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Boston Museum returns Eight Stolen Art works to Nigeria

Boston Museum returns Eight Stolen Art works to Nigeria

Some of the works, acquired in good faith by donor in the 1990s, were accompanied by forged documentation Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has returned eight sculptures to Nigeria. They had been acquired by a donor who had bought them from American and European dealers in the 1990s. Earlier this month, the group was restituted…

Can you pronounce Agbegilodo?

Can you pronounce Agbegilodo?

These trucks, popularly called “Agbegilodo” (Agbégilódò) in south-western Nigeria, are one of the most common sights on Nigerian inter-state highway roads. The term ‘agbegilodo’ is a Yoruba word which means ‘one who fetches wood from the stream’. You cannot but know them if you are a frequent traveler on Nigeria’s highways. For decades, these trucks…

Glorious Abacha! a.k.a. African Salad…That’s what we found on our way to Awhum Waterfall, Enugu

Glorious Abacha! a.k.a. African Salad…That’s what we found  on our way to Awhum Waterfall, Enugu

  Standing along the dusty road leading down towards Awhum Monastery, northwest of Enugu, eastern Nigeria, where the charming Awhum limestone Caves and Waterfalls are located; is a young lady who had a big bowl filled with whitish shreds of edible stuff in front of her. Numerous pilgrims stop by to buy the stuff from…

Queen of Sheba’s Tomb in Ijebu Ode: For those Who Don’t Believe [Photos]

Queen of Sheba’s Tomb in Ijebu Ode: For those Who Don’t Believe [Photos]

A site, hidden away in the dense rain forests of south-western Nigeria is believed to be the burial ground of the biblical Queen of Sheba. This burial site is itself located within a large area which is surrounded by the ancient Eredo earthwork and is believed to be the wealthy Queen Sheba’s Lost Kingdom. The…

Sungbo’s Eredo in Ijebu Discovered: One of the Largest Archeological Phenomena South of the Sahara Desert

Sungbo’s Eredo in Ijebu Discovered: One of the Largest Archeological Phenomena South of the Sahara Desert

Over a thousand years ago in Ijebu land, a mysterious woman, Sungbo, carved out an empire whose ruins dwarf the pyramids of Egypt and even compare with the Great Wall of China, and is now considered one of the largest archeological phenomena on earth. The locals call these ruins “Sungbo’s Eredo”. The Eredo monument, hidden…

Agidan Festival, Oyo: Climbing the Gigantic Agidan Hill to See the Irúnmọlẹ̀’s Exact Landing Spot on Earth

Agidan Festival, Oyo: Climbing the Gigantic Agidan Hill to See the Irúnmọlẹ̀’s Exact Landing Spot on Earth

On Friday, 11th April, 2014, the people of the ancient Oyo town in south-western Nigeria, trooped out in their hundreds to commemorate the annual Agidan Festival, which is also regarded as the official annual festival of Ifa in Yoruba land. During the festival, the people of Oyo leave their homes and trek into the forest…

Full Video: Lagos Carnival 2014 Road Show

Full Video: Lagos Carnival 2014 Road Show

Last week Monday, April 21st, the entire Awolowo road in Ikoyi, Lagos was shut down because of the Lagos Carnival. The street sides thronged with anxious spectators as they marveled at the intriguing performances of the various carnival bands. Watch the complete video of the road show below:     The carnival culminated at the…

Lagos Carnival 2014: The Ikoyi Road Show in Photos

Lagos Carnival 2014: The Ikoyi Road Show in Photos

  The city of Lagos glowed in the flames of excitement on Saturday, 19th April, 2014, as Lagosians and foreigners took to the streets of Ikoyi, Victoria Island to watch countless beautifully dressed troops of dancers as they parade in their regalia. Apart from religious gatherings, the Lagos carnival is the first and largest gathering…

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…

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