Idia The First Queen Mother of Benin

Idia The First Queen Mother of Benin

The kingdom of Benin  (in present-day Nigeria) was plunged into a state of turmoil at the end of the fifteenth century when the oba (king) Ozolua died and left two powerful sons to dispute succession. His son Esigie controlled Benin City, while another son, Arhuaran,...
THE KENTE DRESS IN GHANA

THE KENTE DRESS IN GHANA

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers the global popularity of her country’s fabric in the wake of it appearing in a Louis Vuitton fashion show. We in Ghana have absolute confidence in our fashion sense. We...
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