Ever Heard about the Massacred Souls that Haunt Iva Valley in Enugu?

The cries of the 21 miners who were unfairly killed in the mines can still be heard till today. Iva Valley: Ever heard about the massacred souls that haunt Enugu? Iva Valley: Ever heard about the massacred souls that haunt Enugu? The coal mines in Enugu have been branded haunted for over 60 years because…

Taboos in Ancient Yorubaland

By  Adaobi Nigeria has a lot of cultural practices, a lot of which have gone into extinction. Explore some of the ancient beliefs of the Yoruba people. Being the largest ethnic group in Nigeria, the Yoruba people are a proud cultural group. They are rich in culture and tradition, which most still practise till this…

The Òrìsà-worshipping People of Brazil

Adaobi Onyeakagbua  It is not new knowledge that the Yoruba people and culture are spread across Africa and, owing to slave trade, parts of Cuba, Jamaica, Brazil, and Trinidad and Tobago. In Brazilian cities such Salvador, the first colonial capital of Brazil, the Yoruba influence, dating back to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, is still much…

The Mino: The Formidable Women Army Of Dahomey In West Africa

Mino, which means “our mothers” in Fon language, was a group of women, raised by kings of Dahome in the Early 17th century of African era when he mobilized all forces of the Kingdom.  The aim was for the Mino to fight and defeat the Yorubas who were taking over their lands at the time….

5 Forbidden Places You Are Not Allowed To Visit

By Michael Bamidele  Indeed, the headline is not what you expected and what is a travel list if you are forbidden from visiting? We know your dream of visiting exciting places around the world. However, there are some places that are forbidden to visitors except you’re a researcher or a daredevil willing to part with…

Arochukwu Long Juju: A Brief Walk into a Forgotten Temple of Judgment 

  The long juju slave route of Arochukwu still remains a perfect destination for tourists around the world. Arochukwu Long Juju slave route is a six foot gully that takes people to the temple judgment, back in the days. More on Number Systems   After the cities of Aba and Umuahia, Arochukwu, which is sometimes…

Photos: African City Where Children Play with Harmless Crocodiles

  Henry Iheanacho  July 18, 2020. Crocodiles are sacred and reportedly harmless in the city of Bazoul, Burkina Faso to the extent that indigenes including children, troop out to play with them. According to reports, the Crocodiles are treated like humans and sacred members of the community such that they are buried when they die….

The Story of The Kingdom of Benin

  The kingdom of Benin began in the 900s when the Edo people settled in the rainforests of West Africa. By the 1400s they had created a wealthy kingdom with a powerful ruler, known as the Oba. The Obas lived in beautiful palaces decorated with shining brass Gradually, the Obas won more land and built…