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Yenagoa Ox-bow Lake: The lake that stole my heart!

Yenagoa Ox-bow Lake: The lake that stole my heart!

Still stood the skies above Yenagoa, Not in fear of heights, But in awe of a pristine wonder. Here I stand at ease, Above me soars a bow-shaped moon, Beneath me sprawls a bean-shaped mere.   To my left and right spread an animated glass whose distant shores form a bow, and its mystifying beauty…

Onikan National Museum, Lagos: No Cameras Allowed but I snuck mine in.

Onikan National Museum, Lagos: No Cameras Allowed but I snuck mine in.

“He-He-He…I pray the spirit of wàká and wanderlust won’t lead me into wàhálà one day o!…” Nigerian Museums ban the use of cameras within their premises, but I broke the rules at the National Museum in Onikan, Lagos. It wasn’t my fault though, I could not just resist the spell-binding aura that enfolded the ancient…

The love for Bòlì and Roasted fish #LifeinPHcity

The love for Bòlì and Roasted fish #LifeinPHcity

Like the heap of Olumo rock, my belly swells beneath my shirt, filled and appeased by the favourite meal of the oil city, Threatening to rip three buttons off my chest. Like the cascades of Olumirin Falls, streams of sweat trickle down my animated face. Like the sedating vigor of emu ògùrò, an aura of…

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…

Beach crabs at Atican Resort, Lekki- The most amusing, so amazing!

Beach crabs at Atican Resort, Lekki- The most amusing, so amazing!

  By the Atican beach shore, sat I On sands so soft, so silt, so fine Around me, holes descend like shafts in a gold mine Where creatures of golden coats dwell and dine. These creatures are beach crabs, coated with golden plates and armed with able limbs. They move with quick but calculated struts…

Aba Cave in Akure: A great potential, yet unknown

Aba Cave in Akure: A great potential, yet unknown

Massive sheets of weathered granite slide off a big rock, and forms a cavity at its base. A cavity, so beautiful and so rare, it strikes you with an unbeatable awe; and with every look you cast in its direction, it pulls you closer as you marvel in adoration…. and the people call it “Aba…

If you lived in Benin, am so sure you’ll know the Igun Bronze Casters…

If you lived in Benin, am so sure you’ll know the Igun Bronze Casters…

Glitters of yellowish-brown lights whispered off handcrafts of ingenious minds. Crafts of staffs, swords and many masks, they were; While some others were of human forms that tell stories of ancient times, others happily flaunted their exotic and ostentatious designs to anyone who cared to stare. These figures line a street at a busy city-centre,…

The Vernacular Architecture of Abua-Central area, Rivers State, Niger Delta

The Vernacular Architecture of Abua-Central area, Rivers State, Niger Delta

A bell-less belfry juts into the clear blue skies, spanked on all sides by the merciless rays of the soaring sun. The mud-brick stones of the aged church beneath fortifies the ostentatious poise of the belfry, while its dexterously crafted fascias splash rows of spectacular shadows on its asbestos walls. This is the oldest church…

In the land of Igarra, Edo State, rumbles a gracious, yet unknown waterfall…

In the land of Igarra, Edo State, rumbles a gracious, yet unknown waterfall…

In the land of Igarra, Edo State, rumbles a gracious, yet unknown waterfall. Along the course of River Pankasha it forms, just as its dust-coloured waters plunge down a steep 6m-high and 10m-wide rock-face of foliated quartzite. The landscape that surrounds Pankasha River is a stylish fabric of grass land and punctuations of small trees…

NYSC is almost over, will I now leave Ibadan without visiting this lake? No way!!

NYSC is almost over, will I now leave Ibadan without visiting this lake? No way!!

NYSC is almost over, and in less than a week time I will round up my service at IITA Ibadan (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) where I was attached. So, on Sunday night, while thinking about my nysc experiences it dawned on me that there’s one last stone still unturned: One beautiful lake I was…

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