Chief Nana's Palace

Koko, Warri

Chief Nana's Palace Description

History of Chief Nana's Palace

Chief Nana's Palace. It is notable as a living history museum.

Chief Nana's Palace is a living history museum dedicated to the life and deeds of Chief Nana of Olomu, a powerful nineteenth century entrepreneur who is notable for his extended contact with the British Empire.

Security/Safety of Chief Nana's Palace

This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Chief Nana's Palace, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with
  • Things to do while at Chief Nana's Palace

    Before heading to Chief Nana's Palace, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • See Chief Nana's belongings and artefacts from that period
  • Learn about Benin history
  • Best Features

    Nana Olomu was born into the Itsekiri community of Jakpa around 1852. He was a merchant who later became the fourth Itsekiri chief to hold the position of Governor of Benin River. Although born as "Eriomala", he became known by his pet name "Nana".

    Writer's Review

    As a reflection of the grandeur of his achievements, Nana built this magnificent edifice at the turn of the century. It houses his personal effects and evidence of his contact with the Queen, administrators and traders of the British Empire. This Palace has now become recognized and approved as one of the national monuments.

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