A video showing Biafrans preparing for the civil war in 1967

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List of over 350 Ethnic Groups in Nigeria and the states they are found

Nigerian ethnic groups

The coming together of different ethnic groups gave birth to the nation called Nigeria today. Below is a list of over 350 ethnic groups/ tribes that make up Nigeria and the states they are found.

1 Abayon Cross River
2 Abua (Odual) Rivers
3 Achipa (Achipawa) Kebbi
4 Adim Cross River
5 Adun Cross River
6 Affade Yobe
7 Afizere Plateau
8 Afo Plateau
9 Agbo Cross River Continue reading List of over 350 Ethnic Groups in Nigeria and the states they are found

Sharo Festival- How Fulani boys endure flogging to pass into manhood and get married

Sharo festival of Fulani people

Nigeria, the giant of Africa, is made up of over 350 different ethnic groups/tribes with beautiful and varying cultures and traditions. The Fulani ethnic group, found in the northern region of Nigeria, are one of the dominant ethnic groups in Nigeria alongside the Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo groups. The Fulani people have rich and peculiar cultures and traditions which guides their everyday life. Continue reading Sharo Festival- How Fulani boys endure flogging to pass into manhood and get married

Nigerian Old School Songs (Collection 2) Early and Late 2000s

Old School SongsBelow are top old school hit songs in the early and late 2000s. Enjoy! Check out other collections for more old school songs.

 

* Mountain Black & Mad Melon- Danfo Driver
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* Wale Thompson- Lalale Friday
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* Eedris Abdulkareem- Jaga Jaga
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* Tony Tetuila ft. 2face & Ruff Rugged N’ Raw- Omode Meta
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Telling the story of Nigerian civil war or Biafran war through photos

War is sweet to those who haven’t experienced it. Say no to war in Nigeria!

21st May 1968: John Downing-Tractor, a company rep, and William Blakeley, a marine manager, under guard by Nigerian Federal troops who took them hostage when they captured Port Harcourt during the Biafran War. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Express
21st May 1968: John Downing-Tractor, a company rep, and William Blakeley, a marine manager, under guard by Nigerian Federal troops who took them hostage when they captured Port Harcourt during the Biafran War. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Express/Getty Images

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Observing June 12: What Should We Remember Or Commemorate?

June 12 1993 Presidential Election

Besides October 1, 1960 and January 15, 1966, June 12, 1993 is another date that has shambled into the memories of Nigeria’s history. Looking back through the lens of history and time, June 12, 1993 was that day in Nigeria when heaven tore and rained ugly angels; that day democracy was murdered in hot blood; that day the freest and fairest election in Nigeria was annulled to keep the mantle in the hands of those, in other words, puppets, THEY can control. Continue reading Observing June 12: What Should We Remember Or Commemorate?

1999 Toronto Saga: How Former Speaker, Salisu Buhari, Declared False Age and Forged University Certificate

Salisu Buhari
Salisu Buhari

On the 3rd of June, 1999, Salisu Buhari, a young Nigerian business man who made his fortune dealing in computers, was elected as the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria, a position which constitutionally made him the number 4 citizen in Nigeria. Unknowing to his colleague, the government and the whole of Nigeria, Salisu Buhari was not qualified for the position he held. Continue reading 1999 Toronto Saga: How Former Speaker, Salisu Buhari, Declared False Age and Forged University Certificate

Four amazing throwback photos of Wole Soyinka and his sister, Tinu

 

 

Wole Soyinka at 4 months old
Wole Soyinka at four months old, November 1934, watched over by his sister Tinu (Courtesy of Wole Soyinka)

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Ibini Ukpabi- The Long Juju of Arochukwu And A Passage of No Return

Long juju shrine of Arochukwu

During the olden days in Igbo land, Ibini Ukpabi, a deity popularly called the ‘Long Juju‘, was used to settle disputes in the community and punish perpetrators of crimes. The Long Juju shrine served as a supreme court for the people of Arochukwu kingdom in modern day Abia State. Continue reading Ibini Ukpabi- The Long Juju of Arochukwu And A Passage of No Return

Nigerian Old School Songs (Collection 1, 1960-2003) Download

Remedies Shakomo

Here is a collection of 40 old school Nigerian hit songs from 1960- 2003 available for download

*Sonny Okosun- Which Way Nigeria (1984) 

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* IK Dairo- Mo Sorire
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* Onyeka Onwenu- Ekwe (1984)
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* Fela Anikulapo Kuti- Zombie (1977)
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* Bobby Benson- Taxi Driver (1950s)
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The Assassination of Kudirat Abiola in Lagos on June 4, 1996

Kudirat Abiola
Kudirat Abiola

Alhaja Kudirat Abiola was the beautiful wife of the late business mogul and respected politician, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola. She was very active and socially conscious during her days. The tireless support she gave to her husband, M.K.O Abiola, when he was incarcerated pulled the string of her death. On the 4th of June, 1996, Kudirat Abiola was assassinated by some gunmen in Lagos allegedly on the orders of the Sani Abacha military junta. Continue reading The Assassination of Kudirat Abiola in Lagos on June 4, 1996

The Story Of Gloria Okon, Nigeria’s Controversial Female Drug Smuggler

Gloria Okon
Gloria Okon

On the 22nd of April, 1985, the National Security Organization (NSO) arrested a 35-year-old lady named Gloria Okon at the Aminu Kano International airport for smuggling substances suspected to be heroin and other kinds of hard drugs. She was about to leave Nigeria for England when she was caught with 56.70 grammes of the substances, 301 dollars, 60 pounds sterling, N20,000 and 19,000 Italian lira. Continue reading The Story Of Gloria Okon, Nigeria’s Controversial Female Drug Smuggler

‘Three Roads To Tomorrow’- A Nigerian Film Shot In 1958

Three Roads To Tomorrow‘ is a 23 minutes coloured film shot in Nigeria in 1958 by BP (British Petroleum) Film.

 

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‘Three Nigerian students from different corners of Nigeria come to Ibadan University. While they sit talking in a dance club, the film traces back each of their journeys to the university. Scenes of their homes give a new impression of an old country, and we come to understand how a modern network of communications – all dependent on oil and petrol – has opened up what was not so long ago inaccessible territory’ (Monthly Film Bulletin, 1961, 14). Continue reading ‘Three Roads To Tomorrow’- A Nigerian Film Shot In 1958

List of Alaafin (Kings) of Oyo

 

Alaafin of Oyo
Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III

Below is the list of all Alaafin (King) of Oyo

  • Oranmiyan- 1300- ??
  • Ajaka- ??
  • Sango- ??
  • Ajaka- (Second reign)
  • Aganju- ??
  • Kori- 1400- ??
  • Oluaso- 1500-??
  • Onigbogi- 1500- ??

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People watching as Fela Kuti feed his donkey, ‘Yakubu’, which he named after Yakubu Gowon in the 1970s

Fela Kuti Feeding his horse named Yakubu

Here is a photo showing people earnestly watching the legendary Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, at his Kalakuta Republic home in Lagos feeding his donkey, ‘Yakubu’, which he named after the then Head of State of Nigeria, General Yakubu Gowon. This photo was taken in the 70s by Femi Bankole Osunla of ‘Africa 70 Photo Agency‘.