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7 Little Known Facts About The Atlantic Slave Trade

Here are 7 Little known facts about the atlantic slave trade that saw a vast majority of africans transported as slaves to a whole new world to work on plantations from the 15th through the 19th century. 1. The Atlantic slave trade developed...

Top 15 Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies Ever (Updated: 2021)

These are the Top 15 Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies of all time. Revenues from special screenings, DVD sales, online streaming and theatrical screenings outside Nigeria are excluded from this gross total. 1. "The Wedding Party" - 453 million naira The Wedding...

10 Incredible Stories About The Exploration Of Africa

Africa has long been a mysterious, magical, and interesting place. The northern parts were explored first, leaving the rest of the land long shrouded in superstition, story, myth, and legend. Venturing into this uncharted land was no small endeavor,...

12 Disturbing Facts About Child Marriage In Africa

The cultural practice of early marriage is one of the most potent threats to the rights of children in modern times with its disturbingly recurring effects being very prevalent in many parts of Africa. How disturbing you may ask.. Well,...

Meet Orompoto, The First and Only Female Alaafin Of Oyo

Orompoto or Orompotoniyun as she’s more commonly referred to was the first woman to become Alaafin of Oyo in the imperial era. Orompoto assumed the throne because there was no adult male successor within her family at the time. The Oyo...

Genna: An Ethiopian Christmas Celebrated On January 7th

While those in Nigeria, West Africa, and much of Africa celebrate the birth of Christ in December 25th, there are roughly 37 million Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia for whom January 7 is the traditional day of celebration. Ethiopia which is...

Heartbreak Day: Why Slave Families Were Terrified of New Years Day

Many people do not know this but new years day was a dreaded one for enslaved people in the United States. The day also birthed the saying "what you do on New Year’s Day you’ll be doin’ all the...

Bolaji Badejo: The Nigerian Giant Who Gave Up Hollywood To Open His Own Art Gallery in Nigeria

Bolaji Badejo was a Nigerian visual artist and actor who played the role of the Alien in Ridley Scott's 1979 film Alien, his only film role.

These African Countries are Still Awaiting Restitution of the French Army’s Crimes and Return of Wealth Looted From Their Lands

Although French and African historians have unearthed volumes of evidence of colonial crimes, French leaders have consistently denied and attempted to conceal this black chapter of history. These African countries are still pursuing restitution of the French army’s crimes and...

Henrietta Lacks: How the Unauthorized Use of One Black Woman’s Cells Saved The World

Henrietta Lacks was a lady whose cells Led to an amazing medical breakthrough and literally saved billions of people. In 1951 Henrietta Lacks, a poor African American farmer and mother to five visited the Johns Hopkins Hospital, one of the...

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King Leopold II: The Diabolical Man Who Got Away With Killing Millions Of Africans

When you kill between five to six million Jews, more than three million Soviet prisoners of war, more than...
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