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Americans top list of visitors to Badagry Museum

06 December 2012, 10:17

Lagos -  Mr Peter Olaide-Mesewaku, the Curator of Badagry Heritage Museum, says that the museum receives patronage mostly from American celebrities and students on excursion.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Badagry on Wednesday that even though tourists from different countries patronised the museum, a greater number of tourists from the U.S. visited the museum.

``Fifteen per cent of foreigners that patronise the museum are Americans.

``Evander Holyfield, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Marlon Jackson are among the celebrities who visited the museum recently,’’ he said.

Olaide-Mesewaku noted that patronage at the museum was usually high during the first and second quarter of every year.

``The patronage at the museum is seasonal; the big season starts during the months of February to July.

`` Students of secondary and tertiary institutions visit the museum in this period when on excursion,’’ he said.

Olaide-Mesewaku said that the museum attracted foreigners because it was a repertoire of history on slave trade.

``I believe that the foreigners who visit the museum do so because of the slave trade history and the monument it houses,’’ he said.

He advised Nigerians to endeavour to visit museums to learn about their antecedents.

NAN

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