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Tourism managt. and Tour Guide Training in Nigeria

Imani Bridges U.S.A in collaboration with Anago Osho Adventures and Heritage Preservation, presents training on Tourism Management and Tour Guiding. 6 modules training that builds upon each other for 3 years. The venue is the transformation center, Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria. 5 days in March and 5 days in October 2019. 5 days in March and 5 days in October 2020. 5 days in March and 5 days in October 2021. The training is with international certification. It is an opportunity for tourism enthusiasts, tour guides, culture advocates, and youths to acquire skills and be a professional. For enquiries: +234(0)8037043233 anago.tourism@gmail.com

Abeokuta: Wars and the founding of an an historical town By Anago James Akeem Osho

Abeokuta is an historically important town in Africa. It is located in the South West of Nigeria. It was founded around 1830 by the Yorubas who left the hinterland as a result of the Owu war of 1821-1827. Majority of those who first settled there were the Egbas and other groups like the Owus followed them although at first in small numbers until around 1834, when Sodeke, the head of the town heared that the Owu's are heading toward Whydah to resettle. He met the Owu's whom were the lead characters in the Owu wars to settle down in Abeokuta with them. The Owu leader responded to Sodeke that the IFA oracle instructed them to settle down near a river. And excitingly, Sodeke reminded them of the Ogun river in Abeokuta. They settled down there but some members of the group did not stayed but rather continued their journey to Whydah, hence today just as there are Owu Abeokuta, Owu Kuta, Orile Owu, etc. There is Owu Whydah in today's Republic of Benin. The Owus settled i…

Yoruba Slaves: The biggest numbers taken to the Americas By Anago James Akeem Osho

Yoruba Slaves: The biggest numbers taken to the Americas By Anago James Akeem Osho It is no more news that many enslaved people were stolen away from Africa against their will. The Arabs organized the trans Saharan human chattel trafficking that lasted for about 1,400 years. They were selling enslaved Africans to the Europeans at a time to places like Italy, Spain etc. The Europeans understudied the Arabs and perfected the art of human trafficking that lasted for about 300-400 years. The biggest slave port is not the issue because if the Arabs sold enslaved Africans for about 1,400 years, we should know that it would have been huge. Both East, Central, West and some Southern Africans were devastated by them. Remember the migrations from Egypt, Nubia, etc. to West Africa. Many of our Ancestors were taken from Congo, Angola, Gabon and other places in that region. I don't know why some scholars in their classification of where the enslaved were taken from also classify these pl…