Jollof Festival | Who doesn't like Jollof?
A fun and exciting festival featuring vendors providing celebratory African dish, Jollof.
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Jollof Vendors

Vendors, including restaurants and private chefs will be on hand to showcase a variety of Jollof dishes with representation from different countries. See, taste, sample, buy, enjoy …

Chef Demo

Chef Renny will take a break from the VIP lounge and offer a mini demo on her mango with white wine sauce that is best paired with Jollof Rice. Check our schedule for timeline of activities.

VIP Experience

A curated VIP experience with an hour-long beer and wine open bar, exclusive access to the market before general entry, and an assortment of side dishes to compliment the Jollof.


A menu of well-celebrated African beverages  paired with Jollof dishes. Haven’t been home or to the continent in a while? Here is a bar that might help fix your ache for some palm-wine or  your favorite African beer!

Jollof Hackathon

Who makes the best Jollof? Connect with like-minded Jollof enthusiasts and team up to represent your country in our Jollof Hackathon! Hack your Jollof making skills and win the coveted Jollof prize for your country!

Ankara Lounge

From beautiful headwraps to detailed hand-made dresses, and accessories, the Ankara Bazaar lounge might have that perfect afrocentric gift item or just that colorful summer dress  to accentuate your glow. Shop, sip, swag, culture.


Enjoy  traditional sounds, performances, and dances by some of DCs favorite local African dance groups. Feel like kicking a Kpanlogo, or Azonto dance move? Don’t hold back. Anything is possible after some Jollof!

Djs & Music

Enjoy, and move to some of the  latest African hits from a list of talented African djs from the NYC/DC community. Djs will be rotating by the hour to keep the tunes and energy fresh. Discover new djs, or simply support your favorites.


A unique VIP experience with an hour-long beer and wine open bar, exclusive access to the market before general entry, and curated  Jollof eats.

  • Jollof Chicken Wings
  • Jerk Chicken
  • Chef Renny’s Sweet Potato Curry
  • Chef Renny’s Plantain-Shrimp Skewers
  • Mini Meat Pies
  • Variety of Puff Puff (AKA Bofrot) – Chocolate, Sugar, and Jelly Puffs


A curated VIP experience (limited tickets) with an hour-long beer and wine open bar, with exclusive access to the market before the crowd.

  • Star
  • Guilder
  • Palmwine
  • Ethiopian Honeywine
  • Mimosas
  • Sangrias


Renny is a self-trained, unconventional chef that invents original recipes inspired by her Nigerian roots. She showcases her culinary talents by hosting bi-annual pop-up food fairs known as “The Culinary Boutique by “BitesbyRenny”. At these food fair series, guests have access to over a dozen meals prepared by Renny. She enjoys reinventing traditional meals and sporadically offering them to the world..

Don’t know what Jollof is?

Check out samples of some of our favorite Jollof dishes on the internet and drool :p