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Date archive: May 2011

Ever captured the splash of Creek Waters at Sunset?

A twin-engine boat speeds through the creeks like an excited cheater, spraying sheets of saline water along its trail. The sun is approaching its set, and the firmament has now worn a lilac lipstick. The low mangroves smile with delight having been fed bountifully from the day’s solar shower. The tide is gradually climbing, and a…

Hiking the ‘Table Mountains’ of Lokoja

Meanders of dry river channels and silt-coated beds dissect the Okene-Lokoja road. Panoramas of inselbergs and gently-rolling hills and valleys bedeck the surrounding landscape. It is mid-dry season in Kogi State. A heard of Cattle graze lazily on a dry field, the flaming sun beating their rustic hides without pity. Crisp hot air parade the…

My Life, A Framed Àwòrán

As a framed Àwòrán, My mind stands still before my eyes, Like a breathing Àwòrán, I look into my eyes… and my mind says “hi”. Frame by frame, My life I scroll before my eyes, Frame by frame, My heart reports its log on the table of my mind.   Like a movie, My life…

New Waterfalls discovered in Effon-Alaaye, Ekiti State

A 10m plunge of raging limpid waters was recently discovered tucked away in a remote corner of Effon Ridge near the town of Effon-Alaaye, Ekiti State. Gracious plunge of pristine spring waters, hard to miss yet so hard to find; lost for decades, now discovered and thrown in the lime light. Known records of tourist…

Sorry if you visited and were denied access!

Sorry if you visited Naijatreks between Thursday, 12th and Saturday,14th of May and was denied access. We were also very unhappy not being able to feast our dear readers with those awe-inspiring stories of our treks in our dear country Nigeria. WordPress had issues migrating their server hence the downtime. We are hereby glad to…

Olokuta Rocks of Ado Ekiti- A Goldmine Wrapped in a Garbage Sheet

“Òkúta gbé òkúta lérí” Strolling along the Okeyinmi street of Ado town, one is suddenly captured by a dramatic and hypnotizing assemblage of massive rocks. The most enigmatic of the rock formations is also the most conspicuous from the streets;  the others can be spotted pilling elusively behind it. The locals describe the myterious pose of the rocks…

A Nigerian’s quest for Fuji, the begininig of ‘razzness’?

Yesterday, I was chatting with Femi Osewa, a great friend of mine, and he said he’s falling in love with Naija’s Fuji Music. I felt it was funny but he confidently refuted my reservations on the music genre. I felt he had a point with his ‘Proudly Naija’ part of his argument. So he decided…

A Cloud in Pains

At the distant horizon, Through a blanket of dark clouds , A sword of jagged blade pierces, A blood of vague light, Splashes across d skyline, A halo of crimson, Above the gently-serrated mountain peaks. Again and again, Without pity, the great sword slashed, Through the dark and bulging belly of the clouds, With a…

The Sweet Life of the Naija Delta

        An Ijaw man carefully rows his dug-out canoe near the creek edge as the heavy waves rumble against his thrust. The creeks form a labyrinth of straight-cut and meandering waterways. The waters burn with glistening bars of solar fire. Luxuriant high mangroves are lit up in kaleidoscopes of verdant shades marked…

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