Check Out This Reader’s Digest (Nigeria) Advertisement for Cadbury’s Bournvita in December 1966.

Millicent Dolly May Small, a Jamaican singer and songwriter best remembered for her 1964 hit song “My Boy Lollipop,” was the star of this incredible advertising campaign. At that time, Millie was 19 years old; manufacturing at the Agindigbi plant had just begun in 1965. This campaign was for Cardbury  West Africa. In the 1960s, the marketing contributed to the “Bournvita’s” rise to fame. In the 1960s, Millie was invited to  Nigeria by  the late  Eddie Ugbomah, a legendary filmmaker and showbiz icon. She performed at  prestigious nightclubs  and locations  throughout Lagos. Millie was adored by the late Oba Adeyinka Oyekan II, the Oba of Lagos. Later on, he would give her the title of chieftaincy. Additionally, the late leader MKO ABIOLA was a huge Bournvita enthusiast. On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Millie passed away due to a stroke. Her age was seventy-two. Gen Z can’t relate to this.

Usher in your Weekend with these Thrilling Throwback Jam from Early 2000s

These songs reflect the dynamic and memorable music scene of the 2000s with their infectious beats and enduring appeal. Whether you’re reliving the past or discovering these classics for the first time, these songs remain a testament to Nigeria’s musical heritage. Below you will find the most popular Nigerian songs of the early and late 2000s, selected for you and easily. Enjoy! Tony Tetuila ft. 2face & Ruff Rugged N’ Raw- Omode Meta https://oldnaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Tony-Tetuila-Ft-Plantainshun-Boiz-Ruff-Rugged-Raw-Omode-Meta_tooXclusive.com_.mp3   Eedris…

Listen to These Buzzling Old Awilo Longomba Songs

Awilo Longomba is a Congolese musician who dominated Nigeria and Africa with his songs in the late 1990s and 2000s. He was born on May 5, 1962 in Kinshasa. His father, Vicky Longomba, was from the Mongo region of Ecuador and his mother was from the Ngombe region of Ecuador and Congo-Brazzaville. We have selected some of Awilo Logomba’s best old songs to please your listening.   Gate Le Coin (Makossa)…

Enjoy this Comedy by Gbenga Adeboye

Gbenga Adeboye, popularly known as Funwontan, was a legendary comedian, presenter and radio presenter who ruled the radio space at its peak. He was born on September 30, 1959 in Odeomu, a town in Osun State, Nigeria. In the early 1980s, a broadcast on Radio Lagos earned him the nickname Funwontan. Other notable nicknames of Gbenga Adeboye include Alaye mi Gbengulo, Abefe, Alhaji Pastor Oluwo, Jengbetiele and Itu baba Ita. Between 1990 and 2003 he released a total of six albums. His style consisted of composing songs on…

General Iliya D. Bisalla, 30 Other Coup Plotters Executed on February 1976

General Iliya D. Bisalla was executed on March 11, 1976, along with 30 other officers, for their role in the failed coup of February 13, 1976, in which General Murtala Muhammed was killed. General I.D Bisalla A total of 125 people were arrested in connection with the attack. Forty were released, but 32, including the Minister of Defense, Major General.I. D. Bisalla was sentenced to death. They were executed at the Kirikiri Prison shooting range. General ID. Bisalla took part in the testimony of Colonel Dimka during the investigation into the failed coup attempt. Bisalla was controversially convicted by the secret special military tribunal of conspiracy and concealment of treason. He proclaimed that he…

Odumegwu Ojukwu’s Secession Speech on May 30 1967

On May 30, 1967, before the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War/Biafra War, the Military Governor of the Eastern Region, Lieutenant Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, delivered a speech declaring the Republic of Biafra sovereign. Read more below. Fellow countrymen and women, you, the people of Eastern Nigeria: Conscious of the supreme authority of Almighty God over all mankind, of your duty to yourselves and prosperity; Aware that you can no longer be…

DJ Mix-Best of Oriental Brothers

If you are looking for a place to listen to the best Oriental Brothers DJ mixes, you’ve come to the right place. The Oriental Brothers, a famous Igbo band from Owerri, were one of the most popular bands in Nigeria in the 1970s. Their distinctive instrumentation and proverbial lyrics brought them great fame. The Original Oriental Brothers International group consisted of five members: Godwin “Kabak” Opar, who was the leader of the group, leader Christogonus “Dr. Sir Warrior” Ezewuiro Obinna, Ferdinand “DanSatch” Chukwuemeka Opara, Livinus “Akwela” Alaribe and Fred “Ichita”…

Treaty Between Lagos and Britain

Before the British bombardment of Lagos in 1851, Lagos was a major slave trading port under Oba Kosoko. Britain fought hard for the abolition of the slave trade in Lagos but due to some reasons having to do with Oba Kosoko, the mission was not accomplished. In 1849, Britain appointed John Beecroft as Consul of…

Adubi War of 1918

The Adubi War, also known as Ogun Adubi or Egba Rebellion, was a war that broke out between June and August 1918 as a result of the tax system introduced by the British colonial government in Abeokuta. Direct taxes were introduced by the colonial government alongside existing bonds and forced labor levies, culminating in the…

The Unique System of Governance Of The Igbos Before The Pre-Colonial Era.

The Igbo polity and pre-colonial administration have been described by scholars as headless, that is, leaderless, leaderless or headless. This term is considered appropriate to describe the pre-colonial Igbo political system as it was decentralized and based on direct and village democracy in which everyone had the power to participate in decision-making. Council of Elders…