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Nok Village
Nok Village

Nok Village

Cultural centre

Kaduna

2

Sightseeing, Relaxation, Learn, Explore art, Ceremony

History of Nok Village Nok Village. Have you ever heard about Nok art? You have to live it to know it. No amount of literature can capture the culture that has been around for more than 2,500 years. If you are in the area, you should see the minaret - an elevation for sighting incoming enemies, now a prime tourist lodestone. Nok is a small village located in Jaba, Kaduna (500km away from Abuja). “Nok” was given to the artworks because they were first discovered in that village. Archaeologists found out that the Nok arts were created during the Iron Age civilization. Its history dates back to the 2nd to 5th century of the Iron Age. Colonel Dent Young first discovered the famous Nok terracotta sculptures in Taruga, Kaduna, in 1928. The archaeologist, Bernard Fagg, later discovered more sculptures in 1940 and named them “Nok” because of the location where the sculptures were found.  It is a remarkable cultural site that gives you a view of history especially details of the Iron Age in Nigeria.  Security/Safety of Nok Village This is a very safe location.

Mbari cultural center
Mbari cultural center

Mbari cultural center

Cultural centre

Imo

1

Sightseeing, Learn, Explore art

About Mbari cultural center Mbari cultural center was built to house the pieces that perfectly portray the foundation of the Igbo culture. It is notable as the home to the culture and traditions of Igbo people Mbari cultural center is a tourist attraction that promotes the culture, history and tradition of Igbo people. It houses sculptures and artefacts hoping to tell their story via artistic expressions. Security/Safety of Mbari cultural center This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Mbari cultural center, here are some helpful things to take along with you: camera Things to do while at Mbari cultural center You can do this one thing at the Mbari cultural center: see the gods housed in the center

Bogobiri House
Bogobiri House

Bogobiri House

Cultural centre

Lagos

284

Sightseeing, Relaxation, Learn, Explore art, Ceremony

History of Bogobiri House Bogobiri House was built in 2003 to preserve and celebrate the rich Nigerian culture via food, art shows and stage plays. It is notable as a sanctuary for art lovers, musicians, creative people. Built by Tola Akerele, this boutique hotel offers visitors a unique opportunity to interface with the creative soul of Africa’s most vibrant city. Recently, an expansion and upgrade were done on the rooms which are now perfect for business and leisure travelers. It is an art and entertainment center for all. Bogibiri house is a sanctuary for art lovers, historians and fun seekers looking to experience the rich cultural heritage Nigeria has to offer. Security/Safety of Bogobiri House This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Bogobiri House, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A camera A friend, date or significant other. Things to do while at Bogobiri House Visit the art gallery Try out the local delicacies at the onsite restaurant. Best Features It is a fun place to enjoy culture and food. Writer's Review To enjoy culture and good food. Most common visitors Art lovers, Historians, Curators The Return of Bogobiri Festival- An article in This Day News paper in 2015 to commemorate the 12th anniversary of Bogobiri House.

Jazz Hole
Jazz Hole

Jazz Hole

Cultural centre

Lagos

219

Sightseeing, Relaxation, Learn, Explore art, Ceremony

About Jazz Hole Jazz Hole was built to serve as a collection of rare good music, books and art works.. It is notable as the home of good music, books and art. Jazz Hole is an oasis of good music, literature and art away from the madness of Lagos. It is a delight to art lovers, curators and book lovers. Security/Safety of Jazz Hole This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Jazz Hole, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A camera A friend- the experience is best shared! Things to do while at Jazz Hole See the music collection Visit the book section Best Features It is home to vintage records of past musicians. Writer's Review To go and appreciate rare Nigerian music, books and art. Most common visitors Book lovers, Curators, Historians.

Motherlan'
Motherlan'

Motherlan'

Cultural centre

Lagos

213

Sightseeing, Relaxation, Learn, Explore art, Ceremony

History of Motherlan' Motherlan' was built in 1997 for the appreciation of African music. It is notable as a center for good music, food and relaxation. Built by Lágbájá in 1997. Motherlan' showcases the best of African variation of mid-tempo jazz music, culture and nightlife. Security/Safety of Motherlan' This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Motherlan', here are some helpful things to take along with you: A camera Cash Things to do while at Motherlan' Listen to the musical performances Try out the local delicacies Dance! Best Features It is home to good music, food and culture. Writer's Review To go and enjoy the rich African-Nigerian culture. Most common visitors Musicians, Comedians, Fun seekers Comedian De don lights up Motherlan- All Africa story, 2014.

Dada Pottery
Dada Pottery

Dada Pottery

Cultural centre

Kwara

0

Sightseeing, Relaxation, Learn, Explore art, Ceremony

History of Dada Pottery Dada Pottery is one of the largest and oldest pottery making institutions in Nigeria. Security/Safety of Dada Pottery This is a very safe location. What To Bring Good camera phone or a camera Things to do while at Dada Pottery Buy some of the pottery works. Pay Owo Iya (matriarch levy) Learn about the history of pottery making. Best Features It is a place that celebrates the rich Ilorin pottery-making culture. Writer's Review To go learn and experience the rich pottery-making history of Ilorin. Most common visitors Curators, Historians, Photographers. Dada Pottery: Where women potters hold sway- Ilorin news info 2014. The pottery works are almost like those of the creator who was the first potter- Yemisi, one of the potters to me.

Society for the Performing Arts of Nigeria
Society for the Performing Arts of Nigeria

Relaxation, Learn, Explore art, Dance

About Society for the Performing Arts of Nigeria Society for the Performing Arts of Nigeria was built in February 2005. It is notable as a center to unleash creativity! The Society for the Performing Arts of Nigeria hopes to change the fortunes of talented young Nigerians through music, dance and theatre. It is a non-governmental organization that has set up a world-class standard of education to see to the training of talented Nigerians. Security/Safety of Society for the Performing Arts of Nigeria This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Society for the Performing Arts of Nigeria, here are some helpful things to take along with you: An instrument. An open mind. Things to do while at the Society for the Performing Arts of Nigeria Here are a few things you can do at the Society for the Performing Arts of Nigeria: Learn to play a musical instrument. Learn how to dance. Train to become the next Leonardo. Best Features It is a place that encourages art to blossom in its fullness. Writer's Review To go and learn how to dance, act or play an instrument. Most common visitors Artists, Musicians, Artsy people. SPAN has a programme in our school today- Proprietor of Avicenna school.

Cultural Centre Complex, Calabar
Cultural Centre Complex, Calabar

Cultural Centre Complex, Calabar

Cultural centre

Cross River

1,036

Sightseeing, Relaxation, Learn, Explore art, Ceremony, Attend public lectures

About Cultural Centre Complex, Calabar Cultural Centre Complex, Calabar was established to serve as a central point for the promotion of cultural activities in the state. No place shows the spirit and culture of Calabar City and Cross River State in general than the Cultural Centre Complex. Security/Safety of Cultural Centre Complex, Calabar This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Cultural Centre Complex, Calabar, here are some helpful things to take along with you:   Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with A companion and family   Best Features This is a melting pot for cultural and social activities in Calabar. Housing incredible cultural-related pieces and facilities for theatre and conference events, it provides a magnificent venue where culture can be celebrated and knowledge can be shared and passed on. Writer's Review Plans are in advanced stages to build a shopping mall within the compound to fuse the cultural and leisure atmosphere and provide a one-stop centre for relaxation, fun, and appreciation of art.   The National Theatre Lagos has the best theatre facilities in the country, followed by the Calabar Cultural Centre Complex - Pillar. Nov 06, 2015 Cross River Gets 232Million From Sale of Cultural Center - Cross River Watch. May 06, 2014   Security/Safety of Cultural Centre Complex, Calabar This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Cultural Centre Complex, Calabar, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with A companion and family Best Features This is a melting pot for cultural and social activities in Calabar. Housing incredible cultural-related pieces and facilities for theatre and conference events, it provides a magnificent venue where culture can be celebrated and knowledge can be shared and passed on. Writer's Review Plans are in advanced stages to build a shopping mall within the compound to fuse the cultural and leisure atmosphere and provide a one-stop centre for relaxation, fun, and appreciation of art. The National Theatre Lagos has the best theatre facilities in the country, followed by the Calabar Cultural Centre Complex - Pillar. Nov 06, 2015 Cross River Gets 232Million From Sale of Cultural Center - Cross River Watch. May 06, 2014

Adeyemi Bero Auditorium
Adeyemi Bero Auditorium

Adeyemi Bero Auditorium

Cultural centre

Lagos

0

Work, Sightseeing, Attend public lectures

History of Adeyemi Bero Auditorium Adeyemi Bero Auditorium was built. One of the most used centers in Lagos by both the present and past administration of the state, mainly used for educational, social, economic and political events and with state-of-art facilities. Security/Safety of Adeyemi Bero Auditorium This is a very safe location. Keep your belongings properly. Things to do while at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium Before heading to Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Attend Seminars. Attend government events. Best Features The Adeyemi Bero Auditorium is an events center built by the Lagos State Government for hosting various events concerned with the state. The expansive hall features an ample parking space, a standby generator, a stage and a well ventilated room. It has been used popularly for send-forth ceremonies of retiring state officials as well as numerous symposiums. Most common visitors Government officials, Individuals, Students.

British Council, Port Harcourt
British Council, Port Harcourt

British Council, Port Harcourt

Cultural centre

Rivers

420

Sightseeing, Relaxation, Learn, Explore art, Ceremony, Attend public lectures

History of British Council, Port Harcourt British Council, Port Harcourt. This is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations here in Port Harcourt building links between citizens of the United Kingdom and Nigeria. Security/Safety of British Council, Port Harcourt This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to British Council, Port Harcourt, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Educational materials if you plan on taking a class or exam Your school details if you want to apply for a scholarship A camera will be nice if you are coming for a cultural event Best Features Building mutually beneficial relationships between people in Port Harcourt and its environs and the UK, the British Council's activities are delivered through Arts, Education, English and Society business units as well as a thriving exams unit providing opportunities for thousands of citizens to acquire globally recognized qualifications. They connect the UK and Port Harcourt school sectors to enrich education, promote global citizenship and build international trust and understanding by fostering dialogue and international partnerships between higher education institutions and organisations and helping students who want to study abroad. Writer's Review They partner with civil society organisations, government ministries and institutions in the UK, Port Harcourt and around Nigeria to deliver high quality programs that helps citizens and institutions contribute to a more inclusive, open and prosperous society.

Bwari Pottery Village
Bwari Pottery Village

Bwari Pottery Village

Cultural centre

Abuja

0

Sightseeing, Learn, Explore art, Buy/Sell

History of Bwari Pottery Village Bwari Pottery Village. Security/Safety of Bwari Pottery Village This is a very safe location.

Institut Français du Nigeria
Institut Français du Nigeria

Institut Français du Nigeria

Cultural centre

Abuja

0

Sightseeing, Relaxation, Learn, Explore art, Ceremony, Attend public lectures

About Institut Français du Nigeria Institut Français du Nigeria was discovered in 2009. Formerly known as 'French Cultural Centre', this centre is the major French centre in Abuja. Security/Safety of Institut Français du Nigeria This is a very safe location. Best Features The Institut Français du Nigéria is the agency in charge of promoting French language and culture in Nigeria. A central meeting place, the Institut Français du Nigéria focuses on promoting and sharing the French language and franco-nigerian cultural exchanges as well as promoting higher education in France. Writer's Review As the major cultural centre in Abuja, the French Institute organises around a hundred events throughout the year, including film festivals, theatre, concerts and visual arts. All are accessible for English speakers. Institut Français du Nigéria and Abuja Literary Society presents "The Poet Spring"-Editor, veryabuja.com Institut Francais Nigeria presents World Music Day commemoration-EventsBrite