Did You Know Archives 1


In Lagos in 1865 one bag of 20,000 cowry shells was exchanged for one or two English Pound.


Disney owns the film right to Amos Tutuola’s The Palm Wine Drinkard.


Nnamdi Azikiwe gave a speech calling for the independence of Africa nations in Washington DC, in December 1949.


The Nigerian author Ben was just 17 when his first book was published.


Charles Dickens was a major influence  on Chinua Achebe’s work.

Two Nigerians – Ben Enwonwu and Chinwe Chukwuogo – have painted the official portrait of Queen Elizabeth.