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23 Most Famous and Powerful kingdoms/Empires in the History of Afrika – Know who you Are

23 Most Famous and Powerful kingdoms/Empires in the History of Afrika – Know who you Are

1) The Songhai Empire (1401-1600): Niger ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช, Mali ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ, Mauritania ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท, Senegal ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ, Nigeria๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ, Guinea ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ, The Gambia๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ, Algeria (south) ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ, Burkina-Faso๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ, and Ivory Coast ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ, Chad ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ 2) The Kingdom of Kemet and Cush over 11k history before 11nvaders, Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ 3) Great Ile-Ife Kingdom (300โ€“500 BC) ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ 4). The Great Igala/Attagara Kingdom (800BC - 1700 AD)- Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ/Uganda/Kenya/South Sudan/Congo/Sierra Leone 5) The Aksumite( Axum) Empire(100-940 CE) CE)โ€”Ethiopia/Eritrea ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น/๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ท 6) The Mali Empire (1235 to 1670) - Mali ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ, Senegal ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ, Burkina Faso ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ, Niger ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช, Guinea ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ, The Gambia ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ, Guinea-Bissau ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผ, Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ 7) The Great Benin…
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Okokon Ndem – Minister of Information for the distressed Nation (Biafra)

Okokon Ndem – Minister of Information for the distressed Nation (Biafra)

(Remembering Okokon Ndem and other hardcore Biafrans who were not from the South East.) Meet Otobong Ndem Who is said to have completed a Higher National Diploma (HND) before secondary school before Federal Radio Cooperation (FRCN) took over the former Radio Biafra? The words of Okokon Ndem come in handy here as we Igbos continue the fight against injustice. We all abhor a system that marginalizes individuals and groups. It is also true that while we cry for equity, there must be a touch of wisdom and diplomacy. With awareness created, bridges should be built and walls destroyed. Okokon Ndem…
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How Igbos Conducted Brain Surgery Centuries Ago.

How Igbos Conducted Brain Surgery Centuries Ago.

Ancient Igbos used to conduct brain surgery centuries ago, my late uncle had one when he was a kid. It was done by a local native doctor. The patient will be given lots alcohol, then pinned down by people and the surgeon will split their skull and remove the tumor from the brain. Then cover the gape with herbs and bind the skull together with ropes made from palm fronds. Patient heals over some weeks.There are still videos on youtube about some other native African tribes conducting these surgeries successfully. This only means that the knowledge for this type of…
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Origin of Ohafia War Dance (Download MP3 Audio)

Origin of Ohafia War Dance (Download MP3 Audio)

The Ohafia War Dance (Igbo: ikpirikpi ogu) is a popular war dance performed in several parts of Eastern Nigeria. The dance which has its roots from Ohafia is performed by a group of muscular men in commemoration of their strength in fighting and winning wars in the past. DOWNLOAD ORIGIN According to oral history, the ancestors of Ohafia were renowned to be mighty men of war who were always on the lookout for wars to take part in. The Ohafia warrior tradition which remains one of the fundamental identity of the people of Ohafia is hinged in the performance of…
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Sad End Of Yoruba King That Sought To Change Tradition Of Killing Hire To Bury His Father.

Sad End Of Yoruba King That Sought To Change Tradition Of Killing Hire To Bury His Father.

The story of Kurunmi is one that draws tears from the eyes of people who feel pity for a man who stood firm for tradition. There was a time in the history of Yoruba where the heir to the throne is killed whenever the king dies. This tradition came about because it was discovered that a lot of princes killed their fathers so they could ascend the throne and become king instead. It was believed that if the heirs were killed alongside their fathers, kings would live longer on the throne. During this period, Alaafin Atiba was the paramount ruler…
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