The Calabar High School in Jamaica

​In the early 16th century Nigeria’s notable ports for the trade and transfer of slaves were Badagry and Calabar. These slaves were sometimes taken to the Carribeans, West Indies and other settlement in the different parts of the world but they always took with them, a part of their history and their culture. This is…

P-Square: All time Africa’s best selling artists.

​ The singing and dancing duo, Peter and Paul Okoye, are unarguably the richest in the entertainment industry. They won the KORA award for Best Africa Artiste 2010 and the award came with $1m (N156m). Shortly after that they landed an endorsement deal with Globacom telecommunications worth about N240m for four years. As if that…

The Notorious Obodo cult

​​ This 1958 picture shows the notorious Nwiboko Obodo (L) head of the Odozi Obodo cult in custody awaiting hanging. He was convicted of decapitating his wife with a bicycle chain. He was also suspected of at least 400 other murders. Below is the TIME magazine article on the case: In the vast British tropical…

British singer Sade is half NigerianNigerian

​ Helen Folasade Adu was born on January 16, 1959 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Her middle name, Folasade, means “honour confers a crown”. Her parents, Adebisi Adu, a Nigerian lecturer in economics of Yoruba background, and Anne Hayes, an English district nurse, met in London, married in 1955 and moved to Nigeria.Her parents separated,…

Queen of Kano

​Kumbwada in Kano has always been ruled by a woman. Its present ruler is Queen Hajiya Haidzatu Ahmed, who presides over up to half a million subjects. A throne curse which makes men sick and die, keeps males off the throne. {Sadly, the woman ruled Kumbwada is the least funded chiefdom in Nigeria}.  #knownigeria #Facts…

The Banana Island

Banana Island is a man-made island in Lagos State, Nigeria that is slightly curved in shape – like a banana. It is located in the Lagos Lagoon and is connected to Ikoyi Island by a dedicated road which is linked to the existing road network near Parkview Estate. The island was constructed by the Lebanese-Nigerian…

The Drill Monkey

  The drill is a short-tailed monkey up to 70 cm (28 in) long, similar in appearance to the mandrill, but lacks the bright blue and red on the face of that species. It has high sexual dimorphism in weight, with males weighing up to 50 kg (110 lb) and females up to 12.5 kg…

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