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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…

See Photos of Naijatreks Trip to the Sacred Oke-Ado Mountains of Oyo

See Photos of Naijatreks Trip to the Sacred Oke-Ado Mountains of Oyo

Last Sunday, 29th June, 2014, Naijatreks took a group of amazing, beautiful and fun people on a trip to the Oke-Ado Mountains of Oke-Ogun, Oyo State, south-west Nigeria. We took off from Lagos at 8:00am, snaked our way through the ancient town of Abeokuta, to connect Abeokuta-Iseyin road and finally arrived at Ado-Awaye town at…

Can you pronounce Agbegilodo?

Can you pronounce Agbegilodo?

These trucks, popularly called “Agbegilodo” (Agbégilódò) in south-western Nigeria, are one of the most common sights on Nigerian inter-state highway roads. The term ‘agbegilodo’ is a Yoruba word which means ‘one who fetches wood from the stream’. You cannot but know them if you are a frequent traveler on Nigeria’s highways. For decades, these trucks…

Glorious Abacha! a.k.a. African Salad…That’s what we found on our way to Awhum Waterfall, Enugu

Glorious Abacha! a.k.a. African Salad…That’s what we found  on our way to Awhum Waterfall, Enugu

  Standing along the dusty road leading down towards Awhum Monastery, northwest of Enugu, eastern Nigeria, where the charming Awhum limestone Caves and Waterfalls are located; is a young lady who had a big bowl filled with whitish shreds of edible stuff in front of her. Numerous pilgrims stop by to buy the stuff from…

The Anchor of Last Slave Ship recently excavated at Badagry Lagoon Front

The Anchor of Last Slave Ship recently excavated at Badagry Lagoon Front

  Upon the beach sands of the old slave port at Badagry, southwest Nigeria, lie a small field of rock cobbles which were use used to mark the area where an old anchor was found buried. According to our  tour guide, Mr. Anago who took us on a tour of Badagry, “the buried anchor was…

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…

Through the Belly of Eredo in Ijebu Land

Through the Belly of Eredo in Ijebu Land

  Your mysteries are forever locked within you, Enveloped in your green cocoon, I can’t help but wonder the hands that dug you, How carefully they worked, crafted and steered you.   Were they slaves or free born? Did they use their bare hands, metal or wooden tools? Did they sing or silently trudge through…

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…

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…

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