October 30, 2019

Edo Traditional Wedding Guide

1.      You have to inform your parents and other elderly members of your family of your intention to marry this woman, and then messages are exchanged with her family to decide on a day for the introduction. This is called Ivbuomo amongst the Esan, which means ‘seeking a bride’. Traditionally, this is the time for each family to conduct any investigations concerning diseases, mental illness and criminal tendencies in the other family.

October 15, 2019

PALM WINE! The Original Esanland Fruit Juice!


The palm-wine we drink, some people can drink it and remain wise; others lose all their senses. Man is like palm-wine: when young, sweet but without strength; in old age, strong but harsh.

October 7, 2019

The Oba of Benin Kingdom: A history of the monarchy

Who is the Oba of Benin Kingdom in Nigeria and why is he so important to so many people?  by Femke van Zeijl
The palace chiefs kneel for the crown prince before they perform the coronation ritual (Femke van Zeijil)
Benin City, NigeriaA wooden staff thumps on the landing in front of the temporary palace. "Long live the king!" bellows Chief Osa, as he raises his fist. The sun reflects off the golden decorations on his horn-shaped red hat.

September 25, 2019


Photo by Osagie Oghodo: Esanland Yam

ESANLAND YAM. It's only a land that’s flowing with milk and honey like Esanland, that you’re guarantee a natural organic harvest like this Esan Yam in this photo.

September 19, 2019


Below are the details amount of Federal Allocation to the 5 Local Government Area of Esanland.
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September 8, 2019


By Williams Ehhizuwa Orukpe & Bridget oghale Omoruyi

Department of History and International Studies, University of Benin 


This paper examines the social impact of Christianity and Western culture on the traditional Esan conception and practice of marriage and family life. In pre-colonial Esan, marriage was held as sacred and the foundation of the society. Hence, marriage, though polygamous was regulated; and the family remained close-knit. 

August 27, 2019


By AgroNigeria.

African oil bean seed, scientifically called Pentaclethra macrophylla, is one of the many tropical under-utilized crops that are recently attracting worldwide attention because of its high nutrient. It is a native plant in the tropical regions of Africa. The oil bean tree is mainly found in rainforests southern West Africa where they grow wildly. The tree grows the oil bean leaf or flowers between March -April and June – November. What the Igbo people of Nigeria call ‘ugba or ukpaka’ is the fermented African oil been. It is a popular traditional food condiment among the southern and southern-eastern tribes. The oil bean seed is found in the fruit of the oil bean tree. The fruit is black, hard and with woody pod. When it is mature, it splits open revealing up to 8 flat, brown and shiny seeds.

August 22, 2019

World Breastfeeding Week: Nine myths about breastfeeding

By Ayodamola Owoseye

Becoming a parent is a thing of joy, especially in Africa. Motherhood irrespective of the number of times a woman has put to bed is a life-altering gift and an immense responsibility.
This is because each delivery comes with its peculiar experience.
As countries around the world celebrates World Breastfeeding, and have called on governments and employers to adopt family-friendly policies that support breastfeeding.