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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;…

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…

Students of Methodist High school in Idanre, SW Nigeria win Naijatreks Young Writers’ Award 2013

Students of Methodist High school in Idanre, SW Nigeria win Naijatreks Young Writers’ Award 2013

  “It is quite interesting and makes me always feel special when I see people from different countries of the world come down to this my small, but amazing town to climb the hills and explore the ancient wonders of Old Oke-Idanre…” –Alatise Omolayo   We held the first edition of the Naijatreks Young Writers’…

Mare Festival Day-2: The Rise of Idanre’s Champion Mountain Climber

…Omo olókè tó mòkè ngùn “ A clear sky soars above the gently winding Akure-Idanre road, and the bright sun accentuates the brightly coloured jerseys of a hundred marathon athletes dotting the stretch between the two towns. It is Mare festival day 2, and the events had been kicked off by a marathon race from…

Idanre Lights up with Mare Festival Day-1

  Mare Festival… …beginning of beautiful things in Idanre.   Big clouds of smooth and dry dust coloured the skies of Methodist Grammar School, Idanre, in Ondo State. Sitting at the foot of the massive Ojimoba mountain, the ancient school is the venue of this year’s Mare Festival and the steep slopes of Ojimoba itself…

Lost in the Tracks of Owa Cave, Idanre Hills

  Rapid knocks of sunrise rap on my louver blade. The night is over again. It’s been three days, and the various events of the Orosun Festival are gaining momentum. Exciting thoughts of exploring one of the largest caves in SW Nigeria rock my mind. The people say Owa Cave is so big, it can…

Owá Cave on Idanre Hills- The House of a Thousand Bats

Beneath a massive outcrop, The earth opens wide its buttocks Like a torn mouth, it farts the odour of bat’s guano. Across the gloomy expanse, Mini vampires parade the air like vultures around a cadaver. Regarded as King among the numerous ‘Iho’ in the city of inselbergs, Yet so humble it reposes in the solitary…

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