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Haneefa Mohammad

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80 days, 14 countries, 19,000 miles, 36 passport stamps, a truckload of Jollof rice and newfound knowledge sums up the Jollof Road experience. With no idea of what they were getting themselves into, five gutsy people set out on the trippiest trip of their lives in September 2019. As it all comes to an end, […]

Travelling the Jollof Road has helped us uncover many interesting facts about West Africa and its people. While there are similarities that bind us, there are also differences that make each country stand out. You get the whole picture when you’re immersed in the culture and lifestyle. Here are some things we noticed about Ghana: […]

For over 50 days now, a bunch of crazy people from Zikoko have been travelling across every mainland country in West Africa alongside Tosin – their trusty interpreter/planner, Taiwo – their bus captain, and Black – their bus. More on that here. They’re essentially living their best lives. The life you and I cannot live […]

When planning a vacation, no one ever really thinks of Sierra Leone as a holiday destination. But I’d like to change that. Sierra Leone is a small country with a population of about 7 million people. It is famous for “blood diamonds” that were mined and sold during a civil war in order to purchase […]

There are a lot of untold and unamplified stories about cool people, places and things around West Africa. The Jollof road team visited Liberia recently and made many interesting discoveries. From ATMs that vomit US dollars to meeting zestful surfer boys and girls in surfer haven, we saw it all. Here are some things you probably […]

The Republic of Benin is Nigeria’s next door neighbour. Although we have so much in common, a WHOLE LOT of us do not know anything about the country. The Jollof road team was in the Republic of Benin for a short time. While there, we got so immersed in the culture that we can now […]

So far on Jollof Road, we’ve visited four countries. But nothing comes close to the dynamic experience we had while we were in Ivory Coast aka Cote d’Ivoire aka land of Jesus’ 13th disciple. So here are four places you should visit if you’re ever in the coastal city. Do it! Our Lady of Peace […]

One meal that connects all of West Africa is Jollof rice. Although we have different names for it and can never agree on who has the best recipe, Jollof rice has overtime become a West African marker. However, travelling on the Jollof road, the team discovered that beyond Jollof Rice, we have so many similar […]

On October 7, we (the Jollof team) headed to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from Cape Coast, Ghana. Our experience in Ivory Coast started off on the wrong foot – arrogant officials at the border at Elubo and then, rude staff at the hotel we lodged at. It felt all too familiar; Abidjan reminded us of Lagos […]

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