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'Crowther awaits re- burial'

The remains of the first African Bishop, Rt. Rev. Samuel Ajayi Crowther was exhumed from Ajele Cemetary and re buried.
Daily Times 1971. #ASIRIMagazine #heritage #culture #history #legendsneverdie #greatnigerians #icon #historyoflagos #samuelajayicrowther #africanbishop #cemetary #TransAtlanticSlaveTrade #christianitytoday

Two Ladies In Fashionable Traditional Attire

Location: Tinubu Square, Lagos Island
Date: c. 1960s
Photographer: Unknown
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The meet between Two Cultural Titans Regrann from @benincity - About the weekend.
The Oba of Benin, HRM Omo N’Oba N’Edo Ukwu Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II , and HM Ogiamen Ikenwoli II , The Olu of Warri at the Olu’s Palace, Warri Kingdom.
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Prince and Princess Archibong
Niger Coast Protectorate Scenes - Old Calabar
Illustrated London News February 27 1897
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Ashipa - Lagos & Benin
A band of Yorubas, led by a cadet of the royal family, appears to have settled at Isheri on the Ogun river, about 12 miles as the crow flies from the present town of Lagos; the settlers then spread southwards to Ebute Metta on the mainland opposite Iddo island, where a town was built and farming was begun.

Sometime after this the outbreak of war among the Yorubas endangered the existence of the small community at Ebute Metta; the town was therefore abandoned and the inhabitants moved accross to Iddo island where they were more secure from attack.

Iddo, however was scarcely large enough to support the number of settlers, and as the farms on the mainland were considered too accesible to potential enemies, it was decided to begin cultivation on the neighbouring island of Lagos, which until then had been the resort of only fishermen.

It was not very long after the move to Iddo that the first invasion from Benin took place; the inhabitants were fortunate that at this crisis their Olofin, or Ruler was a man of great courage and strong character and under his leadership the King of Benin's soldiers were reuplsed. Subsequent attacks met with no better success and the Olofin gained in fame and influence.
He is reputed to have had thirty-two sons, and one-half of these he made headmen or petty Chiefs; for they could not, if the one be excepted who succeeded his father, have desrved a higher title, considering how circumscribed their territorial possessions were. [Historical Notices of Lagos, West Africa (1880), by Rev J.B. Wood, p. 13]

Of the other sons, one succeeded his father as Oloto of Iddo, the title of Olofin falling into abeyance "probably because of the distinguished character of the Olofin, and the high regard entertained for him after his death"; four others were made Chiefs of portions of the neighbouring mainland and the island of Lagos was divided among the remaining ten.
Image:Oba Akitoye of Lagos (1853) #eko #benin #history #ASIRIMagazine #obaoflagos #obaakitoye #royal #heritage #historyoflagos #obaoflagos #traditional #culture #digitaltales

After the time out with the children and the cutting of the cake at the Ijegba Amphitheater, Kongi came over to the bamboo tree house to formally bless and see the good work done there. And as always he poured libations to the ancestors for their protection and grace.

Its been an insightful and great week celebrating and honoring our own. Nigeria'Pride. WS, happy Birthday Sir. May you live long in great health, sound mind and wealth. Ase! #ASIRIMagazine #iconic #egbaland #legendsneverdie #greatnigerians #icon #WSICE #heritage #history #traditionalheritage #ogun

Educating the young minds for the future. The theme for the "Wole Soyinka Cultural Exchange Programme for 2018 is 'The Pursuit of Truth :Truth and the National Psyche." Kongi "as fondly called hosted 84 students from all the 36 states of the Federation today at his home. Poetry, writing and having a final examination yesterday, the students were tested and as expected proved their worth as future academic intellectuals. This is "Kongi’s" usual tradition and how he celebrates his birthday. Happy Birthday to an Icon. #WSAT84 #wolesoyinka #literature #heritage #traditionalheritage #culturezone #ASIRIMagazine #iconic #egbaland #legendsneverdie #greatnigerians #icon

WSICE2018... For WS@84

Scenes from the opening events of the 4-day WOLE SOYINKA INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL EXCHANGE (WSICE2018) programme marking the 84th birthday anniversary of the Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka... at The AmphiTheatre located in the forested neighbourhood of Soyinka's Autonomous Residence of Ijegba (A.R.I), Idi Aba Estate, Abeokuta.

84 students from 21 states of the federation are currently writing the annual essay competition, they are writing analysis of three of Soyinka's poems based on the year's theme: "Flowers for my Land"; Children of the Land, and Live Burial -- taken from three of his poetry collection: A SHUTTTLE IN THE CRYPT; SAMARKAND & THE OTHER MARKETS I HAVE KNOWN, and IDANRE & OTHER POEMS.

The Special Guest of Honour of the year is Master MERCY SOBANDE, the 10-year old student of Federal College of Education Staff School, Abeokuta, who just released his first book, PRINCESS SARAH & OTHER STORIES, who paid visit to the finalists while in the reality-like Essay Writing competition.

The programme continues this afternoon with the students visiting Abeokuta's famous tourism site, OLUMO heritage site.
In the evening, they will have a session of free creative expressions under the event item: DO YOUR OWN THING.

Tomorrow, the 14th, is a full day of activities with Mentoring and Workshop sessions on creativity.
A special Poetry writing and performance session will be held for the country-wide 84 finalists and 1000 students drawn from around about 100 schools in Ogun State, courtesy of the Ministry of Education. The workshop will feature members of the Ogun State chapter of Association of igerin Authors, ANA led by the chairman, Dada Olanipekun

In the course of the workshop, the finalists and 1000 Ogun students will be visited by the Governor of Ogun, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and members of his cabinet as part of the Mentoring.
For the climax, the "birthday boy" Wole Soyinka will play host to the 1084 students-guests at the Amphitheatre
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Order of Events. Celebrating Wole Soyinka at 84.
13TH JULY:
1. Essay competition with 84 students
2. Creative workshop
3. DYOT
4. Presentation of Short Drama sketches of WS and interrogation, dance drama. #WSAT84 #wolesoyinka #literature #heritage #traditionalheritage #culturezone #ASIRIMagazine #iconic #egbaland #legendsneverdie #greatnigerians #icon #WSICE

Wole Soyinka on the set of his 1970 film Kongi’s Harvest a Francis Oladele, Calpenny Films Production. It was directed by African-American Screen legend Ossie Davis. #WSAT84 #HappyBirthday #globalafricans #wolesoyinka #literature #heritage #traditionalheritage #culturezone #ASIRIMagazine #iconic #egbaland #legendsneverdie #greatnigerians #icon

Wole Soyinka with a Guitar and his friend Banjo Solaru, London 1958. Source: Wole Soyinka. #WSAT84 #wolesoyinka #literature #heritage #traditionalheritage #culturezone #ASIRIMagazine #iconic #egbaland #legendsneverdie

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