Traveloque: Visit to the palace of the Emir of Shonga town


This is a long overdue post.
One of the best things about Kwara State is the diversity of its people. Prior to moving to Ilorin, my knowledge of the geography of the state did not go beyond Ilorin and Offa, was actually surprised to find out that some of the Nupe people (popularly called 'Tapas') also originate from Kwara State.

On Good Friday (April 18th), the team and I visited Shonga town to interview the Emir on a documentary the company was recording for the state government.  We bid a temporary farewell to Ilorin and embarked on the over an hour long journey to Shonga.

The town of Shonga is known as the town where the commercial farmers displaced from Zimbabwe and invited by the Bukola Saraki administration to revolutionize agriculture in the state.
So happy to get a picture with the Emir
I have never met a royal father up close, as in we were all excited to get a picture with the Emir of Shonga.

The Royal Cow

Central Mosque of Shonga, situated right besides the Emir's palace

On our way back to Ilorin, we made a quick de-tour to the market which is open only on Fridays.

Wishing you all a fulfilling week.
♥Lara

'Lara A

9 comments:

  1. Nice!!!! Never heard of Shonga before.

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  2. There's even a royal cow??? Niceee

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  3. Nice! I've never heard of Shonga too. Cool that you got to take pictures with the Emir. What exactly does the royal cow signify?

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  4. I have never heard of Shonga also, this is my first time.

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  5. I've heard of the place. What about the farmers BTW?

    I like the rustic feel to the place, seems so peaceful.

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  6. Blessings...
    Thanks for taking me on your journey....

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  7. Quite enlightening
    I really enjoyed the pics and all

    Those calabashes are so beautiful
    Just imagining how I would use them for interior decor now LOL

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  8. Royal cow??? that made me chuckle. Shonga though? i guess there are many other places in Nigeria i have never heard of. How are you doing Miss LAhrAH?

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  9. Lmao...@royal cow

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