+234Express® is an independent publishing company based in Abuja, Nigeria.
We are on a quest to document and celebrate Nigeria’s rich heritage.
We invite you to explore our range of illustrated children’s books on iconic historical figures, major events, mythology and folklore. All our stories are purposely selected for the deep historical, cultural and moral lessons embedded in them. Besides helping to improve reading culture among kids, we believe these stories will also help stir such values as patriotism, sacrifice and valour in kids; thereby moulding the character needed for future leaders.
RAI is our charity initiative set up to promote tolerance, equality and diversity among young Nigerians. Working with schools and book clubs across the country, the initiative aims to shield young kids from prejudice and hate.
Since kickoff in January of 2021, the RAI Project, working with strategic partners like The Bookworm Cafe and Hope on the Streets Foundation, has visited dozens of schools and book clubs; donating copies of the Nigeria Heritage Series and encouraging kids to appreciate people and cultures outside their own.
The ancient empire of Benin was one of Africa's greatest; world-renowned for its priceless bronze sculptures and other artwork. The kingdom suffered irreparable loss at the hands of colonial British forces in the late 19th century and never quite regained its glory. This is the story of how they resisted bravely against impossible odds.
This is the story of the famous Queen Amina of the ancient city of Zaria. Rising to the throne under unusual circumstances; her bravery and courage in the face of daunting challenges make her an inspiration to every child - male or female. Legacies of her legendary rule, like the ancient walls of Zaria, remain to this day.
Enjoy the legendary tale of the Yoruba thunder god - Sango and his dramatic rise to the throne as Alaafin (king) of the ancient Oyo Empire. One of the most colourful characters in the pantheon of Yoruba gods; Sango's temper and ambitions would take a costly toll on his kingdom and reign.
An instructive story of bravery, betrayal, greed and power set in the ancient kingdom of Ijebu, southwest Nigeria. Like many of the kingdoms and city-states that flourished in pre-colonial Nigeria, the people of Ijebu found themselves at the wrong end of the insatiable appetites of the colonial era merchants and explorers they opened up their hearts and lands to.
Ladi Kwali is arguably Africa's most famous potter of all times. A native of the regions that now make up the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Ladi achieved fame and fortune through hard work and dedication; and is celebrated all over the world for her amazing talent.
Hajiya Gambo Sawaba was one of Nigeria's foremost female politicians and women's rights activists. She worked alongside renowned politicians like Aminu Kano long before Nigeria gained independence to bring about social change in Northern Nigeria.
When the mean King Askia of the ancient Songhai Empire became too greedy and brutal to bear, Muhammadu Kanta - commander of the armies of the province of Kebbi leads his people on a rebellion against the kingdom and declares independence for Kebbi.
This is the story of the famous Princess Inikpi of Igala land. Her tale of bravery, courage and sacrifice is an inspiration to both young and old. With enemies threatening the Igalas on all fronts, brave Inikpi took up the challenge to save her people.
Relive the story of the courageous Scottish missionary who worked in Nigeria's Calabar region to end ancient traditional practices like the killing of twins. She remains an inspiration to all Nigerians even today.
Daughter of the famous scholar and religious Uthman Dan Fodio - founder of the Sokoto Caliphate, Nana would grow up to become a famous writer and advocate for the rights of the girl child. Illustrated with beautiful graphics, this story will inspire both young and old.
This book tells the true story of the famous riots that broke out in parts of Eastern Nigeria during the colonial years. Led by brave and courageous women, the protesters sought to force the colonial authorities and government to treat the people fairly.
Follow us on a journey through the life and times of the great Uthman Dan Fodio – the first Sultan of Sokoto and renowned Islamic scholar who liberated his people from oppression and established the Sokoto Caliphate in the 1800s.
An inspirational story on the life and legacy of the great King of Opobo – Jaja, who opposed British domination of the Niger Delta area during the colonial period. This historical tale of bravery, dedication and destiny will inspire both kids and adults.
Margaret Ekpo is remembered fondly as one of Nigeria's foremost women's rights leaders. She fought alongside national icons like Nnamdi Azikiwe for Nigeria's independence from colonial rule.
Based on ancient Yoruba folklore about the creation of the world, Oduduwa, one of the sky gods and son of the supreme being Olodumare, is sent down from the skies to create the earth after his brother Obatala fails to complete the same task.
Celebrate the life and work of the great Samuel Ajayi-Crowther who escaped a life of slavery to become Nigeria’s first Bishop in the 1800s. Brought to life with beautiful graphics and a well-crafted story, this historical tale of bravery, dedication and destiny will inspire both kids and adults.
Few heroines in history are as famous as Moremi - the 12th century Yoruba Queen of the ancient kingdom of Ife. Moremi's bravery, courage and sacrifice make her an inspiration to every child - male or female.
Retrace the steps of Bayajidda - the legendary ancestor of the Hausa people of West Africa. According to legend, he travelled across the Sahara desert several centuries ago to settle in the northern parts of present-day Nigeria and founded the seven Hausa kingdoms.
This is the story of Olaudah Equaino - the seldom celebrated hero who worked alongside William Wilberforce to abolish slavery in 1807. Kidnapped from Eastern Nigeria at a tender age, Olaudah survived years of slavery and rose above it to lead an extraordinary life.
Funmilayo Ransome Kuti is one of Nigeria's foremost and courageous women's rights leaders. She took on the colonial authorities and government of pre-independence Nigeria to get justice and equity for her fellow women.
Palace politics and succession intrigues abound in this ancient tale of the highly influential Queen Idia of the great ancient Benin Kingdom.
Follow us on a cursory journey through time; as we visit ancient civilizations like the enigmatic Nok from 1000 BCE, famous ancient kingdoms like Benin, Ife, Kanen-Bornu, Arochukwu etc, through to the modern era.
Edited simply for young readers 13+
Introducing an exciting new range of colouring books for the kids, based on the titles from the Nigeria Heritage Series. Put your creative skills to the test - colour away!
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