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Lisabi Festival In Abeokuta: A Celebration Of Egbaland’s Independence

Lisabi Festival at Olumo

In the heart of Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, the Egba people come together annually to celebrate the eponymous Lisabi festival in honour of the Egba legendary warrior and liberator, Lisabi Agbongbo-Akala, who freed the people of Egbaland from the servitude imposed on them by the Oloyo. Continue reading Lisabi Festival In Abeokuta: A Celebration Of Egbaland’s Independence

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The Egba- Dahomey War (1851-1864)

Dahomen Women Warriors
Dahomen Women Warriors (Amazon Women)

The Egba-Dahomey war, as the name suggests, was a war that broke out between the two neighboring kingdoms of Egba and Dahomey (now the Republic of Benin) over territorial expansion caused by the quest of the latter to stabilize her economy. The Egba-Dahomey war was the third of the destructive wars that plagued the Yoruba nation in the nineteenth century, proceeding the Owu-Ife war: 1821-1828; and the 1840 Osogbo war. Continue reading The Egba- Dahomey War (1851-1864)