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Nov 8, 2023 7 tweets 6 min read
History - S.T SOAP: The Rise and Fall of a Promising Indigenous Brand

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Late Alhaji Safiriyu Tiamiyu’s quality item, S.T Soap, immediately turned into an easily recognized name during the 80s into the 90s, due to its potency, packaging, and rhythmic advert jingle which practically turned into a public hymn, particularly in the South West,
Nov 7, 2023 9 tweets 10 min read
The Story of BABA ALAJO SOMOLU - Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector

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Alphaeus Taiwo Olunaike is not a name that many Nigerians are familiar with. But once you mention Baba Alajo Somolu, the eyes of millions of Nigerians will light up. Yes, they are more familiar with this nomenclature.
May 9, 2023 44 tweets 8 min read
As it was all over the globe in the early times, creation of secret cult was a norm. These cults were created as deemed fit of society. Johann Adam Weishaupt was a German philosopher, he created Illuminati. Americans till date has Masons.Yorùbá were not left out, they had Ogboni,
May 7, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
The IFA priest who sacrificed himself for ljebu Land

Thread! Retweet Image Long ago, when we still worshipped orisas among the trees, and orisas and heroes still walked among us, a major part of ljebu was suddenly covered with water from a lagoon. It was in serious flood and it threatened to inundate the whole of ljebu Land
May 7, 2023 35 tweets 7 min read
Apostle Joseph Ayodele Babalola - The Story of the Powerful Leader of the Christ Apostolic Church, popularly called CAC in Nigeria

Thread! Retweet ImageImageImage Joseph Ayodele Babalola was born on April 25, 1904 to David Rotimi and Madam Marta Talabi who were members of the Anglican Church. The family lived at Odo-Owa in Ilofa, a small town about ninety kilometres from Ilorin in Kwara State, Nigeria.
May 4, 2023 12 tweets 3 min read
MO NI NI Story – Popular Yoruba Folktale

Thread! Retweet Image There lived a drummer whose name was Ayanda alias Minimini. He was called so as his drumming was nice to the ears. He was marvellous at drumming, he was good looking and was the choice of many ladies, he therefore, was a womanizer. He was prosperous and popular,
May 3, 2023 16 tweets 4 min read
How Prophet Daniel Abodunrin Was Torn Apart By Lions at UI Zoo in 1991

Thread! Retweet ImageImage Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, is the largest city in Nigeria. The city is popularly known for its rich and fascinating history, culture and amazing tourist destinations. One of the most visited tourist destinations in Ibadan is the University of Ibadan Zoological Garden
May 2, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
The Story of Oluronbi: Popular Yoruba folktale

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Thread! Image A very long time ago, there was a village where many of the women were barren. They desperately wanted children and decided to ask the spirit that lived inside the big Iroko tree for help.

One by one, they went to visit the Iroko tree to beg the Iroko tree spirit for help.
May 2, 2023 17 tweets 4 min read
The Story of Olajumoke: The Inspiration behind Angélique kidjo "Agolo"

Thread! Retweet ImageImage Once upon a time in the village of Aiyegberu, there lived a maiden called Olajumoke. She was the most beautiful woman in all the lands

As news of her great beauty spread, suitors came lining asking for her hand in marriage but she refused them all.
May 1, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Velvet bean, Werepe in Yoruba, also called Devil beans. leaf extracts and seeds helps treatment of Parkinson's disease, cancer, venom, male infertility, and nervous disorders. Increase the quality of sperm. The Seed is the most utilized medicinally. Image It is used to treat dysentery, diabetes, edema, worms, rheumatic fever, cancer, menstrual disorder, snake bites, cough, tuberculosis, delirium, impotence, nerve tonic, gonorrhea, ulcer and as diuretic.

The root are used as purgative, diuretic, aphrodisiac,
Apr 30, 2023 18 tweets 4 min read
Seriki Oni Guitar - The Sad but Inspiring Story of Fatai Rolling Dollar

Thread! Retweet Image Fatai Rolling Dollars was a nickname that was coined around 1937, when Fatai would always roll a silver dollar piece at the coin toss in soccer matches in his school in Lagos, Nigeria. He later became one of the deep Yoruba ‘master musicians’ who introduced the guitar
Apr 29, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
Cloves which is Kanafuru in Yoruba are full of antioxidants. These compounds help your body to fight free radicals, which damage your cells and can lead to disease. By removing free radicals from your system, the antioxidants found in cloves can help reduce your risk of Image developing heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.

It helps to regulate blood sugar, reduce stomach ulcers, promote bone health

Cloves contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals

Cloves also contain a compound called eugenol,
Apr 29, 2023 48 tweets 10 min read
BABA ALAJO SOMOLU - Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector

Thread! Retweet ImageImageImage Alphaeus Taiwo Olunaike is not a name that many Nigerians are familiar with. But once you mention Baba Alajo Somolu, the eyes of millions of Nigerians will light up. Yes, they are more familiar with this nomenclature.

He was born at a very dangerous time.
Apr 28, 2023 15 tweets 4 min read
Mama Ekundayo – The Yoruba - Kogi Woman Who Raised Over 500 Orphans And Abandoned Children

Retweet to Educate someone ✨ ImageImage it is little surprise that we have neglected some of the most vulnerable ones in the society – the orphans and abandoned kids. But there was one woman who did the opposite – she dedicated her life to taking care of orphans. Her name is Mama Janet Ekundayo.
Apr 28, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Dassa Zoume community in Benin Republic is an Egba settlement. The Yoruba dialect spoken is called Dasha.

Every year, there are dedicated festivals to Ogoun which is the same as Ogun in Yoruba. ImageImage Against a deep blue sky with wispy white clouds, the beautifully crowned Dassa hill fills the background of Dassa-Zoume, and the great rock in between split down the middle and gently slopes down to the foot of the hill. Like Olumo rock, this hill serves as a source of unity,
Apr 27, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Iwoye-Ketu is a town located Ogun State in southwest Nigeria with its western portion in Benin Republic

it is a taboo for residents to use umbrella or rear pigs. (1) ImageImage In Iwoye-ketu, a border community in Imeko/Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State, residents would rather get wet than do that. The use of umbrella is a taboo in the community.

The custom dates back hundreds of years (2)
Apr 25, 2023 19 tweets 4 min read
History: Battle of Imagbon: The British-Ijebu war of 1892

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In 1891, the Ijebu people, dwelling between 50 and 60 miles north-east of Lagos on the Magbon river, set a blockade and charged customs dues on the trade route to Lagos which as at then was a crown colony.
Apr 25, 2023 5 tweets 5 min read
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Apr 25, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
This is the Cathedral Church of Christ by @theniyifagbemi

The foundation stone for the first cathedral building was laid on 29 March 1867 and the cathedral was established in 1869. Construction of the current building to designs by architect Bagan Benjamin started on 1 November 1924. The foundation stone was laid by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) on 21 April 1925. It was completed in 1946.
Mar 27, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
Footage of the explosion in Beirut in 2020 from different angles.

A fire at the Beirut port caused the detonation of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, which had been improperly stored in a port warehouse for six years, something similar happened in Ikeja

The event at Ikeja wasn't huge like beirut but the damage bitter and sad. Accidental detonation of a large stock of high explosives at a military storage facility in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, on 27 January 2002. The fires created by the debris from this explosion burnt down
Mar 27, 2023 57 tweets 11 min read
History: The Story of the Epic Battle Between King Sunny Ade and Chief Bolarinwa Abioro.

Thread! Retweet Image It was in 1974 that the news broke. Chief Bolarinwa Abioro, the Balogun of Ipokia, the Chairman of African Songs Limited, had taken his star musician to court! Everyone who knew KSA knew Abioro. Everyone who knew Abioro knew Sunday Adeniyi.