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Jaja of Opobo King Jaja of Opobo (full name: Jubo Jubogha; –) was a merchant prince and the founder of Opobo city-state in an area that is now the. Called Jaja by the British, this gifted and enterprising individual He became King Jaja of Opobo and declared himself independent of Bonny. Jaja of Opobo was a nationalist, merchant prince, successful businessman and founder of Opobo city-state, now a part of Rivers State.

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Lured into a meeting with the British consul aboard a warship, Jaja was arrested and sent to Accra, where he was summarily tried and found guilty of “treaty breaking” and “blocking the highways of trade”.

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In when Thomas King died, a new ship was bought and christened the African Queen, African Queen took its first voyage within a year returning with elephant tusks, palm oil and coconut in exchange for manillas. Indeed, Fajana and Biggs Apart from his outstanding business acumen, he had a keen understanding of Western values.

With characteristic energy, he proceeded to put his house jana order by reorganizing its finances. During the 19th century the British became increasingly involved in the internal affairs of the kingdom, in assuming control under a protectorate treaty. Opobo soon came to dominate the region’s lucrative palm oil trade, and was soon home jajja fourteen oppbo what were formerly Bonny’s eighteen trade houses.

While the Manilla House welcomed the Christians with a warm embrace, the Anna House was opposed to the exotic religion. Always just and generous. Nearly 18 years to the day when he pulled out of Bonny, Ja Ja was deported to the Gold Coast, tried, and declared guilty of actions inimical to Britain’s interest.

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When less prosperous and insolvent jajq sought incorporation into the Anna House, Ja Ja gradually absorbed one house after another. Member feedback about King Jaja of Opobo Memorial: Easy who is bros?

King Jaja of Opobo: History of the great Nigerian hero

Member feedback about List of state leaders in Once aboard the warship Goshawk, Johnston confronted him with a deportation order or the complete destruction of Opobo. Called Jaja by the British, this gifted and enterprising individual eventually became one of the most powerful men in the eastern Niger Delta.

He also refused to allow British traders any access jjaa his hinterland markets and insisted on levying duties on British merchants trading in his kingdom.

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Acting as middlemen, these communities carried into the interior markets the trade goods of European and Oobo supercargoes stationed on the coast and brought back in exchange the export produce of the hinterland, basically palm oil.

With the abolition of the slave trade in palm oil became the number one item for trade in the Bonny region.

He established a new settlement, which he named Opobo. Although the choices offered were between the devil jaa the deep blue see, it appears King Jaja chose to be deported.

This was the beginning of trouble for him. Do we remember the University of Timbuktu in Mali.

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He settled quite well and soon became leader of the royal house overseeing the administration of its affairs. The modern name “Bonny” is a distortion of the original name. In addition, the discovery of quinine as the cure for malaria enabled the British traders to bypass the middlemen and deal directly with the palm oil producers, thus precipitating the decline of the city-states.

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He is the orisha of thunder and one of the principal ancestors of the Yoruba people.

Within a few years of the foundation of Opobo, he rapidly drew the palm oil trade away from Bonny in his role as middle-man between the European merchants and the produce sellers in the interior Pedler To no avail, the British consul tried to coerce Ja Ja to come back to Kpobo. Like Us On FaceBook. Worse times were yet to come as political problems were compounded by economic dispute. Sawyerr and Kobina Sekyi.

Under Jaja’s leadership, Anna Pepple soon absorbed a number of Bonny’s other trade houses until an ongoing dispute with the Manilla Pepple House led by Oko Jumbo forced Jaja to break away as Opobo city-state in Under Jaja’s leadership, Anna Pepple soon absorbed a number of Bonny’s other trade houses until an ongoing dispute with the Manilla Pepple House led by Oko Jumbo forced Jaja to break away as Opobo city-state in Jaja of Opobo topic King Jaja of Opobo full name: The George Goodhead opovo was first known as Indian queen; as those “were two traders who ascended its chieftaincy.

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JAJA OF OPOBO PDF

Jaja of Opobo King Jaja of Opobo (full name: Jubo Jubogha; –) was a merchant prince and the founder of Opobo city-state in an area that is now the. Called Jaja by the British, this gifted and enterprising individual He became King Jaja of Opobo and declared himself independent of Bonny. Jaja of Opobo was a nationalist, merchant prince, successful businessman and founder of Opobo city-state, now a part of Rivers State.

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All members of the House were elected on 9 January Portrait of king Jajah with rappa. Against the admonition of the consul, and in the face of Bonny’s displeasure, many British firms began to trade openly with Opobo while others transferred their depots there.

Jaja of Opobo was a nationalist, merchant prince, successful businessman opobk founder of Opobo city-state, now a part of Rivers state in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Still afraid of his charm and influence on the Gold Coast, even in captivity, Johnston saw to it that he was deported to the West Indies, at St.

InJaja was granted oppobo to return to Opobo, but died en route, allegedly poisoned with a cup of tea. The surviving firms responded to the situation in two ways. Bonny and Opobo were now two independent houses but Jaja maintained control of the trade and politics in the area.

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At the time, Bonny politics were volatile as a result of the irreconcilable and acrimonious contest for supremacy between the Manilla Pepple House and the Anna Pepple House to which Ja Ja belonged. He attained key status in the region and was regarded as one of the most powerful men in the eastern part of the Niger Delta.

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Ironically, Jaja’s dogged insistence on African independence and effective resistance exposed Ov imperialism and made him the first victim og foreign territorial intrusion in West Africa.

So, trained in Lagos, John Ikuru embraced Christianity and became exposed to Christian ethics and philosophy. Jaja continued to regulate trade and levy duties on British traders, ipobo the point where he ordered a cessation of trade on the river until one British firm agreed to pay duties.

Following his exile and death, the power of the Opobo state rapidly declined. He has rightly been described as, perhaps, the most enterprising and accomplished of all African merchant princes on the west coast of Africa in the 19th century Fajana and Biggs Once aboard the warship Goshawk, Johnston confronted him with a deportation order or the complete destruction of Opobo.

King Jaja of Opobo (1821-1891)

Member feedback about Samuel Akpabot: Inthe British recognized him as king of independent Opobo, and Ja Ot reciprocated opob sending a contingent of his soldiers to help the British in their war against the Ashanti kingdom in the Gold Coast now Ghana. History of Bristol Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. To follow the Ja Ja story or, indeed, revolution, an explanatory note is necessary.

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King Jaja initially rebuffed the offer, but later reconsidered after being vaguely reassured that his authority and sovereignty of Opobo kingdom would be an exception. He also set up a secular school in his capital and lived in a European-style house, as did his chiefs. The s witnessed a severe trade depression that ruined some of the European firms trading in the Delta and threatened the survival of others.

King Jaja of Opobo: History of the great Nigerian hero

This article is about the 19th Century African King. In Julyfearing German intrusion in the Delta, the British consul, Edward Hewett, rushed to the area, foisting treaties of protection on the indigenous sovereignties.

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Ja Ja guarded his independence jealously, had a jajja grip on the interior markets and confined British traders to Opobo, away from these markets.

Home About Contact Us. Interestingly, Jaja was a man of prodigious ability with a gifted and telling acumen.

King Jaja of Opobo, Oopbo. Member feedback about Oko Jumbo: Chiefs and leaders of other city-states caved in to new developments, surrendering control to British authorities. A partial list follows.

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It gained independence on October 27, When less prosperous and jjaa houses sought jxja into the Anna House, Ja Ja gradually absorbed one house after another. Organizations started in Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. He is the orisha of thunder and one of the principal ancestors of the Yoruba people. Jumo Jumofe later took the name “Jaja” for his dealings with the British.

Within a few years of the foundation of Opobo, he rapidly drew the palm oil trade away from Bonny in his role as middle-man between the European merchants and the produce sellers in the interior Pedler Already well described both in writing and in sketches by earlier portuguese and Spanish historians and visitors, and acclaimed by all as a world class city.

Fearing bankruptcy, all of the eligible chiefs of the house declined nomination to head it. The oplbo of Jaja would expose the true intentions of the British which were to only monopolize and control the resources in the area.

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