Kpanlogo dance

Kpanlogo is a highlife dance form performed to conga-like drum. It's Ghana own dance that started from the capital city of accra. It is now enjoyed through out the country. Historically, kpanlogo dance started around 1940 after world war II. E.T. …

Olumo Rock

Olumo rock is a mountain in south – western Nigeria with a height of 137 metres above sea level. It is located in the city of Abeokuta, Ogun state and was normally used as a natural fortress during inter-tribal warfare in the 19th century.   Histori…

Dalla:The sacred hill

This is a 1,753 ft high hill located in the ancient city of Kano, North West, Nigeria. Kano was formally called Dalla, after the hill. The hill is a vital part of the history of Kano. It is believed that Barbushe, a man of huge stature and might who h…

Obudu Plateau

Sitting on the Oshie Ridge of the Sankwala Mountain range, in Obanliku local government area, Cross River state, in the south eastern Nigeria lies the Obudu Plateau. The Plateau lengthens towards Nigeria's south eastern border. The Obudu Pl…

Mount Kilimanjaro

A free standing, snow-covered dormant volcano, the majestic Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. Located in Northeast Tanzania, it can be seen from far into Kenya and Amboseli National park. Mount Kilimanjaro has three volcanic cones…

Kakaki : the wind instrument

The Kakaki is a three to four metre long metal trumpet often used in Hausa traditional events. Kakaki is the name used in Chad, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Benin, Niger, and Nigeria.   The Kakaki is also known as “Waza” in Chad and Sudan,…

NIGERIAN SUPERSTITIOUS BELIEFS

Superstition is excessively credulous belief in the supernatural. It is a belief in sign of things either good luck or bad luck. Historically, superstition can be traced back several years ago when our ancestors tried to explain the my…

The Sahara desert

The Sahara desert is a desert located on the African continent. It’s the largest hot desert in the world filling nearly all of northern Africa. The Sahara is bordered in the west by the Atlantic Ocean, in the north by the Atlas Mountains and Medit…

Elmina castle and the door of no return

Elmina castle located in present day Ghana was built by the Portuguese in 1482. The Portuguese first landed in 1471 and started building the Castelo da Mina in 1482 as a protected trading post. Its significance increased after Vasco da Gama’s j…

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