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The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by gregyboy(m): 10:22pm On Mar 29
The name lagos was originally called Ekonunuame or Ekoname by the benins, this means camp of waters,

Eko= camp
Ame= waters

Eko-na-me = camp of waters

The Portuguese had pronounced it as curame

Others shortened it as Eko

Back then growing up we could still hear the elderly ones refer to lagos as Ekoname in Benin we had taught it was a mere nickname, not knowing it was actually the originally name giving by benins to lagos untill the old European text made it clear

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by SoBright101: 10:44pm On Mar 29
Which part are you talking about?
Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by davidnazee: 4:04am On Mar 30
gregyboy:
The name lagos was originally called Ekonunuame or Ekoname by the benins, this means camp of waters,

Eko= camp
Ame= waters

Eko-na-me = camp of waters

The Portuguese had pronounced it as curame

Others shortened it as Eko

Back then growing up we could still hear the elderly ones refer to lagos as Ekoname in Benin we had taught it was a mere nickname, not knowing it was actually the originally name giving by benins to lagos untill the old European text made it clear



I believe you..
Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by gregyboy(m): 3:20pm On Mar 31
Ok
Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by theTranslator: 4:28pm On Apr 01
Same way American is called obodoyinbo by Nigerians








Next.!

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by TAO11(f): 8:46pm On Apr 01
theTranslator:
Same way American is called obodoyinbo by Nigerians

Next.!
Going forward always resist being deceived by cheap frauds.

A Benin person has no capability for truth even if s(he) tries hard. And the OP is a Benin boy.

Read the facts below as copied from my comment on another thread: https://www.nairaland.com/6409169/what-does-ukoruama-lagos-mean#100295968

I have discussed this at length in one of my comments on Lagos history while citing the relevant early accounts.

The earliest relevant available sources all point to the fact that the name Èkó is purely of Yoruba origin, from the word Eréko — also called Ìgbèríko.

Eréko is the Yoruba term for a settlement which is used mainly for agriculture, and under the ownership/control of another (neighboring) settlement.

The background to the name Èkó (contraction of Eréko) based on the earliest received traditions of Lagos history is that this has been the island’s name even before it was populated.

The island of Èkó and the adjacent islands (of Ìddó, et al.), as well as all the surrounding lands are — noted in the traditions — to be the aboriginal property of the Awori sub-group of the Yoruba ethnic group.

While they built town settlements on these lands all the way from Ìṣẹri to Ìddó island and elsewhere; the Awori kingdom of Ọ̀ttọ̀/Ìddó reserved the adjacent island (i.e. Èkó) for agricultural purposes — pepper farming and fishing to be precise.

As such, this adjacent island became an erèko of the Awori kingdom of Ọ̀ttọ̀/Ìddó. The name Èkó (viz. Erèko) therefore resulted from the initial purpose for which this adjacent island was originally set aside.

A certain Awori prince (from Ìddó) by the name Arómirẹ́ is said, in the accounts of Lagos history, to have been responsible for pioneering the usage of this island for agriculture purposes.

One of the several names by which this island is known till date comes from the personal name of this Awori prince (viz. Chief Arómirẹ́) due to his pioneering feat.

Besides the names Ereko and Eko by which this island is remembered till date, it is also still remembered by the name Èkó-Arómirẹ́ (from: Eréko-Arómirẹ́, i.e. Arómirẹ́’s agro-colony).

This island is also sometimes called Eko-Arómisá. The word Arómi- (lit: ‘the one who flees on sighting water’) is a wordplay (or pun) on the actual name Arómi-rẹ́ (lit: ‘the one who is in friendly tune with water on sighting it).

The seemingly strange name Korame or Kuramo which is often found in early European accounts of Lagos is not strange at all.

It is no more than the typical early Europeans’ sloppy rendering of the name Èkó-Arómi-rẹ́ — which is an early name of this island.

Lagos island is still alternatively known locally till date as Èkó-Arómi-rẹ́.

Also, the name Eréko also still survives till date on the island. It is well known and unhidden.

In the light of the foregoing accounts of Lagos history, it is only expected that one or more of all these Yoruba names of this island (i.e. “Ereko,” “Eko,” “Eko-Aromi-re,” etc.) would have naturally found its way into the lexicon of the Ijaws, the Binis, etc. — since each of these group had settled on this very island at some later point.

Don’t be bothered or persuaded by the propaganda of the ‘lesser tribes of Nigeria’. Yoruba is their dream and standard. Deep down, they actually want to be nothing but Yoruba.

Cheers!


PS:
Korame/Kurame did not flow from Benin to Lagos as he is fraudulently pretending.

We know this because of the two following facts:

(1) The Portuguese documented this name w.r.t. the Lagos lagoon when they visited the Lagos region in the late 1400s.

(2) The Binis didn’t have any connection with Lagos until approximately one hundred years later — mid/late 1500s.

(3) The name ‘Korame’ was therefore known in Lagos as at the 1400s — and the Portuguese records of it is older than its Benin usage.

www.nairaland.com/attachments/13323875_50fd0c2793c64c328da97351f84a1b10_jpeg_jpeg700f1b62dc403cfed9f388bd0fdab0ce

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by davidnazee: 9:46pm On Apr 01
TAO11:
Going forward always resist being deceived by cheap frauds.

A Benin person has no capability for truth even if s(he) tries hard. And the OP is a Benin boy.

Read the facts below as copied from my comment on another thread: https://www.nairaland.com/6409169/what-does-ukoruama-lagos-mean#100295968

I have discussed this at length in one of my comments on Lagos history while citing the relevant early accounts.

The earliest relevant available sources all point to the fact that the name Èkó is purely of Yoruba origin, from the word Eréko — also called Ìgbèríko.

Eréko is the Yoruba term for a settlement which is used mainly for agriculture, and under the ownership/control of another (neighboring) settlement.

The background to the name Èkó (contraction of Eréko) based on the earliest received traditions of Lagos history is that this has been the island’s name even before it was populated.

The island of Èkó and the adjacent islands (of Ìddó, et al.), as well as all the surrounding lands are — noted in the traditions — to be the aboriginal property of the Awori sub-group of the Yoruba ethnic group.

While they built town settlements on these lands all the way from Ìṣẹri to Ìddó island and elsewhere; the Awori kingdom of Ọ̀ttọ̀/Ìddó reserved the adjacent island (i.e. Èkó) for agricultural purposes — pepper farming and fishing to be precise.

As such, this adjacent island became an erèko of the Awori kingdom of Ọ̀ttọ̀/Ìddó. The name Èkó (viz. Erèko) therefore resulted from the initial purpose for which this adjacent island was originally set aside.

A certain Awori prince (from Ìddó) by the name Arómirẹ́ is said, in the accounts of Lagos history, to have been responsible for pioneering the usage of this island for agriculture purposes.

One of the several names by which this island is known till date comes from the personal name of this Awori prince (viz. Chief Arómirẹ́) due to his pioneering feat.

Besides the names Ereko and Eko by which this island is remembered till date, it is also still remembered by the name Èkó-Arómirẹ́ (from: Eréko-Arómirẹ́, i.e. Arómirẹ́’s agro-colony).

This island is also sometimes called Eko-Arómisá. The word Arómi- (lit: ‘the one who flees on sighting water’) is a wordplay (or pun) on the actual name Arómi-rẹ́ (lit: ‘the one who is in friendly tune with water on sighting it).

The seemingly strange name Korame or Kuramo which is often found in early European accounts of Lagos is not strange at all.

It is no more than the typical early Europeans’ sloppy rendering of the name Èkó-Arómi-rẹ́ — which is an early name of this island.

Lagos island is still alternatively known locally till date as Èkó-Arómi-rẹ́.

Also, the name Eréko also still survives till date on the island. It is well known and unhidden.

In the light of the foregoing accounts of Lagos history, it is only expected that one or more of all these Yoruba names of this island (i.e. “Ereko,” “Eko,” “Eko-Aromi-re,” etc.) would have naturally found its way into the lexicon of the Ijaws, the Binis, etc. — since each of these group had settled on this very island at some later point.

Don’t be bothered or persuaded by the propaganda of the ‘lesser tribes of Nigeria’. Yoruba is their dream and standard. Deep down, they actually want to be nothing but Yoruba.

Cheers!


PS:
Korame/Kurame did not flow from Benin to Lagos as he is fraudulently pretending.

We know this because of the two following facts:

(1) The Portuguese documented this name w.r.t. the Lagos lagoon when they visited the Lagos region in the late 1400s.

(2) The Binis didn’t have any connection with Lagos until approximately one hundred years later — mid/late 1500s.

(3) The name ‘Korame’ was therefore known in Lagos as at the 1400s — and the Portuguese records of it is older than its Benin usage.

www.nairaland.com/attachments/13323875_50fd0c2793c64c328da97351f84a1b10_jpeg_jpeg700f1b62dc403cfed9f388bd0fdab0ce

Your pain is very long..

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by gregyboy(m): 8:19am On Apr 02
TAO11:
Going forward always resist being deceived by cheap frauds.

A Benin person has no capability for truth even if s(he) tries hard. And the OP is a Benin boy.

Read the facts below as copied from my comment on another thread: https://www.nairaland.com/6409169/what-does-ukoruama-lagos-mean#100295968

I have discussed this at length in one of my comments on Lagos history while citing the relevant early accounts.

The earliest relevant available sources all point to the fact that the name Èkó is purely of Yoruba origin, from the word Eréko — also called Ìgbèríko.

Eréko is the Yoruba term for a settlement which is used mainly for agriculture, and under the ownership/control of another (neighboring) settlement.

The background to the name Èkó (contraction of Eréko) based on the earliest received traditions of Lagos history is that this has been the island’s name even before it was populated.

The island of Èkó and the adjacent islands (of Ìddó, et al.), as well as all the surrounding lands are — noted in the traditions — to be the aboriginal property of the Awori sub-group of the Yoruba ethnic group.

While they built town settlements on these lands all the way from Ìṣẹri to Ìddó island and elsewhere; the Awori kingdom of Ọ̀ttọ̀/Ìddó reserved the adjacent island (i.e. Èkó) for agricultural purposes — pepper farming and fishing to be precise.

As such, this adjacent island became an erèko of the Awori kingdom of Ọ̀ttọ̀/Ìddó. The name Èkó (viz. Erèko) therefore resulted from the initial purpose for which this adjacent island was originally set aside.

A certain Awori prince (from Ìddó) by the name Arómirẹ́ is said, in the accounts of Lagos history, to have been responsible for pioneering the usage of this island for agriculture purposes.

One of the several names by which this island is known till date comes from the personal name of this Awori prince (viz. Chief Arómirẹ́) due to his pioneering feat.

Besides the names Ereko and Eko by which this island is remembered till date, it is also still remembered by the name Èkó-Arómirẹ́ (from: Eréko-Arómirẹ́, i.e. Arómirẹ́’s agro-colony).

This island is also sometimes called Eko-Arómisá. The word Arómi- (lit: ‘the one who flees on sighting water’) is a wordplay (or pun) on the actual name Arómi-rẹ́ (lit: ‘the one who is in friendly tune with water on sighting it).

The seemingly strange name Korame or Kuramo which is often found in early European accounts of Lagos is not strange at all.

It is no more than the typical early Europeans’ sloppy rendering of the name Èkó-Arómi-rẹ́ — which is an early name of this island.

Lagos island is still alternatively known locally till date as Èkó-Arómi-rẹ́.

Also, the name Eréko also still survives till date on the island. It is well known and unhidden.

In the light of the foregoing accounts of Lagos history, it is only expected that one or more of all these Yoruba names of this island (i.e. “Ereko,” “Eko,” “Eko-Aromi-re,” etc.) would have naturally found its way into the lexicon of the Ijaws, the Binis, etc. — since each of these group had settled on this very island at some later point.

Don’t be bothered or persuaded by the propaganda of the ‘lesser tribes of Nigeria’. Yoruba is their dream and standard. Deep down, they actually want to be nothing but Yoruba.

Cheers!


PS:
Korame/Kurame did not flow from Benin to Lagos as he is fraudulently pretending.

We know this because of the two following facts:

(1) The Portuguese documented this name w.r.t. the Lagos lagoon when they visited the Lagos region in the late 1400s.

(2) The Binis didn’t have any connection with Lagos until approximately one hundred years later — mid/late 1500s.

(3) The name ‘Korame’ was therefore known in Lagos as at the 1400s — and the Portuguese records of it is older than its Benin usage.

www.nairaland.com/attachments/13323875_50fd0c2793c64c328da97351f84a1b10_jpeg_jpeg700f1b62dc403cfed9f388bd0fdab0ce


Trying so hard to force the name Ekoname as Yoruba every other tribe would also be able to do what you're doing


But common sense is what they have and not mere obsession like you


Common sense benin ruled lagos and gave it a name, just the way British ruled Nigeria and gave it a name called Nigeria


We understand your motives led by obsession to distort anything praising benin on yorubas
But history has been made already before you were born

Your obsession would just make you look foolish
Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by TAO11(f): 10:50am On Apr 02
gregyboy:
Trying so hard to force the name Ekoname as Yoruba every other tribe would also be able to do what you're doing
But common sense is what they have and not mere obsession like you
Common sense benin ruled lagos and gave it a name, just the way British ruled Nigeria and gave it a name called Nigeria
We understand your motives led by obsession to distort anything praising benin on yorubas
But history has been made already before you were born
Your obsession would just make you look foolish

koRame
koName

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by davidnazee: 2:52pm On Apr 02
TAO11:

koRame
koName

yarib a
yoruba
Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by TAO11(f): 3:02pm On Apr 02
davidnazee:
yarib a
yoruba
Finally, a Benin boy has unknowingly admitted that koName is a fraud made up by his own brother. wink

In other words, koRame wins again. cheesy

And also, Yoruba wins again :- click here cheesy

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by davidnazee: 4:20pm On Apr 02
TAO11:
Finally, a Benin boy has unknowingly admitted that koName is a fraud made up by his own brother. wink

In other words, koRame wins again. cheesy

And also, Yoruba wins again :- click here cheesy


Nope..
Just saying British corrupted your real name "yarib a" to yoruba, just like Portuguese corrupted Ekonunuame to kurame..

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by TAO11(f): 4:49pm On Apr 02
davidnazee:
Nope..
Just saying British corrupted your real name "yarib a" to yoruba, just like Portuguese corrupted Ekonunuame to kurame..

A fraudulent Bini boy as expected. cheesy

Evidence exists that the Portuguese encountered and used that word for decades (if not a century) before the Binis ever used it. grin

So, if anyone is to corrupt the other’s; the Binis are the ones who did that.

And there is no mention of any fraudulent Ekonuname in any documentation. cheesy

You already admitted that your fraudulent brother made it up. Why are you now backtracking? grin

Also, you’re wrong as always. bRiTiSh’ did not cOrRuPt Yoruba’s name — It was “Yoruba” from the beginning till date.

And that’s why you were asked to click here to read. Click it, don’t be dead-scared of reading cheesy

The only people in history who abandoned their original name for British corruption are the Binis.

The British corrupted your name from ‘Ibini’ to ‘Benin’, and your daddies & mommies could do was say YES SIR! cheesy

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by davidnazee: 6:20pm On Apr 02
TAO11:

A fraudulent Bini boy as expected. cheesy

Evidence exists that the Portuguese encountered and used that word for decades (if not a century) before the Binis ever used it. grin

So, if anyone is to corrupt the other’s; the Binis are the ones who did that.

And there is no mention of any fraudulent Ekonuname in any documentation. cheesy

You already admitted that your fraudulent brother made it up. Why are you now backtracking? grin

Also, you’re wrong as always. bRiTiSh’ did not cOrRuPt Yoruba’s name — It was “Yoruba” from the beginning till date.

And that’s why you were asked to click here to read. Click it, don’t be dead-scared of reading cheesy

The only people in history who abandoned their original name for British corruption are the Binis.

The British corrupted your name from ‘Ibini’ to ‘Benin’, and your daddies & mommies could do was say YES SIR! cheesy

Still doesn't change the fact that all names are corruptions of their original;

YARIB A to Yoruba
Ekonunuame to Kurame

keep wailing.. history is right in ur face
Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by TAO11(f): 9:11pm On Apr 02
davidnazee:
••• YARIB A to Yoruba
Wrong!
Read here don’t be scared. cheesy

Ekonunuame to Kurame
Wrong!
This is a fraud made up by your brother — you already admitted it. Don’t run.

keep wailing... history is right in ur face
If only you won’t be so scared to take this advice which is perfectly meant for you. grin

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by Christistruth00: 8:05pm On Apr 03
gregyboy:



Trying so hard to force the name Ekoname as Yoruba every other tribe would also be able to do what you're doing


But common sense is what they have and not mere obsession like you


Common sense benin ruled lagos and gave it a name, just the way British ruled Nigeria and gave it a name called Nigeria


We understand your motives led by obsession to distort anything praising benin on yorubas
But history has been made already before you were born

Your obsession would just make you look foolish


Eko-Ende in Osun State was one of the Locations of the Yoruba Jalumi War of 1878.

There is also Eko-Ajala (Ajala's Field ) in Osun State.

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by rhektor(m): 11:11pm On Apr 03
TAO11:
Going forward always resist being deceived by cheap frauds.

A Benin person has no capability for truth even if s(he) tries hard. And the OP is a Benin boy.

Read the facts below as copied from my comment on another thread: https://www.nairaland.com/6409169/what-does-ukoruama-lagos-mean#100295968

I have discussed this at length in one of my comments on Lagos history while citing the relevant early accounts.

The earliest relevant available sources all point to the fact that the name Èkó is purely of Yoruba origin, from the word Eréko — also called Ìgbèríko.

Eréko is the Yoruba term for a settlement which is used mainly for agriculture, and under the ownership/control of another (neighboring) settlement.

The background to the name Èkó (contraction of Eréko) based on the earliest received traditions of Lagos history is that this has been the island’s name even before it was populated.

The island of Èkó and the adjacent islands (of Ìddó, et al.), as well as all the surrounding lands are — noted in the traditions — to be the aboriginal property of the Awori sub-group of the Yoruba ethnic group.

While they built town settlements on these lands all the way from Ìṣẹri to Ìddó island and elsewhere; the Awori kingdom of Ọ̀ttọ̀/Ìddó reserved the adjacent island (i.e. Èkó) for agricultural purposes — pepper farming and fishing to be precise.

As such, this adjacent island became an erèko of the Awori kingdom of Ọ̀ttọ̀/Ìddó. The name Èkó (viz. Erèko) therefore resulted from the initial purpose for which this adjacent island was originally set aside.

A certain Awori prince (from Ìddó) by the name Arómirẹ́ is said, in the accounts of Lagos history, to have been responsible for pioneering the usage of this island for agriculture purposes.

One of the several names by which this island is known till date comes from the personal name of this Awori prince (viz. Chief Arómirẹ́) due to his pioneering feat.

Besides the names Ereko and Eko by which this island is remembered till date, it is also still remembered by the name Èkó-Arómirẹ́ (from: Eréko-Arómirẹ́, i.e. Arómirẹ́’s agro-colony).

This island is also sometimes called Eko-Arómisá. The word Arómi- (lit: ‘the one who flees on sighting water’) is a wordplay (or pun) on the actual name Arómi-rẹ́ (lit: ‘the one who is in friendly tune with water on sighting it).

The seemingly strange name Korame or Kuramo which is often found in early European accounts of Lagos is not strange at all.

It is no more than the typical early Europeans’ sloppy rendering of the name Èkó-Arómi-rẹ́ — which is an early name of this island.

Lagos island is still alternatively known locally till date as Èkó-Arómi-rẹ́.

Also, the name Eréko also still survives till date on the island. It is well known and unhidden.

In the light of the foregoing accounts of Lagos history, it is only expected that one or more of all these Yoruba names of this island (i.e. “Ereko,” “Eko,” “Eko-Aromi-re,” etc.) would have naturally found its way into the lexicon of the Ijaws, the Binis, etc. — since each of these group had settled on this very island at some later point.

Don’t be bothered or persuaded by the propaganda of the ‘lesser tribes of Nigeria’. Yoruba is their dream and standard. Deep down, they actually want to be nothing but Yoruba.

Cheers!


PS:
Korame/Kurame did not flow from Benin to Lagos as he is fraudulently pretending.

We know this because of the two following facts:

(1) The Portuguese documented this name w.r.t. the Lagos lagoon when they visited the Lagos region in the late 1400s.

(2) The Binis didn’t have any connection with Lagos until approximately one hundred years later — mid/late 1500s.

(3) The name ‘Korame’ was therefore known in Lagos as at the 1400s — and the Portuguese records of it is older than its Benin usage.

www.nairaland.com/attachments/13323875_50fd0c2793c64c328da97351f84a1b10_jpeg_jpeg700f1b62dc403cfed9f388bd0fdab0ce

Hello tao11
Even though this is not related to the topic but I want you to check this out and make comment on it. I think it is making some sense


https://www.facebook.com/1887935548097036/posts/2884850175072230/?sfnsn=scwspmo&d=n&vh=e

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by TAO11(f): 11:23pm On Apr 03
rhektor:
Hello tao11
Even though this is not related to the topic but I want you to check this out and make comment on it. I think it is making some sense


https://www.facebook.com/1887935548097036/posts/2884850175072230/?sfnsn=scwspmo&d=n&vh=e
I’ve checked it out to some point.

He is mixing up some truth with some falsehood and deception.

I think his move is politically motivated.

On the overall - Ilorin is a Yoruba territory of Oyo-Ile; and Oduduwa is not from no Sudan.

Oduduwa is a Yoruba man from the Oke-Ora hilly settlement of Ife.

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by Quelme: 12:03am On Apr 04
gregyboy:
The name lagos was originally called Ekonunuame or Ekoname by the benins, this means camp of waters,

Eko= camp
Ame= waters

Eko-na-me = camp of waters

The Portuguese had pronounced it as curame

Others shortened it as Eko

Back then growing up we could still hear the elderly ones refer to lagos as Ekoname in Benin we had taught it was a mere nickname, not knowing it was actually the originally name giving by benins to lagos untill the old European text made it clear


facts still remains that the Binis are the kingmakers of Lagos any day, any time.
Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by TAO11(f): 12:19am On Apr 04
Quelme:
facts still remains that the Binis are the kingmakers of Lagos any day, any time.
The attachment shows:

(1) A Yoruba king of Lagos

(2) A Yoruba king maker

(3) A Yoruba crown

Cheers!

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by rhektor(m): 12:21am On Apr 04
TAO11:
I’ve checked it out to some point.

He is missing some truth with some falsehood and deception.

I think his move is politically motivated.

On the overall - Ilorin is a Yoruba territory of Oyo-Ile; and Oduduwa is not from no Sudan.

I know that he's mixing truth with lies because he's trying to argue against having Ọba in Ilorin, for a truth there was never an Ọba in Ilorin but the Hadandawa actually sound plausible. Maybe we've not been looking at it from that point of view
Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by TAO11(f): 12:23am On Apr 04
rhektor:
I know that he's mixing truth with lies because he's trying to argue against having Ọba in Ilorin, for a truth there was never an Ọba in Ilorin but the Hadandawa actually sound plausible. Maybe we've not been looking at it from that point of view
Ilorin had baales not obas.

All experts whose professional careers are made from African & Yoruba history have submitted that Oduduwa is not from Sudan, etc.

It is only ‘madness’ to think that a layperson may know better than the experts themselves.

It is no different from the ‘madness’ of thinking that a road-side mechanic may know more on surgery than all surgeons know.

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by rhektor(m): 12:26am On Apr 04
TAO11:
Ilorin had Baales not Oba’s.

All experts whose professional careers are made from African & Yoruba history have submitted that Oduduwa is not from Sudan, etc.


Thanks for the response

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by TAO11(f): 12:28am On Apr 04
rhektor:



Thanks for the response
You’re welcome sir. I just added to the reply.
Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by gregyboy(m): 12:50am On Apr 04
rhektor:



Thanks for the response

Thanking a lieing machine
Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by davidnazee: 2:12am On Apr 04
gregyboy:


Thanking a lieing machine

In the land of the mumus, a fish brain person is ruler..
Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by Balogunodua(m): 7:58am On Apr 04
Edo miscreants no dey taya no

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by Balogunodua(m): 8:00am On Apr 04
Quelme:
facts still remains that the Binis are the kingmakers of Lagos any day, any time.


You mean the Lagos in Edo state abi

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by Balogunodua(m): 8:01am On Apr 04
davidnazee:

In the land of the mumus, a fish brain person is ruler..
Uncle runaway hwfa na .... grin

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by Balogunodua(m): 8:04am On Apr 04
gregyboy:



Trying so hard to force the name Ekoname as Yoruba every other tribe would also be able to do what you're doing


But common sense is what they have and not mere obsession like you


Common sense benin ruled lagos and gave it a name, just the way British ruled Nigeria and gave it a name called Nigeria


We understand your motives led by obsession to distort anything praising benin on yorubas
But history has been made already before you were born

Your obsession would just make you look foolish
You are the trying to force your lies down our throats....but guess what? She exposed your lies.... grin

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by Balogunodua(m): 8:05am On Apr 04
gregyboy:
The name lagos was originally called Ekonunuame or Ekoname by the benins, this means camp of waters,

Eko= camp
Ame= waters

Eko-na-me = camp of waters

The Portuguese had pronounced it as curame

Others shortened it as Eko

Back then growing up we could still hear the elderly ones refer to lagos as Ekoname in Benin we had taught it was a mere nickname, not knowing it was actually the originally name giving by benins to lagos untill the old European text made it clear



Lagos wannabe.. grin

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Re: The Name Lagos, Was Called Ekonunuame By The Benins by Balogunodua(m): 8:06am On Apr 04
TAO11:
Going forward always resist being deceived by cheap frauds.

A Benin person has no capability for truth even if s(he) tries hard. And the OP is a Benin boy.

Read the facts below as copied from my comment on another thread: https://www.nairaland.com/6409169/what-does-ukoruama-lagos-mean#100295968

I have discussed this at length in one of my comments on Lagos history while citing the relevant early accounts.

The earliest relevant available sources all point to the fact that the name Èkó is purely of Yoruba origin, from the word Eréko — also called Ìgbèríko.

Eréko is the Yoruba term for a settlement which is used mainly for agriculture, and under the ownership/control of another (neighboring) settlement.

The background to the name Èkó (contraction of Eréko) based on the earliest received traditions of Lagos history is that this has been the island’s name even before it was populated.

The island of Èkó and the adjacent islands (of Ìddó, et al.), as well as all the surrounding lands are — noted in the traditions — to be the aboriginal property of the Awori sub-group of the Yoruba ethnic group.

While they built town settlements on these lands all the way from Ìṣẹri to Ìddó island and elsewhere; the Awori kingdom of Ọ̀ttọ̀/Ìddó reserved the adjacent island (i.e. Èkó) for agricultural purposes — pepper farming and fishing to be precise.

As such, this adjacent island became an erèko of the Awori kingdom of Ọ̀ttọ̀/Ìddó. The name Èkó (viz. Erèko) therefore resulted from the initial purpose for which this adjacent island was originally set aside.

A certain Awori prince (from Ìddó) by the name Arómirẹ́ is said, in the accounts of Lagos history, to have been responsible for pioneering the usage of this island for agriculture purposes.

One of the several names by which this island is known till date comes from the personal name of this Awori prince (viz. Chief Arómirẹ́) due to his pioneering feat.

Besides the names Ereko and Eko by which this island is remembered till date, it is also still remembered by the name Èkó-Arómirẹ́ (from: Eréko-Arómirẹ́, i.e. Arómirẹ́’s agro-colony).

This island is also sometimes called Eko-Arómisá. The word Arómi- (lit: ‘the one who flees on sighting water’) is a wordplay (or pun) on the actual name Arómi-rẹ́ (lit: ‘the one who is in friendly tune with water on sighting it).

The seemingly strange name Korame or Kuramo which is often found in early European accounts of Lagos is not strange at all.

It is no more than the typical early Europeans’ sloppy rendering of the name Èkó-Arómi-rẹ́ — which is an early name of this island.

Lagos island is still alternatively known locally till date as Èkó-Arómi-rẹ́.

Also, the name Eréko also still survives till date on the island. It is well known and unhidden.

In the light of the foregoing accounts of Lagos history, it is only expected that one or more of all these Yoruba names of this island (i.e. “Ereko,” “Eko,” “Eko-Aromi-re,” etc.) would have naturally found its way into the lexicon of the Ijaws, the Binis, etc. — since each of these group had settled on this very island at some later point.

Don’t be bothered or persuaded by the propaganda of the ‘lesser tribes of Nigeria’. Yoruba is their dream and standard. Deep down, they actually want to be nothing but Yoruba.

Cheers!


PS:
Korame/Kurame did not flow from Benin to Lagos as he is fraudulently pretending.

We know this because of the two following facts:

(1) The Portuguese documented this name w.r.t. the Lagos lagoon when they visited the Lagos region in the late 1400s.

(2) The Binis didn’t have any connection with Lagos until approximately one hundred years later — mid/late 1500s.

(3) The name ‘Korame’ was therefore known in Lagos as at the 1400s — and the Portuguese records of it is older than its Benin usage.

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I dey wit u..... Mami grin

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