History/Story

Orikadun: A Party Of African Way Of Life By Ayodeji Owolabi

Orikadun: A Party Of African Way Of Life By Ayodeji Owolabi

September 10, 2019

Orikadun is one of the twenty-six festivals celebrated annually by the good people of Igbara-Oke in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State. It has always been a moment of celebration filled with a colourful display of traditional and cultural activities.   As the customs, Orikadun marks the end of the calendar (Traditional Calendar) year […]

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The Origin Or History Of Nollywood – The Nigerian Film/Movie Industry

The Origin Or History Of Nollywood – The Nigerian Film/Movie Industry

July 20, 2019

Origin Or History Of Nollywood the Nigerian movie industry, can be traced back to the 1960s when the first set of Nollywood movies were produced by great filmmakers like Hubert Ogunde, Jab Adu, Ola Balogun, Moses Olaiya (Baba Sala), Adeyemi Afolayan (Ade Love) and Eddie Ugboma. These professionals were considered to be the first generation […]

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The Death of Dele Giwa on October 19 1986

The Death of Dele Giwa on October 19 1986

July 20, 2019

Death of Dele Giwa Dele Giwa was a famous and renowned Nigerian journalist and the editor-in-chief of Newswatch magazine which he co-founded with Ray Ekpu, Dan Agbese and Yakubu Mohammed in 1984. Dele Giwa was known to stick unto the truth and take his time in exposing the corrupt and illegal deeds of the Nigerian government, […]

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The Full Story Of The Rivalry Between Fuji Icons Barrister And Kollington 1

The Full Story Of The Rivalry Between Fuji Icons Barrister And Kollington

July 20, 2019

Rivalry Between Fuji Icons Barrister And Kollington Those who grew up in the 1990s with songs from Tupac and Biggie would think music rivalry started with ‘Get Money’ and ‘Hit em all’, but for old school peeps, the rivalry between the two fuji musical taliban, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and Ayinla Kollington, supersedes that of the […]

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What You Need To Know About General Sani Abacha, His Trammel Regime And Change

What You Need To Know About General Sani Abacha, His Trammel Regime And Change

July 20, 2019

General Sani Abacha Few Nigerians, and the many people involved in Commonwealth or international affairs and in human rights movements, remained indifferent to the impression made on them by General Sani Abacha, Nigeria’s seventh military head of state. At one end of the spectrum of political perception he recalled the unspeakable African shame that was […]

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Read The Ancient And Modern History Of Nigeria

Read The Ancient And Modern History Of Nigeria

July 20, 2019

Modern History Of Nigeria The history of Nigeria can be traced back to the Iwo Eleru and Ugwuelle- Uturu people that settled in the South-western part of Nigeria around 9000 BC. Agriculture was mostly practiced among the settlers and later, the production of ceremic stepped in. However, the ancient Nigerian culture owes its origin to […]

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Oriki Iwo (Eulogy of Iwo Town)

Oriki Iwo (Eulogy of Iwo Town)

July 20, 2019

Oriki Iwo Iwo is a town in Osun State, Southwestern Nigeria with beautiful people and traditions. Below is the oriki (eulogy or praise poetry) of Iwo town. Oriki Iwo Iwo olodo oba,   omo ateni gbola, teni gbore nile odidere.   Omo oba to lu gberin afiporo je omo to lu gberin gberin Iwo ti […]

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Oriki Ibadan (Eulogy Of Ibadan) 2

Oriki Ibadan (Eulogy Of Ibadan)

July 20, 2019

Oriki Ibadan The Yoruba people of Western Nigeria are known for their beautiful and amazing customs and traditions of which the art of oriki (eulogy or praise poetry) is among. The people of Ibadan, in particular, have rich history and cultures that make them one of the most popular tribes in Yoruba land and Nigeria. […]

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12 Amazing Facts About Opa Oranmiyan (Oranmiyan’s Staff) That You Never Knew 3

12 Amazing Facts About Opa Oranmiyan (Oranmiyan’s Staff) That You Never Knew

July 20, 2019

Facts About Opa Oranmiyan Opa Oranmiyan is a popular obelisk erected in the Yoruba town of Ile-Ife, the cradle of the Yoruba race. Below are 12 interesting facts about the mysterious Opa Oranmiyan that you might have not heard before. 1. THE ORANMIYAN CONNECTION: The history of Opa Oranmiyan and oral traditions of the Yorubas […]

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Oriki Oyo (Panegyric of Oyo)

Oriki Oyo (Panegyric of Oyo)

July 20, 2019

Oriki Oyo  Below is the Oríkì (panegyric, also praise poetry) of Ọ̀yọ́ A ki rọ’ ba fin la lẹ de Ọyo O ya ẹ jẹ a lo ree ki Alaafin Ọmọ a jowu yọ kọ lẹnu A bi Ila tọ-tọ lẹhin Pan-du-ku bi soo ro Ibi ti wọn ti ni ki Olowo gbowo Ki Iwọfa […]

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Titles of Traditional Rulers in Yoruba Land 4

Titles of Traditional Rulers in Yoruba Land

July 20, 2019

Traditional Rulers in Yoruba Land In Yoruba land, apart from Oba which is the general name for a king, each king or traditional ruler has his own royal title which distinguishes him from other kings. Here are some titles of kings/ traditional rulers in Yoruba land. Alaafin of Oyo Ooni of Ife Alake of Egba […]

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Top 5 Traditional Dances in Nigeria

Top 5 Traditional Dances in Nigeria

July 20, 2019

Traditional Dances in Nigeria Nigeria is made up of over 350 tribes which all have their peculiar cultures and traditions of which dance is among. The cultural or traditional dances of Nigerian tribes are used for different purposes which include: unifying the members of a tribe; telling folktales or the history and traditions of a […]

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Iwu – The Dying Traditional Body Markings of Edo People

Iwu – The Dying Traditional Body Markings of Edo People

July 20, 2019

IWU – Traditional Body Markings of Edo People What is Iwu in Edo Culture? You might have come across some Edo folks with different kinds of markings on their stomachs, sides and backs, then wonder why they are there. These markings are known as Iwu in the culture of Edo people in southwestern Nigeria. Not […]

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The Real Origin And Meanings of Yoruba Names

The Real Origin And Meanings of Yoruba Names

July 20, 2019

Origin And Meanings of Yoruba Names There are many Yoruba names whose meanings are now lost due to the fact that the words forming the roots of those words are no longer in use. For instance ask the young Master Olopade the meaning of his name and he will probably tell you that his name […]

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Oriki Eko (Eulogy Of Lagos) 5

Oriki Eko (Eulogy Of Lagos)

July 20, 2019

Oriki Eko  To talk of the busiest, most populous and popular city in Nigeria, one would talk of Lagos otherwise known as Eko in the Yoruba language. Lagos or Eko homes almost if not all Nigerian tribes but is predominantly inhabited by the Awori, a subgroup of the Yoruba people of Southwestern Nigeria and thus […]

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