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|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by olu77(m): 9:16pm On Jul 19, 2020|
This is the most senseless confession I have ever read...my grandfather captured other human beings and sold them, I don't think he did anything wrong because he didn't know better and I think we should celebrate him as a hero. Common sense in indeed not common to this our sister.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by Modarun(m): 9:18pm On Jul 19, 2020|
fairfora:say it na, abi u prefer to see all the IGR Frm SWEST. Shared to the north? Always yarning dust.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by hammer3: 9:22pm On Jul 19, 2020|
My brother that is how our people behave.
It is called selling out everybody for benefits.
Some people will say anything to live in the white man country or work for him.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by olu77(m): 9:47pm On Jul 19, 2020|
The thing is a lot of white offspring of slave owners are humbly coming out to apologize for the inhuman treatment their forefathers meted on Africans while an african with a voice is raising her shoulder to say otherwise. It's so shameful bro. How do we make any meaningful progress when every time the world is moving forward, our people are always thinking backward. If my great grandfather had participated in such a barbaric trade I would be hiding my face in shame if I couldn't address it objectively.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by hammer3: 10:20pm On Jul 19, 2020|
I am glad that you also reasoned it.
It is very annoying and you know wat, BBC pushed it to the front page.
You see, wat she said takes the blame off the white and places it on Black or Africans.
This is wat the white claim too, so they will definately feel relieved with her comment , and in some sort of way, look down on black people.
That woman should be made to account for her comment and it should be verified.
If that is the case, her family should pay compensation and the money sent to the carribean.
Even if it means selling their family land.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by olu77(m): 10:49pm On Jul 19, 2020|
I completely agree with you, she and her wicked family members should be made to pay for their wickedness.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by sunbreaker: 11:15pm On Jul 19, 2020|
mymadam:sold human being? Human factory has being in existence in the east from the time of immemorial
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by Bekool: 11:30pm On Jul 19, 2020|
So why is a well read popular yoruba politician like ffk calling for the pulling down and destruction of tinibu's mother statue in lagos claiming that she was once a well known slave merchant who made so much wealth in selling her fellow yoruba people as slaves to the white men?
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by Tranquill: 12:07am On Jul 20, 2020|
But Dilibe Onyeama from Enugu, the brother to the current foreign affairs minister, said the same thing few weeks back about his grandfather. You can only say what you know and not what others know. They know their family history more than you do, devoid of sentiment.
I would have expected them to apologize on behalf of their families and not putting all the blames on the white man.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by OfoIgbo: 2:20am On Jul 20, 2020|
Please Eze Erii is just a fraudulent position created by ndi Aguleri to try and expropriate NRI ancient achievements.
Eze NRI stool is the real deal.
Anyway, the Nris were vehemently opposed to the slave trade, and the Nris were by far, the most influential Igbo cultural order, so it will be inaccurate to say that all Igbos were into the slave trade.
Bonny is not the premier Igbo cultural town ,so they can't represent core Igbo cultural beliefs. Arochukwu can't too. But NRI can. The core of NRI are Enugwu-ukwu, Enugwu-Agidi, Nawfia and Agukwu section of NRI town
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by Iamgrey5(m): 6:22am On Jul 20, 2020|
Itohanprefa:You have no idea that unlike Yorubas slaves who were hardly 400k and 200k until 1820 before the fulani conquest of ilorin, ibos were sold as slaves in their millions.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by Iamgrey5(m): 6:28am On Jul 20, 2020|
Itohanprefa:Oyo sold Fon people
Aja people are those sold mostly at the bight of Bini.
Nearly 1.2 million of them were sold as against 400k Yoruba
Dahomey was a tribute state to OYO by then.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by Iamgrey5(m): 6:35am On Jul 20, 2020|
Itohanprefa:@ emboldened is not true sir.
Only 400k+ Yorubas were sold into slave trade
Yorubas are only visible in Brazil and Cuba because they were the last set of people to join the slave trade.
So majority of those practicing Santaria in Cuba and Asa isese in Brazil are not Yorubas per say, but influenced by Yoruba culture.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by Dedetwo(m): 6:42am On Jul 20, 2020|
It is very unfortunate you chose to flaunt your ignorance of the subject on a public arena. Oba Kosoko of Lagos was apex slave trader. The only war waged by Yari.ba was among themselves to generate enough slaves. The worst capitulation before colonialists came from Yari.ba land. Anybody who witnessed the cowardly capitulation of Yari.ba and what happened in Ibadan during 1966 can detest the above junk.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by Dedetwo(m): 6:50am On Jul 20, 2020|
You must be a Black.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by tommy589(m): 8:08am On Jul 20, 2020|
Madam Tinubu was a slave trader,our primary school history class taught us that. Taiwo Olowo and several others became wealthy from slave trade.
Africans traded in slaves between each other before the Europeans came. Many were regarded as family members after they proved their worth and rose to prominence from their slavery background.we have examples of Jaja of Opobo who became a wealthy merchant.Another was Ogedengbe Agbogugboro who was captured by Ibadan army,given tribal marks and rose to a General in the Ibadan army before he left.
Many slaves in Africa received fair treatment from their owners,It was with this mindset that trans atlantic slave trade flourish ,with expectations that the prosperous and enlightened white men would treat slaves fairly. But some regretted their actions when they started hearing of the inhumane conditions slaves were subjected to in the new world
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by orisa37: 9:38am On Jul 20, 2020|
He is a BADASS.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by NubaVertigo(m): 6:44pm On Jul 20, 2020|
The Fulani raided his village in Oyo. He literally has a biography about this on the internet. Just use google. His village in Oyo was surprise raided by the Fulani and they captured and sold the villagers, including him
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by ofeco: 2:05am On Jul 21, 2020|
NubaVertigo:ok. thanks for the clarification.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by NubaVertigo(m): 4:42am On Jul 21, 2020|
To be fair, he goes on to mention that he was sold from "Mohammedan" to "Mohammedan" down to the coast; my best guess is that muslim Yorubas with fulani connections helped move the captives from the hinterland down to the coast as the fulani likely didn't ride down to the coast themselves
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by Nobody: 4:51am On Jul 21, 2020|
Dude.. Yoruba was the last to be involved in slave... But igbos were sold in millions, yes in millions by their fellow igbos and other tribes..
Infact they were like commodity then sold by other tribes
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by Nobody: 5:38am On Jul 21, 2020|
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by LaboPolitics: 10:45am On Jul 21, 2020|
Atandarudeen omo eru, I know your history very well.
No group of people sold more slaves than Ndi yoruba.
Even Serena and Venus Williams refused being identified as people with yoruba/Nigerian when they were invited by Gov. Fashola to Lagos more than a decade ago. Your lickspittle journalists tried to do famzing and 'attache-by-force' and started giving them yoruba names.
They had a senior sister named Yetunde Williams but denied you people flatly, their anger was that you yorubas sold their great-grandfather into slavery through Badagry like an animal.
They maintained that they were proud African-Americans and would not like to identified as yorubas during a press conference. It was a huge blow to your sorry ewedu noses but your journalists tried to downplay it due to the embarrasment.
I still have a copy of that P.M News newspaper in my Dad's library.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by Nobody: 11:05am On Jul 21, 2020|
Rants of a Biafra.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by hammer3: 4:54pm On Jul 21, 2020|
Nwanne, wat i wrote is the truth.
That statement from her was Callous.
Ok, wat if the Black Americans or Carribeans note her name and picture for revenge?
As a journalist, will she not travel to Americas? Wat if she becomes targeted globally?
Or some of them become obsessed with her and start following her online and reading her publication?
U know they are not happy with Africans.
The way some of our people behave or talk recklessly gives cause for concern.
Even people dat did not go to school can do better.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by OfoIgbo: 6:10pm On Jul 21, 2020|
I will not shed one single tear for her or her family, if African Americans target them.
I am disappointed with the Abia government for honouring such a criminal.
That same family betrayed Igbos during the slave trade era, and is still being used by the British establishment to betray Igbos in this modern era, by putting out to the general public that the British fought to abolish slavery while Igbos fought to maintain it.
I am an NRI man and don't accept the narrative being surreptitiously nortured by the British establishment to implicate all Igbos. My people acted honourably in this era, and I associate with my people's achievements. I am not subject to any Arochukwu shenanigan or Aguleri falsehood.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by hammer3: 7:05pm On Jul 21, 2020|
The bolded is very correct.
It is the same behaviour with Joe Igbokwe in Lagos.
Betrayal of Igbo for piecemeal.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by lifeisgood12: 5:04am On Jun 24|
Itohanprefa:dahomeys raided the oyo empire alot.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by lifeisgood12: 5:05am On Jun 24|
ofeco:Samuel Ajayi Crowther (c. 1809–31 December 1891), was a Yoruba linguist, Sierra Leonean-Nigerian clergyman, and the celebrated first African Anglican bishop of West Africa. Born in Osogun (in what is in Lanlate, Oyo State, Nigeria), he and his family were captured by Fulani slave raiders when he was about twelve years old.
|Re: 'my Nigerian Great-grandfather Sold Slaves' by lifeisgood12: 5:07am On Jun 24|
Itohanprefa:yh thats a lie about trans saharan slave trade. Hausas/kanuris were the only ones participating in the trans-saharan slave trade cause they dealt with arabs.
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