Yesterday I received a special offer.
I received 10 postcards about Nigeria. My first ones from this amazing country. I put all along the time. Starts Now!
In this picture we can see a Olumo Rock in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Unesco Tentative List!
A little beat of history:
Olumo rock is located in Abeokuta the Ogun state capital. The rock dates back to the days when songs of war dominated the airwaves in Yoruba land, that’s was in the first quarter of 19th century when Oyo empire was falling apart from pressure of Fulani attacks from outside and fraternal conflicts from within.
In 1830, shoeke, a hunter and leader of Egba refugees from Ibadan area founded the town of Abeokuta which means “beneath the rock”. The rock was later named “Olumo” which had two levels of meaning. The first is “Olu” (God) “Mo” (Molded) the second is “Oluwa fi mo” (God has put an end to our wandering and suffering).
Thanks a lot to Nigeria Embassy.
Uma oferta muito especial. Muito Obrigado!