Old School Jam: Ras Kimono – ‘Kimono De Want’ (Ayaga Yaga Yaga Yo)

Ras Kimono, born Ekeleke Elumelu, was unarguably a legendary and irreplaceable reggae artist in the Nigerian world of music and entertainment. He had constantly been delivering to the public since the 1980s till his death on the 10th of June, 2018.  Here is one of Ras Kimono’s hottest songs, “Kimono De Want“, which was released in 2007 in the album “What’s Gwan?” Stream and download the song below. Continue reading Old School Jam: Ras Kimono – ‘Kimono De Want’ (Ayaga Yaga Yaga Yo)

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The Historical Background Of Sanitary Inspectors In Nigeria

Sanitary inspectors in the 60s
Known as ‘wole-wole‘ among the Yoruba people, ‘Nwaole-ala‘ among the Igbos and ‘duba-gari‘ among the Hausas, sanitary inspectors are government officials saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the sanitation of houses and neighborhoods in every part of Nigeria. The office of the sanitary inspector was established back in the colonial era of Nigeria. At the dawn of their establishment, they were known as sanitary attendants because their primary function then was to serve as helping hands to colonial masters (sanitary inspectors) who execute sanitary duties themselves. On a clearer note, colonial masters who oversaw sanitization were called ‘sanitary inspectors‘ while Nigerians who worked under them were referred to as ‘sanitary attendants‘. Continue reading The Historical Background Of Sanitary Inspectors In Nigeria

The Story Of Jacob Odulate And How He Invented The Famous Alabukun Powder In 1918

Alabukun Powder and Inventor Jacob Odulate
For over nine decades, Alabukun Powder has maintained its stand as one of the most popular patent medicines commonly found in Nigerian homes, workplaces, pharmacies and street shops. Its cheap price and quick effectiveness has kept it from falling off the stall since 1918 when its formula was discovered by a hardworking and unrelenting Nigerian pharmacist, Jacob Shogboyega Odulate popularly called ‘Blessed Jacob’. This reminds one of another Nigerian product, St. Louis Sugar, which has also become a household name over decades of its existence. Both Alabukun Powder and St. Louis Sugar have another thing in common besides being around for long, they have never been advertised in the media, yet they firmly held their ground in their respective markets. Continue reading The Story Of Jacob Odulate And How He Invented The Famous Alabukun Powder In 1918

Lisabi Festival In Abeokuta: A Celebration Of Egbaland's Independence

Lisabi Festival at Olumo

In the heart of Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, the Egba people come together annually to celebrate the eponymous Lisabi festival in honour of the Egba legendary warrior and liberator, Lisabi Agbongbo-Akala, who freed the people of Egbaland from the servitude imposed on them by the Oloyo. Continue reading Lisabi Festival In Abeokuta: A Celebration Of Egbaland's Independence

Lisabi Festival In Abeokuta: A Celebration Of Egbaland’s Independence

Lisabi Festival at Olumo

In the heart of Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, the Egba people come together annually to celebrate the eponymous Lisabi festival in honour of the Egba legendary warrior and liberator, Lisabi Agbongbo-Akala, who freed the people of Egbaland from the servitude imposed on them by the Oloyo. Continue reading Lisabi Festival In Abeokuta: A Celebration Of Egbaland’s Independence

How to develop self-discipline and willpower

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How to develop self-discipline and willpower

There are many definitions for willpower, but here is one of them. Willpower is a person’s ability to translate his or her intentions into reality, using intelligent planning, in spite of momentary weaknesses and habits. Continue reading How to develop self-discipline and willpower

Photo Showing Major Gideon Orkar And Other 1990 Coup Plotters Awaiting Judgement

1990 coup plotters

Sitting from left to right are Captain Harley Empere, Major Gideon Orkar, Captain Perebo Dakolo, Lieutenant Cyril Ozoalor and Lieutenant Nicholas Odeh at their trial by a Special Military Tribunal for their Continue reading Photo Showing Major Gideon Orkar And Other 1990 Coup Plotters Awaiting Judgement

Iwa Iji- New Yam Festival of the Igbo People

New yam festival in Igbo landFestivity is an important aspect of the cultures and traditions of the Igbo people inhabiting the eastern and southeastern regions of Nigeria. At the end of the rainy season in August, the Igbo people harvest new yams and come together to celebrate the success in the name of a festival known as Iwa Iji which literally means new yam eating. The new yam festival is also know as Onwa Aasa, Orurueshi and so on in the different dialects found across the Igbo settlement. Continue reading Iwa Iji- New Yam Festival of the Igbo People

The Magnate Versus The Musician – The Story of the Epic Battle Between King Sunny Ade and Chief Bolarinwa Abioro

Sunny Ade and Chief Abioro
It was in 1974 that the news broke. Chief Bolarinwa Abioro, the Balogun of Ipokia, the Chairman of African Songs Limited, had taken his star musician to court! Everyone who knew KSA knew Abioro. Everyone who knew Abioro knew Sunday Adeniyi. Sunny was the son. Abioro was the father. What could have gone wrong between father and son? Continue reading The Magnate Versus The Musician – The Story of the Epic Battle Between King Sunny Ade and Chief Bolarinwa Abioro

Operation Wetie And The 1962 Action Group Crises: How Power Tussle Between Awolowo And Akintola Plunged Western Region Into Crises

Operation Wetie

Operation wetie was the name given to the series of riots that characterized both the political and civilian scene of the defunct Western Region of Nigeria in the 1960s. Operation wetie, in the context of the crises, means to douse or wet politicians, their properties and supporters with petrol and set them ablaze. The background of the riots is traced to the 1962 Action Group crises which was a result of the struggle for power between two political leaders of the Western Region and Action Group (AG), Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Chief Samuel Akintola. Continue reading Operation Wetie And The 1962 Action Group Crises: How Power Tussle Between Awolowo And Akintola Plunged Western Region Into Crises

Detailed List Of Local Government Areas Of Oyo State

Mokola Bridge Ibadan Oyo state
Below are the 33 Local Government Areas of Oyo State and detailed information about them.

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The Life Of Nigerian Living Legend, Segun Odegbami Alias The Mathematical Footballer

Segun Odegbami
Segun Odegbami

Considered one of the greatest football players to have ever emerge from Nigeria as well as the continent of Africa, Segun Odegbami is unarguably a household name for football lovers around the globe in the early 70s and late 80s. Continue reading The Life Of Nigerian Living Legend, Segun Odegbami Alias The Mathematical Footballer

List and Details of Local Government Areas in Lagos State

Lagos City
Lagos, the former Capital of Nigeria, is no doubt the liveliest and most populated city in Nigeria with an estimated population of 9,013,534 from almost, if not all, ethnic groups in Nigeria. Lagos stands as an irresistible hub of different commercial activities controlled by both local and international business owners which thus made Lagos the richest state in Nigeria. Lagos is divided into two parts, they are the Island and the Mainland. Below is a comprehensive list of all the 20 Local Government Areas in Lagos State, their population and headquarters.

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