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See Photos of Naijatreks’ recent trip to Ibadan- ‘The City of Brown Roofs’

See Photos of Naijatreks’ recent trip to Ibadan- ‘The City of Brown Roofs’

The day started on a low note. The parking lot in Victoria island, Lagos, where we had hoped to leave our cars while we take off to Ibadan in the tour bus wouldn’t open till 9AM that morning. We had to find a way to have all vehicles parked and secured. Second, some of our…

5 Best Hangout Spots in Lagos

5 Best Hangout Spots in Lagos

Looking for a place to party, or just relax? Lagos has numerous hangout spots perfect for some time out and whether you’re into the high-life or would rather sit down to have coffee with a friend, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this bright and beautiful city. Visit Lagos and spend some time in…

We visited the Legendary Aso-Oke Weavers of Iseyin, Oyo, Nigeria

We visited the Legendary Aso-Oke Weavers of Iseyin, Oyo, Nigeria

  You visit any Nigerian wedding party, and you see the ladies clad in colorful, elegant hand-loomed head ties and wrappers, and the men in Agbada (gowns) and fila (hats) made with the same fabric, and you wonder in amazement at the dexterity wrought by the hands that crafted these fabrics. The fabrics are popularly…

Looking For Some Romance, Excitement and Hot Valentine Deals? Explore Calabar!

Looking For Some Romance, Excitement and Hot Valentine Deals? Explore Calabar!

What some call the tourist’s paradise, Calabar is a little city surrounded by hills and plateaus. The streets of Calabar are serene and tidy, like you would expect in a 21st century city and the people are shielded from the worries of the ‘external world’ by the acres of green land that surround it. With…

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…

Final Dates Announced for Osun Osogbo 2014!

Final Dates Announced for Osun Osogbo 2014!

A press briefing on the annual Osun Osogbo Festival was hosted on high note early this month at Eko Hotels and conference Centre, Lagos. The Osun Osogbo 2014 programme unveiling featured guests, royalty, artistes, corporate representatives and members of the media. The final dates for this year’s edition of the festival is Monday, August 18…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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