSA: They did drops in traffic too!

NOSA: I mean, we saw it on instagram, but the brand confirmed it too. I don't think I've seen anything like this  at any other product launch in Lagos. It blew my mind a bit. 

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Lagos is officially open for business. And by the looks of things, the grand opening on March 10 was a massive success with the first 20 customers already in line the night before.

FOLLY: To be fair, Nigerians love free stuff and there were prizes for the first 300 people and the first person won a year’s supply of doughnuts and coffee.

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NOSA: They definitely get some props from me on how they "mainstreamed" what appears to be a niche product. Shouts to the marketing team. 

Edmond Sassine, CEO of Quality Foods Africa, expressed his joy at seeing Lagosians turn up to welcome the first Krispy Kreme outlet in West Africa. According to him, 200 Nigerians have been employed so far with more to come as Krispy Kreme continues to grow in Nigeria.

NOSA: Word on the street is that there's an island store coming soon, on Bishop Aboyade Cole Street. Depending on how the first twos stores do, we'll probably get them all over the place like Dominos.

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The Ice Cream Factory Dessert Party

FOLLY: This is probably never, ever going to happen again because it’s kinda bat shit crazy but we’re organizing a FREE Lunch Club at Ice Cream Factory and we'll be trying EVERY dessert they have.

NOSA: So yeah, you'll need your sweet tooth for this one.

FOLLY: I’d like to take credits for coming up with this idea and honestly the only that’s going to hold me back on Saturday is my lactose intolerance, but luckily you’re not me and hopefully you’re not a fellow sufferer.

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NOSA: To enter,

  1. Follow Ice Cream Factory on Instagram by following their account and,
  2. Post a picture of your favourite dessert with the #ICFDessertParty hashtag in the caption.

Simple.

FOLLY: Here’s a pro-tip, instead of scouring the world wide web for a picture to share on Instagram. You can find many dessert pictures on the ICF Instagram that you can use. Genius

NOSA: We'll announce our winners on Wednesday. Here's a look at the stuff on the menu

Good luck!