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A Repository Of African Folk Stories For Children

The aim of this project is to document African literary works, languages, culture and traditions so that they can be passed down to generations to come.

Africa is a continent of colors, songs and rich heritage blessed with natural resources. Folk stories and traditions in Africa are drawn mostly from its environments, usually based on creatures and attributes of tropical rain forests - tropical animals, woods, forests, streams, rivers, rocks, mountains, moonlight, traditional religions, gods and goddess, etc often animated to convey a message with moral lessons. Though some might have been fictional, Africans tell these folk stories with a passion as if they happened. This is an experience that helps to shape the value system, communal life, strong family ties inculcated into the lives of African children from childhood.  Years of wars, displacements, cultural adulteration, and economic hardships have made families in Africa to lose grip of this very important aspect of growing up in Africa. Once more, we want to bring back the fun, the informal education through moonlight stories, traditional dances, rich African cultural heritage and values to our communities.

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- Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu (Founder)

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African Bedtime Stories (1) By Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu

A collection of popular African stories and folk tales written in simple English language with picture illustrations to interest Children of all ages. The book is a family favorite designed to document and pass on the rich African heritage through the art of story-telling

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African Maiden Dances & Traditional Marriages

Most African traditions place a lot of importance on ladies' chastity, purity and abstinence before marriage. Most African maiden dances were used to keep young women's minds and body active before marriage. A maiden dance is also used to present a young maiden to her intended suitor...Read More


Ijele, The King Masquerade

Masquerades in most African traditions originated as local law enforcement agents. They protected traditions and shrines. Membership was shrouded in secrecy through initiations to protect the identity of the members who often were used to confront strong men who broke laws. In modern times masquerades are used mostly for entertainments. .Read More

Bedtime Stories
The Lion And The Wise Jackal

An African bedtime story about how a little wise Jackal reputed for his wits stood up a fiery hungry Lion and tricked the Lion to let him go alive. Moral: When you find yourself facing a problem, think about solutions and not about the problem.

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  How A Lazy Trickster Married A Princess

Once upon a time, a King offered his beautiful princess for marriage to whoever can make her happy. The Princess, due to her greed and materialism rejected eligible bachelors, however accepted to marry a lying Trickster who fooled her...Watch The Movie

The Wise Leopard

A wise Leopard went hunting with a hungry, greedy Lion. The Lion wanted to keep their kill to himself and looked for reasons to kill the Leopard. However, the wise Leopard lived up to his reputation, pulled a smart one on the Lion and escaped from him..Watch The Movie

  Buba, The Ungrateful Ruler

Buba was a very corrupt ruler. His community helped him to become a ruler. He turned against them; used community wealth to marry several wives and enriched himself. Nemesis caught up with him when he fell off a dilapidated bridge he refused to repair..Watch The Movie.

One God Different Prayers

Once upon a time, Fox prayed to God give him more chickens for his meals. Chicken also prayed to God to protect her family from Fox. God answered both prayers...

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  Why Cat Kills Mouse

Once upon a time, Cat and Rat were good friends who lived in the palace of the King until. The king made Cat the Storekeeper which made Rat Jealous. Rat plotted and betrayed his friend, Cat to have him deposed...Watch The Movie

The Orphan Girl

This story will make you cry - A twist of fate turned the misery of a maltreated young orphan girl into fortune, yet she had a beautiful, kind heart and resisted to live with hatred for those who hated her. Watch The Movie

  Amina The Courageous Princess

Adapted from the story of the legendary female warrior and Queen of Zazzau (now Zaria), in what is now north west Nigeria, Queen Amina (aka Aminatu), who conquered territories and ruled the kingdom successfully. Watch The Movie

Life, Leaps, & Stumbles (Inspirational Series)


Inspirational /Motivational Speeches

Never Lose Relevance in The Sight of God & People You Need to Progress.
A Bad Relationship Is Surely The Fastest Way To Meet Jesus Soon!
Victims of Our Own Deceptions.
Let me speak in parable: Once upon a time – time! time!!
Prayer As A Mere Formality – Sorry, Maybe the Opportunity Has Come And Gone While You Are Still Praying
Please I Cannot Please You Always
How To Win True Lovers & Friends Using Xmas Season!!
One Can Never Grow Beyond One's Capacity.
Why I'll Leave Judgment to God, and Revenge to Karma!
Life is full of contrasts and complications

The Power of Love! (An Inspirational Story Written by Godwin C Nwaogwugwu)

How Emotional Relationships and Strategic Relationships Affect Career.
Do Your Best Friends Take You The Way You Take Them?
How some people start out as quality but end up as ’fairly used’ in relationships.
Don’t Give Up, Sister. Don’t Pack And Quit, Brother. There's a Second Chance!
Never Stand Aside And Watch A Child Being Maltreated
Maybe This Is Why You Haven't Found What You Are Looking for.
Dear God, forgive me in advance
Love and The 'Luv' Effect!
When Being 'Too Smart' Can Be Really Foolish
Do You See A Cup Either As Half-full or Half-empty?
Nobody Gets An Award For Poverty! Why Hang In There?

A Father's Personal Letter To A Heart-broken Daughter

At A Crossroad? You Can Still Find Your Way!

A Father's Special Happy Birthday To His Daughter!!!!



Parable of The Torchlight - Friends Indeed!!

In the midst of a very thick darkness that beclouded hopes and instilled fear, a figure stood at a distance in a white robe holding a faint torch-light to help guide the paths of a trembled fellow. That figure was neither God, ghost nor an apparition. It's a living being who knew a torch-light will be needed at such a dark moment, brought it out, switched it on to show light that helped save a life. That's what friends are for. Where was your torch-light, when your friend lost his/her way?......Read More

Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu


The Misused Your Love, Abused Your Kindness, and Attacked Your Character

"....They misused your love, abused your kindness, manipulated you, tossed you around, told lies behind you to knock you down, conspired to make you look like a fool before the world, attacked your character and integrity to tarnish your image; but you cannot help but give glory to God because you came out on the other side triumphant and left them forever wondering what happened to their targeted arrows fired from their well-oiled gossip machine and arsenals. Yeah, it all fell on the shield, the stone you are under. ........Now you sing and dance the victory song while they are doomed forever.

.They have incurred the wrath of a mighty man of war, and He is charging at them with a fiery rage. They are scattered in confusion, fleeing in various directions. A trail of victory, victory, victory, victory, victory, victory and power follows your path all the way. I don't care what you are going through, until God says it's ain't over!!! Read More



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Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu

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* How A Small Organization Can Develop It’s Own Scorecard
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Prof Wole Soyinka

Marcus Garvey


Malcolm X

Queen Amina


Chinua Achebe

Dr. Nelson Mandela


Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

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Aguiyi Ironsi

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