Mazi Uba Acho challenges Colonial Narratives, discovers new lake in UK

A Nigerian Man living in the UK, Mazi Uba Acho has challenged Colonial Narratives boldly. He has claimed the credit for "discovering a local landmark" in Leicester, East Midlands.

A Nigerian Man living in the UK, Mazi Uba Acho has challenged Colonial Narratives boldly. He has claimed the credit for “discovering a local landmark” in Leicester, East Midlands. The man is living in the United Kingdom. However, he is a native of Nigeria. After discovering the new lake, the explorer also named his discovery Iyi Ojemba. With this move, he took a stand against the colonial powers’ claims that they had discovered several important landmarks of

Colonisation is a long-standing debate in several parts of the world. This is especially true in places where colonial powers, Britain, France, et al, were most influential. For most of recent history, local communities have argued that the colonies have tried to erase the history and culture of the community. In a bid to highlight these powers’ contribution, they erased the local people and their knowledge of the landmarks from historical accounts.


Accordingly, the Mazi Uba man made his “discovery” of the new lake in Leicester, East Midlands. This act was motivated to challenge colonial narratives that have long claimed the discovery of African landmarks.

Meanwhile, Mazi Uba Acho posted on Facebook about his discovery. His post highlights the absurdity of the colonialist mindset that claimed the discovery of places already known to local communities. He cited examples of Mungo Park’s claim to discovering the River Niger in Nigeria. David Livingstone also claims to find the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe.

By discovering and naming the new lake in Leicester, he is taking a stand against the erasure of African knowledge and history. Accordingly, He urges others to put it on record, teach it to their children, and take pride in their heritage.

This act of reverse colonialism serves as a powerful reminder that knowledge and discovery are not exclusive to any one race or culture. It asserts that we must celebrate and value the contributions of all communities. It is a call to action for Africans to take pride in their history, knowledge, and heritage and challenge the narratives seeking to erase them.

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