Welcome to knowaboutnigeria.blogspot.com

Tour Guide Nigeria is a means of showcasing to the world Nigeria's beauty. It showcases the rich cultural heritage of the country, the delicious cuisines, the beautiful people, interesting places, the wild life and the tours and hospitality organizations. It also talks about the problems facing hospitality and tourism development in Nigeria and tries to proffer solutions to the ones it can.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Introducing TourguideRotimi

Hi, my name is Rotimi; I love traveling and I am also a tour guide.
I would be sharing stories of my tours with you and inviting you on some future tours.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria

Mrs Grace Atinuke, born November 16, 1931, is known to be the first ever Miss Nigeria, having won the pageant in 1957.

Though she hails from Kogi State, Grandma Oyelude was born in Kano to James Adeleye Olude and Marthan Dantu, who both hail from Isanlu, present day Kogi State.

Sunday, 29 July 2018



Grateful Life Leisures and Holidays is one of the leading destination management companies in Nigeria that specializes in providing the best travel, tours and  experience packages for organizations and individuals. 

Saturday, 16 June 2018

6 Important Drums Of The Yoruba People

Nigeria is an interesting country to be and to visit. There is so much to be proud of with respect to arts and culture. Drumming especially is a vital part of the cultural heritage of the Yoruba people of Southwestern Nigeria. Drums are used in special occasions, festivals, carnivals, ceremonies. They even add special effects and style to some bits of our culture. Drums are differentiated by the sound they make, how they are made, history, and appearance. For Yoruba people, ceremonies dictate the kind of drums to use. Here is a look at some of these important drums.

1. Gangan/ Dundun (Talking Drum): Gangan is also known as 'Talking drums' . It holds a special place in the tradition of the Yoruba people, and its use in Yoruba folklore cannot be overemphasized. Its origin can be traced to the Old Oyo Empire in South-West, Nigeria. It was introduced as a means of communication during inauguration of the Alaafin of Oyo. Talking Drums are used to imitate different tone and chant patterns of the Yoruba language. Its hourglass shape makes it possible for it to be held under the arm. It is made of adjustable cords. This cords can determine the pitch of the drum. If the cords and strings are pulled hard, the sound or tone from the drum would increase and if the chords are softly squeezed, the sound will be low. They are frequently used in modern churches, festivals, wedding ceremonies and carnivals.


Sunday, 10 June 2018

15 Things To Know About The Third-Mainland Bridge

In the final series learning about Our Nigerian Bridges, we shall be focusing on The Third-Mainland Bridge

Sunday, 3 June 2018

13 Things To Know About The Niger Bridge

Hello Everyone,

Last time we learnt some things about the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge. Today we shall be discussing the Niger Bridge.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

The Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge

Hello Everyone, today we shall be learning about the famous  Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.
  1. The Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge connects the Phase 1 area, of Lekki with the Ikoyi axis of Lagos.
  2. The Bridge spans a length of 1.36 km.
  3. The Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge. It is the first of its kind cable-stayed pylon bridge in Nigeria. A cable-stayed bridge is a bridge in which the weight of the deck is supported by a number of cables running directly to one or more towers.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Top 5 Nigerian Destinations For Wildlife Lovers

Nigeria, the giant of Africa is not only blessed with the best rainforest, flora, it also has exciting wildlife sanctuaries and preservation centres that are located in different parts of the country. So, if you are a wildlife lover, you do not need to visit South Africa, Kenya or Tanzania to see the wild. There are lovely and beautiful wildlife destinations in Nigeria. 

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Exciting Destinations To Visit In Nigeria

Nigeria is a country rich in culture, beautiful landscapes and adventurous destinations begging to be discovered. One only needs to open their eyes to see the beauty within. There are so many places to explore and this list is not exhaustive; it just contains a few exciting ones we believe you will enjoy exploring this year.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria

Many people rarely consider adding visits to historical buildings to their itinerary when they travel. Such visits can help them expand their knowledge and can also be a great way to reinforce lessons. Some of these historical buildings have hands-on exhibits and tours which add to the visitors’ experience. This said, Nigeria has no shortage of these historic buildings, sites and landmark. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency highlights some of the historical buildings to visit.

Sunday, 4 February 2018


Most of you know I am a nature lover. So I went for my first birdwatching expedition yesterday and meeehhhnnnn... It was AWESOME!!! It was put together by the Lekki Bird Club (LBC), a group of nice and cool people (*wink). I have been so excited and in a very good mood since then, the experience left a very nice taste in my mouth and body. You can try your luck now sef by sending that your pending request, ask to credit my account now and I will allow you, just like that (all because I am in a great mood LOL).

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Top 8 Best Beaches In Nigeria

Nigeria is blessed with beautiful beaches with golden sand and beautiful seashores that are good for picnic, sunbathing and other activities. The best time to visit any of these beaches is during the dry season.

So sit back and relax as I unveil the top 8 best beaches we have in Nigeria. So if you’re looking for a scenic environment, a nice place for beach party or beach wedding, cool spot for picnic, sunbathing, swimming etc. search no more as I will be unveiling the top 8 beaches to have all your beach need met. One of the major challenges facing these beaches is lack of infrastructures.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

10 Ways To Meet Your 2018 Travel Goals

It’s the beginning of a new year. And while we may be making resolutions on new habits we want to acquire and others we want to drop, some of our dreams such as travelling are still very much achievable. To bring your fantasy of wanderlust to reality, what exactly do you have to do you may ask?
To give you an idea on how you could get this done, I have put together some ideas that I am certain could work if put to practice. Don’t just read this, start parking and start exploring right away.

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Meet Mrs Nike Davies Okundaye

Hello Everyone,

It's my last blog post for the year 2017 :)

And I want to use the opportunity to appreciate a very Iconic woman.

Meet Mrs Nike Okundaye; 64-year-old Nigerian Batik & Textile designer who has no formal education but lectures at Harvard university.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

5 Notable Facts About Yoruba People

Hi friends,
The Yoruba People of Western Nigeria are a Nationality of approximately 35 Million people occupying the South-Western parts of Nigeria.While their primaray concentration is in Nigeria, they are also found in other West African countries and throughout the entire world as well.But what are some of the notable facts about the Yoruba People; Well, here is a look at the Top five facts about them.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

How To Stay Healthy On Your Christmas Trip

Hi friends, when you’re on vacation, you really just want to relax and throw all your dietary problems to the wind. For some of us, the last thing we want to be bothered with is watching what we eat but there are those of us who still remember to count the calories as they count the stars and this post is for them.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Some Facts About Nigeria You Never Knew

Hello Readers, Nigeria as you all know is a blessed country but how much do you know about it? 

Sunday, 29 October 2017

12 Beautiful Resorts in Nigeria Where You Can Enjoy Your Honeymoon

12 Beautiful Resorts in Nigeria Where You Can Enjoy Your Honeymoon - Wondering where to spend your honeymoon or a simple couples’ getaway? Sometimes, it's easy to think only about places like Paris, Dubai and Miami. There are a few countries that Nigerians can travel to visa free, but in case you don’t have a huge budget, don’t fret you can still have a great and romantic time at the many beautiful cheap hotels in Nigeria. We’ve got beach resorts, nature parks with beautiful accommodations. We have everything you can find abroad and more.There are actually too many to choose from, so we’ve created of the best of the best resorts in Nigeria.

See the 12 Beautiful Resorts in Nigeria Where You Can Enjoy Your Honeymoon

1. La Campagne Tropicana

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

10 Most Beautiful Cities In Nigeria

Nigeria is a large country and the most populous in Africa. It is also one of the most beautiful countries in Africa. Here are the 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL NIGERIAN CITIES.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

A Deliberate Friendly Fire... (Part 2)

A Deliberate Friendly Fire... Part 2Last Article, I wrote about a commissioner for/of environment (in Delta state) involved in a show of ignorance. He killed an obviously harmless python that had just fed during a said environment or project inspection. Funny right? Commissioner for Environment, Kills Python, while inspecting a project? So Heroic!