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News paper publication of Anago James Akeem Osho

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 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 …