Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tourism, travel and Culture as an instrument of tolerance and world peace by Anago James Akeem Osho


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.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

News paper publication of Anago James Akeem Osho

An encounter with Anago at Seriki Abass Slave museum

Anago James Akeem Osho on an Adventure insearch of Antiques and Collectibles inbetween Dahomey and Abeokuta

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 for the adventure to the hinterland

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 other kingdoms that were loyal to it. The king of Dahomey believes that once Abeokuta was conquered, it would be easy to run down other towns around the territory. The aim of Dahomey was to switch trade from Slave trading to Agriculture.