This is the Tour of the Historical Sites in Badagry as defined by Anago James Akeem Osho
Stop 1: THE SERIKI FAREMI WILLIAMS ABASS SLAVE
MUSEUM: A Barracoon is a Spanish word for a house. Maybe a poor peoples house. It
became popular with the trans-Atlantic slave trade. A Baracoon is popularly
referred to as a Jail, Slave store or Slave cell in English). The Brazillian
Barracoon of Seriki Abass was built for him by his Brazilian slave
merchant friends in 1840. It was handed over to him been their African
collaborator. Chief Seriki Ifaremilekun Williams Abass himself was once a slave
boy who became a Slave trader. Visit the compound to know how he <script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script>
Anago James Akeem Osho's love for folk Stories began from Childhood. He was fascinated by the creative Stories he heard his paternal grand mother (Mamoo Wuraola Osho) and His father tells him as a Child. The Stories depict picturesque memories of how wonderful Africa was.
He added Folk Stories to his book because Africans don't tell Stories to their children anymore. Folk Stories are for both Adult and Children.
African Folk Stories are to teach lessons and morals. Folk Stories bring families together and it helps the parents to know the mental capacities of their children. Long time ago in the Americas, some former Slaves, both Male and female who had gained their freedom became known as Apalo. Some became visiting Story tellers. They were going from one Plantation to another and telling African Moonlight Stories to both African and European children. Apalo's were found in Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago e.t.c.
On the 11th of June, 2015, Anago Tourism Adventures hosted the Redeemer International School in Badagry. The school lodged at Soketta Hotels, where a leadership programme was held.
The escursion was climaxed by practical training at The Pottery Training Centre, Badagry. The escursion coordinator, Mrs Ifeoma Nwabulue (Sectional Head, Upper Primary school, Curriculum Head, Mathematics, Science, ICT e.t.c.) was so pleased that she said '' This is exciting''.
Mrs Tomi Akinsulire, the schools travel consultant and Director of Sweet Tours Holiday was full of smiles and satisfaction.
The pottery training was educative, practical, picturesque, fun and exciting.
A student confessed that she'd like to have her own pottery centre where she could produce cups, bowls, and other ceramic ornaments and cell to the world. She has discovered her path on the road of life.
For further information on escursion to the Pottery training centre, Badagry, contact:
Historical monuments, Museums, and Eco-Sites administrators must consider the importance of Tour Guides or Curators in the promotion and development of such Heritage.
To employ a Tour Guide or Curator, the basic criteria that should be considered includes; Passion, experience, and the Guides ability to make personal research.
Although, information concerning such establishment may be available, yet it is ideal and very important to task and give the Guide a free hand to make personal discoveries. It will produce knowledge and understanding, commitment, dedication, and passion for the work.
The museum or monument should not be scripted because it'll turn the Tour Guide into a puppet that is remote controlled. A scripted monument or museum will deprive the interaction that should be between the Tourist/ Visitor and the Guide.
Tourism, travels and cultures are truly an instrument of positive change to the devastation's and intolerance that exists around the world. I tour Guided Mrs Jennifer Chaine Folayan and her husband, Mr Victor Bolaji Folayan, on this picturesque African morning. They could not meet up with the scheduled tour date and time because of the Lagos traffic and had to stay in an hotel for the night.
I left Badagry around 9.12 A.M on Monday 13th of April, 2015, on an adventure to the villages and towns in between Dahomey and Abeokuta. I was in search of antiques that passed through this territory during the Trans Atlantic Slave trade, and during and after the Egba - Dahomey wars.
I began my trip by shopping for non perishable edible food stuffs like plantain chips, potato chips, skimmed milk, chocolates, ground nuts, cashew nuts and batteries for the camera for my adventures to the hinterland.
About three decisive wars were fought and the Egbas (Abeokuta) defeated the Dahomeans (Abomey) during these battles that were not won easily. The economy of the Dahomeans was based on Slave trading but the sustainability of this trade was threatened by the Europeans, both French and English. These European forces want a stop to the trade. So the Dahomean king decided to take over Abeokuta which was the strongest town around the land it wish to usurp and Abeokuta opposed it's conquering …
Anago James Akeem Osho is the name to look out for if you are looking for a reputable Tourist Guide in Nigeria, Benin Republic, Togo, and other countries across the African shoreline.
Anago mix deep knowledge and humour to his Tour Guiding Profession. Passion is the word for Tourism when it comes to Anago. He is passionate about what he does. His first professional tour was in 2000.
He love meeting people from all over the world. I f you seek fun, Culture, nature, festivals, history and adventures, look no further. Anago James Akeem Osho is the big deal. He won an award as the Best Culture and Tourism promoter of the year 2015 presented by Eko Vision Int Magazine in Nigeria. He knows the importance of a Tour Guide in a trip experience.