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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,…

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…

Òrósùn, the goddess of the Jagged Peaks of Idanre

    Orosun, Orosun, powerful, yet humble; beautiful, yet with a barren womb. Instead of babies, the heights of Idanre land she mothered in her womb till she was laid in her tomb. Forever, like a crown, her name is worn on the highest peaks of Idanre’s great mounds. At that time when the Idanre…

Meet Òrólè and Olósùnta- The Twin Warriors of Ikere People

Meet Òrólè and Olósùnta- The Twin Warriors of Ikere People

“Òrólè baba òkè” : Orole, the king of the heights History has it that, a long time ago, when Orole (“Oro-Ile” meaning “story of the land”) was known to be a low-lying rock outcrop, the people of Oyo Kingdom rose up to attack Ikere Kingdom. The people of Oyo Alaafin wanted to capture and sell…

Igbara-Oke Petroglyphs- Mysterious Inscriptions on a rock in Igbara-Oke, made by an Ancient Warrior

Igbara-Oke Petroglyphs- Mysterious Inscriptions on a rock in Igbara-Oke, made by an Ancient Warrior

  I have driven past the small sleepy town of Igbara-Oke when travelling to Ikogosi Warm Springs in Ekiti State, and never knew the town hosted such a great historical relic as this. However, someone from this town wrote me a mail and suggested I pay a visit to his home town to see the…

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