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Final Dates Announced for Osun Osogbo 2014!

Final Dates Announced for Osun Osogbo 2014!

A press briefing on the annual Osun Osogbo Festival was hosted on high note early this month at Eko Hotels and conference Centre, Lagos. The Osun Osogbo 2014 programme unveiling featured guests, royalty, artistes, corporate representatives and members of the media. The final dates for this year’s edition of the festival is Monday, August 18…

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…

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…

Social Media Week is here and Black Travel Bloggers are storming Lagos live #VisitNaija

Social Media Week is here and Black Travel Bloggers are storming Lagos live #VisitNaija

  Are you a travel blogger, writer, photographer or a regular travel enthusiast? Come mingle with us, exchange twitter handles and business cards to network with travellers from around the globe. Social Media Week Lagos is happening for the first time in Africa and is only a few days away. It is going to start…

CARNIRIV 2012 Boat Regatta: Battle of the Canoes

CARNIRIV 2012 Boat Regatta: Battle of the Canoes

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. Like spears, their black-painted oars slice in and…

International Mountain Day 2012: A call to protect our Idanre, Obudu, Effon, Jos, Mambilla and Adamawa lands.

International Mountain Day 2012: A call to protect our Idanre, Obudu, Effon, Jos, Mambilla and Adamawa lands.

The challenges faced by mountain people have been and are, well, mountainous. The theme of this year’s International Mountain Day is exactly these challenges. Today is International Mountain Day 2012, and we are “Celebrating Mountain Life”. Mountains cover approximately one-quarter of the world’s surface and are home to one in ten of its people. These…

Port-Harcourt Carnival sets the City Ablaze!!! Boat Regatta is tomorrow!!!

Port-Harcourt Carnival sets the City Ablaze!!! Boat Regatta is tomorrow!!!

Here comes CARNIRIV 2012, and it’s hitting the oil city of Port-Harcourt with a BIG BANG!! This year’s carnival kicked off on Sunday, December 9, 2012 with kid’s carnival and praise jam, with many more exciting events are lined up for the rest of the week. Please check out the schedule below and endeavour to…

Mare Festival Day-2: The Rise of Idanre’s Champion Mountain Climber

…Omo olókè tó mòkè ngùn “ A clear sky soars above the gently winding Akure-Idanre road, and the bright sun accentuates the brightly coloured jerseys of a hundred marathon athletes dotting the stretch between the two towns. It is Mare festival day 2, and the events had been kicked off by a marathon race from…

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