Africa's most populous country is complex, culturally rich, and of course in many ways troubled - some areas aren't safe for foreigners, but that leaves plenty which are, offering rewarding eco, historic sites and community tourism.
In the country's south, the legacy of the amazing historical civilization of Great Benin
Beginning in the 13th century and continuing through the 19th, the Edo people of what is southern today Nigeria formed a large, novel city out of numerous villages, and here trade flourished and its handiwork prized across Africa and as far afield as Europe; its walls - four times larger than the Great Wall of China, and porclaimed the world's largest earthworks - were a wonder of the medieval and early modern eras. I was fascinated by this description in the eclectic US blog Medium!Read more…
Oruko mi ni Taiwo. I spent a few months in Ikenne Remo, Ibadan, Lagos and traveling around Nigeria back in 1982. My interests are in the music scene. I would love to find out about tours that involve popular live music by Femi Kuti, Sunny Ade, highlife etc.