During this period slaves were traded for animals.
By 1593, a lot(over 32,000) of slaves had been sold to markets in Spain and Italy then Portugal.
The proposal was to give him his freedom and in return he would supply them slaves on a regular basis.
A simple case of "use one stone to kill 20 birds".
Badagry was the first and last port of call. Only the strong made it to the New World & maybe luckily, back
When you visit, you just might be standing on the same spot your fore fathers were sold