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Nigerians In History: Oba Oyekan

April 19, 2022

  Oba Oyekan I reigned as the Lagos Monarch from March 1885 to September 30, 1900. He ascended the throne about a month after the death of his father, Oba Dosunmu. Read more about Nigerians in history Prince Oyekan vs. Chief Apena Ajasa incident In 1883, Oba Dosunmu, Oyekan’s father called a meeting to heal … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Oba Oyekan

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Effects Of Being A Polyglot

April 19, 2022

  In today’s world, globalization is the newest trend and polyglots are leading the way. With the massive growth of technology and the increased use of the internet, it is easy to cross boundaries and learn several languages from different countries. Read more about Arts A polyglot is someone who can speak or use several … Continue reading Effects Of Being A Polyglot

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Understanding Corporate Culture

April 19, 2022

Culture is popularly known as the way of life or doing things for particular regions. Corporate culture then means the way a corporate entity acts, its values and how interactions are being made within and outside of the organization. Most times. Corporate culture evolves and it is not clearly spelt out. It could even be … Continue reading Understanding Corporate Culture

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Igbo Language Is Officially A Course Of Study At Oxford University

April 19, 2022

People around the globe can now learn the Igbo Language at the University of Oxford Renowned global institute of learning, the University of Oxford, England, has for the first time in its 926-year history, introduced the Nigerian Igbo language as a course of study. Igbo Language which is mainly spoken by the Igbo people of … Continue reading Igbo Language Is Officially A Course Of Study At Oxford University

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Traditional Attires: Aso Oke

April 19, 2022

  Aso oke is a traditional cloth made and mostly worn by the Yoruba tribe, the Western part of Nigeria. Aso oke, literally translated to the English language means ‘cloth up’, a cloth of good standing. It means that the aso oke is a traditional fabric made and worn for important events: weddings, funerals, birthday … Continue reading Traditional Attires: Aso Oke

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Arts And Culture Events To Attend This Detty December

April 19, 2022

  Detty December has been packed full with events, and it would seem after Christmas the tide would slow. Wrong! If anything, the festivities start entering another gear. With the New Year approaching, it is a celebration galore from here on out. Read more about Events Here are a few events celebrated this period: Cultural … Continue reading Arts And Culture Events To Attend This Detty December

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Culture Discover Nigeria

Speaking With The Talking Drum (Part Three)

April 19, 2022

  In the previous article, we discussed the different types of talking drums in an ensemble. Some of these were differentiated by their sizes and others by a range of sounds. Read more about Discover Nigeria It is this range of sound that forms how actually, the drums speak, in addition to the different techniques … Continue reading Speaking With The Talking Drum (Part Three)

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The Talking Drum (Part Two)

April 19, 2022

  The word “Ayan” means drummer in the Yoruba language. Drumming is a specialized and often inherited activity in the Yoruba culture. As a matter of fact, expert drummers were part of the royal entourage and attached to the king’s court. Professional drummers often displayed a broad vocabulary, history and literature. Read more about Discover … Continue reading The Talking Drum (Part Two)

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Video Of The Week: The Deadly Dambe Street Fighters Of Nigeria

April 19, 2022

  Dambe is a street boxing culture popular in the Northern part of Nigeria. The culture involves martial art that started as a practice for men to get ready for war in the Hausa kingdom. Read more about Video of the week The participants of the fight often end up with serious bodily injuries and … Continue reading Video Of The Week: The Deadly Dambe Street Fighters Of Nigeria

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History Trivia: National Theatre, Lagos

April 19, 2022

  The National Theatre is a monument that stands, these days, as more of a monument. People use it to symbolize Lagos but the real head-scratcher is that it does not do much else than feature in video reels as a symbol of a glorious past. Read more about History Trivia Located in the Orile-Iganmu … Continue reading History Trivia: National Theatre, Lagos

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Culture

US Mission In Nigeria Announces Job Opportunities For Teachers Of Hausa And Yoruba Languages

April 19, 2022

  The United States Mission in Nigeria has a job opening for qualified Nigerians that can teach Hausa and Yoruba languages/cultures in universities and colleges. Disclosing this information, the Public Affairs Section of the Mission noted that the FLTA program is aimed at presenting young foreign teachers with the opportunity to lecture students in American … Continue reading US Mission In Nigeria Announces Job Opportunities For Teachers Of Hausa And Yoruba Languages

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Culture Did You Know?

Ethnic Groups in Nigeria: The Esan People

April 19, 2022

A people whose language ‘Esan’ is also recognized in the Census of the United Kingdom. The Esan people (Esan: Ẹ̀bhò Ẹ̀sán) is one of the ethnic group in the south-south region of Nigeria; and they speak the Esan language-an Edoid language related to Edo, Urhobo, Owan language, Isoko, and Etsako. The language is considered of … Continue reading Ethnic Groups in Nigeria: The Esan People

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The Second African And Black Festival Of Arts And Culture: Festac ’77

April 19, 2022

The second African and Black Festival of Arts and Culture, otherwise known as Festac ’77. was held in Lagos from the 15th of January, 1977 to the 12th of February, 1977. The festival was intended to showcase to the world the richness of African culture and to expose African music, fine arts, drama, religion and … Continue reading The Second African And Black Festival Of Arts And Culture: Festac ’77

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Ethnic Groups In Nigeria- The Longuda People

April 19, 2022

Nigeria is well blessed in a lot of ways, especially with the so much prevalent diversities of all sorts of things and aspects. One such notable aspects are the diverse ethnic groups found in the country, more so, the northern part of Nigeria. One of the numerous tribes found in the northern or northeastern part … Continue reading Ethnic Groups In Nigeria- The Longuda People

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Interesting Facts About The Ijesa Tribe

April 19, 2022

The Ijesa (or ‘Ijesha’ in old Yoruba orthography) tribe is a sub-ethnic group among the mother Yoruba tribe. This group is predominantly from Ilesa and domiciled in Osun State, Nigeria. They are bordered by Ekiti on the east, Oyo on the west, Igbomina on the north, and Ife on the south. The Ijesaland comprises of … Continue reading Interesting Facts About The Ijesa Tribe

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5 Interesting Facts About Kabba Tribe

April 19, 2022

The Kabba Tribe is one of the major enthic groups in Kogi State, Nigeria. It is situated in the Northern hemisphere of the equatorial forests of Nigeria. The city, surrounded by mountains and green habitats,which gives it its beautiful scenery, is the junction that links seven major roads leading to other parts of the country. … Continue reading 5 Interesting Facts About Kabba Tribe

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Did You Know That Calabar Was Formerly Known As ‘Akwa Akpa’?

April 19, 2022

Calabar is a city in and the capital of Cross River State, a state in the Southern region of Nigeria. The port city, close to the Cameroon border, is situated on a hill adjacent to the Calabar and Great Kwa rivers and creeks of the Cross River. For administration purpose, the city is divided into … Continue reading Did You Know That Calabar Was Formerly Known As ‘Akwa Akpa’?

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For The Love Of Nigeria

April 19, 2022

The recent victory Nigeria had against Iceland succeeded in quelling the pessimism in Nigerians towards the outcomes of the World Cup. diversity The world is becoming a smaller one as cultural diversity is cultivating its roots in every nook and cranny of all continents of the world more than ever before. Races are beginning to … Continue reading For The Love Of Nigeria

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Culture

A Trip to Oworo Tribe

April 19, 2022

Oworo tribe comprises of a group of people that reside in Oworo Land, Kogi State. They are, however, also settled in other areas such as Apata, Felele, Adogbe, Oyo, Osokosoko, Ogbongboro, Iwaa, Gbande, Akpomoba, Owara, Ohono, Oigahaki, Emu, Ayinoke, Kugboni, Kwara/Oko, Okonoke, Okpabu, Omowa, Lolo, Jamata , Ijiho, and Okpata. Oworo Land is situated on the north-eastern part … Continue reading A Trip to Oworo Tribe

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A Trip To Okun Tribe

April 19, 2022

The Okuns live along the Niger-Benue confluence area. In the southern area, they are surrounded by Nupe, Ebira, Gbagyi, and Igala whereas the Igbomina, Ekiti, and other Yoruba groups surround them on the west. They constitute 20% of the entire Kogi State population occupying six local government areas namely Ijumu, Yagba-West, Yagba-East, Mopa-Muro, Kabba-Bunu, and … Continue reading A Trip To Okun Tribe

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Interesting Facts About The Efik

April 19, 2022

The Efik are a peace-loving group of people predominantly settled in Cross River State of Nigeria. They are a popular ethnic group partly because of the prominence of the Calabar people in the history of Nigeria. One of the things they are widely known for is their statement dish, ‘Edikaikong’, a vegetable soup made from … Continue reading Interesting Facts About The Efik

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A Trip To Idoma

April 19, 2022

Idoma, a tribe predominantly domiciled in Benue State, they are known to be the second largest ethnic group in the state. They occupy nine local government areas in the western part of the state, namely Ado, Agatu, Apa, Obi, Ogbadibo, Ohimini, Oju, Okpokwu, and Otukpo. Although they have a conspicuous presence in Benue State, the … Continue reading A Trip To Idoma

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Five Interesting Facts About The Ogus

April 19, 2022

Although mistakenly referred to as ‘Egun’, the real name for the tribe is ‘Ogu’. They are a descendants  of people who migrated from Whildah, Allada, and Weme, which are all now part of the Republic of Benin. The Ogus used to be settlers at the former Dahomey, now known as Republic of Benin. In Nigeria … Continue reading Five Interesting Facts About The Ogus

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The Ebiras

April 19, 2022

The Ebiras have their presence in about eight states in the whole federation of Nigeria. However, the largest Ebira group is known as Ebira Tao. The Ebira tribe is ‘headquartered’ in Kogi Although there are several groups and clans of the Ebira tribe, they have their ‘headquarters’ in the central Senatorial District of Kogi State, … Continue reading The Ebiras

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Did You Know…? The Awori Tribe

April 19, 2022

The Aworis are a subgroup of the Yorubas. People of this tribe are found predominantly in Lagos, Isheri, and Abeokuta. They are called ‘Oto Awori’ or ‘Olofin Awori’. Some facts about the Aworis you may not know Ile-Ife Origins Origin The Aworis, like every other Yoruba tribe, are said to have left Ile-Ife with their … Continue reading Did You Know…? The Awori Tribe

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Ayaraya Ji Recipe

April 19, 2022

Ayaraya ji is a popular meal in Nsukka, Enugu State. It is rich in protein and carbohydrates and is easy to prepare. This recipe was culled from Helen’s Food Ingredients  4 cups of fio-fio, known as pigeon peas (ogamgam is a specie of pigeon peas which doesn’t take much time to cook. See picture)  Half tuber … Continue reading Ayaraya Ji Recipe

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Discover Nigeria: Interesting Facts About Egbira/ Ebira

April 19, 2022

“Wao Wadahi”, an Egbira, or Ebira translation that simply means ‘How Are You?’, is a typical example of an indigenous language among over 520 languages found in Nigeria. For many people, Egbira is regarded as their mother tongue language, yet apart from in the inner lands, it is like every other indigenous language in Nigeria, daily disappearing, as it … Continue reading Discover Nigeria: Interesting Facts About Egbira/ Ebira

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Nigeria’s Calabash: A Plant That Does It All

April 19, 2022

Long before the first food containers were fashioned or the earliest musical instruments crafted from other materials, nature made a way for man by growing them as plants. The multipurpose calabash, also known as gourds, has met and still meets diverse domestic needs both in Nigeria and in almost every part of the world. Most … Continue reading Nigeria’s Calabash: A Plant That Does It All

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The Ibibio Culture

April 19, 2022

In Nigeria, we are so conversant with the Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa culture, that we often forget the hundreds of other minority ethnic groups that make up this great country. one of such cultures is the Ibibio tribe. The Ibibio people are located in the southeastern part of Nigeria and are regarded as the most … Continue reading The Ibibio Culture

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Popular Nigerian Food the World Should Know and Love

April 19, 2022

Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa and one of the world’s most ethnically diverse countries. Each ethnic group in Nigeria has its own regional special customs and traditions that make them unique. Nigeria is also blessed with bountiful food delicacies,  most of which can be largely tied to the region and their culture. … Continue reading Popular Nigerian Food the World Should Know and Love

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