We pass through the roundabout to the Seme Border. So I remember following this path before. It was an official trip with my friend and sister Obioma. I thought of the little article I had written. “It`s a very small border, but there`s things going on there.” At this point, the mysterious Benin talks give way and Dad J resumes his duties by showing us the Lagos Lagoon, which is supposed to be the West African waterway. “All the rivers in Southwest Africa flow into this water,” he says, pointing to Port Novo. “Look at the people of immigration o,” said one of us as we approached the border. They are all dressed in grey. “They don`t mind, they`re parasites,” says Papa J. A section on the wall has slavers like Captain Dawk Hawkins and Seriki Abass — the latter grew up in a slave camp and then became a trader. It also points to a place in front of the museum on the other side of the Atlantic, called Gberefu Island. “Now he has been transformed into Christ Embassy,” says Stanlee`s wife.
We head to Old Badagry, and Papa J points to the former Wawu Kingdom Townhall and christian Missionary Cemetery. So, we arrive at the museum. We don`t like the fact that there`s grass everywhere, but inside, it`s a whole different story. “No, it`s not,” replies Dad J. “Badagry comes from the word `Agbadagiri`, which means `pepper farm`. And in those few words from him, there is another story that is certainly being told on another day. From Ikeja, we pass through Akowonjo. Grace and Alex are happy with a church.
“This is where we got married.” Soon after, we will be in Egbeda, and again, they indicate where they got their wedding at Eduland School. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may discontinue its Premium Galaxy Note phone next year, sources with knowledge of the matter. But it wasn`t just Stanlee; Somehow, we`ve all repeated the same sentence, even though we`ve changed some of the words from time to time. I remember being at one of the hungry customs checks. “Wetin una get?” You ask us in English in Pidgin. “There`s bread o!” we all resonate. And.. There are no other questions! 30% of slaves in West Africa passed through Badagry. We see a picture of four generations of slaves born on a plantation hanging on the wall of the museum. “In the slave auctions, they then had horses as star prizes and a Mullato girl as second prize. If you bought 10 slaves, you will have about two or three free children. About 300 slaves were sold every day from the market, more than 100 slaves at the Enyong market in Calabar. This deactivation trick is so absurd! / Ohio Man displays “Please rent my wife” for an unemployed woman / Have you ever lost your child or even adult? We all leave soon after with mixed feelings and we certainly learned more than when we arrived, which made me think.
If I describe this tour in one word, what would it be? Satisfaction became my immediate response. I didn`t see why, finally I felt a strong feeling when I returned to my comfortable room near Ekuase. Origin of some ordinary Nigerian pigs / The origin of “A Minute of Silence” for the dead. / Nigerian dogs (origin of the word Nkita?) (2) (3) (4) “Lagos is the third city in the world to have street lamps,” says Papa J and we are amazed by everything, but somewhere in between I am taken on another tour and this time it is by Stanlee who tells me about the ancient kingdom of Benin…