Osile

Osile Traditional ruler of Oke-Ona in Abeokuta,  one of the four sectional quaters that constituted Egbaland. Others are Egba Alake, Gbagura and Owu. Oke-Ona is in Abeokuta North Local Government…

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Oba Laoye dancing in palace

Adetoyese Laoye

Adetoyese Laoye; Timi of Ede. Before he ascended the throne in the 1940s, he was a church organist, a great dancer, a good singer, a lover of culture, and a historian. He was so culturally minded…

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Ifa

The central figure in Ifa divinity is Orunmila, the God of wisdom who, in Yoruba myth, was witness to earth’s creation. There is no going further in human history than that. Oduduwa’s…

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Prominent Ondo indegines dancing at Ekimogun 2015

Ekimogun Day

Ekimogun Day: Carnival in Ondo town, incorporating dances, marches and impressive cultural extravaganza. First, the drums roared at sunrise. And the crowd at the civic centre erupted in ecstasy….

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Osemawe

Osemawe is the paramount traditional ruler of the Ondo, often referred to as  ‘Egins’, a Yoruba people with a sub-ethnic identity dating back to the 16th century[i]. Osemawe…

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Ado Bayero

Ado Bayero; 13th Fulani paramount traditional ruler of the Kano emirate for 51 years. Over the years of his reign, Bayero became an institution of sorts whose counseling and advocacy are treated…

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Ebitimi Banigo

Ebitimi Banigo

Ebitimi Banigo; banker and financial consultant argued by some to be the real father of modern banking in Nigeria. Banigo became the managing director of International Merchant Bank at age 33 and…

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Arochukwu

Arochukwu is the third largest town in Abia State (after Aba and Umuahia) in southeastern Nigeria. The city, consisting of 19 villages is about 120km from Umuahia and shares common boundary with…

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Laz Ekwueme in Obi attire

Ekwueme Lazarus

Ekwueme Lazarus; Nigerian musicologist, an alumnus of Royal College of Music, London and  the first professor of music made in Nigeria, University of Lagos. Laz Ekwueme was born January 28, 1936…

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Oba Akiolu attending to a caller

Rilwan Akiolu

Rilwan Akiolu; the first Oba of Lagos to be crowned since the creation of the state in 1967. Oba Riiwanu Osuolanie Aremu Babatunde Akiolu was installed as the Oba of Lagos on Friday 23 May 2003….

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