After Chukwu (the supreme God) and Ala (the mother of all), the most important deity in Igbo mythology is the Chi. Chukwu can be translated as ‘The Great Chi’. The Chi is a part of Chukwu that resides in human beings. Chi is a person’s spirit. It is a personal life force or, a person’s […]Read More
These things were believed by the Igbo people in the ancient days and some still prevail to this day. The Igbos are the people of an ethnic group native to southeastern Nigeria. In ancient times, rules and beliefs were adapted to keep the sanity of the land and not incur the wrath of the gods. […]Read More
Nigeria is arguably one of the many countries in the world with more than a hundred different languages and ethnicities. Nigeria is home to many cultures, with diversity in food, language, customs, etc. This, amongst many other things, makes Nigeria a unique nation. Among the many cultures housed by Nigeria is the Igbo culture. The […]Read More
Slavery has been one of the most painful and brutal struggles Africans have ever endured, dating back millennia. Elmina and Cape Coast Castle are two well-known attractions in Ghana. Elmina Castle is a fortification on Ghana’s coast that was erected in 1482 as a Portuguese trading residence with approximately 91,000 square feet and was once […]Read More
In the history of the slave trade in Africa, there are many exciting and heartbreaking stories of Africans who were removed from their homes and taken to a land strange to them. Still, one may never find a story like the one of Omoba Aina, also known as Sarah Forbes Bonetta. Born an Egbado princess of the Yoruba […]Read More
Festivals are a way to express rich cultures and celebrate the uniqueness of a people; they are living expressions of traditions passed down from generation to generation. One of the most prominent characteristics of a festival is how colorful and bright they are. Below are some of the world’s most colorful festivals: 1. Harbin International […]Read More
Remember the Dora Milaje, the special forces unit of the blockbuster movie Black Panther? The ones that fought bravely alongside men? Well, they aren’t entirely fictional. The characters of these warrior women were inspired by the Amazons of Dahomey, a fierce, all-female arm of the Dahomey army. Female warriors may be quite strange in many […]Read More
Traditionally called the Tapa by the Yorubas, the Nupes trace their origin to Tsoede who fled the court of Idah. The Nupe Kingdom occupies the northern part of the Igala Kingdom, an ethnic group located primarily in the Middle Belt and northern Nigeria. The Nupe call themselves Nupeci and refer to their language as Nupe […]Read More
Omodoko is another Princess from Idah who is believed to have sacrificed her life for the safety of her people. This is a story about a brave Princess, a river and some uneatable breed of fish. Many of the accounts of historical events in Nigeria are told orally and passed down through generations. For this […]Read More
Hausa language is a Chadic language, which is a branch of the Afroasiatic language family and is spoken as a first language by no fewer than 35 million people, and a second language by at least 41 million people. Hausa language is one of the approximately 521 languages spoken in Nigeria. It is the mother […]Read More
According to oral tradition, the present-day Etsako people were once integral to the Benin Kingdom. There are many tribes in the southern part of Nigeria who owe their origin to the Great Benin Kingdom, the Etsako people is one of them. But sometime around the 15th century, angered and disgruntled with the monarchy of the […]Read More
And needless to say, it is perfect for those who crave the quietness of solitude, picnics, a get-together with friends and family time out. There are places in our world that reminds us of life’s beauty amidst the ugliness of man, Agodi Gardens is one of them. Located in the city of brown roofs, Agodi […]Read More
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