African Culture

The town called ‘The Land of Twins,’ a sleepy town in southwest Nigeria called Igbo-Ora

The arrival of twins in most Nigerian families is a thing of joy. Twins are beautiful; most people desire twins but never have the opportunity of having them, but they are people that quickly have it.

Nigerian Twins
Nigerian Twins


The shocker is that there’s a sleepy town in southwest Nigeria called Igbo-Ora, giving birth to twins is a common occurrence. And in this town, the rate of giving birth to twins is about four times higher than in the rest of the world, because of that, there are more twins here than in any other part of the world.

Land of twins
Land of twins


The town is called the ‘The Land of Twins,’ as only a few households are yet to have twins. It is no secret that the southwest part of the country has the world’s highest twinning rate.


In the rural community of Igbo-Ora and twins are regarded as God’s special blessing, Twinning is celebrated, and many pregnant women wish that they give birth to twins in this part of the world.


There have been researches on what gives the twinning occurrence in this place. A consultant gynecologist explained that substances obtained from the cassava that people eat had been linked to the release of more than one egg, which usually leads to twin pregnancies. That means that there is possibly an environmental factor that encourages the high level of this chemical substance.’

Francis Chidera
the authorFrancis Chidera
Popularly known as Chokolate is a content creator. A lover of simplified words making it easy to get to a wider audience. It pains to see that Africans are forgetting and neglecting who they are, hence, I am passionate about reminding us of our culture. I work with 54history on the African culture category, to achieve this aim.

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