Africa richest man, Aliko Dangote, has joined the Gelato bandwagon following DJ Cuppy’s viral clip of her family’s trip to Italy just to get the tasty treat.
In a video posted by oil magnate, Femi Otedola, 62-year-old Dangote and some of his friends were seen holding ice cream cups and playfully saying gelato repeatedly.
Otedola captioned the video, “The One & Only Authentic Nigerian Trillionaire, Aliko DANGOTE catches the #GELATO bug 🍧🍨 … F.Ote💲.”
The video has since garnered over 137,944 views and 5,534 comments on Otedola’s IG page.
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Gelato is a popular frozen dessert of Italian origin. It is generally made with a base of 3.25% milk and sugar. It is generally lower in fat than other styles of frozen desserts.
WuzupNaija recalls that gelato became a trending topic after a cosy video of the Otedola’s enjoying Gelato ice cream in Italy made the rounds.
The video soon elicited diverse reactions on social media while some mimicked the rich family using comedy skits.
DJ Cuppy further released a new single, ‘Gelato,’ featuring Zlatan Ibile.
Gelato typically contains 70% less air and more flavouring than other kinds of frozen desserts, giving it a density and richness that distinguishes it from other ice creams.
Gelato as we know it is credited to the Italian chef Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli who in the late 1600s opened his “Café Procope” in Paris and introduced gelato at his café, earning notability first in Paris and then in the rest of Europe.