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
This is a photo showing an old Lipton tea advert which appeared in
of Emotan Magazine Tola Adenle on the 2nd of February, 1980. Continue reading Vintage Lipton Tea Advert
Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola in 1993
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Men inspecting the dead Leopard, Lagos, 1912
This Leopard escaped from a zoo in Lagos in 1912 causing pandemonium in Lagos and neighboring towns .
Continue reading Photo of a Leopard shot dead after it escaped from a zoo in Lagos in 1912
Raggae legend, Peter Tosh (extreme right) with Fela’s lover, teacher and associate, Sandra Izsadore and others in Lagos, 1978.
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Source: Bimbola Babarinde | The Nigerian Nostalgia Project
Girls from St. Catherine House dancing to The Hues Corporation’s Rock The Boat.
Courtesy of Bunmi Adetoro Omoku
Source: Kehinde Ayeni | The Nigerian Nostalgia Project
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Emmanuel Ifeajuna breaking the British high jump record at 6 ft & 8 inch at the Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada in the year 1954. He competed wearing only his left shoe and still won the jump. Ifeajuna became the Continue reading Picture of Emmanuel Ifeajuna breaking the British high jump record in Vancouver
Folashade Lawson, daughter of the Chairman of Lagos Town Council, was among the girls who presented flowers to . As at then, little Folashade Lawson was four years old but now, she is Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Nigeria in 1956 Mrs. Folashade Randle, a qualified commercial lawyer married with children to Bashorun J.K. Randle, former President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Below are her then and now photos. Continue reading Meet little Folashade Lawson who also presented flowers to Queen Elizabeth II: She is now Mrs Folashade Randle
Queen Elizabeth II was presented flowers on different occasions during her first visit to Nigeria in 1956. One of the girls who presented flowers to the Queen was Tokunbo Awolowo (now Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu), the daughter of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, who was then a schoolgirl. Below are her then and now photos.
Continue reading Meet Tokunbo Awolowo, the schoolgirl who presented flowers to Queen Elizabeth II in 1956
Queen Elizabeth II in Nigeria,1956
The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, visited Nigeria for the first time on the 28th of January, 1956, four years to Nigeria’s independence, and stayed for 20 days. She was welcomed at the Ikeja Airport, Lagos, with a military parade and by dignitaries such as the then Governor-General, Sir James Robertson, his wife, the Minister of Labour, Festus Okotie-Eboh and the Oba of Benin, Oba Akenzua II. Continue reading Queen Elizabeth’s First Visit to Nigeria (Photos and Video)
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/Getty Images
Continue reading Telling the story of Nigerian civil war or Biafran war through photos
Wole Soyinka at four months old, November 1934, watched over by his sister Tinu (Courtesy of Wole Soyinka)
Continue reading Four amazing throwback photos of Wole Soyinka and his sister, Tinu
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‘.
A scene from the film
Palava is the first film shot in Nigeria in the year 1926. The British film which was written and directed by Geoffrey Barkas was shot among the Sura, Angas, Mangu and Berom people of Plateau and Bauchi in Northern Nigeria and was released on April 25, 1927. The film tells the story of a jealous British tin miner (Mark Fernandez) in Nigeria who with alcohol arouse Continue reading Palava- The First Film Shot in Nigeria, 1926