Ekiti Kete – Fountain of Knowledge

 Hey Guys! Greetings from Ekiti!

I have been MIA for quite a bit, JUNE was really a busy month and I hope to make up for it this new month.  I was in and around South West Nigeria just like I mentioned here and its time to give you all the juicy details.

On our voyage through the South West, we started with Ekiti State since it was the farthest from Lagos. Ekiti was by far a different experience than I am used to such that I would give a bit of me to live like them. The minimalist life of the Ikole Ekiti people which was where we settled astonished me. How can people have so little but be so happy? They live in mostly mud houses, have little or no electricity and yet they live like they own the world and were ready to share the little they had.

Ekiti Kete - Fountain of Knowledge


Anuoluwapo Eunice at Ekiti

The following morning, we headed for Ikogosi Warm Water Spring. Ekiti has got a quite rocky terrain and this is evident at every nook and cranny.

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The distance from Ikole to Ikogosi was quite a lengthy one and the road was not in great condition. However, political conversations about stomach infrastructure made it quite an interesting one. The saying that Ekiti people are one of the most educated people in Nigeria is also quite true as you could find very elderly people communicating in English Language without difficulty.

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Just as the sun was about to set we got there. We paid an access fee of 5oonaira each and got in.

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There is a long boardwalk with an array of plant variety and small creeping creatures at the end of which is the spring.

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Adewale Yusuf

The spring was not as cool as I expected but the myth is true, there indeed exist water from two different sources with contrasting temperatures which eventually meet. History has it that the body of water are two hunters wives who were hot and cold tempered and who whilst fighting metamorphosed into this attraction. The one on the left is warm and it flows all the way down on little rocks  and in between giant trees.

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Ikogosi Warm Spring

The cold water which is on the right flows out from somewhere in the midst of shrubs and creeping plants.

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The body of water meet at a spot which is quite calm.

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The water from the spring has been channeled into this swimming pool and could likened to a Jacuzzi if you ask me.

Hot tub bath

Ekiti was fun, I really wanted to see the Arinta Waterfalls but access is not permitted on weekdays. Shoutout to Balogun Oluwatosin for hosting us and showing us around. To those who checked on me whilst I was MIA, you guys are the realest.


Are you from, Ekiti State? Have you been to Ekiti State? What do you think about Ekiti State? Kindly Share!

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  • Reply KD July 2, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Kudos! Well done Lady Anu…. Keep covering grounds? I haven’t been to Ekiti though , this wet my appetite

    • AE
      Reply AE July 2, 2016 at 11:27 am

      Awwww…KD! Thanks so much.

  • Reply Wunmi July 2, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Ikogosi is one of the places I’ll love to visit in Nigeria, nice write up dear. Keep it up.

    • AE
      Reply AE July 2, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      You should see it, it’s such a magical place

  • Reply Kapachi July 2, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Wow! Haven’t read abt d history bfr buh reading dis helps me a whole lot,my friend is going places ???? keep d good work going baby

    • AE
      Reply AE July 2, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      Thanks for dropping by hun!

  • Reply yusuf gbadamosi July 2, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    That’s gud dear. I can remember we met in ur mum state 4 5years bck. It a cool place to be.

    • AE
      Reply AE July 2, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      Yeah! I remember….How time flies!…Yeah it is.

  • Reply Ajomo Segun Wale July 2, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Nice one Anu. I never knew nature such as this still exist in Nigeria, but with your blog am now aware. Thanks much! more vim!

    • AE
      Reply AE July 2, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      It does…You are welcome dearie.

  • Reply Uwala Moses Oluwagbemiga July 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Good one, nice pictures, some beautiful scenery, not so beautiful mud houses.

    I have been to few places in Ekiti state but not the Ikogosi spring, will definitely be there soon.

    Keep it up ae.

    • AE
      Reply AE July 2, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      Lol…I kinda like the mud houses though…you should see Ikogosi on your next visit…Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply 'Lara July 3, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I visited Ikogosi in 2014. I blogged about it Visit to Ikogosi warm spring through my lens and I was slightly disappointed about the warm spring. But I really enjoyed the visit.

    • AE
      Reply AE July 3, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      Hey Lara! I can totally relate, wasn’t as cool as I expected, trust me. I had to create my own fun and it was great. I’d check out your experience…Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply caroline July 3, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I will luv to visit ikogosi one of dis days …weldone luv

    • AE
      Reply AE July 3, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      Hey Caroline! You should…Thanks dear.

  • Reply Jadesola July 9, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Colourfully beautiful, the quaint mud houses really adds to the attraction for me. I’d like to visit the myth site. Good work Anu

    • AE
      Reply AE July 9, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      Yup! I really loved them too…You should…Thanks dearie!

  • Reply I.C.E July 9, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I have been to Ikogosi warm spring, was there during a field trip last year. Twas awesome!
    Weldone Anu!

    • AE
      Reply AE July 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      Thanks dearie!

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