Scenes from the 1926 British Silent Film “Palaver” filmed amongst the Sura and Angas people of the Bauchi Plateau in Northern Nigeria, where the rivalry between a British District Officer and a tin miner leads to war. The film was shot entirely in Northern Nigeria.
The iconic actor James Earl Jones (then 38 years old) was the first-ever Sesame Street guest star, back in 1969 during the 1st season. He delivers a dramatic recitation of the alphabet in Sesame Street’s first season.
Groundnut pyramids were the invention of Alhassan Dantata, a prominent nut trader. Dantata came to Kano in 1919 and within five years was one of the most successful businessmen, supplying the Royal Niger Company (RNC) with most of their groundnuts. Dantata’s company kept their groundnuts at a facility in Kofar Nassarawa, and they stacked the…Details