Your preferred Column (Tribes and Culture) is back. This time, we take a trip to the Coastal line of Lagos. Badagry: a monarchy headed by the De Wheno Aholuship, (Akran of Badagry) and his seven white cap High Chiefs. The Kingdom is divided into eight quarters. Founded in the early 15th century on a lagoon off the Gulf of Guinea, its protected harbour led to the town becoming a key port in the export of slaves to the Americas, which were mainly to Salvador, Bahia in Brazil. It was also such a big departure point for slaves trade in Nigeria [follow the link to read more...].
In 1862, shortly after the abolition of slave trade off the Atlantic coast of Lagos and after gaining full dominance, in the order that they wade off potential hijackers (French and Portuguese Government), the British administration employed the use of force and guns on the Lagoon. This move eventually compelled the then King of Lagos: … Continue reading INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIALS: THE CHRONICLES OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONS IN NIGERIA [I].
Culture regards the arts, ideas, customs, language, religion, intellectual development and also the social behavior of a particular group of people. In this vein, it is a standard aphorism that every tribe, ethnic or society has its own unique and peculiar features. This, amongst others, is a criterion for establishing affinity and relationship between social … Continue reading TRIBES AND CULTURE: ENWAN (AKOKO-EDO)