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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…

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…

Let’s not forget Areogun, the Master Wood Carver from Ekiti, South-west Nigeria

Let’s not forget Areogun, the Master Wood Carver from Ekiti, South-west Nigeria

My name is Dàda Àreògún. I am a wood carver. A lot of you may not know me, but I am sure that by the time you’re reading this story, my name would have been etched on the sands of time. I was born  in 1880 in a small quiet village called Osi-Ilorin, located at…

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…

Sunshine on My Feet: Ikogosi Warm & Cold Springs, Ekiti

Sunshine on My Feet: Ikogosi Warm & Cold Springs, Ekiti

I stretch my legs apart, It forms a great divide, Between two pristine and limpid shawls Of enchanting warm and cold founts”   Like a new born baby, my left feet is romantically pampered; pampered by the mild fingerings of the warm spring, while a shoe of ceaseless tickles swallow my right feet as the…

Arinta Waterfalls- Gushing Cascades, Five Jolly Lagosians, Easter Break!

The distance was long, the time was short, but we wouldn’t be daunted by these, including the rugged slopes of Effon Ridge!   Five we were, friends we are and Easter Break 2011 it was. We set out to explore some of the natural wonders of South-West Naija and Osun-Ekiti-Ondo area was our target zone….

New Waterfalls discovered in Effon-Alaaye, Ekiti State

A 10m plunge of raging limpid waters was recently discovered tucked away in a remote corner of Effon Ridge near the town of Effon-Alaaye, Ekiti State. Gracious plunge of pristine spring waters, hard to miss yet so hard to find; lost for decades, now discovered and thrown in the lime light. Known records of tourist…

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