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SINCE 2014.

You will be disappointed to hear a Nigerian youth say Nigeria gained independence in 1950. To prevent such from happening, OldNaija was founded.


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“OldNaija.com goes beyond the lines to unearth historical events in Nigeria and document Nigerian traditions.”
“There are many events in Nigeria’s history 23-year-old Teslim Opemipo Omipidan wishes every Nigerian to know.”


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Teslim Opemipo Omipidan

OldNaija was founded in 2014 by Teslim Opemipo Omipidan, an award-winning Nigerian poet, historian, journalist and blogger.

“Around the age of 10, Mr Omipidan started a makeshift book of his own. He cut out history-related photographs from newspapers and glued them to a notebook, then researched and wrote stories about each image.”

“By the time he was 17, he was keen to share with the world the information he amassed. That’s how the idea of a blog started, he said. I started it in 2014.”

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani | BBC News


In 2019, OldNaija organized a historical photo exhibition at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) – a move inspired by our commitment to document and promote the history and cultures of Nigeria. Read more about our exhibition project in The Guardian Newspaper.

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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

– George Santayana


  1. Sincerely, Mr Teslim Omipidan. I really love to appreciate your idea on this your platform, it’s something am proud of as a history lover and a researcher. May God Almighty continue to guide you and be with you always. God bless you, and God bless Nigeria.

  2. Hi Mr Teslim… I love your stories I do share with my friends
    With reference to your site!
    Lately I discovered I can’t copy the text again!

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