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Ado-Awaye Suspended Lake… The Heartbeat of Oke-Ogun

Ado-Awaye Suspended Lake… The Heartbeat of Oke-Ogun

High in the sky soars the tranquil Iyake Lake, also known as Ado-Awaye Lake, reposed graciously at the peak of Oke-Ado Mountain in Oyo State, southwest Nigeria. These mountains spread from Ado-Awaye town into the surrounding plains, standing imposingly above the verdant rainforests; and they hold numerous natural, cultural and historical attractions which are of…

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…

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…

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…

Olumo Rock- pile of boulders, home of caves, residence of ancient shrines

Olumo Rock- pile of boulders, home of caves, residence of ancient shrines

Many rocks I’ve climbed, many hills I’ve conquered, ancient dwellings I have seen, many caves I’ve entered, but none like the magnificent rocks of Olumo… A bastion of massive granite, soaring high and proud into the ice-blue skies, smiling and glimmering upon the Ogun River and the ancient town of Abeokuta, south-western Nigeria. The climb…

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, more twins are born in Igbo-Ora than anywhere else on earth and that there are just few households who do not…

KA – LA – KU! KA-LA-KU-TA! You don’t need to love Fela’s Kalakuta Museum!

KA – LA – KU! KA-LA-KU-TA! You don’t need to love Fela’s Kalakuta Museum!

Like writing slates on the walls of a village nursery school, hundreds of ancient photos and newspaper pages tile the walls of his rooms and stairwell… And like treasures of diamond hidden in a secret cave, Fela’s clothes, musical instruments and shoes are kept intact in their original positions at his old house- now refurbished…

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