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Ekombi dancers of Calabar. 1965Vintage Nigeria

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Ekombi dancers of Calabar. 1965
Vintage Nigeria

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Bobby Benson & His Combo - Taxi Driver (1950s)
Bobby Benson (11 April 1922 - 14 May 1983) was an entertainer and musician who had considerable influence on the Nigerian music scene, introducing big band and Caribbean idioms to the Highlife style of popular West African music.

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Dressed in their Sunday best, people leave in church in Lagos, Nigeria. 1982.Vintage Nigeria

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Dressed in their Sunday best, people leave in church in Lagos, Nigeria. 1982.
Vintage Nigeria

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Ibibio man his and wife. Ikot-Ekpene. March 7th 1905.

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Ibibio man his and wife. Ikot-Ekpene. March 7th 1905.

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Photo taken in Southern Nigeria during The Aro Punitive Expedition 1901. The Anglo–Aro War (1901–1902) was a conflict between the Aro Confederacy in present day Eastern Nigeria, and the British Empire. The war began after increasing tension between Aro leaders and British colonialists after years of failed negotiations.

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Photo taken in Southern Nigeria during The Aro Punitive Expedition 1901.
The Anglo–Aro War (1901–1902) was a conflict between the Aro Confederacy in present day Eastern Nigeria, and the British Empire. The war began after increasing tension between Aro leaders and British colonialists after years of failed negotiations.

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Photo showing four young girls carrying pots on their head, Kano 1950sVintage Nigeria

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Photo showing four young girls carrying pots on their head, Kano 1950s
Vintage Nigeria

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Traffic in the streets of Lagos, commonly known  as ‘go slows’. 1982.Vintage Nigeria

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Traffic in the streets of Lagos, commonly known  as ‘go slows’. 1982.
Vintage Nigeria

Nigeria - The Slave Trade

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By 1471 Portuguese ships had reconnoitered the West African coast south as far as the Niger Delta, although they did not know that it was the delta, and in 1481 emissaries from the king of Portugal visited the court of the oba of Benin. For a time, Portugal and Benin maintained close relations. Portuguese soldiers aided Benin in its wars; Portuguese even came to be spoken at the oba's court. Gwatto, the port of Benin, became the depot to handle the peppers, ivory, and increasing numbers of slaves offered by the oba in exchange for coral beads; textile imports from India; European-manufactured articles, including tools and weapons; and manillas (brass and bronze bracelets that were used as currency and also were melted down for objets d’art). Portugal also may have been the first European power to import cowrie shells, which were the currency of the far interior.

Benin profited from its close ties with the Portuguese and exploited the firearms bought from them to tighten its hold on the lower Niger area. Two factors checked the spread of Portuguese influence and the continued expansion of Benin, however. First, Portugal stopped buying pepper because of the availability of other spices in the Indian Ocean region. Second, Benin placed an embargo on the export of slaves, thereby isolating itself from the growth of what was to become the major export from the Nigerian coast for 300 years. Benin continued to capture slaves and to employ them in its domestic economy, but the Edo state remained unique among Nigerian polities in refusing to participate in the transatlantic trade. In the long run, Benin remained relatively isolated from the major changes along the Nigerian coast.

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Fela Kuti, live in 1978

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Shades of Swagger #51 | From a Nigerian great, Studio portraiture by J.D. Okhai Ojeikere ca 1968

anotherafrica:

Shades of Swagger #51 | From a Nigerian great, Studio portraiture by J.D. Okhai Ojeikere ca 1968

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An unidentified Yoruba ruler with his people in 1898.

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An unidentified Yoruba ruler with his people in 1898.

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Herd of goats in Ibadan, Nigeria. (1971)Vintage Nigeria

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Herd of goats in Ibadan, Nigeria. (1971)
Vintage Nigeria

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"City of Nsukka. Troops of the Federal government entering the university of Nsukka (one of Africa’s largest university). 1970s
Vintage Nigeria

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A wounded soldier being attended to by an Igbo medic. Biafra Nigeria 1968Vintage Nigeria

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A wounded soldier being attended to by an Igbo medic. Biafra Nigeria 1968
Vintage Nigeria