Adejoke Aderinsola

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Matrilocality :7 Societies Where Women Rule (1)

I got curious when I came across a read where children are called by their clan names gotten from their mothers as opposes surnames which many of us …

Liongo Fumo Of Swahili : Poet & Bowman

Liongo Fumo flourished during the twelfth century or earlier in Shaka. Shaka was situated at a place at the mouth of the Ozi river close to Mombasa …

Ancient History

Moremi : An Ancient Yoruba Heroine

The Olori Moremi Ajasoro hailed from Offa, married to the then king of Ile Ife, a kingdom that is said to have been at war with an adjoining tribe …

Ancient History

50 Uplifting Life & Business Quotes With Proverbs

We can’t plan life. All we can do is be available for it. ~ Lauryn Hill<p>In this business, by the time you realize you’re in trouble, it’s too late to …

Motivation

Real Meaning Of Peace

There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The king looked at all the …

5 Prominent Artists Of The Early Italian Renaissance

<b>Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378 – 1 December 1455)</b> was born Lorenzo di Bartolo , was a Florentine Italian artist and sculptor of the Early Renaissance best …

IFA , An Ancient Religion

I must start by saying that am starting another series on ancient religions and there is no better place to start with than with Ifa worshipping …

IFA, An Ancient Religion (2)

In Ifa, each Odu is a recital of a set of poems called ese, that provide clues for the resolution of the problem during a divination session.<p>Before …

Sundjata, The Lion King Of Mali

Sundjata Keita, the lion king of Mali is next on in our series of great African heroes. Sundjata’s story proves to be a very interesting one filled …

Health Benefits Of Chocolate

Dark chocolate has been shown to be beneficial to human health, but milk chocolate, white chocolate, and other varieties are not. There are actually …

Chocolate Story 2

When the Spanish initially introduced chocolate to Europe, it was still being served as a beverage, but soon went through an important evolution: the …

The Chocolate Story (1)

The word “<b>chocolate</b>” is derived from the Mayan word xocolatl, or “bitter water.” Chocolate is derived from cocoa which is the dried seed of the Cacao …

The Six Thinking Hats

It is being a long while since I personally did a book review or book excerpt. I find a lot of books too valuable to cram in 1000 or so words. And …

Greek And Roman Art : Art History (2)

<b>Art Periods/ Movements:</b> Greek and Hellenistic (850B.C.–31 B.C.)<p><b>Characteristics</b>: Greek idealism: balance, perfect proportions; architectural …

Yaa Asantewaa Of Ghana

In our quest for great African heroes, we take a trip to Ghana to visit the Ashanti/Asante people. In African history, there are females blessed with …

Asian, Byzantine and Arabian Art: Art History (3)

<b>Art Periods/ Movements:</b> Indian, Chinese, and Japanese (653 B.C.–A.D. 1900)<p><b>Characteristics</b>: Serene, meditative art, and Arts of the Floating</b> …

Cetewayo “The Last Zulu King”

Cetewayo is one of African most famous warriors and the last great king of the Zulu nation now part of present-day South Africa. Cetewayo reigned …

3 Prominent Artists Of The Middle Ages (500A.D- 1400A.D)

<b>Cimabue (c. 1240 – 1302):</b> He is also known as Cenni Di Pepi or in modern Italian, Benvenuto di Giuseppe , was a Florentine painter and creator of …

4 Architectural Wonders of the Middle Ages

During the middle ages that is from 500A.D to 1400A.D, lots of architectural structures were built in either the Romanesque or Gothic style . Some of …

Filippo Brunelleschi & The Dome Of St. Florence

Filippo Brunelleschi ( 1377 – April 15, 1446) was one of the foremost architects and engineers of the Italian Early Renaissance.<p>Filippo Brunelleschi …

The 3 Masters Of High Renaissance Art

We are still on our art series on art history and we visit Italy to meet Rapheal, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci who form the<br>traditional trinity …

Lorenzo Ghiberti And The Gates Of Paradise

Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378 – 1 December 1455), born Lorenzo di Bartolo , was a Florentine<br>Italian artist and sculptor of the Early Renaissance best known …

Franz Josef Haydn

We continue with our series on the greatest composers of all times. And in no special order, we are featuring Franz Joseph Haydn. His career …

Boadicea: Celtic Warrior Queen

We visit ancient Britain during the Roman rule to see Boadicea one of her greatest heroine. Her story of rebellion against the Romans was nearly …

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer and pianist. He spent most of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. He is …

Yoruba & Twin Births

All week, I kept bumping into twins and triplets or hearing stories about them. Both identical and non-identical and then a friend called me, she is …

Vincent Van Gogh

We begin a new series on prominent artists. As a post impressionist ( watch out for an article on the various artistic eras) painter and one of the …

Queen Nanny or Nanny (c. 1685 – unknown, circa 1755),

In our series of great African heroes, We are off to Jamaica to learn a little about Queen Nanny, who was declared by the government of Jamaica as a …

Mingi – An Evil Culture Practice

I would not be here today to write this article if I was aborted or born among the Mingi believers of Omotic –speaking tribes in south western …