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Tarkwa Bay: The Treasure Island in Lagos

The Lagos coast is dotted with islands. The resident of these islands’ main occupation is fishing. Accessibility is only by water, using speed boats or canoes with fitted speed engines. These islands have been left behind when it comes to economic progress but over time, they have come to be known for their tourism potentials….

Okpa: The Craziest Street Food in Enugu!

Okpa: The Craziest Street Food in Enugu!

For most Nigerians, street food is usually just as delicious as delicacies sold in fancy restaurants, if not more. In Enugu, Eastern Nigeria, Okpa has become the craziest street food the people can’t live without. It is cheap, filling and insanely tasty! A student once noted that, once she has loaded two wraps of Okpa…

Super Count down… Lagos Carnival 2014 is 13 days to go!

Super Count down… Lagos Carnival 2014 is 13 days to go!

That time of the year has come again, when the beautiful city of Lagos, Nigeria, blows up in grand display of beautiful people, fabulous costumes and musical jamboree, all celebrating the loveliness and magnificence of the culture and people of Lagos. Every year, the whole parade normally kicks off with over a thousand beautifully dressed…

The Science of Danfo Transportation in Ibadan…. I couldn’t Stop Laughing while Watching This! [Video]

The Science of Danfo Transportation in Ibadan…. I couldn’t Stop Laughing while Watching This! [Video]

Kayode Oyinbo, an American who is on a visit to Nigeria, learned how to speak Yoruba fluently and decides to take a trip around the ancient town of Ibadan, taking danfo buses and local cabs. See the video clip below. However, here is a summary of his step by step guide: Step 1: Go to…

Nigerians Must begin to Learn the Culture of Wildlife Conservation! Na every Animal for Bush Person dey Kill Chop? [See Photos]

Nigerians Must begin to Learn the Culture of Wildlife Conservation! Na every Animal for Bush Person dey Kill Chop? [See Photos]

Recently, while driving along Ilesha-Benin express way, southwestern Nigeria, I drove past this point and whatever caught my eyes made me pull to a hard stop. I decided to reverse and take a better look. Along the road side, a Mona Monkey killed by a local bush hunter was hung on a wooden stake with…

The Night I spent in a real Village in Nigeria! [Photos]

The Night I spent in a real Village in Nigeria! [Photos]

There is only one road leading into the valley within which the town of Idanre sits. The ancient town is located in the beautiful state of Ondo known as the ‘Sunshine State’. Nestled in the middle of tall magnificent hills covered in mist from a distance, one can see how picturesque the little town is;…

Top 10 Waterfalls to Visit in Nigeria

Top 10 Waterfalls to Visit in Nigeria

Nigeria is blessed with many amazing and breath-taking waterfalls; some consisting of limpid waters plunging down high and steep cliffs of smoothened rock faces, while some are made up of multiple cascades of fresh waters forming a stepwise configuration along a single river course, and others consist of smaller volume of fresh but cool spring…

6 Reasons why you should visit Badagry

6 Reasons why you should visit Badagry

The beautiful town of Badagry lies along the Atlantic coast in Nigeria and is located between the bustling Metropolitan city of Lagos and the border of Nigeria with Benin Republic at Seme. You might have heard about the town at one time or another, but never really considered visiting the town. Nevertheless, after reading the…

The Genius of our ancient Yoruba Architects

The Genius of our ancient Yoruba Architects

I stood upon a hilltop in Idanre land, 900m above the surrounding plains. Before me sat the ancient Oba’s Palace, surrounded by thickets of verdant forests, outshoots of granite rocks and relics of the ageless Oke-Idanre village. The mud buildings stand bold and strong, through centuries they endured countless downpours of fearsome rains and inestimable…

Watch this Amazing and Amusing Cultural Dance at Nike Art Gallery- the biggest Art Gallery in West Africa

Watch this Amazing and Amusing Cultural Dance at Nike Art Gallery- the biggest Art Gallery in West Africa

Nike Art Gallery which prides itself as the biggest art gallery in West Africa hosted visitors at her prestigious three story gallery in Lekki on 20th February. The guests were treated to an amazing and amusing cultural dance by the gallery’s cultural troop. The cultural display began with the entry of the canoe dancer, made…

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By the Badagry Lagoon sits my cup of fresh milky palmy, kissing the walls of its cup and wishing it could break free to see the beauty that lies before it… the mesmerizing beauty of the smiling lagoon waters, dancing with the soft glitters of the setting sun which reposed majestically at the distant palmtree-fringed skyline...
A gigantic monolith of volcanic rock sits on a wide expanse, majestically, pinnacling out from the panoramic plains of the middle Benue Trough like a Tower of Eiphel in an arid Paris. The first sight of Wase rock has always held any visitor glued to his feet in awe-struck wonder, coupled with the gusts of pristine wind and ambience attending its surrounding Mid-Benue plains...
Another big creek swell came up fast and silent, morning sunlight dancing in the skies flashed on its face. Rolling fast to my left, it lifted and dropped my eight-foot dugout canoe with the smooth motions of an elevator. I heaved a loud sigh and amidst the multitude of bird chatter around us, my two local guides at both ends of the canoe heard me and laughed. I smiled and shook my head, marvelling at how quickly they adjusted their oars and steered against the galloping waters.
I was lost in amazement, enraptured by the swelling blue sea, caressed and cuddled by the sweeping puff of cool breeze, and staring blankly at the sandy beach dotted here and there by tourists, tanning in the sweet Saturday noon sun. A set of fishing canoes rested near the sea shore, where the raging bulge…
A mountain of blue-clad clouds sat in the sunny skies, the statue of Asodeboyede- the grandson of Oduduwa stood ready for battle before the ancient Oba’s Palace of Akure land, while a labyrinth of obfuscating sewers lies beneath it. The heavens open and spew out torrents of rain water upon the land; and though for…
I sit on a sculptured boulder at the bank of Gurara river, and behold, one of the most amazing sights in my country stare at me; and like a rush of fervid flames, her waters light a huge fire in my veins. “How did you get here?”, I ask myself. For many years, and from miles afar I have heard of Gurara’s charm, the enduring jazz of the verdant waters of its waterfalls, plunging down a steep 180 m-long and 30m-high rocky scarp and...
The plains stretched as far as the eyes could see, and the sleepy horizon was obscured by massive cones of varying colours- some lush green, and others, earthly brown, jutting out into the skies and standing imposingly like enormous sand heaps on a village farm. These are none but the volcanoes that blew Jos Plateau in North Central Nigeria; they are called the Kerang Volcanoes...
I peeped through a hole on a massive tree trunk, and at me peeked a viscous sheet of mud-brown fluid punctuated at different corners by verdant water lilies and rimmed along its banks by radiant tall grasses. It was as if I had been enraptured in a dream of bliss. Beyond this tree I lift…
Nike Art Gallery which prides itself as the biggest art gallery in West Africa hosted visitors at her prestigious three story gallery in Lekki on 20th February. The guests were treated to an amazing and amusing cultural dance by the gallery’s cultural troop. The cultural display began with the entry of the canoe dancer, made…
Last Tuesday, 18th of February, 2014, numerous travel and tourism enthusiasts gathered at Four Point Sheraton Hotel in Lagos, to discuss with top Nigeria-based travel bloggers on how to promote tourism in Nigeria through story-telling, as well as to assess the impact social and digital media is having on the domestic travel, tourism and hospitality…
Like writing slates on the walls of a village nursery school, hundreds of ancient photos and newspaper pages tile the walls of his rooms and stairwell… And like treasures of diamond hidden in a secret cave, Fela’s clothes, musical instruments and shoes are kept intact in their original positions at his old house- now refurbished…
At Idanre, one is confronted by stupefying vistas of the surrounding inselberg landscape bedecked with an enigmatic skyline of jagged peaks held in place by gigantic mountains smeared in glossy sheens of grey and silver- a cluster of intriguing inselbergs, towering high into the skies at the distant horizon. They are none but the magnificent Idanre Hills....
The tide was rising and a cloak of frigid air enfolded the Degema area. It was close to mid-night and the moon soared high into a nude sky. Standing on the veranda of the lower deck of our houseboat which had been carefully moored on the banks of Sambreiro River, somewhere between Nkpor and Ilelema…
Glitters of yellowish-brown lights whispered off handcrafts of ingenious minds. Crafts of staffs, swords and many masks, they were; While some others were of human forms that tell stories of ancient times, others happily flaunted their exotic and ostentatious designs to anyone who cared to stare. These figures line a street at a busy city-centre…
On the outskirts of Ado-Ekiti, a lake is reposed like a sleepy crab and its face shimmers like a wet mirror, manifesting a picturesque image of the sky. It lies calm and still, except for the gentle ripples that rock its form intermittently. Into its face, the sky looks and its clear reflection it sees...
A dusty veil hangs over Zuba town. The Sun had slipped into her night gown of romantic crimson, saying goodbye and goodnight over the jagged skyline of granite inselbergs. A mighty rock stands bold, undaunted by the coming dusk. It bears a face: one that looks straight ahead, starring at the setting sun.It is never…
A flood bath of jubilant sunrays inundates a creek of murky waters in the oil city of Port-Harcourt, southern Nigeria, as a thousand souls spectate at its bank. A war canoe pierces through the waters as its twenty paddlers bellow battle chants and songs with dramatic fervour....
Milky, tasty, fresh, chilly, awesome, tantalizing, alluring, refreshing, invigorating, revitalizing, breath-taking, amazing…. is the calabash of Palm wine served at Terra Kulture in Victoria Island, Lagos. The noon sun burned mercilessly over the skies of the busy Island and the breeze from the nearby Kuramo Beach being quenched by the blazing solar heat could not…
Many rocks I’ve climbed, many hills I’ve conquered, ancient dwellings I have seen, many caves I’ve entered, but none like the magnificent rocks of Olumo… a bastion of massive granite, soaring high and proud into the ice-blue skies, smiling and glimmering upon the Ogun River and the ancient town of Abeokuta, south-western Nigeria.
So amazing it is to know that there is a place in Nigeria where exists the largest population of twins in the world. This place is Igbo-ora, small village in Oyo State, south-west Nigeria, more twins are born in Igbo-Ora than anywhere else on earth and that there are just few households who do not...
Where the sun dances along the skies as fingers of its light pierced through the air and race to the earth and the distant skyline blows up in shades of vivid blue hues as the sea kisses and melts into the clouds and the raging waters run towards the West-African coast in multiple waves and break into series of silvery foams as they crash upon the sun-tanned sands of the beaches.
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