The Story of The Kingdom of Benin

  The kingdom of Benin began in the 900s when the Edo people settled in the rainforests of West Africa. By the 1400s they had created a wealthy kingdom with a powerful ruler, known as the Oba. The Obas lived in beautiful palaces decorated with shining brass Gradually, the Obas won more land and built…

Original Name of Africa and How it Got its Current Name

Whenever the word Africa is mentioned, different thoughts come racing in people’s minds. For some, it is a mirage shimmering on the horizon of the arid Sahara desert. While to others, it’s an ivory-tusked elephant standing before the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro. But have you ever stopped to ask what is the original name…

Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse Thrills Skywatchers in Africa, Asia

By AFP On 21 June 2020.  The moon moves in front of the sun during an annular solar eclipse as seen through clouds from New Delhi on June 21, 2020. (Photo by Jewel Samad / AFP) Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and the Far East witnessed Sunday…

Creatures of the Benin Kingdom: A Tale of Mystic, Magic and the Supernatural

By Oludamola Adebowale  17 May 2020. Benin leopard For many centuries, historical and cultural narratives around the Benin Kingdom have been a subject of fascination for historians, and the world at large. Before colonial times, the Benin Kingdom was the envy of all other empires in West Africa and beyond. The empire grew and flourished…

Read This Mind Blowing Coincidence That Actually Happened

The founder of the Ferrari company, Enzo Ferrari, died on August 14, 1988. Just a month later, on October 15, Arsenal Footballer Özil was born. Take a look at their pictures side by side. coincidence Or reincarnation? You decide.  2) Lincoln And Kennedy Two of America’s presidents, namely Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy, share…

The “Igbo Landing” Story of 1803

In May 1803, around 75 Igbo slaves who were being transported by sea revolted by capsizing their ship and drowned themselves while singing in Igbo, a song that translates to”the water spirit brought us. The water spirit will take us home”. (Mmụọ mmiri du anyi bịa, mmụọ mmiri ga-edu anyi laa). Igbo Landing is a…

Why Are Nigerians Shying Away from Their Mother Tongue ?

By Omotola  Speaking one’s indigenous language is important to pass oral traditions, heritage and diversity through generations. Speaking ones indigenous language is important to pass oral traditions, heritage and diversity through generations. So, why exactly are Nigerians shying away from their mother tongue? It is estimated that over 400 languages are spoken in Nigeria with…

5 Myths You Will only Hear in Nigeria

  Many tribes are still deeply entrenched in traditional practices that tell stories of demons, spirits and the occult. Nigeria is a country of myths and legends passed down from generations. Here are some interesting myths and legends that some Nigerians hold dear. 1. Whistling at night invites demons According to Nigerian folktale, whistling at…

Post-coronavirus Travel Tips? Why Not!

By Akinwale Akinyoade  11 May 2020.   One industry that has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is the tourism industry. All things being equal, it is expected that once the pandemic is over, the tourism industry will boom once again. It is also one of the best times to travel because you can…