There’s the perisians, there’s colours and horses and there’s the Durbar festival, Nigeria

Annual celebrations of the Durbar festival are held in a number of northern Nigerian cities, including Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zazzau, Bauchi, Bida, and Ilorin. The celebration signifies the conclusion of Ramadan and falls on the same weekend as the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitri. The term “Durbar,” which has Persian roots, was…

The masquerade festival that takes place in the biggest city of Nigeria, lagos

The culture and traditions of the city of Lagos are expressed and displayed throughout this vibrant event. Locals from Lagos as well as tourists from other parts of Nigeria and beyond look forward to it and attend. The Adamu Orisha Play, often called the Eyo Festival. A beautiful variety of regalia and costumes, as well…

Nigeria Became The Second Largest Bitcoin Marketplace On Paxful

According to  Quartz Africa, Nigeria became the second largest market for bitcoin; the modern world, digital currency, trading over 60,215 Bitcoin valued $566 million between 2015 to 2020.   The West African nation, reportedly skyrocketed its trading volume in 2020 by 19% and was majorly attributed to the EndSars/Police Brutality protest in Nigeria which the…

Breaking! Sars operatives kidnapping #Endsars protesters from their various homes

Breaking! Sars operatives kidnapping #Endsars protesters from their various homes. It was reported this morning that a unit with police vans, believed to be the already disbanded notorious Nigerian police unit, raided yaba, surulere and some other parts of Lagos. And also, another lady, bisola, who was said to be found videoing the incident. Her…

A tale of Idemili, Aho, Afo, Nnewi and Nnobi.

It’s quite noticeable in African traditions that the female gender had a prominent place in myth and indigenous religious and cultural concepts — the supernatural, a goddess, is female. For every cultural or traditional belief, there’s a female god making waves. In the Igbo omenala, there’s a goddess called idemili. She rules the land of…

Dashiki: the history of a radical clothing

Dive yourself in the unique history and revolutionary politics of symbolic clothing of West Africa. DIASPORA – Dashiki is clothing as politics. In this current state, it may not look exactly like this: a revived urban trend, largely associated with the complex and highly recognizable ‘Angelina print,’ but its history is one of African’s innovations and black…

If the Igbo Ekwensu is not the Christian Satan; who is Ekwensu?

To the modern-day Igbo person, Ekwensu is believed to be the Christian Satan, but in the Igbo cosmology, it’s not so and was never so.   The Igbos, natively called NDI IGBO, are the ethnic group that occupies the present-day south-central and southeastern Nigeria. They are among the largest ethnic groups in Africa and one…