Rivers, in south-south Nigeria, is popularly known for its rich oil deposits, but it has more to offer than oil.
From beautiful beaches to places of cultural significance, and wildlife, there’s a lot to explore in Rivers.
Rivers State Museum
Located in the secretariat complex of Rivers state government house, the museum contains artifacts linked to ethnic groups in the state.
It houses collections of masks, carvings and sculptings.
Finima is a small town in Bonny Island surrounded on the west and south by long stretches of beaches.
The beautiful beaches attract tourists and thrill-seekers on sunny days and around festive periods.
The Cultural Centre, located on Bonny Street, has a stage and auditorium for plays and dance performances.
There are also shops where visitors can go and purchase local handcrafts.
King Jaja of Opobo Memorial
This beautiful edifice is a bronze monument built in memory of king Jaja who founded Opobo land.
It bears an inscription which reads: “A king in title and indeed. Always just and ever generous. Respected and revered in life. Lamented and mourned by all when dead.”
King Jaja was a merchant prince and the founder of Opobo city-state, an area that is now Rivers. He was sold into slavery in Bonny at age 12.
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