Mount Patti is a massive hill that towers over Lokoja. It has a plateau that measures approximately fifteen square kilometres, from which one can see the confluence point of Rivers Niger and Benue. Patti is a Nupe native name for a “hill” Hence the famous mountain towering about 452.3M above sea level over the city of Lokoja once provided refuge sites for natives has come to be known as Mount Patti as it was first referred to by early European visitors.(more…)
The main town on the island of the same name just off Kenya’s northeastern coast, tranquil Lamu was founded in the 14th century, making it the country’s oldest living town and the best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. Lamu Museum (with its prized siwa horns) and the two-centuries-old Lamu Fort are two of the main attractions. The restored Swahili House Museum is small but quite interesting. About a 30-minute walk north of town, white sandy Shela Beach is one of the island’s best.(more…)
The French bazaar was held on the 6th of December in Lagos. Most artisans came from different states in Nigeria to exhibit varieties of products; hand made jam, arts, crafts, sculptures, scented candles, unique gift items and many more. Bellafricana was amongst the artisans, as always, I saved you some interesting pictures..
Hair braiding has long been a tradition in the Black community as well as a bonding experience between mothers, sisters and cousins. Braiding takes time and it often hurts, but the end result is worth it. African braiding styles are very unique and creative. They can be styled in various ways, you can experiment with different colours without the commitment of dying your own hair.
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’.(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
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.