Traditions & Society

Egyptian Tomb in Saqqara Necropolis Found to Contain 27 Sealed Sarcophagi

By Jessie Yeung, CNN (CNN) — Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered almost 30 sarcophagi believed…

El Anatsui
El Anatsui Awarded 2020 Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture

El Anatsui, the great Ghanaian sculptor, has been awarded the Skowhegan School of Painting and…

Abinoro Akporode Collins by Artbycollins - Folio Nigeria
Artist of Spoons

In a final year class at the School of Arts and Design, Auchi Polytechnic, Collins…

Birni Ngazargamu, the Old Capital of the Kanem-Bornu Empire

By 1460, Mai Ali Gazi (1476-1503), ruler of the Kanem Empire, had defeated his rivals…

13 Mysterious Mummies Discovered in Egyptian Well

By Harry Clarke-Ezzidio, CNN (CNN) — Egypt has uncovered a mysterious collection of coffins thought…

Hubbare - credit to @ Hailfinger1
The Hubbare: The Tomb of Usman Dan Fodio

On Sultan Bello Road in Sokoto, near the Sultan’s Palace and Masallacin Shehu Mosque, is…

The Women Weavers of Akwete

After she turned seven, and her arms were long enough, Grace Anelechi Okere began to…

Celebrating Ogun in Ondo

Ogun, the most storied of the Yoruba gods, is a fearsome being: god of iron…

The Glass Bead Makers of Bida

In the town of Bida, Niger State, in traditional parlours called katamba, a guild of…

The Soapstone Figures of Esie

In 1775, a group of refugees from Old Oyo arrived in Esie, an Igbomina town…