A Ghanaian man identified as @aboa_banku1 has caused a stir on social media after teasing Nigerians for eating yam with palm oil. In a tweet that has since gone viral, @aboa_banku1 stated that even if he was homeless, he would not eat the Nigerian delicacy.
The tweet sparked a heated debate on social media, with many Nigerians and Ghanaians weighing in on the matter. While some Nigerians defended their cuisine and accused @aboa_banku1 of being ignorant, others took offense to his comment and called for him to apologize.
Ghana and Nigeria have a long-standing rivalry when it comes to food, with both countries claiming to have the best cuisine in West Africa. However, this recent incident has brought the debate to a new level, with many questioning whether it is appropriate to mock another culture’s food.
Some Ghanaians have also criticized @aboa_banku1 for his comments, saying that they do not reflect the views of the wider Ghanaian community. Others have argued that the tweet was meant as a joke and should not be taken seriously.
Despite the controversy, many Nigerians and Ghanaians have used the incident as an opportunity to promote their respective cuisines and share recipes with each other. Some have even suggested organizing a food festival to celebrate the diversity of West African cuisine.
As of now, @aboa_banku1 has not issued a statement regarding his tweet, and it is unclear whether he will apologize for his comments. However, the incident has highlighted the need for cultural sensitivity and respect when it comes to discussing food and other cultural practices.