In 1897, murderous British soldiers destroyed the Kingdom of Benin and packed thousands of Benin Bronzes as souvenirs. The stolen artefacts are starting to return home 125 years later, but why?
Today’s subject for #ZikokoWhatSheSaid is Oghosasere, a 25-year-old Nigerian woman. She talks about the complicated relationship with her parents in Benin, changing her identity to fit into the Lagos scene, and finally achieving the bad b!tch status that didn’t last.
The subject of today’s What She Said is a 61-year-old woman who moved to Lagos at 15 to become a caterer. She talks about being her father’s favourite out of his 18 children, surrounding herself with her family, choosing to not get married or have children, retiring at fifty and looking forward to the rest […]
If you live in Benin City and have ever considered coming to Lagos, then this is for you. Even if you live in Lagos, this is for you. Consider it a reminder of how things are in the state. 1) You will fight for bus Yes, that thing where people form queues and enter buses […]
Benin City is one of the most historic towns in Nigeria. The city that plays host to the revered Eweka dynasty, Benin city has some fun spots if you ever realise that you need to unwind. Note down these 7 places, and never say we didn’t help you when you were stranded in Benin-city: 1. […]
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