The cosmopolitan city of Ibadan, the third largest city in Africa, lies in the south western part of Nigeria. Ibadan which is the capital of Oyo State is famous for its rich cultural heritage, historical background, peculiar lifestyle and aura of liveliness which makes it stand as one of the most populated cities in Nigeria. When it comes to food, mouth-watering food, Ibadan cannot be shove aside due to its delicious and tantalizing delicacies impeccably prepared by masters in the art. So, when you are on a visit to Ibadan, here are five foods we suggest you eat before you leave.
1. Amala and Ewedu Soup– This is the peculiar and number one food eaten by Ibadan people. No one can ever beat Ibadan women in preparing soft and smooth Amala with drawing ewedu soup seasoned with iru (locust beans). Occasionally, the Ewedu soup is mixed with Gbegiri (beans soup) to power up its irresistible taste. Already salivating? Visit Ibadan! Continue reading Top Five Foods To Eat On A Visit To Ibadan→
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→
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.
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.