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Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by Quorax: 4:15pm On Mar 08
I was scrolling through my facebook feed when someone posted an image for a comment with reference ownership of Lagos.

Basically, we shouldn't be talking about this but since some persons find it comforting to play ethnic card for election purpose, a lot of history we may not have known will be unraveled, even after this election as more people are beginning to speak out.

In the image below, you see a Benin man tell his own version. If you look closely, he added a video of one the Obas to back up his claims.

I also saw read online that one of the Oba of Lagos (Kazeem or so) went to Benin in search of wife and he is said he is happy to be HOME. The Oba of Benin also said he is welcome home and he instructed some men to find his ancestral land.

In another comment I saw some days as well, someone remarked that Badagry people, which is part of Lagos are not even Yoruba. I dug further and I saw that the section of Badagry was not a part of Nigeria but an amalgamate by the British. I had no idea that the people of Badagry were not Yorubas until I came across the comment in the second screenshot below.

Personally, I have developed a serious interest in this and I will keep digging to find the truth. Thanks to the man who chose to play politics with this, a new adventure has been awaken in me.

Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by SolutionMee: 4:28pm On Mar 08
cheesy

One thing I know is that the Igbo people are synonymous to development.

Any place that you can't find an Igbo man is still a village and it's still very far from development. My village, your village and our village all became cities today due to the massive influx of Igbo businessmen.

Lagos without Igbos in it is a commercial nonsense.

Most banks and companies all came to our respective towns because of the awareness that the Igbo businessmen create for the town. Their presence signifies business. Banks now exist in your town not because they love or care about you and your king but because they are interested in partnering with Igbo businessmen in your town.

Lagos is a glorified village without Igbos in it.

They don't just own Lagos state. In my own humble opinion, I think they own Nigeria.

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Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by jidemoh: 4:41pm On Mar 08
Every election year, we go through this shit over and over.

My Bible tells me the earth is the Lord's, so all these claim of ownership is totally inconsequential.

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Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by Quorax: 5:02pm On Mar 08
SolutionMee:
cheesy

One thing I know is that the Igbo people are synonymous to development.

Any place that you can't find an Igbo man is still a village and it's still very far from development. My village, your village and our village all became cities today due to the massive influx of Igbo businessmen.

Lagos without Igbos in it is a commercial nonsense.

Most banks and companies all came to our respective towns because of the awareness that the Igbo businessmen create for the town. Their presence signifies business. Banks now exist in your town not because they love or care about you and your king but because they are interested in partnering with Igbo businessmen in your town.

Lagos is a glorified village without Igbos in it.

They don't just own Lagos state. In my own humble opinion, I think they own Nigeria.

If they call you Chest Beater now... I no go settle fight o. My own is to unravel the real owners of Lagos. If God blesses me in the future, I do not mind spending money to sponsor a documentary. We must find the truth....

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Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by Quorax: 5:04pm On Mar 08
jidemoh:
Every election year, we go through this shit over and over.

My Bible tells me the earth is the Lord's, so all these claim of ownership is totally inconsequential.
Bros, they wanted to play tribal politics but I can assure you, people are beginning to speak up and even after this election, they would wish they had not tried it because by the time dust settles
Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by Born2Breed(f): 5:32pm On Mar 08
Lagos street is the area given to the Lagos Prince who returned to Benin during the royal tussle.

He also built a mosque there.
Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by Quorax: 8:44pm On Mar 08
Born2Breed:
Lagos street is the area given to the Lagos Prince who returned to Benin during the royal tussle.

He also built a mosque there.

I don't understand.
Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by Cherez: 7:05am On Mar 09
Quorax:
Bros, they wanted to play tribal politics but I can assure you, people are beginning to speak up and even after this election, they would wish they had not tried it because by the time dust settles
Bros, what is your challenge really?
In Nigeri, votes are regional that even before elections one can easily predict vote patterns.
Why would you insist people shouldn't exercise their right to vote?
What world are you from?
Even in Europe, Nigerians or even blacks of African descent work for and vote for fellow blacks in school elections. What's wrong with that?
So, you want them to vote for your choice?
You're creating problems for Yorubas leaving in foreign lands cos people will be justified in how the treat those Yoruba people.
Guy, grow up
Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by Born2Breed(f): 7:12am On Mar 09
Quorax:
I don't understand.


I also saw read online that one of the Oba of Lagos (Kazeem or so) went to Benin in search of wife and he is said he is happy to be HOME. The Oba of Benin also said he is welcome home and he instructed some men to find his ancestral land.


He was actually a Prince not King.
Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by Quorax: 7:45am On Mar 09
Born2Breed:



I also saw read online that one of the Oba of Lagos (Kazeem or so) went to Benin in search of wife and he is said he is happy to be HOME. The Oba of Benin also said he is welcome home and he instructed some men to find his ancestral land.


He was actually a Prince not King.
oh okay. Thanks.
Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by Moneywomen17: 1:22pm On Mar 09
Quorax:
I was scrolling through my facebook feed when someone posted an image for a comment with reference ownership of Lagos.

Basically, we shouldn't be talking about this but since some persons find it comforting to play ethnic card for election purpose, a lot of history we may not have known will be unraveled, even after this election as more people are beginning to speak out.

In the image below, you see a Benin man tell his own version. If you look closely, he added a video of one the Obas to back up his claims.

I also saw read online that one of the Oba of Lagos (Kazeem or so) went to Benin in search of wife and he is said he is happy to be HOME. The Oba of Benin also said he is welcome home and he instructed some men to find his ancestral land.

In another comment I saw some days as well, someone remarked that Badagry people, which is part of Lagos are not even Yoruba. I dug further and I saw that the section of Badagry was not a part of Nigeria but an amalgamate by the British. I had no idea that the people of Badagry were not Yorubas until I came across the comment in the second screenshot below.

Personally, I have developed a serious interest in this and I will keep digging to find the truth. Thanks to the man who chose to play politics with this, a new adventure has been awaken in me.
this write up makes no sense. First of all before we talk about Lagos state let’s talk about the city Lagos first. Lagos was the city the British came to and capital of Nigeria then. Lagos state was then form when places like ikeja, ikorodu, agege, epe and so on were extracted from the western region to form Lagos state. There is no dispute Yoruba of awori and ijebu own Lagos along with the egun. A lot of tribes especially ibos just wants to be deliberately mischievous. Meanwhile apart from places also named idu in Lagos what about Oshodi naned after oshodi tapa a nupe man who help fought in Lagos. Does that mean nupe own Lagos. Even Lagos is a Portuguese name ooh I guess Portuguese owns it too. All the traditional kings in Lagos are Yoruba except the egun king that should be thing to tell u who owns the land.

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Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by Quorax: 1:32pm On Mar 09
Moneywomen17:
this write up makes no sense. First of all before we talk about Lagos state let’s talk about the city Lagos first. Lagos was the city the British came to and capital of Nigeria then. Lagos state was then form when places like ikeja, ikorodu, agege, epe and so on were extracted from the western region to form Lagos state. There is no dispute Yoruba of awori and ijebu own Lagos along with the egun. A lot of tribes especially ibos just wants to be deliberately mischievous. Meanwhile apart from places also named idu in Lagos what about Oshodi naned after oshodi tapa a nupe man who help fought in Lagos. Does that mean nupe own Lagos. Even Lagos is a Portuguese name ooh I guess Portuguese owns it too. All the traditional kings in Lagos are Yoruba except the egun king that should be thing to tell u who owns the land.

Lol... Before the coming of the British, that is what this post was meant to address.

I intend to reach out to the Benin man in the first pic and see what he can share.

the Aworis also have link to Benin. I read somewhere that their dialect has a mix of Benin in it.

Igbos are not being mischievous but Tinubu found it is comforting to play the card.

I hope you are aware of the DailyPost article from one of the Obas who said Yoruba can't claim to own Lagos?

What can you say about the other guy in second pic who said Badagry people are not Yoruba?

One thing is obvious, there is a lot of things we do not know about this Lagos.

You are saying Lagos is Portuguese, that is right but who gave it Eko?

Tinubu by birth or Origin, from what I heard, is not from Lagos.

I am almost compelled to conclude that the history of Lagos is similar to what happened to America where the Europeans stole the land from Aborigines of American Indians... Yes, it is almost looking so. The American Indians who are in minority today can barely speak or claim they own the land... They have been relegated to the back.

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Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by Moneywomen17: 1:41pm On Mar 09
Quorax:


Lol... Before the coming of the British, that is what this post was meant to address.

I intend to reach out to the Benin man in the first pic and see what he can share.

the Aworis also have link to Benin. I read somewhere that their dialect has a mix of Benin in it.

Igbos are not being mischievous but Tinubu found it is comforting to play the card.

I hope you are aware of the DailyPost article from one of the Obas who said Yoruba can't claim to own Lagos?

What can you say about the other guy in second pic who said Badagry people are not Yoruba?

One thing is obvious, there is a lot of things we do not know about this Lagos.

You are saying Lagos is Portuguese, that is right but who gave it Eko?

Tinubu by birth or Origin, from what I heard, is not from Lagos.

I am almost compelled to conclude that the history of Lagos is similar to what happened to America where the Europeans stole the land from Aborigines of American Indians... Yes, it is almost looking so. The American Indians who are in minority today can barely speak or claim they own the land... They have been relegated to the back.
ogbeni will u read up my friend. This is the paramount ruler of awori land.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_73i6D23Y4
Listen to him about his own history. Awori cane fron ife it’s well known not disputable. What u Igbo don’t understand is awori are also in Ogun State same with Ijebu. Egun have never been yoruba we only share same cities cuz we control their land in the past. In Porto novo Benin the Yoruba and the egun or gun as they are called there lives together in the city. The daily post has been debunked by akiolu himself he said he never said yoruba does not own Lagos but he merely claim the blessings the then oba of Benin gave Lagos then is why it’s successful today.

Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by Moneywomen17: 1:56pm On Mar 09
Quorax:


Lol... Before the coming of the British, that is what this post was meant to address.

I intend to reach out to the Benin man in the first pic and see what he can share.

the Aworis also have link to Benin. I read somewhere that their dialect has a mix of Benin in it.

Igbos are not being mischievous but Tinubu found it is comforting to play the card.

I hope you are aware of the DailyPost article from one of the Obas who said Yoruba can't claim to own Lagos?

What can you say about the other guy in second pic who said Badagry people are not Yoruba?

One thing is obvious, there is a lot of things we do not know about this Lagos.

You are saying Lagos is Portuguese, that is right but who gave it Eko?

Tinubu by birth or Origin, from what I heard, is not from Lagos.

I am almost compelled to conclude that the history of Lagos is similar to what happened to America where the Europeans stole the land from Aborigines of American Indians... Yes, it is almost looking so. The American Indians who are in minority today can barely speak or claim they own the land... They have been relegated to the back.
https://www.nairaland.com/4181573/meet-51-kings-lagos-contacts
All the kings in Lagos. Notcice only the Akran of badagry doesn’t have yoruba names. And also number 25 in the badagry division. Only the two of them are egun king and none Yoruba. Egun abd yoruba only share a long history. We live together in Ogun, Lagos and Porto novo but they are never yoruba. All the other kings In Lagos are yoruba kings. Now give it a rest and stop saying things ignorantly. Am out of here
Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by Quorax: 2:01pm On Mar 09
Moneywomen17:
https://www.nairaland.com/4181573/meet-51-kings-lagos-contacts
All the kings in Lagos. Notcice only the Akran of badagry doesn’t have yoruba names. And also number 25 in the badagry division. Only the two of them are egun king and none Yoruba. Egun abd yoruba only share a long history. We live together in Ogun, Lagos and Porto novo but they are never yoruba. All the other kings In Lagos are yoruba kings. Now give it a rest and stop saying things ignorantly. Am out of here

lol why are you angry?
Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by Quorax: 2:08pm On Mar 09
Why did one of the prince go to Benin and he said he is glad to be Home?

Any way, I will continue to dig deeper.

I have taken this as a personal project. I have Benin root FYI.

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Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by Eglinton: 5:57pm On Mar 09
The Aboriginals of Lagos are the Aworis, Ijebus, Eguns and Egbas.. Later other groups came and left their impacts in the sands of time.

Amongst which are Benins, Nupes, Portuguese, British Etc... Like seriously, what is so hard to understand there?
Re: Are The Yorubas Real Owners Of Lagos? A Benin Man Speaks (PIC) by FisifunKododada: 3:40am On Mar 10
OP - you are madt but you have no one to tell you. The original settlers of Lagos are Yoruba people. This is not debatable. If you like open a million threads on this issue, you can never change history. And by the way, if you want Lagos, come a carry it now...who is stopping you? tongue

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