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Don't Miss Yvonne Orji and Luvvie Ajayi's New Podcast 'Jesus and Jollof'

The podcast, which premieres July 11, uses humor to explore the experiences of first-generation Nigerian-American women.

Podcasts lovers, you're in for a major treat—and yes, it involves jollof rice.

Two of our absolute faves, comedian and actor Yvonne Orji and writer, speaker and cultural critic, Luvvie Ajayiwho were both honored on OkayAfrica's 100 Women list in 2017—have teamed up for Jesus and Jollof, a new podcast exploring the lived experiences, relationships, aspirations, and everything in between of first-generation Nigerian-American women, with a comedic twist. Why Jesus and jollof, you ask? According to Orji and Ajayi those are the "two things they cannot do without."

The two shared what we can expect from the upcoming first season in an email to OkayAfrica:

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Essential Foods You'll Find at an African Party

We know these are the African foods you long for. Let the drooling commence.

It's food month here at OkayAfrica and that means that we'll be exploring different African delicacies, sharing recipes, highlighting the best spots for African cuisine, and dropping quick food videos throughout the month of November, so get your taste buds ready.

No singular cuisine defines any country or region. Culinary scenes are comprised of a mix of influences from indigenous groups, European colonizers as well as ancient trade routes in which we came in contact with Arabic and Indian nomads. There are multiple religious, cultural, historical and topographical factors at play.

Food transcends borders but flavor, my friends, flavor, reigns supreme. Our flavors are complex, bitter, spicy and at times sour but more often than not, they call to mind home.

Africans far and wide are consistently brought together by one thing, FOOD! The quintessential way to enjoy a meal is to do so surrounded by friends and family. With Thanksgiving around the corner, it's only right we put together a list of essential foods you'll find at an African party. Few are the gatherings that don't offer these options.

Please, don't read this on an empty stomach.

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