Who stopped the slave trade in Nigeria? When was it stopped? What did it take? Where are their descendants today? What lesson, if there’s any, could be learnt from the historical facts surrounding slavery? Why does a town like Badagry with so many landmarks to the beginning of Christianity in Nigeria, and the beginning of Nigeria itself, have just as much to the beginning and perpetuation of slavery? I tried to explore a little of those questions in a new article pending publication in a Nigerian daily.
But aside from the depressing questions, Badagry is a very very serene town which anyone should be happy to live in. I certainly like the atmosphere of the lagoon front where we had met a middle-aged man quietly nursing a cold bottle of Guiness.
Here are some more photos from the trip. But what are you doing here? Shouldn’t you be busy watching the World Cup soccer fiesta in South Africa?
Blogger’s photos by Liz Ughoro.