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Gabriel Bawa

Bawa was born to Daudu Arubani Akerejola's family in 1915. His birth brought great joy to the family as Ofe had had a number of children previously, but who did not survive for more than a few months or years. It was around the time when Ogori people were descending from Okpowo hill to settle at the foot of Omoneyen, Agada and Odiyobo hills. When Ofe's child was born and named Bawa (Hausa for slave) as a reflection of his "mystically changeling behaviour.. a diagonal mark was inscribed on his left cheek to encourage him to stay as a member of the human community.  <<< Read More >>>