Badagry is a coastal town and local government area in Lagos State, Nigeria. It is between the city of Lagos and the border with Benin at Seme. As of the preliminary 2006 census results, the municipality had a population of 241,093.
Some common native food to the Egun includes pap and stew, azin bokun. Basically, Egun have similar kinds of food with the Yoruba. These items of food also include some of the Yoruba native dishes like eba, semo, amala, fufu, tuwo etc. Native soups in Egun include Benin Red Sauce, Peanut Sauce, and also vegetable soup.
Some dishes are prepared specially for festivities and ceremonies. Jollof rice and fried rice are also very common
Despite the fact that the western style of dressing is everywhere in the urban areas of the community, the Egun traditional attires are still precious to them. They wear their clothing on important occasions.
Just like the Yoruba, clothing materials traditionally come from processed cotton by traditional weavers. They believe that the type of clothes worn by a man depicts his personality and social status and that different occasions require different clothing outfits.
They also have a very wide range of materials used to make clothes, the most basic being the handwoven ones, which is a hand-loomed cloth of different patterns and colors sewn in various styles and which comes in very many different colors and patterns. Other clothing materials include but are not limited to Raffia, Ankara, lace, tie, and dye.
IKEJA” is an abbreviation meaning Ikorodu And Epe Joint Administration. It was coined by colonial administrators for ease of administration. It is also said to be from Ikehdia a Benin word meaning Watch Station (military).
Districts in Ikeja include:
Government Reserved Area, Ikeja
A traditional settlement of the Awori people (a subgroup of the Yoruba), it became important in the mid-19th century as a trading post of the Remo (Ijebu-Remo) kingdom on the trade route from Lagos to Ibadan.
Modern Ikorodu is a collecting point for locally produced fish, poultry, cassava (manioc), corn (maize), vegetables, palm oil and kernels, okra, cabbages, tomatoes, pineapples, and bananas that are shipped to Lagos. Many truck farms are located in the vicinity of the town.
A traditional settlement of the Ijebu people (a subgroup of the Yoruba), it was established by the mid-18th century as the chief port (slaves, cloth, agricultural produce) for Ijebu-Ode (17 mi [27 km] north-northwest), the capital of the Ijebu kingdom. It later served as the refuge for the forces of Kosoko, the Yoruba king ousted from Lagos.
Lagos was home to the Yoruba fishing village of Eko, which grew into the modern city of Lagos. The city has now spread out to cover the neighboring islands as well as the adjoining mainland.