Popular Black American preacher, and Head pastor of Potter’s House Bishop Thomas D. Jakes, has opened up on his love for African food especially jollof rice and fufu.
Speaking to BBC Igbo via Instagram live, Bishop TD Jakes revealed that he traced his roots to Nigeria after undergoing DNA test and according to the powerful clergyman, his ancestry was traced to the Igbo tribe and he Bishop TD Jakes praised food made Ghana like fufu and jollof rice in Nigeria when he visited the two countries expressing how much he loves the food.
“When I’m in Nigeria, I experience the food. I eat the fufu and the jollof rice. I have those kinds of experience. I’ve had more than I can name. I go to Accra in Ghana and Lagos quite often,”ADVERTISEMENT
“What I know about the food is that it’s almost always hot and spicy. I ate it before but the food over there is so hot it makes your head sweat. And I like it.
“One of the tragedies of slave trade is not just that we were taken from our home, culture, people, and food. We lost our history. African-American history is taught over here from boat landings.