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With the advent of the European Christian missionaries in Ibadan, about the year 1852, came also the idea of organised instruction. Christian missionaries were not just concerned with evangelism; they were preoccupied with the provision of western-type education.
These missions held tenaciously to the fact that education was an indispensable tool of evangelism. Christian education was not embraced by majority of the populace initially because of the deep-seated mistrust of Christians and also because the chiefs did not appreciate the value of education.
Nobles did not want to part with their children for so long everyday which they considered as mere diversion from being gainfully helpful to father on the farm or mother in the home. Naturally, to all the missions, the main object of all education was religious instruction, especially of the young children who could be weaned easily from the pagan ideas and prejudices of their unyielding parents.
Great emphasis was placed on character training and spiritual development, rather than on the raising of the status and material standing of the pupils and converts in society.
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'Thou shall not rob thy Oba' I dont know what these guys were thinking.
This was the first gang robbers that burgled the Oba market stores in Benin in the early 60s and their leader was called "Atakparakpa no gioyi"-meaning Atakparakpa the great.

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Well done 👏👏👏
from @oluhyperclassical - Live here at #etisalatprizeforliterature exhibiting some of my works..finally we are out of the studio for this #oreappareals #asirimagazine

UGUAKPATA hair-do-over the frontal aspect of the head which all Benin Chiefs Proudly wear.
OGBON hair-do is in the back of the head.It consist of three plaits of hair standing vertically on the Occiput of the wearer.It is a distinguished feature of the Oba of Benin,and of a select band of Palace Chiefs called the EGIE-EGBE chiefs.
The descriptive name of these Chiefs implies that each of them is a representative of a named portion of the physical frame of the Oba of Benin.
Chief USO represents the Oba' Teeth
Chief Ehana represents the Oba's Feet
Chief Ohonba represents the Oba's Head
Chief Ehaloyen represents the Oba's Trunk
Chief Aro(Ovenren) represents the Oba's Eyes

Post courtesy :@asirimagazine #Benin #Hairdo #egie #beninempire #ASIRIMagazine #cityofbronze #benincity #hairdo #style #beninkingdom #edo #obaofbenin #beninchiefs #beninhistory #beninculture #beninheritage

77 albums, 27 wives, over two hundred court appearances. Harassed, beaten, tortured, jailed. Twice-born father of Afro-beat. Spiritualist. Pan-Africanist. Commune king. Composer, saxophonist, keyboardist, vocalist, dancer. Would-be candidate for the Nigerian presidency. There will never be another like him.#FELA ANIKULAPO Kuti. Your legacy has just began! #asirimagazine #panafrican

Until the late 19th century, one of the major powers in West Africa was the kingdom of Benin in what is now southwest Nigeria. When European merchant ships began to visit West Africa from the 15th century onwards, Benin came to control the trade between the inland peoples and the Europeans on the coast. When the British tried to expand their own trade in the 19th century, the Benin people killed their envoys. So in 1897 the
British sent an armed expedition which captured the king of Benin,
destroyed his palace and took away large quantities of sculpture and regalia, including works in wood, ivory and especially brass.

Some of these things came from royal altars for the king’s ancestors, but among them were a large number of cast brass plaques made to decorate
the wooden pillars of the palace. These had been left in the palace
storerooms while part of the palace was being rebuilt. As it later emerged, most of them were probably made between about 1550 – 1650, the people
and scenes that they show are so many and varied that they give a vivid picture of the court and kingdom of that time.

Many of the plaques and other objects from Benin city were taken to Europe, where a large number of them were later given to or bought by The British Museum. When the son of the deposed king revived the Benin monarchy in 1914, now under British rule, he did his best to restore the palace and continue the ancient traditions of the Benin monarchy. Because
these traditions are followed in the modern city of Benin, it is still
possible to recognise many of the scenes cast in brass by Benin artists about five hundred years ago. #beninkingdom #invasion1897 #obaakenzua #ASIRIMagazine #traditional #spiritual #nostalgia #heritage #culture #education #iconic #obaofbenin #benin #royalty #monarch #africannarratives #literature #africanart #culturalheritage #photooftheday

Yinka Akerele and Christopher Kolade on the set of "Taiwo Shango", the first Nigerian feature film, co-produced by Bavarian and Nigerian TV, written and directed by Klaus Stephan, 1965. So to speak the beginning of Nollywood! Photo by Nina Fischer-Stephan. Source :NNP #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #history #photography #nigeria #iconic #traditional #nollywood #tv #series #production #photography #vintage #filmproduction

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Until the late 19th century, one of the major powers in West Africa was the kingdom of Benin in what is now southwest Nigeria. When European merchant ships began to visit West Africa from the 15th century onwards, Benin came to control the trade between the inland peoples and the Europeans on the coast. When the British tried to expand their own trade in the 19th century, the Benin people killed their envoys. So in 1897 the
British sent an armed expedition which captured the king of Benin,
destroyed his palace and took away large quantities of sculpture and regalia, including works in wood, ivory and especially brass.

Some of these things came from royal altars for the king’s ancestors, but among them were a large number of cast brass plaques made to decorate
the wooden pillars of the palace. These had been left in the palace
storerooms while part of the palace was being rebuilt. As it later emerged, most of them were probably made between about 1550 – 1650, the people
and scenes that they show are so many and varied that they give a vivid picture of the court and kingdom of that time.

Many of the plaques and other objects from Benin city were taken to Europe, where a large number of them were later given to or bought by The British Museum. When the son of the deposed king revived the Benin monarchy in 1914, now under British rule, he did his best to restore the palace and continue the ancient traditions of the Benin monarchy. Because
these traditions are followed in the modern city of Benin, it is still
possible to recognise many of the scenes cast in brass by Benin artists about five hundred years ago. #beninkingdom #invasion1897 #obaakenzua #ASIRIMagazine #traditional #spiritual #nostalgia #heritage #culture #education #iconic #obaofbenin #benin #royalty #monarch #africannarratives #literature #africanart #Yorùbá #culturalheritage #photooftheday

Official Postal stamp celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the University
of Ibadan teaching hospital .1948-1973. 30 Kobo. Source :delcampe.net #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #history #photography #nigeria #iconic #postcardgram #stamps #university #ibadan #teachinghospital #culturalheritage #nostalgia #westafrica #anniversary

Sacred Heart Personal Hospital, Lantoro, was established in 1895, about
117 years ago. It is the oldest existing medical hospital in Nigeria. The hospital was established by Catholic Missionaries and presently under the proprietorship of Most Revd. Dr. Peter Olukayode Odetoyinbo who took overfrom the now Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, the Most Revd. Alfred Adewale Martins. The hospital is a 300 bed hospital with Dr. Kehinde Sowole as the first indigenous Medical Director. Sacred Heart
Hospital os the off-shot of many other Catholic hospitals in and around the state and presently has annexes at Aiyetoro, Ajebo, Ilaro, Ado-Odo and Ajilete all in Ogun State. #sacredheart #hospitals #abeokuta #culturalheritage #traditional #history #culture #heritage #education #arts #ASIRIMagazine #yoruba #missionary #medicial #africannarratives

Until the late 19th century, one of the major powers in West Africa was the kingdom of Benin in what is now southwest Nigeria. When European merchant ships began to visit West Africa from the 15th century onwards, Benin came to control the trade between the inland peoples and the Europeans on the coast. When the British tried to expand their own trade in the 19th century, the Benin people killed their envoys. So in 1897 the
British sent an armed expedition which captured the king of Benin,
destroyed his palace and took away large quantities of sculpture and regalia, including works in wood, ivory and especially brass.

Some of these things came from royal altars for the king’s ancestors, but among them were a large number of cast brass plaques made to decorate
the wooden pillars of the palace. These had been left in the palace
storerooms while part of the palace was being rebuilt. As it later emerged, most of them were probably made between about 1550 – 1650, the people
and scenes that they show are so many and varied that they give a vivid picture of the court and kingdom of that time.

Many of the plaques and other objects from Benin city were taken to Europe, where a large number of them were later given to or bought by The British Museum. When the son of the deposed king revived the Benin monarchy in 1914, now under British rule, he did his best to restore the palace and continue the ancient traditions of the Benin monarchy. Because
these traditions are followed in the modern city of Benin, it is still
possible to recognise many of the scenes cast in brass by Benin artists about five hundred years ago. #beninkingdom #invasion1897 #obaakenzua #ASIRIMagazine #traditional #spiritual #nostalgia #heritage #culture #education #iconic #obaofbenin #benin #royalty #monarch #africannarratives #literature #africanart #culturalheritage #photooftheday

People fetching drinking water in containers from a public tap, Docemo street, Lagos 1906. Source :delcampe.net #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #history #photography #HistoryofLagos #rarepic #nostalgia #colonial #british #water #monochrome #lagosvibes

The first time I came across that delightful art form known as “Yoruba Opera” was in Lagos in 1951. Those were the days before the so-called “slum clearance “when the center of Lagos was not yet the anonymous conglomeration of office blocks that it has become since. The triangle between Martins Street, Broad Street and Nnamdi Azikiwe Street, for example, consisted of small Brazilian style house, rather overpopulated; it is true but teeming with life and vibrant with music.
In those days I liked to take walks through the dimly lit streets at night. Architecturally, the town was extremely pleasing. It was not just the masterpieces of Brazilian architecture, like No. 10 Elias Street and Olaiya’s house in Tinubu Square, which have survived until today, but the intricate pattern of buildings, the wealth of architectural ideas and the imaginative detail that gave old Lagos its peculiar flair.
On one such night, I noticed a poster advertising a play called “Adam and Eve”. I went to the old Glover Hall, having no idea at all what it might be. What I found was a fund-raising function of the Seraphim and Cherubim Church. The Hall was crowded predominantly with women who had come in their best aso oke dresses, and big head-ties and many of whom were surrounded by children. I cannot remember the name of any actors; in fact I did not think there was a programmme listing them. They appeared to be members of the congregation who had thought up the play to help their church raise some funds.
The experience was totally new to me. I had, in my ignorance not yet come across Hubert Ogunde and his concert party, even though he had been running a professional troupe for several years.
E.K Ogunmola: A Personal Memoir (Ulli Beier) Drama and Theatre in Nigeria. Page 398
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#culture #history #art #culturalheritage #stageplay #theatre #gloverhall #history #culture #education #unesco #africannarratives #literature #africanart #HistoryofLagos #brazillian #architecture

Falomo Festival (LASPARK)
Join LASPARK for an End of Year Celebration.
@pollyalakija and @edkeazor Presents an evening of percussion music melody, dance and poetry
Date: Saturday, December 16th,2017
Venue: Falomo Under bridge
Tickets: This is a free event but to book a seat: Reservations events@pollyalakija.com/ 08184797226
#events #ASIRIMagazine #pollyalakija #falomobridge #culture #heritage #publicspace #parks #history #laspark #lagosvibes #poetry #percussion #bridge

This Friday, you are cordially invited to the last edition of last edition of Literary Crossroads Nigeria in 2017 presents Prof. Niyi Osundare.

Widely regarded as one of Africa's most renowned poets, scholars, and public intellectuals, Niyi Osundare earned his B.A. (with Honours) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; M.A. from the University of Leeds, UK, and Ph.D. from York University in Toronto, Canada. He is a playwright, essayist, public intellectual,and professor of English who has authored 19 books of poetry, two books of selected poems, four plays, two books of essays, and numerous monographs, scholarly articles and reviews.

This session will be moderated by Kunle Ajibade.

The Literary Crossroads series brings together African writers on the continent and from the Diaspora to discuss contemporary trends and themes in Literature.

Date: Friday, 15th December 2017
Time: 5PM
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nigeria, 4th Floor, City Hall, Lagos Island #africannarratives #writers #goethe #niyiosundare #kunleajibade #ASIRIMagazine #literarycrossroads #heritage #literature #africanwriters

1851 "The Dahoman Captive" - a water colour by Octavius Oakley, of Sarah Bonnetta Forbes. She posed for the painter in London as an 8 year old child before she became famous. The painting went on sale in London in March 2000 priced at £7,500.

Source:
http://www.jeffreygreen.co.uk/sarah-forbes-bonetta-around-1851 #africannarratives #literature #africanart #culturalheritage #photooftheday #history #culture #heritage #missionary #abeokuta #HistoryofLagos #jkrandle #sarahforbes #ASIRIMagazine #dahomey #slave #queenofengland👑 #paintings #lagoshistory #art #history #Publicartafrica
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By 1869 Jaja was still negotiating for the parcels of land on which Opobo settlements were established. But on 1st of January, 1870 Jaja occupied Opobo and changed his name from "Jack Jaja Annie Pepple" to "Jaja". He also dropped the "Chief" and took the title "Amachachai" (Amayanabo) meaning "Foundation owner of the town". For the people of Opobo, this event is very significant. Perhaps, it is for this reason that Opobo people have until today continued to celebrate the feast of the New Year's Day rather than that of Christmas day. Source :Opobo Since 1870 by Dr S.O Jaja. Image shows canon gun's at the base of the Statue of King Jaja, erected at the middle of the towns square in Opobo. (Image taken during a research trip to the ancient kingdom in December, 21 2015). #culture #education #iconic #history #heritage #ASIRIMagazine #photooftheday #instalike #instagram #africannarratives #jajaofopobo #OpoboChronicles #KingJaja #riversstates #british #colonial #goldcoast #opobo

Lagos Lagoon from Government House, Lagos 1960s. Marina ⛵. Source :delcampe.net #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #history #photography #nigeria #iconic #traditional #HistoryofLagos #lagoon #seaside #lagos #culturalheritage #photooftheday

Itsekiri Prince Ugbona Oritsemone, one of the sons of Prince Oritsemone Akengbuwa the fourth son of Ogiame Akengbuwa, the 16th Olu of Warri In 1905. He was a flamboyant prince and was famous for creating many Itsekiri songs that are still popular today. Publisher: Unknown. #itsekiri #culture #education #iconic #history #heritage #ASIRIMagazine #photooftheday #instalike #instagram #africannarratives #oluofwarri #coronationday #culturalheritage #waterside #lifestyle #kingdom

UGUAKPATA hair-do-over the frontal aspect of the head which all Benin Chiefs Proudly wear.
OGBON hair-do is in the back of the head.It consist of three plaits of hair standing vertically on the Occiput of the wearer.It is a distinguished feature of the Oba of Benin,and of a select band of Palace Chiefs called the EGIE-EGBE chiefs.
The descriptive name of these Chiefs implies that each of them is a representative of a named portion of the physical frame of the Oba of Benin.
Chief USO represents the Oba' Teeth
Chief Ehana represents the Oba's Feet
Chief Ohonba represents the Oba's Head
Chief Ehaloyen represents the Oba's Trunk
Chief Aro(Ovenren) represents the Oba's Eyes

Post courtesy :@asirimagazine #Benin #Hairdo #egie #beninempire #ASIRIMagazine #cityofbronze #benincity #hairdo #style #beninkingdom #edo #obaofbenin #beninchiefs #beninhistory #beninculture #beninheritage

How amazing is this work of art? via @asirimagazine .
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Terra-cotta Head. Ancient Ife, Nigeria. A Yoruba city in south-western Nigeria, who's habitation dates back as early as 600 BCE. It is located in the present day Osun State, and is known worldwide for its ancient and naturalistic bronze, stone and terracotta sculptures, which reached its peak of artistic expression between 1200 and 1400 A.D
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#terracotta #Ileife #royals #yoruba #history #heritage #culture #nigeria #ASIRIMagazine #cast #photooftheday #africannarratives #africanarts #clay #sculptured #maskoff #bronze #stone #artistic #sacredarts #ori #art

Chief Eji Gbadero..the infamous land seller immortalised by Ebenezer Obey in a song....Gbadero was a land seller who terrorised those he sold lands to, often double crossing them..he was hanged in the 70s for killing a man...He was at a party,sneaked off,killed the man and eased his way back into the party! Thats Gangster! Source :NNP #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #history #HistoryofLagos #landlaw #omoonile #murder #landgrabbers #ebenezerobey #song #executed #criminalminds #lagosisland #killer

This Is laudable!
@Regranned from @the.createves - Beautiful people, get in here!
We cannor coman carry last in raising our voices... and brushes to speak against the inhumane acts of sexual violence, rape and sexual harassment. Join @the.Createves this Saturday, Dec.16th at the @revolvingartincubator inside the Silver bird Galleria building.
CreatEves @the.createves Debuts Solo Art Showcase at Revolving Art Incubator.

It promises to be an evening of amazing discussion, poetry and also a rare opportunity of seeing three amazing ladies use their art as a tool for advocacy against rape and sexual violence as they would be painting on separate canvas to form a bigger picture. Each stroke as a protest against sexual violence and abuse of women's right.

The all female group, CreatEves which consist of Harriet Ekwueme, Olufunke Esekhalu and Adebimpe Owoyemi whose work consists of a series of plein-air paintings in various media, celebrating and honoring women around the world The event which would be the first of many series to come is organized by ASIRI Magazine in Partnership @revolvingartincubator which is managed by Jumoke Sanwo. The event is also supported by Nothing to do in Lagos
The evening will also witness a poetry recital by the talented Aye-Ola Mabiaku,a talented poet and female human right activist.
Event kicks off at 2pm at the Revolving Art Incubator at the Silver Bird Galleria. #advocacy #art #thecreateves #sexualviolence #womensright #body #painting #poetry #nothingtodoinlagos #ASIRIMagazine #gallery #artshowcase - #regrann

Cultural drum and dance display in honor of an illustrious ogidi omo Oodua Sir Peter Adegboyega Badejo (OBE). Platinum Jubilee Celebration here at #FreedomParkLagos #culture #education #iconic #history #heritage #ASIRIMagazine #photooftheday #peterbadejo #knight

Happy 70th Birthday to a living legend and Dance Ambassador, Sir Peter Adegboyega Badejo (OBE). Cultural Fiesta in honour of this Great man at #FreedomParkLagos today. Events starts by 6pm. Platinum Host :Professor Wole Soyinka. #culturalheritage #traditional #history #culture #heritage #education #arts #ASIRIMagazine #lagos #peterbadejo #birthdaypart

Breaking News ::: @Regranned from @ngbritisharts - #Opportunity

West African artists living and working in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal or Sierra Leone;
Apply to join the New International Voices residency programme in London from 11-24 June, part of LIFT 2018.
Travel bursaries available!

Apply: goo.gl/AxyCLd
#UKWestAfricaArtswww.asirimagazine.com - #regrann #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #lagos

Beautiful people, get in here!
We cannor coman carry last in raising our voices... and brushes to speak against the inhumane acts of sexual violence, rape and sexual harassment. Join @the.Createves this Saturday, Dec.16th at the @revolvingartincubator inside the Silver bird Galleria building.
CreatEves @the.createves Debuts Solo Art Showcase at Revolving Art Incubator.

It promises to be an evening of amazing discussion, poetry and also a rare opportunity of seeing three amazing ladies use their art as a tool for advocacy against rape and sexual violence as they would be painting on separate canvas to form a bigger picture. Each stroke as a protest against sexual violence and abuse of women's right.

The all female group, CreatEves which consist of Harriet Ekwueme, Olufunke Esekhalu and Adebimpe Owoyemi whose work consists of a series of plein-air paintings in various media, celebrating and honoring women around the world The event which would be the first of many series to come is organized by ASIRI Magazine in Partnership @revolvingartincubator which is managed by Jumoke Sanwo. The event is also supported by Nothing to do in Lagos
The evening will also witness a poetry recital by the talented Aye-Ola Mabiaku,a talented poet and female human right activist.
Event kicks off at 2pm at the Revolving Art Incubator at the Silver Bird Galleria. #advocacy #art #thecreateves #sexualviolence #womensright #body #painting #poetry #nothingtodoinlagos #ASIRIMagazine #gallery #artshowcase

Challenging Times Forces You To Get Innovative—Munira Shonibare,CEO of @iofurnitureltd .See link in our bio #Design #Artlovers #IOFurniture #MuniraShonibare #ASIRIMagazine #design #interiordesign #lifestyle #heritage #madeinnigeria

CreatEves @the.createves Debuts Solo Art Showcase at Revolving Art Incubator.

It promises to be an evening of amazing discussion, poetry and also a rare opportunity of seeing three amazing ladies use their art as a tool for advocacy against rape and sexual violence as they would be painting on separate canvas to form a bigger picture. Each stroke as a protest against sexual violence and abuse of women's right.

The all female group, CreatEves which consist of Harriet Ekwueme, Olufunke Esekhalu and Adebimpe Owoyemi whose work consists of a series of plein-air paintings in various media, celebrating and honoring women around the world The event which would be the first of many series to come is organized by ASIRI Magazine in Partnership @revolvingartincubator which is managed by Jumoke Sanwo. The event is also supported by Nothing to do in Lagos
The evening will also witness a poetry recital by the talented Aye-Ola Mabiaku,a talented poet and female human right activist.
Event kicks off at 2pm at the Revolving Art Incubator at the Silver Bird Galleria. #advocacy #art #thecreateves #sexualviolence #womensright #body #painting #poetry #nothingtodoinlagos #ASIRIMagazine #gallery #artshowcase

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. #history #culture #heritage #education #arts #ASIRIMagazine #lagos #yorubahistory #africannarratives #traditional #vintage #sarahforbes #jkrandle #queenofengland👑 #HistoryofLagos #abeokuta #culturalheritage #photooftheday #photography #monochrome #jpldavies

1851 "The Dahoman Captive" - a water colour by Octavius Oakley, of Sarah Bonnetta Forbes. She posed for the painter in London as an 8 year old child before she became famous. The painting went on sale in London in March 2000 priced at £7,500.

Source:
http://www.jeffreygreen.co.uk/sarah-forbes-bonetta-around-1851 #africannarratives #literature #africanart #culturalheritage #photooftheday #history #culture #heritage #missionary #abeokuta #HistoryofLagos #jkrandle #sarahforbes #ASIRIMagazine #dahomey #slave #queenofengland👑 #paintings #lagoshistory

Yinka Akerele and Christopher Kolade on the set of "Taiwo Shango", the first Nigerian feature film, co-produced by Bavarian and Nigerian TV, written and directed by Klaus Stephan, 1965. So to speak the beginning of Nollywood! Photo by Nina Fischer-Stephan. Source :NNP #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #history #photography #nigeria #iconic #traditional #nollywood #tv #series #production #photography #vintage #filmproduction

#HistorySunday:

Queen Ohan Akenzua the youngest wife Of Oba Akenzua II of Benin inspects the bust of herself. The Oba and Queen were in London as guests of the British council, London 1950.

Source: @asirimagazine #obaofbenin #obaakenzua #bust #queens #ASIRIMagazine #Benin #heritages #art #cultures #nigeriahistorymatters #knowledge #queenmother #benincity #cityofbronze #InfobuddieHistory #Infobuddie

His Music, his art speaks more volumes than the speakers used at the arena this evening. Describing the @brymolawale concert at @terrakulture this evening? An electrifying evening of class and showmanship. Yes, we love good music. #terrakulture #brymo #heritage #awori #ASIRIMagazine #history #photography

Northern Nigerian-Hausa soldiers on parade in London. Circa 1900s. Source :NNP #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #history #photography #nigeria #iconic #missionary #military #hausa #northernnigeria #ww2 #westafricaarmy

Prof. Wole Soyinka taking part in a film adapted from his book, Kongi's Harvest around the 1970's. This is probably the only book of his that has been adapted for a film.
Source: NNP #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #history #photography #nigeria #iconic #traditional #HistoryofLagos #theatre #film #kongisharvest #wolesoyinka #noblelaureate #nostalgia #literature #actors #egbaland

Herbert Macaulay, the "Wizard of Kirsten Hall". Kirsten Hall, Macaulay's residence on #8 Balbina Street, Lagos was so named because of Maculay's love of music and his friendship with the German Consul in Lagos, Arthur Kirsten.
Macaulay was a notable fixture in the Victorian Lagos music scene. Macaulay obtained a certificate in music from Trinity College, London and a certificate in violin playing from Music International College, London. He organized concerts at Kirsten Hall where he played the violin while Arthur Kirsten played the piano.
Macaulay was an extremely complex man. Professionally he was a civil engineer and architect but he also played an important role in the legal arena - arguing a landmark Apapa Land Case before the British Privy Council and winning.
Religiously, he was Anglican, son of Thomas Babington Macaulay (a CMS missionary and educator), and grandson of Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther. This didn't prevent Macaulay from dabbling in black magic, sacrifices, and divinations. Macaulay was an Ifa Priest! He was a member of the Association of Babalawos in Lagos! :-) Source: "Herbert Macaulay, Nigerian Patriot" by Tekena Tamuno. /NNP #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #history #HistoryofLagos #british #africannarratives #literature #herbertmacaulay #ifa #blackmagic #rituals #photooftheday #instalike #foundingfathersfriday #divinations

Coronation of Oba Adewale Ajayi as the Akarigbo of Remoland. Long Live HRH Akarigbo of Remoland,Alayeluwa Babatunde Adewale Ajayi,in Sagamu today.
#traditional #history #culture #heritage #education #arts #ASIRIMagazine #ijeburemo #akarigbo #culturalheritage #oba #photography #nigeria #iconic #photooftheday

Awori own Lagos land, Bini produce Oba – Prof. Smith

The contact with the Bini, which is of great significance to the throne of the Oba of Lagos today, occurred in the 18th Century with the conquest of the Iddo – the first settlement of the Olofin, by the Bini warriors and
the appointment of a regent known as the Eleko by the then Oba of Benin as the ruler of the island. The first and successive Elekos became the Oba of Lagos, acknowledging the suzerainty and sovereignty of the Oba of Benin and paying tribute to him until sometime in 1850 when payment of tribute
was stopped and the Oba of Lagos asserted his independence.

A more detailed historical account of the Awori’s interface with the Bini
is contained in the work of an eminent Lagosian, Chief Musliu Anibaba , titled ‘The Lagosian of the 20th Century’. In the book, the learned author refers to the regent of the Oba of Benin after the Iddo conquest as ‘Ashipa’ who died before he was installed as Oba.

He claims that his son, Ado, was subsequently crowned formally as the Oba of Lagos with all the paraphernalia of that office; that Oba Ado
established a meeting place on a pepper farm said to belong to Chief Aromire – a white-cap chief, which he donated to the Oba. The meeting place, according to the author, later became the Oba’s palace in Lagos,
now known as the Iga Idunganran. Idunganran, according to the author, was
formed from Idun (farm) and Iganran (pepper). Oba Ado, according to him, was succeeded by two sons, Oba Gabaro and Oba Akinsemoyin, and a daughter, Erelu Kuti – all of Bini royalty. It is worthy of note that all the Obas
who reigned in Lagos, including the late Oba Adeyinka Oyekan, were all
descendants of Erelu Kuti of the Bini royalty. Thus, it is therefore established from the historical accounts that I have just given,  that while the royalty in Lagos has Edo (the Bini) origin, the white-cap Chiefs of Lagos, who are landowners (or landlords of the royal houses of Lagos)
are the descendants of Olofin of Awori origin.
Culled from : The Punch #history #culture #education #unesco #traditional #ASIRIMagazine #history #photography #oba #edoculture #obaoflagos #beninkingdom #HistoryofLagos

A Steam launch built entirely in Lagos. Ready for its maiden voyage. Circa :1905 Source :delcampe.net #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #history #photography #nigeria #iconic #steam #voyage #boat #transportation #lagoshistory #waters #manufacturing

The use of the combination of art and commerce has been a integral part of life in Africa.
These clay pots were used as decoration and to store chilled water before the days of refrigeration. Local pottery maker in illorin,Nigeria. Source :delcampe.net #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #history #photography #nigeria #iconic #traditional #pottery #illorinseller #culturalheritage #pot #instagramhistory #africannarratives #economics101
Culled from : @asirimagazine

Abstract: When the Royal Niger Company attempted to establish its authority in the Asaba hinterland in the 1880s, the existing town societies in the area provided the foundations of a resistance movement which became known as the Ekumeku. In 1900 the area came under the direct administration of the British government. British rule led to regulations against aspects of the people’s religious and political practices and to the establishment of native courts, and provided a shelter under which missionary activities flourished. All these were considered by the people as inimical to their traditional way of life. This situation provoked a consolidation of the Ekumeku forces and galvanized the movement into action. Between 1902 and 1910 the Ekumeku offered a courageous and prolonged resistance to British rule in the Asaba hinterland. In spite of this enduring consistency in opposing the establishment of European rule, the Ekumeku movement was not investigated along relevant lines primarily because it was much misunderstood in official circles, which took its external manifestations for its essence. This paper attempts, from oral and written sources, a study of the actual nature of the Ekumeku as a resistance movement, its organization, its responses to the challenges posed by European encroachment on the Asaba hinterland and its sources of strength which gave it its resilience. In addition to administrative measures, legal enactments, special town laws and prosecution in the native courts, it is shown that the colonial administration relied heavily on the use of armed force to destroy the movement. —Philip A. Igbafe. Western Ibo Society and Its Resistance to British Rule: The Ekumeku Movement 1898-1911. The Journal of African History. Vol. 12, No. 3 (1971), pp. 441-459 Source:Ukpuru #culture #history #heritage #igbo #ndigbo #traditional #ekumeku #bombardment #royalnigercompany #ASIRIMagazine #civilwar #cult

The HMS Flirt was used in the bombardment of the western Igbo town of Asaba in retaliation to its involvement in the Ekumeku movement against the encroachment of the British chartered Royal Niger Company in 1898. The Royal Niger Company was later joined with the Niger Coast Protectorate and they became the Northern and Southern Nigeria Protectorates in 1900. Source :Ukpuru #culture #history #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #igbo #ndigbo #traditional #ekumeku #bombardment #royalnigercompany

@Regrann from @readittellit: Official Presentation of the latest installments in the INTERVENTIONS series by Proffesor Wole Soyinka here at the Kongi's Harvest Gallery at Freedom Park, Lagos. #bookcraft #literature #africanart #culturalheritage #photooftheday #photography #ASIRIMagazine #wolesoyinka #kongi #greencard #donaldtrump

@Regrann from @asirimagazine: Official Presentation of the latest installments in the INTERVENTIONS series by Proffesor Wole Soyinka here at the Kongi's Harvest Gallery at Freedom Park, Lagos. #bookcraft #literature #africanart #culturalheritage #photooftheday #photography #ASIRIMagazine #wolesoyinka #kongi #greencard #donaldtrump

Official Presentation of the latest installments in the INTERVENTIONS series by Proffesor Wole Soyinka here at the Kongi's Harvest Gallery at Freedom Park, Lagos. #bookcraft #literature #africanart #culturalheritage #photooftheday #photography #ASIRIMagazine #wolesoyinka #kongi #greencard #donaldtrump

Welcome to Lagos : information and advice to the visitor to Lagos circa 1963

State House, official residence of the Governor-General of the Federation of Nigeria.

Produced by the Federal Ministry of Information, Lagos, and Printed by The Times Press Limited, Apapa. Source :NNP #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #history #photography #nigeria #iconic #traditional #architecture #building #africannarratives #courts #HistoryofLagos #marina #statehouse

Nigerian musicologist Robert Coker (Died 1920), He was the first Nigerian to study music in Europe and the first indigenous musician to be appointed to the position of Organist and Master of the Music at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos. Prior to his appointment, the position was occupied by British church musicians. Coker organized the first choir at the cathedral church in 1895, comprising young men and women. He was also acknowledged to be the first organist and choirmaster in Nigeria. Source: Openedition /NNP #nigeria #iconic #greatnigerians #music #history #culture #education #iconic #ASIRIMagazine #yoruba #robertcoker #photooftheday #instalike #naija#africannarratives #instagramhistory

Holy Cross Cathedral Lagos. On 5 January 1861 another group of French Missionaries (Society of African Missions, SMA) left Toulon in France led by Rev. Fr François-Xavier Borghero (born Francesco Borghero), Fr. François Fernandez, and Fr. Louis Edde made another heroic attempt to travel to
this expensive stretch of African sub-region. Unfortunately Fr. Louis Edde
died as soon as they landed in Freetown. The other two priests summoned courage and travelled to Benin and settled at Whydah. In this area there was a large number of liberated African slaves from Brazil who had imbibed the catholic faith prior to the return to West Africa around 1845. The
zeal of the Brazilian returnees in Lagos and Porto Novo soon led Fr.Borghero to personally extend pastoral services to these areas from
Whydah. However prior to the arrival of Father Borghero, the Brazilians were been held in prayers, rosary and other devotion by a renowned
catechist nicknamed "Padre Anthonio". He led them from 1838 to 1863.
The next call to Lagos was made by Fr. Borghero himself on his way to Freetown in 1862 when he offered mass in the house of a renowned Catholic.
On his return from Freetown he remained in Lagos for a few days. Exploring
the town, meeting some of the christians. When these started making a collection to have a mission station opened he asked them to desist because he said he could not promise to do what they asked. He was not
able even to visit them again until 8 September 1863. (Feast of the Nativity of our Blessed Lady). This was on a pastoral as the first
missionary to the Brazilian catholic community in the Popo Aguda area of
Lagos. He offered the first mass in the compound of Senhor Isidore Ezekiel
de Souza at 12, Taiwo Street in Lagos on 24 September 1863 attended by the
Brazilian Papais, Momois, Titias, Titieus, Yayas, Yoyos, Senhors and the Senhors.#cathedral #culture #education #iconic #history #heritage #ASIRIMagazine #photooftheday #instalike #instagram #nigeria #africannarratives #gateway #missionary #christianity #freetown #brazil #bahia❤️ #slave

Babban Gwani, Arewa Traditional Architecture of 19th Century: Life and Times
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-By @garbaimrana
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Muhammadu Durugu built the reception hall at the palace of the Emir of Bauchi, the hall at the palace of Madakin Bauchi and Districts Head of Ganjuwa in Kafin Madaki, and a mosque in Birnin Gwari. -
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The main hall of Madakin Bauchi, It is well designed and decorated with different traditional architectural designs that suit the culture, traditions,norms and values of people of Ganjuwa District. The most exciting and interesting aspect of the hall; it has well- ventilated windows, well designed archs and frames that are being projected from the floor to the roof, it is well design in such away weather condition either summer or winter period the comfortability is well there.
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Custodian of Madakin Bauchi Palace, the 'Yan Kwana says: “Babban Gwani flourished 150 years ago. No builder could do the designs he was skilled in doing. There was no designer of mud buildings like him. Even when he was not the builder, he would be invited to do the design. People generally deferred to him when it came to matters relating to his work.”
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-Details on this feature, visit:
http://www.arewaaffairs.com.ng/2017/12/babban-gwani-arewa-traditional.html
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#Features #babbangwani #history #aspiretomore #asirimagazine #africaarts

Old palace in Oyo with Royal Guard( Eso Oba),the man on the horse and the Oba’s personal body gaurds (ilaris) #oyoempire #oyó #alaafin #oyostate #culturalheritage #history #culture #heritage #education #arts #ASIRIMagazine #guard
#royalty #yoruba #slaves #palace #courts

View showing Messers. French Company to Pacific House, Marina Lagos. Source :delcampe.net #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #history #photography #nigeria #iconic #traditional #architecture #building #africannarratives #courts #HistoryofLagos #marina 🌏🌏🌏🌏🌏

View from Messrs P.Z & Co to Messrs C.W.S Marina Street Lagos 1910 Source:delcampe.net #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #history #photography #nigeria #iconic #traditional #HistoryofLagos #brazil #marina #pz #nostalgia #oldlagos #colonialLagos #british

Amalgamation Day,1914 Marina Lagos. Early morning of the ceremony
day.9.15am Source:delcampe.net #heritage #culture #ASIRIMagazine #history #photography #nigeria #iconic #traditional #HistoryofLagos #politics #amalgamation #rarepic #nostalgia #lordlugard #marina

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