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Tarkwa Bay: The Treasure Island in Lagos

The Lagos coast is dotted with islands. The resident of these islands’ main occupation is fishing. Accessibility is only by water, using speed boats or canoes with fitted speed engines. These islands have been left behind when it comes to economic progress but over time, they have come to be known for their tourism potentials….

Nigerians Must begin to Learn the Culture of Wildlife Conservation! Na every Animal for Bush Person dey Kill Chop? [See Photos]

Nigerians Must begin to Learn the Culture of Wildlife Conservation! Na every Animal for Bush Person dey Kill Chop? [See Photos]

Recently, while driving along Ilesha-Benin express way, southwestern Nigeria, I drove past this point and whatever caught my eyes made me pull to a hard stop. I decided to reverse and take a better look. Along the road side, a Mona Monkey killed by a local bush hunter was hung on a wooden stake with…

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…

A day out across the Lagos Lagoon… for those who dread the lagoon waters of Lagos

A day out across the Lagos Lagoon… for those who dread the lagoon waters of Lagos

I’ll tell the story with photos… and for those of you who are still scared of taking a boat ride across the sprawling lagoon waters you see and marvel at, but dread from the Third-Mainland Bridge, I hope these photos will change your mind. Ok, let’s go:    I decided to cross the lagoon from…

Lekki Leisure Lake: the fastest growing weekend hangout spot in Lagos [Photos]

Lekki Leisure Lake: the fastest growing weekend hangout spot in Lagos [Photos]

The sun danced along the skies as fingers of its light pierced through the air and race to the earth. The distant skyline blows up in shades of vivid blue hues as the sea kisses and melts into the clouds. The raging waters run towards the West-African coast in multiple waves and break into series…

Don’t buy art works at any Lagos beach!

Don’t buy art works at any Lagos beach!

I was lost in amazement, enraptured by the swelling blue sea, caressed and cuddled by the sweeping puff of cool breeze, and staring blankly at the sandy beach dotted here and there by tourists, tanning in the sweet Saturday noon sun. A set of fishing canoes rested near the sea shore, where the raging bulge…

Èsà Cave: Human sacrifice required to be open to tourists!

Èsà Cave: Human sacrifice required to be open to tourists!

We heard of a beautiful ancient cave in Ekiti State, south west Nigeria and we packed our bags and hit the roads. With hearts soaked in gladness, anticipating another awesome encounter with nature, we dared the searing heat of the tropical Naija sun and the crazy pot-holes that punctuated some of the roads on our…

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…

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