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Anago James Akeem Osho as guest speaker at the 100 years demise of Seriki Faremi Williams Abass of Badagry and his legacy.

It was great to see students, teachers, historians, journalists, family members and enthusiasts at the public lecture organized in remembrance of Seriki Williams Abass. The topic of The lecture was "Celebrating Freedom from slavery at the centenary of Seriki Williams Abass and the lessons of his legacy".
Chief Seriki Williams Abass died on the 11th of june 1919 at Badagry and the 11th of June 2019 marks the year of his demise as been a 100 years ago. His centenary was been used as a point of contact to celebrate freedom from Slavery. He participated in the slave trade and also participated in The suppression and abolition of The trade by supporting the British government and freed all his slaves and those who stayed with him he adopted as members of his household.
The Guest speaker, Anago James Akeem Osho, reiterated that Chief Seriki Williams Abass left not just a legacy but legacies.
The legacies of Chief Seriki Abass includes: The tenacity embedded in every human to tran…

SERIKI WILLIAMS ABASS SLAVE MUSEUM, OLD SLAVE PORT, MARINA, BADAGRY, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA By ANAGO JAMES AKEEM OSHO

Establishment The Seriki Faremi Williams Abass Slave Museum (Brazilian Baracoon) was established in 2003, in the family compound of Chief Seriki Faremi Williams Abass in Badagry, Lagos. The Seriki Williams Abass Compound was first made a monument in 1940 during the colonial administration that made Chief Seriki Williams Abass the Senior Chief Ilaro Division (SCID) in 1913. This made him the paramount Chief of the division which includes Badagry. As soon as Nigeria gained her independence in 1960, the monument became abandoned until 2003 when the government of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (the former president of Nigeria) made the heritage a national monument through the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria. Cultural and historical features The museum of Seriki Abass is a slave history museum and the compound was a former Baracoon. It was an embankment where slaves were kept while waiting for the arrival of slave ships to be exp…

CultureGate Nigeria award goes to Anago James Akeem Osho,

Anago James Akeem Osho recieved an award as the best Tour Guide in Nigeria 2019, presented by Mr Morgan Okunnuga of CultureGate Nigeria, on the 21st of April 2019. The award was presented to him in Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria. Anago said, "this is another motivation to continue to follow passion and work harder". According to Anago Osho, "The travel and tourism industry is growing and could be better if the government provide an enabling environment for the practioners. The airport should be well taken care of both administratively, infrastructure enhancement and human relations with visitors, both local and international". Anago lamented on the condition of the airports. "The first contact with the country is the airport, and extortion mechanism devised by airport staffs should be discouraged because it embarrasses tour operators and organizations who brings visitors to the country". Despite the unfavourable condition experienced by practitioners of to…

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…