Jollof Road

So you live in Lagos, or somewhere in Nigeria and you feel like you need a break from the stress of being Nigerian or living in Nigeria, you don’t have to look far out when you’re thinking of places to run to and hide for a few days or weeks. The Jollof road team has […]

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 […]

The subject of today’s story lived in Nigeria for a while, but he currently lives in his home country, Liberia. Tell me about that first cash that you felt was yours. Let me start by saying I’m the laziest person I know. When I was a kid, my dad wanted to imbibe reading as a […]

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 […]

Forget all the noise about leaving Nigeria for Canada (your so-called real country) for a moment, what if your real country is actually a West African country? Have you thought about that? Well, since we left Nigeria and have been exploring countries on Jollof road, we discovered that our neighbouring West African countries are actually […]

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 […]

Ghana is known for its warm people. Don’t believe me? Ask the Jollof Road gang! Are you visiting Ghana soon? You probably are. Literally everyone is visiting Ghana in December. Here’s a list of recommended places to visit while you’re there:  1. Black star square The black star square is a public square located in […]

The Republic of Benin, Nigeria’s next-door neighbour (or sister from another Mother), may be a small country, but there is a lot to experience and discover on a trip there. You have to know where to look and where to go, though. We know (obvs, because we’re plugged into the biggest cultural event right now […]

The most interesting thing about travelling is the prospect of soaking in new cultures and experiences new places, landmarks and people. Zikoko is here to help you with that. This short guide will help you find the best places to be if you ever find yourself in Togo The Grand Marche This is Lome’s melting […]

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