• Benin 1897: A Brief History

    A short 8 minute film exploring the great ancient Kingdom of Benin and its subsequent pillaging by British forces. The film was created for Digital Benin & Markk Hamburg Museum in Germany.

  • The Kingdom of Dahiomey

    In this episode of the Amazons of Dahomey, we learn about how the Dahomey kingdom first came about. How a section of the fon people left their lands and migrated to Allada, and how a succession dispute led to the discovery of Abomey, Port Novo, Whydah and eventually the creation of the Dahomey Ki...

  • Destruction of Sokoto Caliphate

    The destruction of the Sokoto Caliphate and Federick's Lugard's role in initiating the attack. This is the topic that Dr Catel dives into for this episode.

  • European Transatlantic Slave Trade

    Dr Catel briefly discusses the activities of Europeans during the transatlantic slavery era and how it affected the territory that became Nigeria. He also mentions notable figures such as Christopher Columbus, Bartholomew de la Casas, Vasco de Gama, the pope and others that were involved in the s...

  • Mali Empire Part 1

    In this Episode of Basic Nigerian History, Dr Catel discusses beginnings of the Mali Empire and the Sundjata Legend. He mentions the story of Sumanguru, the failed Wagadou empire, and how the Manden and Mandinka people came out on top. BNH is going to be like a crash course on Nigerian history, b...

  • Nigerian Transatlantic Slavery Era

    Dr Catel discusses what the various nations and peoples in Nigeria were up to during the transatlantic slavery era. In this episode, we revisit nations such as Oyo Empire, Benin Kingdom, Kanem-Borno, Hausa Kingdoms, Kororofa and more.