Why Nige­ria is the ori­gin of hu­man­ity

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been proved by the Ky­oto Univer­sity study (Ya­suoka 2013) that Man evolved eating wild yams, of which we have 18 species that not only sup­plies food through­out the year but yam patches that last for 35 years.

Now, the ques­tion is, what did the first hu­mans in Botswana eat? This re­cent study cur­rently trend­ing at­tempts to ex­plain the in­con­sis­tency of the ge­netic study con­ducted by Sarah Tishkoff et al (2009) that came to the wrong con­clu­sion of Botswana, which was in­flu­enced by the wrong in­clu­sion of the non-ex­is­tent eth­nic group Le­mande, in­stead of Yoruba, to de­ter­mine the site of di­ver­gence. The in­clu­sion of Le­mande to be the only group older than the Yoruba among full-sized Africans that speak the con­tin­uum of di­alects known as the Niger Congo eth­no­lin­guis­tic fam­ily makes the de­ci­sion bi­ased to­wards Cen­tral Africa.

Also, an over­looked fact is that Western Pyg­mies are largely mixed with the Ban­tus, while those that mi­grated to South Africa were iso­lated and re­tained their age more than their West Coun­ter­parts. If the site of an­ces­tral ori­gin had been based on the true oldest DNA Yoruba, it would have been clear that the near­est source of salty and fresh­wa­ter was the Yoruba coast.

It is agreed in the the­o­ries of Bantu mi­gra­tion that the Benue-congo eth­no­lin­guis­tic group di­verged from Taraba/adamawa into Cameroon, down Rivers Sanga and Chari, across Cen­tral, East and South Africa.

This Benue Congo eth­no­lin­guis­tic group di­verged from the Volta Niger group that in­cludes Yoruba, Igbo, Ewe, Fon, whose cul­tural and so­cial or­gan­i­sa­tion shows a coastal evo­lu­tion point with only Yam at the foun­da­tion of their cul­ture. The Yoruba and many other groups evolved on the coast of Nige­ria in a pre­vi­ous town known as Ife Oo­daye and di­verged in Ife Ooye­lagbo.

Western academia choose to over­look West Africa for arche­o­log­i­cal sur­veys un­til 2002 when the oldest of all hu­manoid skele­tons named Toumai was found in Chad, dated at seven mil­lion years which was around the time Man evolved from mon­keys.

Based on the in­com­plete non-univer­sal na­ture of Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal stud­ies, a wrong con­clu­sion was ar­rived and prop­a­gated un­til re­cently that Tan­za­nia was the ori­gin of hu­man­ity. Now, it has come onto the West side of Africa, but not quite at home, the real home of hu­man­ity in Nige­ria.

It is be­lieved that the iden­tity of the oldest DNA, Yoruba, be­ing the oldest full­sized hu­mans and its coast, the true ori­gin of hu­man­ity was not re­vealed be­cause the Chris­tian sci­en­tists that led the com­par­a­tive DNA stud­ies be­lieved that the in­for­ma­tion would as­sail the foun­da­tion of main­stream re­li­gions and bring about the as­cen­dancy of Ifa. Botswana and the San can’t af­fect western cul­ture like the Yoruba Ifa can unite both Blacks in Africa and the Di­as­pora.

Also, it ap­pears this cul­tural mis­con­cep­tion goes be­yond re­li­gion and also has geopo­lit­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tions.

The true African Gi­ant, Nige­ria, whose arms and legs were cut into var­i­ous na­tions would use the true and full ge­netic in­fir­ma­tion to re­unite the Black Race. Though it is vaguely agreed that all Ne­groes came from Nige­ria, the pre­cise in­for­ma­tion would go a long way to­wards em­pow­er­ing unity.

The sep­a­ra­tion be­tween Pyg­mies and Full-sized Africans is con­sid­ered mis­chievous and only serves to po­lit­i­cally di­vide Black Africans in South­ern Africa in their fight for own­er­ship of the land and gold mines. Both the San Pyg­mies, Ban­tus and all forms of hu­mans evolved and dis­persed out of Nige­ria.

Though apo­lit­i­cal, it is the pri­mary ob­jec­tive of ASHE Foun­da­tion to bring about cul­tural unity across Black Africa through proper ed­u­ca­tion and En­light­en­ment.

Faloye, au­thor of The Black­world: Evo­lu­tion to Rev­o­lu­tion, is Pres­i­dent, African So­cio­cul­tural Har­mony and En­light­en­ment Foun­da­tion

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