Author: Enefaa

Nanna Living History Museum, Koko

Visiting Opobo and seeing the statue and palace of Jaja made me want to see Nana’s equivalent. Besides having similar sounding names and having town’s synonymous with them, they were both sent into exile by the British. Nana was the only one of many sent into exile by the British to come back home alive though. His palace in Koko is now a museum showcasing some of the items he owned. There are swords and walking sticks he received as gifts from the British Empire. His dining appears to be in impeccable state with beautifully carved chairs and fine...

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Travel Destination: Koko – Floating Market

I had read about the floating market in Ogheye, somewhere around Koko and was very eager to see it for myself. I was shocked that I didn’t even know it existed. I probably did a bad job of explaining which market it was I wanted to visit though because I ended up in the market in Koko and not the one in Ogheye. Markets like this one are probably popular in communities in the Niger Delta. Members of the riverine communities (mostly fishermen), bring their catch to trade with those from upland communities (usually farmers). Although not as big...

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A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James is a very difficult book to start off on. It gets easier to get into after the first couple of chapters and talking walking ghosts though. The novel starts off with the assassination attempt on Bob Marley and weaves a story that spans several characters and decades. I mean a lot of characters. It can get difficult to tell who is still alive from who is dead and now a ghost. Although most of the story takes place in Jamaica, parts of the story also takes place outside Jamaica. It can...

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Boat Regatta, Opobo

One of my new year’s resolution is new places, new sights, new sounds. So hopefully this will be the last post showing somewhere I’ve already visited. This was my second trip to Opobo. My previous visit was also to watch the boat regatta held on the 31st of December. Both times I’ve been able to make the trip back to Port Harcourt the same day. So yes I’ll recommend this to anyone interested. It was worth...

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Travel Destination: Ngwo Pine Forest & Cave, Enugu

Ngwo pine forest (more like trees) and cave is about 20 minutes from the centre of Enugu which makes me wonder why I waited until now to visit. We got a cab from town that took us through the old Ngwo road up to the pine forest. For some reason, our driver decided to be our guide down the valley to the cave; apparently, he went to a secondary school close to the pine forest and cave. This was a very very bad idea. Don’t be this daft, pay one of the village guides. We saw two village guides...

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