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Date archive: November 2011

Get Lost in Lagos this Christmas!

  “Don’t just live in this lasgidi, let lasgidi live in you. Beyond the movies and parties… this is what else you’ve got to do!”   December is the time of joy, hanging out with friends, caroling and lots and lots of gift exchanging. But more importantly, its time for another Lost in Lagos LIVE!…

Lost in the Tracks of Owa Cave, Idanre Hills

  Rapid knocks of sunrise rap on my louver blade. The night is over again. It’s been three days, and the various events of the Orosun Festival are gaining momentum. Exciting thoughts of exploring one of the largest caves in SW Nigeria rock my mind. The people say Owa Cave is so big, it can…

Candido da Fonseca Galvao, the Yoruba Prince of Brazil

   Candido da Fonseca Galvao ( Sheets , 1845 – 1890 )  was a military officer in Brazil.  Candido da Fonseca Galvao was probably a son or grandson of Yoruba King Abiodun of Oyo Empire in the area now known as South West, Nigeria. He was recognized as a foreign sovereign by the Brazilian monarchy,…

Hunting with the Mona Monkeys of Niger Delta

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…

Nigerian Woman Raised By Queen Victoria of Britain

Miss Sarah Forbes Bonetta, was a Yoruba Ègbádò Omoba of royal blood, who was orphaned in a brutal massacre in her home country Nigeria, at the age of eight. She was captured and later given to Queen Victoria by Captain Fredrick. E. Forbes of the Royal Navy who received Sarah as a gift from King…

Twinkle Twinkled the Showers of Gurara Falls, Niger State

Twinkle Twinkled the Showers of Gurara Falls, Niger State

Twinkle twinkled a million sparks of light falling off the shimmering cascades of Gurara falls” 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…

Aki and Ukwa- My first Delicacy in Igbo Land

With the combo of Aki and Ukwa, no Igbo pikin shall die of hunger!   Aki is coconut and Ukwa is breadfruit seed. The combo has been described as the smallest balanced food combo in Nigeria as it is believed that Ukwa contains all food nutrients except one (vitamins) which is found in coconut, hence…

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