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A fun and exciting festival featuring vendors providing celebratory African dish, Jollof.
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Jollof Vendors

We are rounding up some favorite NYC based Jollof restaurants and vendors, to showcase a variety of Jollof dishes with representation from different countries. See, taste, sample, buy, enjoy …

Jollof Wars

Who makes the best Jollof? Connect with like-minded Jollof enthusiasts and let’s find out who takes the much coveted bragging rights for the best Jollof! Participate in the live voting and also check out the Jollof wars when judges pick which country’s Jollof reigns.

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 African wine or  your favorite African beer!

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 NYCs 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 community. Djs will be rotating by the hour to keep the tunes and energy fresh. Discover new djs, or simply support your favorites.


1:00  VIP session
2:00 Doors open
2:00-2:20 Arrivals/Cultural drumming
3:00 Welcome
4:00 Cultural Performance
5:00 Jollof Wars/ Judges Tastings
5:30 Judges marks
6:00 Pictures/Photoshoot
7:00 Dj Dance Party


A unique VIP experience with an hour-long beer and wine open bar, exclusive  VIP area with curated  Jollof eats.

  • Kale, Plantain & Black Eye Pea Salad

    Summer Garden Kale Salad, Shito Honey Dressing, Cilantro, Sweet Plantains (VEGETARIAN)

    Nigerian Meat Pies OR Senegalese Fish Patties

    Savory beef patties in a crispy pastry dough,

    Spicy Jamaican Jerk Meatballs

    Beef meatballs with a blend of Caribbean spices and Teriyaki Pineapple Glaze

    Vegetable Celebration Jollof Rice

    Peas, Red Onion, Honey Roasted Carrots, Thyme, Roasted Corn (VEGAN)

    Puff Puff & Fresh Fruit

    Fried doughnuts, tropical marmalade with pineapple, ginger & mango, powdered sugar, arranged w/ seasonal fresh fruit (VEGAN)


  Drinks at the Bar will be curated by Mixed Sips. Mixed Sips continually builds vast knowledge of the market to ensure the unique needs at the bar are met with satisfaction. Expect tasty  cocktail mixes and well sourced African beers!

  • Star
  • Guinness
  • Tusker Beer
  • South-African Wine
  • Cocktails
  • Sangrias

Don’t know what Jollof is?

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