Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Latvian Tourist and Anago Osho, claim to be Slaves in their former lives

The world and it's mysteries proves that the world is full of wonders. Planet Earth is surrounded by secrets and unanswered questions but the seeker of truth may avail in his search.

The question at hand is the issue of rebirth. The possibilities of people to be reborn is questioned by many today, but nearly all Ancient Customs and Cultures of the world support the believe in reincarnation.
Mrs Ginta was born in Latvia, in the Baltic region of Europe. She now reside in Ireland with her Nigerian husband. She is so convinced that she is a reincarnation of her former soul.

She has an unexplainable feeling when she think of Africa. She said that her former life experience began in Africa, before she was captured and sold into slavery.

Monday, October 20, 2014

PRAYER OF A REINCARNATED SLAVE By Anago James Akeem Osho

Dear Creator of life,
I stand here to represent
all the children and people
of this country and the continent of Africa
that were sold into Slavery
by the Europeans and their African
collaborators.

I confess that this was done in ignorance

The cries, and the curses ranted by the enslaved
were due to pain, hardship, frustration
and disappointment experienced by them

Today, by inspiration, understanding,
vision and knowledge, i asked that you,

the Creator of the worlds, both physical
and Spiritual, forgive us
that we may be able to forgive each other,
and wipe away our tears,
and all evil spirits that are speaking
against the land and people.

Creator of life,
Come and heal the land
Come and heal the people

Let us forgive each other inlove

I seek forgiveness
and i forgive all the people
that were involved in the Slave trade
This is my prayer,
Prayer of a Slave born in 1753,
stolen to Havana - Cuba

ANAGO JAMES AKEEM OSHO
                             

Monday, September 15, 2014

SPIRITUAL CONFRONTATION WITH SLAVES IN THE BARRACOON WITH COURTENAY AND SANGOSAKIN By Anago James Akeem Osho

''There are ghosts in this town''. This was the first statement that was made by Courtenay Belchik-Ajala to me on our path toward a spiritual adventure. It was a journey to the experiences of some of the Slaves in the past.
Anago James Akeem Osho, Courtenay Belchik-Ajala, and Sangosakin Ajala in a Spiritual Tango.

She said that ''there are spirits in the barracoon''(Slave cell). ''There are Slaves who have died and have not crossed to the next world and some of them may not even know that they are dead''.  Courtenay Belchik said that it is wrong for people to live in the Slave cells of the Brazillian Barracoon of Seriki Williams Abass of Badagry because the spirit around there are not resting in peace. They are without rest. She said that the spirits would use the people like the battery in a radio. It is possible to use them to fulfill there aims either positive or negative. People who live in such a place may retrogress instead of progress. Things may not be right with them. Eventually, she said that people should learn to respect sacred places and not pollute it.

Courtenay's husband, Sangosakin Ajala is my friend and it was great to host them both as my guest here in Badagry. Sangosakin is a creative Artist, Cultural Ambassador. He founded ILE EWELERE temple in Osogbo-Osun State. Sangosakin Ajala also teaches Yoruba Orisa religion. His wife, Courtenay Belchik-Ajala is an Osun Priestess, Seer, Student of mediumship and divination in D.C Metro area, bronze casting, Acrylic and multi media expert from West Virginia-U.S.A.

Courtenay has the gift of a seer. She has been been practising Orisa since 2006 and been visiting Osogbo regularly since since 2010. She is the follower of the traditional Yoruba religion of Orisa worship called IFA. She is also dedicated to Osun.

Courtenay is conscious of the spiritual realm around her. As i took her to the compound or Barracoon of former Slave Cells where Slaves were kept during the Trans Atlantic Slave trade, she became uncomfortable. We entered a Slave cell, she looked at me and said ''a young male slave of about fifteen years died in this room as a result of a waist chain that was tied around his wast. The waist chain was too tight and the hip of the young boy broke and it did not heal. She said the name of the slave boy was Wale..... Akinwale.

Inside the same slave cell, she saw the spirit of another slave whom she said refused to speak to her because she was white skinned. She saw another slave who was filled with anger. She said this slave was light skinned, probably a fulani. He was angry because he felt that his people sold him. His name was Ibrahim. He was a fervant Muslim and sold by other Muslims.
Courtenay Belchik-Ajala's skin became very red and goose bumps was all over her body as she told me of another event that occured in a different Slave cell. A woman was raped by the Barracoon overseer when other Slaves had gone to work on the farm. She was raped inside the slave cell. She killed herself by committing suicide. She hung herself in the slave cell.. She felt so ashamed and did not forgive herself even though it was not her fault. Her spirit did not leave the room.
Ghosts or Spirits had been seen around the Slave cells by people who live there today. At times, the occupiers (people who live in the compound of the Slave barracoons), hear voices and see ghosts who wore black clothes especially at night and the people who reside in the compound are often afraid to come out at night. I spoke with some of them and i wonder why they still live there.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

An encounter with Anago at Seriki Abass Slave Museum



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                                    An encounter with Anago at Seriki Abass Slave Museum
 13.Aug.2014  DISQUS_COMMENTS     Wale Ojo-Lanre
TOUR Guide is not a layman’s job, it is an art that requires good knowledge and understanding, just like every other person in their fields, tour guides are also professionals.
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What distinguishes a professional tour guide from a quack who only finds himself in the job because of survival is easily noticed, via his approach, disposition, charisma and even the appearance.
A recent encounter with James Anago Osho at the Brazilian Baracoon in Badagry reveals him as one of the few professional tour guides in Nigeria  who is proficient in the job through passion and determination to do better
To Anago , “all these things and especially the  contributions of my  father who always forced me  and my  brothers to read history and story books in our quest for knowledge about African history, Culture and tradition made me to develop more than passing interest in this act.”
Anago Osho, a middle-aged man is many in one; he is a creative artist, historian, tour guide, drummer, dancer, artisan, writer and all these entire he does excellently.
In Badagry , Anago is always there sharing   his experience and educating people especially on African peoples, culture and history  whenever the opportunities  beckons.
 One is not sure whether Anago studied tour guide and history in school, but it is obvious from his approach and explanation, that he has mastered the modern technique of conducting tour and tourists.
To him, his love for the job is borne out of the zeal to inform the world the truth about African countries and people and at the same time change the mindset of the whites especially the western world on their “obnoxious views and perception about Africans’ history and culture.”
Telling us who is a tour guide, Anago said “ a tour guide is an ambassador who should relate with tourist in a manner that ginger interest in them and also   do everything politely to satisfy their  curiosity.
The way I approach people is to make everybody happy and enthusiastic about what they came for, the relationship between a tour guide and tourist must create an impression throughout the stay and a memorable experience.
“All tourists are the same, but it is important for a tour guide to study and observe what really interest a particular client. A tour guide must be psychological in his approach and sociological in briefing. He must take

NCMM celebrates World Heritage Day in Badagry with Anago James Akeem Osho

World Heritage Day - Anago James Akeem Osho lecturing the Staffs of National Commission For Museums and Monuments around the attraction centres in Badagry on 29-04-2014.

Friday, August 1, 2014

SERIKI FAREMI WILLIAMS ABASS SLAVE MUSEUM-BADAGRY By ANAGO JAMES AKEEM OSHO

Seriki Faremi Williams Abass of Badagry

In 1895, Chief Seriki Faremi Williams Abass became the paramount ruler of Badagry
Anago Osho, Tour Guiding Tourists at the Barracoon

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Questions on the mind of a Black Youth by Anago Osho

*Should the past be forgotten?
*Are there repercussions either positive or negative in the events of the past?
*What is your thought on the Slave trade?
*Do you think there are consequences when Mankind enslave each other?
*Do you think the problem of Africa and the various Black communities around the world are partly caused   by the Slave trade?
 *Why is it that majority of those who live in the ghettos and slums of the cities of the world are Blacks?
*Why is it that the poorest nations in the world are inhabited by black people?
*Do you think the problems of Africa and Blacks in Diaspora are spiritual?
*Do you think the various problems could be solved spiritually?
*What do you think of these thoughts?

 

Anago James Akeem Osho after a Tourism COAST PROJECT PRRT Assessment programme.

Anago James Akeem Osho after a PRRT For stakeholders assessment in the Badagry Demosteration site Area. Collaborative Action For Sustainable Tourism (COAST PROJECT) organized by UNIDO, UNEP, and UNWTO.

Monday, June 23, 2014

THREE MALASIANS AND A JAPANEESE INSEARCH OF AFRICAN SLAVE HISTORY WITH ANAGO JAMES AKEEM OSHO





From Malaysia, Ach Sureen, Jenn Lien, Anago James Akeem Osho in the middle, Qal and from Japan Rachell Reiko


History is for us to learn from, to advance our societies and ourselves. These Tourists from Malaysia and Japan visited me to water their thirst for information and questions concerning the African Slave trade.

ECOTOURISM AND THE ROLE OF A TOURIST GUIDE By Anago James Akeem Osho

Ecotourism is rapidly developing in recent years. It has become the basis for Tourism all over the world. Ecotourism brings the Tourists to the realization of the importance of Nature. Ecotourism is the union of Ecology and Tourism. Ecotourism as an industry must be encouraged because of it's numerous advantages to the society.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

EUROPEAN DESCENDANTS FROM SOUTH AFRICA SAYS THEY ARE AFRICANS By Anago James Akeem Osho

Shaan, Anago Osho and Andre
I met Shaan Keegan and Andre and i was astonished by their perception of Africa. They both lived in Port Elizabeth near Cape Town in South Africa and had visited different African countries. Their consciousness of Africa over Europe tingled me, especially when they said that they are Africans and are not deterred by their Skin color.

Friday, June 13, 2014

International students visits Anago James Akeem Osho in Badagry

Anago Osho was visited in Badagry by international students on a rainy June day. The students cuts across the continents of the world. What is exciting about these guys is their desire to learn more about History, the Trans Atlantic Slave trade and the solution to the different problems of multicultural societies.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tourists from France Visits Badagry on Safari Water Cruise Adventures and Tourist Guide Anago James Akeem Osho keeping the Adventure alive with History

 Put on your life Jacket as we sail out on a Safari water Adventure across the Lagos/Porto Novo Lagoon

Anago James Akeem Osho Tour Guided The Trinity School on Tourism Adventures in Badagry for Three days

 James Akeem Osho Anago, entertaining and educating students at the Brazilian Slave Barracoon of Seriki Williams Abass of Badagry

THE REPERCUSSION OF THE NEW AND RIGID STRATUM IN AFRICA By James Akeem Osho Anago

                                    

The dividing up of the society in Africa was not static. It was nonrigid. It was flexible. Social stratum is a person’s class in a society. People belong to different social strata or social stratum, and this could depend on the family that a person was born into or the type of occupation one is involved in e.t.c. but it could change for the better or worse.

In Africa, before colonization, the kings’ position was undisputedly at the top of the social stratum. The kings were at the top of the political hierarchy and slaves were placed at the bottom. Though, slaves were able to climb up the ladder to greatness.
Ancient Africa provided a level playing field for everyone to achieve greatness. A poor family could move up the ladder of society and a wealthy family could do better and sustain their wealth or push downward to poverty. Hard work and determination to succeed is one of the characteristics of Africa. This is evidence in the folklore of Africa and narratives of enslaved Africans in the Americas.

Friday, April 4, 2014

MEMBERS OF THE AFRICAN RENAISSANCE FOUNDATION BADAGRY IN A PARTNERSHIP PROCESS WITH NTA channel 10 By Anago James Akeem Osho

A group photograph after the partnership meeting at NTA10, Conference center, Tejuosho, LAGOS. Fourth from left is Anago James Akeem Osho, member of Arefo, Mr Babatunde Mesewaku, the President of Arefo, Mr Femi Coker, member of Arefo, Mrs Temitayo Daramola, the General Manager of NTA channel 10, Mr Peter Olaide Mesewaku, Coordinator of Arefo, Mr Olusola Adeyemi Smith, logistics Arefo, Mr Tunde Ajose, member Arefo and the Managers of NTA 10.

Friday, March 21, 2014

School on Escursion to Badagry and Tour Guided by Anago James Akeem Osho

The Students of Children International School on Escursion to Badagry to learn about Culture and the Trans Atlantic Slave trade Education. This is Anago James Akeem Osho passionately demonstrating and Teaching the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade History. The Slave Trade was horrible and we should cherish the gift of freedom and do everything possible to protect the freedom. Let the Children, Students, Teachers, Family, Groups e.t.c. come and learn about the past as the voices of the past is speaking to the present through Anago James Akeem Osho, the Historian, Tourist Guide and Folklorist..

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Anago James Akeem Osho (The Tourist Guide), Nick Beales and his girl friend from England on a guided Tour of BADAGRY


On 3/16/14, Nick wrote:
  Hi Anago,
  My girlfriend and I took a tour with you about 10 days ago and I have
  written a review for your website. I haven't been able to figure out how to
  upload it myself so have included it below. I've also attached some photos,
  which you are free to use if you want. Many thanks for your time, we both
  had a really interesting day and were really glad we made the trip.
  Kind regards,
  Nick Beales

Monday, March 10, 2014

THE HISTORY OF SERIKI WILLIAMS ABASS OF BADAGRY AND HIS BRAZILLIAN SLAVE BARRACOON By Anago James Akeem Osho

The Statue of Seriki Williams Abass at Aiyetoro round about near Abeokuta. Seriki Abass ruled Badagry for 24years, founded Aiyetoro and Idogo. PHOTO CREDIT: Anago James Akeem Osho
Seriki Williams Abass was born originally at a town in Yorubaland called Ijoga Orile. The town is in todays Ogun State in South West Nigeria. Ijoga Orile is not far from Ilaro and Abeokuta. His birth name was Faremilekun and his father’s name was Fagbemi. He was captured by the Dahomeans and became a slave at the age of six years old. The country called Benin Republic today used to be known as Dahomey. The name Dahomey was changed to Benin Republic in 1975.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

ANAGO PRINCE AND HIS EGBE AKINKANJU OMO AFRIKA

 Anago Prince
EWIAKIN: Urban Yoruba African Folk Music created by Anago James Akeem Osho

Anago James Akeem Oladejiakin Osho's love for Culture, History, Travel, Story telling, Folk music and the dignity of the human race and good behaviour is evidenced in his style of music called EWIAKIN (Poetry of valour).

Monday, January 6, 2014

HISTORY OF PORTO NOVO / AJASE by Anago James Akeem Osho

Anago James Akeem Osho standing behind Papa Urbain Karim Da Silva at the Da Silva family house Porto Novo
Porto Novo is a great City with a great history. It is the capital of Benin republic and is situated on the West African Coast. The word Porto Novo is a Portuguese word which means New port.
The Portuguese were the first European to settle down there. Porto Novo is also known as Ajase (Ajace) by the Yorubas, and known as Hogbonu by the Ogu.
Porto Novo was established in the 16th Century. It was a Slave port controlled by the Alaafin of Oyo. The Oyo Empire was a great empire which also controlled the Slave port of Badagry. It partly controlled the Slave port of Whydah (Ouidah) for a period before Whydah was completely taken over by the Dahomey Kings.