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This is the story of a lifetime, perhaps the story of our fore fathers.

It transcends generations and has altered the path of many past, present and future generations.

A thread.
#Thehoneymoonplanner #history
It all started in a small coastal town located between Lagos and Seme border, Benin Republic. This town was founded in 1425 A. D (history, of course recorded it was by European merchants) even though the natives refered to it as "Agbedegreme’ meaning Agbede’s farm.
The natives believed it was founded by a famous farmer called ‘Agbedeh’ who lived at Gberefu Sea Beach and maintained a farm land. The word was later coined to Agbadarigi by the Yoruba's. Then our European uncles having language barrier as a challenge called it "Badagry"
Badagry became a major spot for slave trading which was done mainly by exporting slaves to Portugal and later to Salvador, Bahia in Brazil.
During this period slaves were traded for animals.
One horse was traded for 25 - 30 slaves in the 1440s and the value of African slaves rose from 6 to 8 slaves per horse.
By 1593, a lot(over 32,000) of slaves had been sold to markets in Spain and Italy then Portugal.
A Nigerian slave (Seriki Fayemi Williams) had a business proposal for his masters(foreigners/buyers).

The proposal was to give him his freedom and in return he would supply them slaves on a regular basis.

They agreed...
A simple case of "use one stone to kill 20 birds".
For him to carry out his business proposal properly and without hindrance, what was called "Brazilian baracoon" (slave cell) was built. A place to put slaves before being sold.
The slaves were sold at a slave market called "Vlakete".
Slave merchants began to entice African leaders with material gifts. Slaves were exchanged for whiskey, tobacco, cotton, wool, glass, brass, linen, silk, gun powder etc.
Badagry was the first and last port of call. Only the strong made it to the New World & maybe luckily, back
When the ships arrive to pick these slaves, they would be brought out from the hole in which they were put and taken to a place called ‘The Point of No Return’. This process involved the crossing of slaves through the ocean that links the Badagry port to this point.
From the 1840s, following the suppression of the slave trade, Badagry declined significantly, but became a major site of Christian mission work, Christianity (as a religion of the whites) was first preached in Nigeria at Badagry in 1842 by Rev Thomas Birch Freeman
This gave rise to a new generation of First: first storey building, safe, primary school, well, church, first Yoruba Bible(translated from English) & it became a hub for tourism and tourists.
When you visit, you just might be standing on the same spot your fore fathers were sold
Join us for a historical and fun tour of Badagry Town...

All inclusive of transportation, feeding, tour of heritage museum, point of no return, new generation of First(primary school, well, storey building) and more..

Date: 26th of January 2019.

Singles: 20k couples: 35k
A walk of a lifetime, a walk to remember.

#Thehoneymoonplanner #Grouptour #Badagry
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