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Well my stint in D.C is now over working as a lobbyist. Moving to Baltimore to take on a Master's degree which will probably continue to eat up a lot of time. Dinosaur comics will still be coming, in fact page 80 has been coloured, just need to add the speech bubbles, and I heard some people groaning at the mention of speech bubbles. Also for those that follow the tribal history pieces one of the things I wish I could do is make a comic out of the blood of the kingdoms work like dinosaurusgede or melonstyle or other hetalia comic writers, but I'm very focused on claiming the throne that i cannot devote the resources to another comic lol and its not like anyone would work with me on a Nigerian hetalia history comic for free anyway lol. Apartment hunting is no joke it seems even in downtown baltimore but the best part, the Maryland Science Center is there so i can get my dinosaur fix whilst the smithsonian dinosaur wing is done for the next few years
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Ikechi1
Ikechi1
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Ikechi :D If you dont mind, I kindly need your advise,

1. what was the situation in Nigeria in the end of 19th century or is there any major event? Id like to incorporate them to Maaf.
2. Is it ok if I use Fulani Fula body model but let her wear other Nigeria traditional clothes? Like Igbo, Hausa-Kano, etc..
3. I have read in regards to the "Scramble of Africa", but I have no idea how much this affected Nigeria, can you kindly enlighten me in this subject?
4. Please notify me if I made mistakes in representation of Nigeria in Maaf, I wilk fix them asap

Many thanks in advance, Ikechi :D
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Ikechi1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I will gladly answer your questions.

1. Well in the 19th century there was no "Nigeria". Nigeria the country was not formed until 1914. What was occurring at the time in the 19th century was that England was conquering each of the kingdoms individually to gain territories. From the end of the 19th century (I assume you are saying from 1880-1899) here are the major events that were going on at the time.
     A. The Ekumeku Igbo people had declared war on England in 1883 to prevent the takeover of their lands.
     B. On November 1897 England wiped out the Igbo sub tribe Onitscha with cannon fire.
     C. 1898 the Enuani Igbo tribe was wiped out by England
     D. 1886 The Royal Niger Company is founded (British company) to handle the capture and conquest of what would become the North
     E. 1881 Englishman George Goldie founds the United African company to handle the capture and conquest of what would become the South
     F. 1897 George Goldie sends forces to take territories from Fulani-Fula, Nupe and Fulani-Ilorin and is successful
     G. 1890 Oyo-Yoruba is ordered by England to push back Fon and France from Yoruba territories as France wanted Yoruba lands and was using Fon to get them.
     H. England conquers the Nupe kingdom in 1897
     I. England abducts King Jaja of Opobo in 1887 and holds him hostage in London until 1891 where they poisoned him with tea in order to take his territory.
     J. England aids Egba-Yoruba in the Yoruba civil wars and helps him to defend himself against Fon's aggression until 1893 when Egba-Yoruba signs a treaty with England to become a protectorate.
     K. 1892 England breaks the Treaty of Galloway that he had with Edo-Benin and attacks his massive walled city on a sacred day for Edo-Benin. Edo-Benin declares war on England but is conquered a year later.
     L. Fulani-Ilorin comes under British rule after heavy shelling in 1897
     M. From 1891-1893 England forces Oyo-Yoruba to attack the other Yoruba tribes and bring them under British control.
     N. 1895 Oyo rebels but is bombarded into submission.
     O. 1899 Fulani-Fula starts to rally her remaining territories to defend against the British
     P. 1899 Aro-Igbo rejects British attempts to convert them to Christianity.
     Q. 1899 Fulani-Fula rebuffs German, French and English attempts to take her lands.

2. As for another major social thing was the subsequent destruction of old religious artifacts belonging to all these various tribes. Shockingly (or not) while England had officially abolished slavery, that was only within the public sphere. England was still taking slaves from the regions well into 1924. Even when Nigeria was formed England was taking slaves. So a lot of the tribes found England to be a great hypocrite.

3. I know you like Fulani-Fula and although I would personally prefer you to show all the various tribes as I made them, I know there are a lot of them to represent their history so you may do as you wish with my blessing.

4. With the Scramble for Africa in terms of Nigeria, During the Berlin Conference (1884) England declared that all the region he had designated Nigeria would be his. There was official disagreement as seen by France and Germany using other tribes as proxies in order to get the Nigerian lands. England would make Lagos a separate colony for a time. The main issue that England realized was the sheer number of diverse and large kingdoms and societies. So they used divide and conquer tactics with missionaries, propaganda and slander, and the idea of uplifting to gain support to capture the various territories. The main piece that both France and England wanted was the Oyo kingdom and Itsekiri and Ijaw ports as they held the strongest source of maritime wealth and trade. Germany and England both wanted the salts, golds and spices that could be found in the Hausa-Fulani/Sokoto Caliphate territory. The Niger river (which flows through Mali, Benin, Niger and Nigeria) was given free shipping in order to have an agreement between Germany, France and England. The Berlin Conference required that England try to have treaties with the rulers and tribes that lived on the coast, but the treaty did not call for the inland tribes which England took advantage of. England's plan was to ultimately control the mouth and 1/3 of the length of the river which would force all trade to go through and be approved by England which would make England be able to place its ships as it pleased. The tribes that were the greatest obstacles to this were Fulani-Ilorin, Oyo-Yoruba, Nupe and Fulani-Fula. England and France had the line divided as to split the Hausa tribes in half, with Hausa-Kano in British territory and Hausa-Zinder in French territory. With the Igbos having a large monetary trade they were seen as a threat and had to be either subjugated, converted or eliminated. This continued into 1911 with every Igbo sub tribe except for Nri-Igbo being wiped out. England did not like that the Igbo had no official king as it gave them no one to negotiate with or bribe in the way they desired. The scramble ultimately forced brother against brother and forced people that had hated each other like Ijaw and Itsekiri to suddenly try to work together whilst ignoring that tension.

5. You have made no mistakes so far. Like I said, I personally would like to see the other tribes shown as well in Maaf but I don't want to overburden you. 
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for sharing so many Nigeria history and culture with me, Ikechi :D You're very kind and generous 
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Ikechi1 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love history, I love learning it and sharing what I know. Sorry that the history of Nigeria is a bit complicated with so much happening all over the place and you honour me by asking for information.
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Blueneonkid Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I finally found another Nigerian deviantartist!Which tribe are you from? I'm Igbo!
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Ikechi1 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ndewo, i'm igbo too
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Blueneonkid Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mma! Ututu Oma!
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The-Huntress-20 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
I have a quick question: is the government history of Nigeria completely realistic or is it just based on real events?
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Ikechi1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
a hetalia version of actual events that occured in my nation's history
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The-Huntress-20 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
ok cool. even more of a reason for me to read it :)
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