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Elémìnígèdè Lake in Ekiti- The mysterious waters that breathe!

Elémìnígèdè Lake in Ekiti- The mysterious waters that breathe!

Gentle metallic tunes from the rickety cab radio thumped softly at my ear drums, making glad my heart as I nodded to Ebenezer Obey’s “Board Members”. The melodic vibration of guitar strings struck by the adroit fingers of the aged ace musician got me enraptured in reminiscence as I remembered those days when as a…

Tope, the famous fisherman of Ureje Lake in Ado Ekiti, SW Nigeria

  “I love Ureje lake, I love its fishes; not just because they feed my beautiful belly, but because their home keeps me company when am lonely…” The words of the young fisherman of Ureje Lake reverberated in my heart like a resounding gángan drum, and they won’t just let go. To him, the lake…

Ureje Lake: My Reflection in a Blue Glassy Fluid

On the outskirts of Ado-Ekiti, a lake settles like a sleepy crab and its face shimmers like a wet mirror, manifesting a picturesque image of the sky. It lies calm and still, except for the gentle ripples that rock its form intermittently. Into its face, the sky looks and its clear reflection it sees, painted…

Olokuta Rocks of Ado Ekiti- A Goldmine Wrapped in a Garbage Sheet

“Òkúta gbé òkúta lérí” Strolling along the Okeyinmi street of Ado town, one is suddenly captured by a dramatic and hypnotizing assemblage of massive rocks. The most enigmatic of the rock formations is also the most conspicuous from the streets;  the others can be spotted pilling elusively behind it. The locals describe the myterious pose of the rocks…

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