I have been having writer’s block for a while now hence the silence in over a month. Apologies for that but in all honesty, I think it is partially based on my diverted attention to my other business. I promise to be a better multi-tasker and share more on my travel experiences (which is a lot by the way). So help me God.

In order to break the silence, I’m sharing some photos of Badagry.

Sometime in early May, I went on a photo-walk in Badagry. I had been meaning to visit this historic town for a while now because I’m quite the history buff. I get excited in learning more about how customs, traditions and people have evolved over the years.

Badagry is a small town by the coast about 60 km from the Lagos Metropolis. It was an important town during the slave trade and the cradle of Nigeria’s educational system as the first primary school was established here in 1843. It also has the site where Christianity was first preached in Nigeria.

The challenge was for us to document the spirit of this quaint historic town that was paramount to the slave masters during slave trade. Not sure I did justice to the challenge but here goes…

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Priceless expression.

Badagry: Pupils at the First Primary School

Pupils of the first primary school in Nigeria. I love how the chairs and tables are contrasting with their uniforms and the board.

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These kids were so excited to be photographed.

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The seeds from the tree planted at the site where Christianity was first preached in Nigeria.

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How contagious is their smile?

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This woman particularly requested to be photographed.

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This tree seems to have wild character

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The heritage museum. There was so much to learn visiting this museum

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First Storey Building in Nigeria

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One of the photographers learning about the history in the first storey building

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Sea food…YUM!

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Souvenirs!

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I was exhausted but I pulled through

I was really surprised to learn that Hazelnuts grow wild and free in Badagry.

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Badagry Beach

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Point of No return

Have you ever been to Badagry? 


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Fola's Waka

Fola’s Waka is a travel blog aimed at sharing travel experiences and tips to enlighten people about the world about their chosen destination places.