DC - Jollof Festival

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1630, 19th St, NW

Washington, DC 2009

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Kick back and experience an amazing Jollof-Fest, with food, drinks, music, and good times in beautiful company. Help us determine the best Jollof nation during a live vote for vendors participating in the Jollof Festival. Your vote will determine the winner of the Jollof Wars!!

There will also be a blind tasting of Jollof prepared by teams of 2-3 people representing their country during the first ever Jollof Hackathon. Everyone is welcome to sign up to participate, represent your country!

Shop, sip, flex your swag and purchase unique culturual wears and designs from a well curated vendor selection of our favorite stylists and vendors carefully picked by our friends at the "Ankara Bazaar."


Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Liberia and more !


  • Skip the line

  • 1 hour open bar (African beers and wines from 2-3pm)

  • Exclusive VIP Chef

  • Exclusive VIP Hangout area

  • 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


  • 5 Samples of Jollof (from different vendors of your choice)

  • DJ spinning

  • Photobooth

  • Bar

  • Performances


*VIP tickets grants 1hour early access to the festival Session 1: 2:00 - 3:00 PM (VIP Open Bar) Session 2: 2:00 - 8:00 PM (Food, Festivities)

Detailed schedule: www.jolloffestival.com

Interested partners, vendors, and chefs, kindly email iamafropolitan@gmail.com


Can I buy tickets at the door?

No, in order to help our vendors prepare to feed everyone adequately, ticket sales will end on the morning of the event. All tickets must be purchased in advance.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes, ID's will be needed for purchasing drinks

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please don't bring food, drinks, physical objects or pets.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?


Can I update my registration information?

Not likely

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It will be helpful if you did but we don't mind helping you check in with your ID so we can save some trees.

What is the refund policy?

Tickets purchased are final. Unless the event is canceled, or postponed, tickets will not be reimbursed or refunded.

* Schedule and activities subject to change

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1630, 19th St, NW

Washington, DC 2009

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