Monthly Archives: May 2017

Malcolm X’s Visit To Nigeria In 1959 And 1964

Malcolm X at the University of Ibadan, 1964
Malcolm X at the University of Ibadan, 1964

Malcolm X, originally born Malcolm Little, was a notorious African-American hooligan who later became a world known human right activist and Islamic leader.

Malcolm X visited Nigeria on two occasions, one in 1959 and the other in 1964. His first visit to Nigeria in 1959 was to arrange a tour for Elijah Muhammad, the leader of ‘Nation of Islam‘, a black Muslim organization in America. Malcolm X’s second visit to Nigeria was in 1964. Continue reading Malcolm X’s Visit To Nigeria In 1959 And 1964


The Relevance Of History In Consolidating Democracy In Nigeria

Tafawa Balewa and Princess Alexandra
Nigerian Leaders and Princess Alexandra | Nigeria Today

By Lucky Irodia

The knowledge of history should be strongly encouraged by the government of a country. In fact, democracy cannot thrive effectively without good knowledge of history in both the leaders and the led. It is only when people in a country know where they are coming from that they can tell where they are likely going to.

The importance of History as a subject are many. Firstly, the study of history exposes pupils and students to the knowledge of their background as individuals and that of the country in general. Continue reading The Relevance Of History In Consolidating Democracy In Nigeria

List of Obas (Kings) of Benin Empire

Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi
Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi | Wikimedia

The title of Oba was adopted in Benin Empire after the Ogiso rule ended. The Oba title was created by Oba Oranmiyan, the first Oba of Benin Empire who is also a grand son of Oduduwa, the first Oni of Ile-Ife. Below is a list of kings (both Ogiso and Oba) of the Benin Empire.


* Igodo or Obagodo
* Ere
* Orire
* Odia
* Ighido
* Evbobo
* Ogbeide
* Emehen
* Akhuankhuan
* Ekpigho
* Efeseke
* Irudia Continue reading List of Obas (Kings) of Benin Empire

The History of Ila-Orangun and its People

Ila Orangun Palm wine tapper

Ila-Orangun lies about 65km northeast of Ile-Ife and 90km southeast of Ilorin on the southern edge of the savannah. It is a part of the distinct dialectical Yoruba sub-group known as Ìgbómìnà or Ìgbóónà who originates from the north central and south western parts of Nigeria. The Igbomina group, presently, is mainly found in the eastern part of Kwara State, and the northern part of Osun State where Ìlá-ọ̀ràngún is located. The beautiful and serene town of Ila-Orangun share boundaries with Rore, Arandun and Aran-Orin to the North, Ora and Oke-Ila Orangun to the north-east, Oyan to the West, Otan-Ayegbaju to the South West and Oke-Imesi (in Ekiti State) to the east. Continue reading The History of Ila-Orangun and its People

Send Down The Rain (1988)- Majek Fashek

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Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, is a well known Nigerian reggae singer and guitarist who was born in Benin City to a Yoruba father and an Edo mother. In the 1980s, Majek Fashek earned his recognition on a television (NTA Benin) show as a member of a band called Jastix of which Ras kimono and Amos McRoy Gregg were members. Evi Edna Ogholi also performed as an upcoming artist with Jastax.

In 1988, Majek Fashek released an album titled “Prisoner of Conscience” which include the song “Send Down The Rain” which became Continue reading Send Down The Rain (1988)- Majek Fashek

‘Happy Birthday’ (1988) By Evi Edna Ogholi- Nigeria’s First Female Reggae Artist

Evi Edna Ogholi is a Nigerian female reggae musician who rocked the 1980s with her popular reggae-styled songs. She was born on the 6th of July, 1965 in Isoko, Delta State (then Bendel State). Evi Edna Ogholi is regarded by many people as the first female reggae artist in Nigeria and this is true as it is evident in the title of her debut album released in 1987, ‘My Kind of Music’. Later on, she released three more popular albums tittled ‘On The Move’, ‘Happy Birthday’ and ‘Step by Step’.

Of all Evi Edna Ogholi’s songs, Happy Birthday is the most popular and can also be considered as her magnum opus. The song ‘Happy Birthday’ was released in 1988 under Polygram Records (later Premier Records) and was played all over Nigeria. Even today, people still play the song at birthday celebrations.

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Other songs of Evi Ogholi include: *One Kilometre *Message to the Youths *Jealousy *Oghene Me (My God) *Okioghne (God’s Time) *Ririovara (Wipe Your Tears)

List of Ministers of Finance of Nigeria- Past and Present

Festus Okotie Eboh
Festus Okotie Eboh | Minister of Finance, 1960-1966

“The Minister of Finance of Nigeria is a senior cabinet official in the Nigerian Federal Executive Council.” Below is the list of ministers of finance of Nigeria from 1960 till date.


* Festus Okotie-Eboh | 1960-1966

* Obafemi Awolowo | 1967-1971

* Shehu Shagari | 1971-1975

* Asumoh Ete Ekukinam | 1976-1977

* James Oluleye | 1977-1979 Continue reading List of Ministers of Finance of Nigeria- Past and Present