Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday taunted controversial Nigerian Senator Dino Melaye over his “recently launched CD titled ‘Aje kun Iya ni o je’”.
Mr. Osinbajo also said Nigerians make the best jollof rice in the world.
“And by the way, we all know that Nigerian jollof rice is the best! We beat the Ghanaians and the Senegalese hands down,” the Vice President said.
Recall that the country’s minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, while responding to a question by Richard Quest, CNN International business editor, last week said Senegal makes the best jollof rice.
This caused outrage on social media.
Speaking at the Platform convened by Poju Oyemade, senior pastor of the Covenant Christian Centre, Osinbajo said: “And of course, nobody is as funny as Nigerians, and Nigerian comedians, whether professional or amateur. We even have a member of the national assembly who recently launched a CD; Aje kun iya ni o je. Who hasn’t heard of Aje kun iya ni o je.
“And we are the most innovative entrepreneurs. The other day someone showed me a text; the young man had invited him to a book launch titled: Seven Steps to Becoming a Professional Whistleblower.
“And by the way, we all know that Nigerian jollof rice is the best! We beat the Ghanaians and the Senegalese hands down.”
“We have everything, and our people are doing incredibly innovative things. For example, we are at the moment developing the most sophisticated animation technology in Africa,” he said.
“Our music and entertainment industry is the fastest growing in the world. Nigerians have won every prize in literature, from the Nobel prize to the Pulitzer.
“Only last year, a Nigerian girl won a gold medal at the Olympics, Morolake Akinosun. Last Saturday, a Nigerian boxer won the world heavyweight title. Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua won the WBA becoming the boxing champion of the world.
“Last year Oluyinka Olutoye, a Nigerian surgeon successfully took out a baby from her mother’s womb, operated on the womb, and put the baby back in, and the baby was carried full term and was born naturally — a feat previously unheard of.