Friday Special: My Personal Travel Experience - Exploring Kano 1

Friday Special: My Personal Travel Experience - Exploring Kano 1

 Escape is an action, but on some days, Escape becomes a place. When escape is an action, itis one that moves away from danger, from trouble, from life threatening situations like an angry lion, a bear, fire, an explosion or a place like Lagos. I have written earlier on how Lagos with its endless bustle and hustle can be suffocating, so I won’t go on about that on this post.

When Escape is a Place, it goes to the most to the most unexpected places. Last week I took a break from Lagos and went on a visit to the Heart of the Northern Part of Nigeria, Kano — The Centre of Commerce and I haven’t gotten the taste of the town out of my mouth (literally, I brought home more than enough treats).

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A place less visited

A place less visited

I was talking to someone the other day and he goes; if someone were to call you up and offer you a return ticket to anywhere, where would it be? And I reply, urm Zanzibar or Seychelles, and then he goes why would you want to waste all that money and the offer to an African country? It made me sadthat Africans would rather boost up the tourism sector of other countries than explore the resplendence that is in African countries both in culture and landscape. That being said below are the five least visited countries in Africa.

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'Around Nigeria in 72 Days' Challenge?

'Around Nigeria in 72 Days' Challenge?

If you never had to worry about money, what will you spend your time doing?

A young Nigerian man recently answered this question but has not only answered but has proceeded to do as he answered – travel.

Fu ‘ad Lawal, a young Nigerian writer and content strategist at one of the Country’s leading online media platforms decided to take up a travel challenge of traveling round the entire country in three months. This is no easy move actually commendable in a country that has been recently heated and torn apart with Tribal and regional tensions, from hate speeches amongst different regions to agitations and calls for secession. Beyond living his dream of traveling round the country, Mr. Fu ‘ad hopes to dismantle stereotypes and bring down narratives dividing the country through honest and well curated stories along his travel.

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KABAFEST: The gathering of Nigerian creatives up-north

KABAFEST: The gathering of Nigerian creatives up-north

Literature and art has played a key role in preserving and reshaping Nigeria’s diverse culture. It’s always a great seeing events and programs fostering efforts to pass culture down to the next generation. The Kaduna State Government has announced a Kaduna Book and Art Festival (KABAFEST). This initiative is the first of its kind in Kaduna. Working in partnership with the Book Buzz Foundation and Gusau Institute, the Festival promises to be just more than just another exciting gathering for art and book lovers. With a diverse and rich line up of writers and panelists like Toni Kan, Leila Aboulela, Zaynab Alkali, Andrew Walker, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim amongst many others, the 5th – 8th of July has a lot to offer.

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The former Lagos

BELOW WE HAVE A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF HOW LAGOS LOOKED SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 1950-1980

If I was to keep anything from these pictures, it will definitely be the cars and the buildings.

Lagos Causeway

Lagos Causeway

KINGSWAY STORE

KINGSWAY STORE

FESTAC TOWN

FESTAC TOWN

IN PHOTO: BARCLAYS BANK

IN PHOTO: BARCLAYS BANK

LAGOS ISLAND

LAGOS ISLAND

BARCLAYS AND SHELL PETROLEUM BUILDINGS

BARCLAYS AND SHELL PETROLEUM BUILDINGS

CARTER BRIDGE

CARTER BRIDGE

ASABA-ONITSHA FERRY CROSSING

ASABA-ONITSHA FERRY CROSSING

LONDON & KANO TRADING CO.LTD

LONDON & KANO TRADING CO.LTD

CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, LAGOS ISLAND

CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, LAGOS ISLAND