First Mosque In Porto Novo
Sometime last year, I was opportune to explore the Afro Brazilian Museum here in Nigeria, Lagos state to be precise under the care of Anago Osho. Mr Anago Osho and I speak a lot about the slaves who returned back to Nigeria.
Within this Slaves that return from Brazil, some of them are carpenters, bricklayers, electricians and many more. They built a house in Brazilian styles. Although if you visit the Afro Brazilian Museum, you will see like two or three Brazilian buildings closer to the museum in C.M.S.
This Mosque was Built between 1912-35, the Grand Mosque of Porto-Novo looks like a church at first glance due to its grand facade, twin towers, multicoloured walls and carved wooden door. Styled in a colour palate of faded yellows, browns, greens and blues, the building is reminiscent of 17th- and 18th-century churches of Bahia, a state in northeastern Brazil.
Note; Presently they have another mosque that was built by Islamic Association. The new mosque is closer to the old central Mosque.
I’m Dennis Chukwuebuka Okeke AKA Onye-njem one of AFRICA your number one celebrity Tourist in Africa.
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