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Abeokuta, Nigeria

Abeokuta, Nigeria  

Capital of Ogun State, in southwestern Nigeria.The Egba leader Sodeke founded Abeokuta around 1830 as a settlement for a group of refugees from the collapse of the Oyo Kingdom. ...
Abuja

Abuja  

Official capital of Nigeria.The town of Abuja was founded by the Hausa Zazzua dynasty and conquered by the Fulani during their early-eighteenth-century jihad (holy war). Abuja is also home ...
Africa

Africa  

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The second largest continent, extending south from the Mediterranean Sea and bounded by the Atlantic and Indian oceans and the Red Sea.Physical.The Equator passes through the middle of Africa, so ...
African Nations Cup

African Nations Cup  

A football (soccer) tournament played every two years between national sides of the Confédération Africaine de Football.
African religion

African religion  

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No single religion corresponds to the term ‘African religion’, nor could it. The geography of Africa ranges from rain forests to uninhabitable deserts; its peoples are organized in many different ...
Afro-Atlantic Culture: On the Live Dialogue Between Africa and the Americas

Afro-Atlantic Culture: On the Live Dialogue Between Africa and the Americas  

When Africa is regarded as part of the cultural and political history of the African diaspora, it is usually recognized only as an origin—as a past to the African American ...
Afusari

Afusari  

The Afusari, an ethnic group of Nigeria, are also known as Afusare, Izere, Jari, Jarawa, Feserek, Afizarek, Fezere, Jarawan Dutse and Fizere. The Afusari primarily inhabit the Kadima, Plateau, and ...
Akin Euba

Akin Euba  

1935–Nigerian composer.Akin Euba of Nigeria composes classical works that combine elements of European music with the musical traditions of the country’s Yoruba people. Throughout his career Euba has ...
Akunakuna

Akunakuna  

Ethnic group of West Africa.The Akunakuna inhabit primarily the Cross River State of Nigeria and western Cameroon. They speak a Bantu language and are related to the Efik and Ibibio, also of Nigeria. ...
Aladura Churches

Aladura Churches  

Group of religious movements founded as independent African expressions of Christianity.Aladura is a Yoruba word for “People of Prayer.” The name describes an informal religious movement that began ...
alcohol

alcohol  

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n. any of a class of organic compounds formed when a hydroxyl group (–OH) is substituted for a hydrogen atom in a hydrocarbon. The alcohol in alcoholic drinks is ethyl alcohol (ethanol), which has ...
Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa  

(1912–66)Nigerian statesman. He entered politics in 1946, and became a member of the Central Legislative Council in 1947. The first Prime Minister of the Federation of Nigeria, he retained his office ...
Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello

Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello  

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(1906–66)Nigerian statesman. He became leader of the Northern People's Congress, and, in 1952, the first elected minister in Northern Nigeria, and in 1954 Premier. When Nigeria became independent in ...
Ali Mazrui

Ali Mazrui  

1933–Prominent African scholar whose indictment of Western colonialism has sparked controversy.Ali A. Mazrui was born into the prominent Mazrui clan of Mombasa, which ruled the city during the ...
Anang

Anang  

Ethnic group of Nigeria, also known as the Anaang and the Annang.The Anang primarily inhabit the Cross River State of Nigeria. They speak a Niger-Congo language and are closely ...
Ancient African Civilizations

Ancient African Civilizations  

Societies that flourished in Africa before the arrival of European colonial powers.The great chiefdoms, states, and empires of Africa were some of the last great civilizations of antiquity to ...
Anga

Anga  

Ethnic group of Nigeria; also known as Nnga and Kerang.The Anga primarily inhabit the Plateau State of Nigeria. They speak an Afro-Asiatic language belonging to the Chadic group. Approximately ...
Aro

Aro  

Ethnic group of Nigeria.The Aro of Nigeria speak a Niger-Congo language and are one of the Igbo peoples. As many as a million people consider themselves Aro.See also Languages, African: An ...
athlete

athlete  

A person who has undertaken training or exercises to become proficient in physical activities such as competitive sports (athletics). Athletes are generally healthier and enjoy greater longevity than ...
Ayo Bankole

Ayo Bankole  

(1935–1976).Nigerian composer and ethnomusicologist born in Lagos. His early musical education included being a chorister at Christchurch, Lagos, and in 1945 he enrolled in the Baptist Academy in ...

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