Friday, 31 October 2014 11:32 Published in Show your Africa

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Such was the intensity of west Africa's backlash against his actions, one could have been forgiven for thinking that top British chef, Jamie Oliver, had just unveiled himself as CEO of Boko Haram.

'What was his crime?' we hear you ask.

'Haven't you heard? What planet do you live on?' would be our reply.

Jamie Oliver had made the brave decision to turn his culinary attentions towards west Africa's most treasured dish - jollof. What he produced many deemed to be bad jollof at best, and an attempt by the West to recolonise Africa at worst. Whilst that debate rages on, what is certain is that it will take a brave (or publicity hungry) westerner who next dares to add ‘lots of European twists’ to a traditional west African dish! This was an Oliver twist even D'banj would have shaken his head at.