Facebook user, Mark Zuckerberg talks about his experience with the Nigerian Jollof rice and 10 other things he said to the press today!

Over the years, there has been a long-standing war between Ghana and Nigeria’s Jollof rice, especially on social media.

The supremacy race has been taken everywhere from Twitter to Facebook to Instagram and even, physical altercations.

Well, today marks the end of the war as Mark Zuckerberg has given a well-deserved endorsement to Nigerian Jollof rice. 

At the town hall Q&A session with developers and entrepreneurs in Lagos, the Facebook CEO blew the final whistle, “Yesterday, I had Jollof rice and shrimp. It was delicious, fantastic. I was told not to compare Nigeria’s Jollof rice to that from other neighbouring countries.”

As expected, Nigerians have reacted to this long awaited victory on Twitter and here are some of the best ones:


Mark Zuckerberg just said that Jollof rice is sweet...on Facebook live

Nigeria: 100

Ghana: 0

WIN FOR LIFE!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Mark Zuckerberg came to Nigeria first.
Nigeria 1 Ghana 0

Mark said Nigeria Jollof is sweet.
Nigeria 2 Ghana 0

Take your L in peace.

Mark Zuckerberg says NIGERIAN jollof rice is delicious.
Nigeria: 1
Ghana: 0
Carry ur poison go! :-)

Lets hope Ghanaians can focus on other things and let our Nigerian jollof rice reign in perfect peace. But we are yet to hear from them, let’s hope that they concede defeat. It is finished!

Meanwhile, here are some of other noteworthy things he said:

1. The ecosystem will keep getting better, it may be in 10-15 years but in the future we will have AR products that can be able to put virtual stuff on it – it will get to a point that those kind of glasses will cost 100 dollars, instead of what Oculus costs now – 600 dollars. Anything that is a screen, a game does not have to be physical. That is what i have in my mind of where i want the world to be.

2. WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are both different. People feel comfortable using WhatsApp because it’s fast, you’ll probably find it easier to use WhatsApp – it’s focused on being a utility while Messenger is all about expression.  We will leave them both to leverage on their strengths.

3. Having an engineering style growth thing, and not a traditional business way of solving problems, was a really powerful way we’ve addressed Facebook’s problems.

5. One of the things we are incredibly proud of is that 60 million businesses use Facebook, for free. That’s historic

On Facebook connecting families, Zuckerberg said:

5. I love being here, but i miss my daughter. Being able to get pictures and videos of her from Priscilla, her mother – who is with her and her on a swing etc – really makes my day. That’s what connecting families is all about.

6. People will run into me on the streets and say, “I met my wife on Facebook, now we have this baby.”

On Nollywood, Mark Zuckerberg said:

7. Nollywood sounds like a national treasure – being able to create content that is moving and creative – there’s no way this place doesn’t end up being a place that contributes to shaping every part of the world. Now that we’re here, we’ll be visiting Nollywood to see how you do things.

On diaper changing:

8. You gotta slide the new diaper in before pulling the old one out, otherwise you’ll go from a routine diaper change to a whole outfit change.

On jollof rice and his endorsement of Nigerian food:

9. I ate pounded yam but Ime said i have to eat it with one hand and saw something in the soup and it’s snail. I don’t come to Nigeria often – so i ate the snail.

And in closing, Mark Zuckerberg said of Nigeria:

10. The world needs to come here and see the amazing things happening here. This is where the future is going to get built.


  1. Wow! This is where the future is going to get built! #aroundofapplause

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  2. Wow, this is great to hear from him

  3. wow so nice to hear he commended our dearest Country.

  4. A visitor to Nigeria is heard prophesying to d nation tht this is where the future is going to be built.But the sons and daughters of the soil are cursing their Papa's land. I go with you,Man

  5. Nice one Mark! But why is whatsapp wants to start sharing users contacts with fb?


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