Mary has thrown a subtle shade at those who are used to claiming they own bragging rights to something.
Nigerian actress and filmmaker Mary Remmy-Njoku, who recently renewed her wedding vows in Maldives on the occassion of her 10th anniversary, took to her Instagram page to urge Nigerians to reiterate this important information.
Mary Njoku noted that Afrobeats has its origin in Nigeria and not Africa and wanted fellow countrymen to keep stating this so it doesn’t become another ‘jollof rice’ story.
She went on to point to list other instances and experiences where other nationalities have tried to take ownership of a Nigerian experience. In Nkoju’s words:
“Afrobeat originates from NIGERIA.
Afrobeat is NIGERIAN.
Let’s start stating the facts before before it becomes a ‘jolof rice’ story.
“Na so I here say someone invent plantain chips (kpekere)for America few years ago.
Dem say Nigerian youths were named ‘sorosoke’ generation by a foreigner wey no dey speak yoruba.
Afrobeat is NIGERIAN.”