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Sopona carving in Osogbo

Sopona carving in Osogbo Photo taken between 1950 to 1959.  Justine Cordwell collections. Credit: Historical Africa Yorùbá

The war captain of Olowo of Owo in 1950

The Jagun. The war captain of Olowo of Owo. Photo reportedly taken 1950 by Justine Cordwell.(from source). The sophistication of this photo is however interesting. People from Owo can help us identify if this war chief is of the present …

Owu Waterfall in Kwara state.

Owu Waterfall, Ifelodun, Kwara state. One of the most beautiful hidden gems of yorubaland.! The Owu falls in Kajola and Owa-onire, Ifelodun, Kwara state is the highest & one of the most spectacular waterfalls …

1979 pics of King Sunny Ade and Fela Anikapo Kuti

A rare and iconic photograph captured in 1979 featuring the legendary figures King Sunny Ade and Fela Anikulapo Kuti at an airport.

1853 West African map with YORUBA NATION clearly labelled on it

1853 West African map with YORUBA NATION clearly labelled on it. From its etymological roots, the word 'Nation' comes from the Latin root 'Natio-'; which means a race or body of common people. According to the…

Photo: Ifaki, Ekiti Nigeria 1915

Photo: Ifaki, Ekiti Nigeria 1915 Archive: The Society of African Missions (SMA) The Society of African Missions (SMA, Societas Missionum ad Afros ), also called African Missions of Lyon , is a community of Catholic missionari…

ABEOKUTA 100 years celebration in 1930

In this photo, Abeokuta celebrated 100 (centenary) years. Photo taken October 1930.  Credit: Duckworth E.H. ©️Facebook - Historical Africa Yoruba

The long forgotten Bad things Christianity had done - History remember what they did to our ancestors (read this)

Am not here to take side on any Religion, but I just want to shake some table using Reno. Am an isese - am AJE NLA  Let's see what Reno says  Too often, we think history began just two weeks ago. This may be because of Attention Defi…

45 minutes concentration would not spoilt your day, connect with you ancestors via Mantra

The Ancestors see you healing, repairing, releasing, and restoring!  It is good   to create a Sacred space of silence around yourself at least twice daily for 45 minutes!  Conceive expanding your thoughts to Elevate your Sacred Sensory S…

1941: Alake of Egba at the conference of OBAs

1941: Alake of Egba (wearing a beaded cap, necklaces and a light-colored robe), standing near a speaking interpreter.  Location: Conference of Ọbas held at Itoro Hall, Ijebu-Ode, in 1941. EH Duckworth collections

Formal president Olusegun Obasanjo Family in 1980s

Formal president Olusegun Obasanjo Family in 1980s This is a photo memory of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

The first ever Miss Nigeria was a Yoruba

The first ever Miss Nigeria was **Grace Atinuke Oyelude**, who was crowned in 1957.  Our achievement and beauty is divine.  My Yoruba women keep standing talk, all they have for you is hate

OLURONBI AND THE IROKO TREE

YORUBA FOLKTALE: OLURONBI AND THE IROKO TREE This is the story of Oluronbi my grandmother told me when i was young. Oluronbi was a market woman who was not having luck with her sales. On the way to the market where she sells her wares is…

List of Lagos business men 1920

List of Lagos business men 1920 Delo Dosumu G. Debayo Bickersteth S. Bamgbose L. Cardoso C. George Ekundayo Phillips Adigun Brothers Thomas Olukotun David Evaristo Akerele Karimu Kotun S. A. Aromashodu Prince Alfr…

Who is this Yoruba Actor?

Àwòrán Lérè Pàímọ́ (Ẹ̀dá onílé ọlá) - Ògbóntàrigì òṣèré tíátà Yorùbá àti Gẹ̀ẹ́sì, ọmọ káàrọ̀-ò-jíire bí àtàtà

Never forget your ancestor

Never forget your ancestor This picture speak volume and it speaks it loudly.

Photo: 1938, The Road between Ibadan and Ijebu-Ode

Photo: 1938, The Road between Ibadan and Ijebu-Ode, curving through a forest; a man stands on one side of the road, near a culvert Inscribed: in ink: "19E" The Ibadan-Ijebu-Ode Road, recently realigned and straightened in secti…

𝗪𝗛𝗬 𝗗𝗘𝗦𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗔𝗞𝗢𝗞𝗢-𝗜𝗞𝗔𝗟𝗘 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗕𝗜𝗗𝗗𝗘𝗡 𝗙𝗥𝗢𝗠 𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗖𝗨𝗣𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦 𝗢𝗥 𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗡 𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗣𝗣𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗦

𝗪𝗛𝗬 𝗗𝗘𝗦𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗔𝗞𝗢𝗞𝗢-𝗜𝗞𝗔𝗟𝗘 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗕𝗜𝗗𝗗𝗘𝗡 𝗙𝗥𝗢𝗠 𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗖𝗨𝗣𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦 𝗢𝗥 𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗡 𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗣𝗣𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗦 The belief is that any woman that violates this rule…

A Picture to remind you of your Ancestor

A history written in blood cannot be erased by lies written in ink. Never forget.

Photo: Alake of Egba- Oba Gbadebo I , England, 1904 by Langfier, Louis Adolph (1869-1925) Private Collection

Photo: Alake of Egba- Oba Gbadebo I , England, 1904 by Langfier, Louis Adolph (1869-1925) Private Collection;  (additional info.: Oba Gbadebo I trip to London on his state visit to King Edward II) Narration: The Egba, a Yoruba group, cur…
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