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In search of Osun: Response to Damiana's mail By Anago James Akeem Osho

The Osun deity is revered and acknowledged across Yorubaland and West Africa by the olorisa(s) and Vodun adepts. Osun temples could also be found at different towns and villages with headquarter at Osogbo in Osun state. Osun is an important Orisa in Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, U.S.A, Mexico, etc. Osun is the goddess of fertility and love in Nigeria. The source is Osogbo and the Osun grove is an eco reservation with art works on the walls and most of it were the handiwork of the late Susan Wenger Aduni Olorisa and other artists. Yorubaland in Nigeria is the source of the orisa/oosa/African faith and in the Americas are known as candomble, Santeria, etc. For someone to have an in-depth knowledge of Osun, the person must learn and if the person want to really be connected, then an initiation is a must. To be initiated into Osun and experience the ceremonies, consultation with Ifa, and complete rituals and sacrifices will take minimum of three…

The spiritual essence of Egungun and Zangbeto by Anago James Akeem Osho

The African spiritual system is of the believe that the physical can not be isolated from the spiritual.

The Africans belief that the unseen controls what could be seen. African belief system believes that the end to physical life is not the end of the human life. Life continues in the spiritual realm after the physical death of a person.

It is believed in some African societies that the deceased has the power to visit his family after death. Hence, the importance of Egungun.

The first International Tour Guides Day In Nigeria celebrated by WATGA-NIGERIA

The first ever International Tour Guides Day in Nigeria was celebrated in Badagry by West African Tour Guides Association Nigeria (WATGA-NIGERIA) on the 21st of February 2017, and the support by members and tourism practitioners was encouraging.
The event began with an opening prayer by Mr Ijinla at the Heritage Museum.

The introduction speech and purpose for the celebration of International Tour Guides day was presented by the President, Anago James Akeem Osho. He gave words of encouragement to the participants and the importance of tour guiding in tourism destination development.

Mr Peter Olaide-Mesewaku was excited about the celebration and the fact that the first ITGD in Nigeria was held in Badagry, Lagos. Lagos state ministry of Arts, Culture and Tourism supported the event and promised to be a part of the event annually. The principal of WAPA skill acquisition program suggested and desired that his school partner with WATGA-NIGERIA so that Tour Guiding could be taught in their ski…


West Africa Tour Guides Association Nigeria (WATGA-NIGERIA), is a member of the fledging West African regional Tour Guide Association known as West Africa Tour Guides Association / Association des guides touristiques de l'Afrique de l'Ouest ( WATGA/AGTAO).

WATGA-NIGERIA was accepted to West Africa Tour Guides Association on the 1st of April, 2017 through the President of Tour Guide Nigeria, Anago James Akeem Osho (former member of the UNIDO/UNWTO COAST PROJECT demo-site management committee 1999-2014, founder of Anago Osho Adventures, President of WATGA-NIGERIA).

The membership of WATGA-NIGERIA is blossoming and the group is eager to partner with both local and international tour guides groups to promote the profession of tour guiding.

Member countries includes Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. The regional office is in Ghana and founded by

Why enslaved Africans jumped into the sea during the middle passage By Anago James Akeem Osho

The act of jumping into the sea from the slave ships by enslaved Africans during the middle passage was an act of resistance. Africans resisted from the first forceful capture.

The first Africans that were forcefully captured by the Portuguese sailors from around 1441 or 1444 arrived Portugal with bruises and wounds all over their bodies and Prince Henry the Navigator lamented over the ill treatment but later played along when he realized the economic benefit of enslaving other human beings.

Akwaaba African Travel market 2018: Anago Osho speaks

Anago Osho represented the Badagry Division during the Akwaaba African travel Market. He spoke on the tourism potentials of the area and why Lagos Tourism should be supported because of the enormous tourism potentials of the state.

According to Anago Osho, the tourism potential of the area is huge and is more than what people know. He encouraged everyone to visit Badagry and he assured them of coming back and that was why he and his colleagues devised the slogan "The Alluring Badagry".

The occasion was chaired by the governor of Lagos state, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode who was humbly represented by the commissioner for Tourism, Art and Culture, Mr Steve Ayorinde.

It was great to see Sheik Tejan Nyang. He is the principal of the Institute of Travel and Tourism of the Gambia. Ghana was ably represented as well as other countries across Africa and around the world. Many travel and tour companies showcased their products and Dayo Adedayo exhibited his Lagos book.

The vice president of N…

Miss Italy (Tourism) Wept in Nigeria

About seven beauty queens visited Nigeria, and proudly represented their countries. These beauty queens includes, Miss U.S.A, Miss India, Miss Britain, Miss Lebanon, Miss Ghana, Miss Italy, and Miss Canada.

These beauty queens came to Nigeria, hosted by their colleague, Tomi Salami, the present Miss Tourism Nigeria. They were all invited to Nigeria by Aurora Charity International to participate in the charity events that took place in Lagos on the 5th of September, 2018.

A tour was arranged for them by SBJ tours incollaboration with Anago Osho Adventures. These living angels represented tourism and they proved that by exploring the tourism attractions of Lagos state, Nigeria.

There were different series of photoshoots and interviews. These ladies are the faces of Tourism in their respective countries. They did justice to that and carried themselves elegantly. On the trip were journalists and photographers from within Nigeria and around the world.

One of the highlight of their visit wa…

Dynast Amir, the African American Pan Africanist and Anago James Akeem Osho

It was great for these children of the Sun, Anago James Akeem Osho, and Dynast Amir, the African American Pan Africanist and Philantropist to meet and rekindle the African dream. Dynast Amir came on a fact finding and historical mission to Nigeria, where he met Anago Osho and documented the information he gathered from Anago through series of  Video interviews.

Antropological trips with Anago James Akeem Osho

Anago Osho Adventures in 2005