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move4wrdllc **DAY FOURTEEN of 29 #BlackHistoryMonth** #King Jaja of Opobo (full name: Mbanaso Okwaraozurumba; 1821–1891)

#Born in Igboland & sold as a slave to a Bonny trader at the age of #twelve, he was named Jubo Jubogha by his first master. He was later sold to Chief Alali, the head of the Opubo Annie Pepple Royal House. Called Jaja by the British, this gifted & #enterprising individual eventually became one of the most powerful men in the eastern #Niger #Delta.

Astute in #business and politics, Jaja became the head of the Anna Pepple House, extending its activities & influence by absorbing other houses, increasing operations in the hinterland & augmenting the number of #European contacts. A power struggle ensued among rival factions in the houses at Bonny leading to the breakaway of the faction led by Jaja. He established a new settlement, which he named Opobo. He became #King Jaja of Opobo & declared himself independent of Bonny.

In a few years, he had become so wealthy that he was shipping palm oil directly to Liverpool. The British consul could not tolerate this situation. Jaja was offered a treaty of "protection", in return for which the chiefs usually surrendered their sovereignty. After Jaja's initial opposition, he was reassured, in vague terms, that neither his authority nor the sovereignty of Opobo would be threatened.

Jaja continued to regulate trade and levy duties on British traders, to the point where he ordered a cessation of trade on the river until one British firm agreed to pay duties. Jaja refused to comply with the consul's order to terminate these activities, despite #British threats to bombard Opobo. Unknown to Jaja, the Scramble for Africa had taken place & Opobo was part of the territories allocated to Great Britain. This was the era of gunboat diplomacy, where Great #Britain used her naval power to negotiate conditions favorable to the British.

Lured into a meeting with the British consul aboard a warship, Jaja was arrested and sent to Accra, where he was summarily tried & found guilty of "treaty breaking" & "blocking the #highways of #trade". He was deported to St. Vincent, West Indies & four years later, he died en route to #Nigeria
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stealherstylekj @KylieJenner | Shopping with @kinggoldchains | February 13,2016 |
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#Twelve Jewels Twelve Hat in Red / $70
#Vetements Polizei Hooded Sweatshirt / €540

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against_all_reason " You lift my feet off the ground, spin me around.
You make me crazier.
Feels like I'm falling and I am lost in your eyes. You make me crazier." ~ Crazier by Taylor Swift
I'm in such a romantic mood right now #doctorwho #missy #misstress #themaster #timelady #michellegomez #thedoctor #twelve #thetwelfthdoctor #timelord #petercapaldi #twissy #shipping #pairing #otp #valentinesday #crazier #taylorswift #romanticmood
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kangseok26 My heart is perfect...because you are inside ♡ Happy Valentine's Day oppa! Sarangheyo~ #twelve #valentines #love #myeverything 1h

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