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Oke Ado Mountain- A Photographer’s Delight

Oke Ado Mountain- A Photographer’s Delight

Ado Awaye, a quaint little town in Oyo State is a throwback to the earlier times of Nigeria. Looking at some places around town, you may think you have arrived at a Nollywood set which is characteristic of many villages in Nigeria. You see goats sauntering lazily around, displaying their sure-footed nature as they climb…

Ado-Awaye Suspended Lake and Oke-Ado Mountains- The Heartbeat of Oke-Ogun

Ado-Awaye Suspended Lake and Oke-Ado Mountains- 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…

NYSC is almost over, will I now leave Ibadan without visiting this lake? No way!!

NYSC is almost over, will I now leave Ibadan without visiting this lake? No way!!

NYSC is almost over, and in less than a week time I will round up my service at IITA Ibadan (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) where I was attached. So, on Sunday night, while thinking about my nysc experiences it dawned on me that there’s one last stone still unturned: One beautiful lake I was…

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…

Held by the Spell of Owena Lake

  A young girl is carrying a small tray filled with fresh oranges on her head. A woman beside her haggles noisily with the vegetable seller. The small market is ubiquitously embroidered in a beautiful mosaic of colours: fresh red tomatoes and pepper piled up at different corners; bunches of unripe plantain stacked on a…

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