Badagry also spelt as Badagiri is a community in lagos State; and a local government area. That lies on Lagos – Badagry Express way; while the Yewa river runs through it and the Ascon road links to Badagry Recreational Park. However, Badagry in Lagos State is close to Ipokia in Ogun state, Ado Odo, Ilogbo and Magbon and Djeregbe in Benin republic. ALSO READ ABOUT, IROPO TOWN IN IPOKIA LGA. Meanwhile, Iya-Afin Ajara, Igbogbele, Ibereko, Posukoh, Apa are it border town. Furthermore, Awhanjigoh shares border with the Atlantic ocean.
Badagry which prides itself as a cradle of civilization in nigeria dates back in 1425 A.D. Therefore, it’s an ancient town in the country just like Ikote Ekpene. ALSO READ ABOUT, ABIAKPO TOWN IN IKOTE EKPENE. Furthermore, the town originate it’s name from an ancient popular farmer; whose name is Agbede. But usually called Agbedegreme in Egun dialect. Although, it translate as “Agbede’s farm”.
Badagry in Nigeria has a Paramount ruler. However, the title of this Paramount ruler in this acient town is Oba Akran of Badagry. Furthermore, the Current Oba of Badagry came into office since 1977; De Wheno Aholu Menu Toyi 1 HRM is still the present ruler of Badagry in 2020. Also, there are 7 high ranking chiefs; each with white cap to symbolise honour in Badagry town and rule the quarters.
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Quarters in Badagry
There are 8 quarters in Badagry Lagos State which are govern by the white cap chiefs. Here are the list of quarters in Badagry community.
Fact about Badagry Lagos State
These are the few things you should know about Badagry
1. Rev Thomas Birch Freeman first preach Christianity in Badagry Lagos State before other part of Nigeria.
2. Do you know that Rev Thomas Birch Freeman first Christmas celebration was in Asisoe Tin in Badagry.
3. Also, it is the first place educational system in Nigeria as a british colony started.
4. Furthermore, the first storey building in Nigeria lies in Badagry Lagos State. Which attract over two thousand visitors.
5. Still the first Primary School was established by Wesleyan Mission (Methodist Church) in 1843 and named it Nursery of Infant Church which later became St Thomas Anglican Nursery & Primary School by Rev Golmer of the CMS 1845.
Badagry Nigeria weather
Badagry in Lagos State has a cool weather. However, during the day it’s hit 31°c just like many part of Lagos State eg. Surulere, Ikorodu, Victoria Island and Festac. Meanwhile, some other places in Lagos; especially Ikeja weather forecast could be 32°c. But at night, it may drop toe 27°c. Furthermore, the Badagry weather is often dry and has little to no amount of rainfall. Although, Lagos State has a very good weather; compare to northern or southern state in Nigeria. Lagos is a south Western state. Therefore, having mix weather characteristic. It’s is influence by the Western and Southern weather in Nigeria. If you are thinking about a trip to Badagry after the Corona Virus or ConVid-19. Then the best time is to sail in or fly in is July. And stay through August so you can enjoy the Badagry Festival. November prepares you for hamattan and in December and first week of January you get to experience it more.
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Badagry Festival in Lagos State
Which is usually organise by African Renaissance Foundation. Displaying all kinds of dance and masquerade. Also there are usually football competition, Sato drum and fire eaters display. However, the festival is always in remembrance of the slave trade era.
Population of Badagary Lagos State
It is a local but popular town in Lagos with a population approximately 241,093 on a 440.3 km² land area. However, the majority of them are business people. While some go into fishing on the lagoon port. If you want to experience the village lifestyle then visit Badagry. Furthermore, majority of Lagosian are from Badagry, Ikorodu, and Lagos Island, Epe and Ojo. The population in Badagry Lagos State is just like Ethiope Delta State. Although, the land size of Badagry is bigger than Ethiope with 60.3 km² margin.
There are two luxurious beach in Badagry. Although one is more of a resort centre.
* Suntan Beach
* Topo Island Badagry
Badagry heritage museum
Also called the Badagry Black Heritage Museum is home to culture, records and artistic work of the Badagry people. It lies on Lander road in Marina, Badagry. However, the museum houses both pre slave, slave era and after slave era. This is another interesting place to visit in Badagry.
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Where is Badagry located
Badagry is located in Lagos State Nigeria in West Africa. Also, It is a port town that shares border with seme and Djeregbe in Oueme.
Badagry point of no return
This is Gberefu Island in Badagry where the White race use for moving Black people for slavery. As soon as any black is taken to Gberefu Island it becomes a Point of No Return. However, it is a historical island that has many story to tell.
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Badagry Food in Lagos State
The types of food in Badagry is influence by it surrounding. Do you know that some part of Badagry is occupied by the Benin republic people. Also, they have delicious delicacy from Benin republic that are widely eaten by the Nigerians. Therefore, the foods here are the Yoruba delicacy and the Benin republic type of food. While in Badagry Lagos State here is what you will likely eat; rice, yam, beans, aloko, akpan, peanut soup, efo riro, efo elegusi, apon, ila, amala, kenkey, semo etc. Also, avocados, bananas, orange, pineapples and kiwi are common fruits here.