Many thought it was comical when TI made the statement " Atlanta is like Wakanda". Atlanta is the mecca for Black entrepreneurs. Akon accomplished a major feat in Atlanta when he held his first annual Jollof Fest at Piedmont Park.
The festival showcased Jolloff from Senegal, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria. This is West Africa’s most loved dishes, Jollof is a dish full of complex flavors, spices, and love that you can taste in each bite. Some eat it alone or with a meat dish. This festival wasn't only about food, festival organizers wanted to highlight Black-owned Atlanta businesses selling Ankara prints, jewelry, artistic paintings.
The performances from Rotimi, Afro B, Focalistic, Nektunez, Salma Slims, Nana Kofi, and Akon were insane. The vibes that were felt all around. I've never seen so many beautiful people in my life! Fellas this is the perfect boys day out!