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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…

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;…

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…

Nike Art Gallery to host Art Event for Social Media Week Lagos 2014

Nike Art Gallery to host Art Event for Social Media Week Lagos 2014

Nike Art Gallery plans to participate in the Social Media Week Lagos next week by hosting African Art and tourism enthusiasts at their amazing multi-story gallery in Lekki, Lagos, which hosts more than 15,000 (and counting) art works. The event is scheduled for 20th of February, 2014 (next week Thursday) at 11:00am at the DOT…

Idanre, Much More than You can see

Idanre, Much More than You can see

Daring heights wall shadowed valleys, Verdant forests caps granitic mounds, Rusted roofs of brown coats line ancient alleys,   Mud walls, wooden stalls, ancient palaces, and inscriptions on rocks, by human hands and magic spells, they were fashioned. Massive caves with limpid springs that heal, Awesome wildlife, untouched, abundant, kept safe up on the hills….

Africa’s Oldest Known Boat found in Dufuna village near Yobe River, Northern Nigeria

Africa’s Oldest Known Boat found in Dufuna village near Yobe River, Northern Nigeria

  A Fulani herdsman who roamed the desert lands of Northern Nigeria in search for pastures, descended into one of the dry valleys drained by the gentle flowing prongs of Koma Dugu Gana River in the northern part of Yobe State. It must have been a dry season. The location lies on the outskirts of…

A visit to Igbo-Ora in SW Nigeria, the town with the largest twin births in the world! [video]

A visit to Igbo-Ora in SW Nigeria, the town with the largest twin births in the world! [video]

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, where more twins are born in Igbo-Ora than anywhere else on earth and that there are just few households who do…

In Nigeria, art boom feeds revival of ancient rites (REUTERS)

In Nigeria, art boom feeds revival of ancient rites (REUTERS)

Displayed at a Lagos gallery alongside colorful paintings of domestic scenes, stunning stone sculptures represent a revival of ancient art forms in Nigeria, rooted in traditional spirituality, that Christian missionaries tried to banish a century ago. That revival coincides with a turn by the country’s super rich elite and small but growing middle class towards…

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