Monthly Archives: March 2015

Tonight We Become gods

I’ll be the harmer, you be the chisel, Carve me out and i’ll be forever yours. From the thick brown earth my love shall arise, For my desires will she be formed. Ours is the wedlock of the gods, Even when our mortality gives way, our love shall stay strong....

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Nigerian ankara baby dolls stand up to Barbie

In Nigeria, Barbie has some fierce — some brown — competition: Taofick Okoya, a 43-year-old entrepreneur, has created Queens of Africa dolls and Naija Princess dolls that are outselling Mattel’s classics. Okoya tells Reuters that he sells about 6,000 to 9,000 dolls a month and that he has “about 10-15 percent of a...

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QUEEN AMINA OF ZARIA – The Warrior Queen

The seven original states of Hausaland: Katsina, Daura, Kano, Zazzau, Gobir, Rano, and Garun Gabas cover an area of approximately 500 square miles and comprise the heart of Hausaland. In the sixteenth century, Queen Bakwa Turunku built the capital of Zazzau at Zaria, named after her younger daughter. Eventually,...

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JOROMI – The pride of Africa

  In the glory of the dark I hear strange melodies Beckoning on me to dance with the gods of this land I take one step, and yet another My legs; fresh succulent stems Springing forth in bold splendour From the ancient womb of the earth Today I declare:...

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THE LEGEND OF PRINCESS MOREMI

Moremi Ajasoro, Princess of the Yoruba People, was a figure of high significance in the history of the Yoruba peoples of West Africa. She was a member-by-marriage of the royal family of Emperor Oduduwa, the tribe’s fabled founding father. The Olori Moremi hailed from Ile Ife, a kingdom that...

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The Baked Dough Swordsman of The North

Hero Name: “Mai Shayi” Translated: “Tea Owner” Decoy Occupation: 24 Hour Breakfast ‘eatery’ Owner Aim: Fill the belly of the hungry citizen Special Powers: Brews tea in the most dangerous and awesome manner while frying eggs and cutting bread simultaneously. Makes the best noodles. Fills the belly of the...

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THE MAD KING

For all she was a Rauspidour Yet she dined the swamp Just to prove to all the land A defying daughter of the man!   She taught legends to myth Tarnished superstitions and hoax Created a Kingdom, the swamp yield To the rambles of a Rauspidour spring   If...

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