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Lagos Traffic: Stories of Insanity by Brian Botts

I’ve enjoyed writing many posts about the things I like and love about Nigeria as well as providing insight on subjects based off of my experience. This post however is going to cover a subject I don’t like about Nigeria; The Famous Lagos Traffic. There have been so many things that have happened to me or that I have witnessed in my years of riding through Lagos. And the only word that comes to mind to really put it all in perspective is ‘Insanity’.

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Holiday in Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

The gateway to Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago is Vilanculos and Inhassoro – a chain of coastal town of four large islands: Bazaruto, Benguerra, Santa Isobel and Santa Carolina (formerly known as Paradise Island).

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Cute African Names And Their Meaning

In Western cultures, we tend to choose names that are perhaps historical, or have been passed down in our families, or represent characters we loved in pieces of literature. But in many African cultures, parents choose names for their children with very strong, complex meanings. Here are 10 totally amazing African names you’ll want to name your children.

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Amazing Places to Visit in Abuja

 

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, which is located in its center. Building Abuja according to plan started in the 1980s. It officially became Nigeria’s capital on 12th December 1991, replacing Lagos, which is regarded as its commercial capital and its most populous city. 

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Seafood Festival Lagos, Nigeria

The beach is a place to be and this is not only for the eternal view of the sea but also for the display of varieties of fishes in different ways on this day. Fish lovers and visitors from Lagos and from other parts of Nigeria came down to have a good time and enjoy the best of fishes gotten by Lagos fishermen.

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Artisans Exhibiting At Lost In Lagos Lifestyle Event

Lost in Lagos hosted a lifestyle event on the 29th and 30th of November where various artisans exhibited. I hope you were able to make it, if not I saved you some pictures as always. 


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Facts about Ghana

The name Ghana was adopted from the ancient West African kingdom of Ghana which flourished between 750 and 1068AD and was located in what is now southern Mauritania and western Mali. It is believed that the Akan of modern day Ghana originally came from the area of this ancient empire. 

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The Step-Like Kintampo Waterfall, Ghana

The early settlers of Kintampo who discovered the waterfall believed that the site was inhabited by dwarfs, pythons, and bees and legend has it that no individual could go there alone, especially on Fridays, the holy day of the river goddess.  Alternatively, the goddess of the river was believed to be a good spirit. In addition to those who go there to see the wonders of nature, or cool off, are those who go there to pray for good fortune and success. Every year during the Moslem festival of sacrifice, thousands of worshippers converged at the falls to fetch the water home for use in religious ceremonies. 

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Lekki Conservation Centre

Lekki Conservation Centre situated on Lekki Peninsula was established in 1990 as biodiversity conservation icon and environment education centre.
The nature park which covers a land area of 78 hectare is one of Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) foremost conservation project sites.
Lekki Conservation Centre which is normally a 15 minute drive, is under the management of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation and it consists of swamp and savannah habitats.

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8 Ancient Secrets for Long Healthy Hair

It is often said that with slavery came a depletion in knowledge of hair maintenance. However, traditional African techniques of hair maintenance are actually being used as we speak! Here are some new and old favourites.

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