The Journal of African History

Fatherland Badagry Creative City, a proposed residential estate of 500 housing units, has birthed at Agonrin Sea Beach, Badagry West Local Council of Lagos. The city, owned by Messrs Fatherland Global Corporation, is an extraordinary cutting-edge innovative and sustainable green city initiated to offer a rewarding experience especially for African-Americans. It is designed to offer entertainment, education, tourism, and luxury diaspora residential villas, where subscribers can live, work and play in an extraordinarily cutting-edge, innovative, ecological, and sustainable green city. Its Chief Visioner, Babatunde Oralusi, said the project is a partnership between Fatherland Global Corporation, the United States, Nigerian Capital Development Fund, and ForeMedia Group Inc. “The facility provides a rare opportunity to purchase a state-of-the-art, exclusive one, two, three, or four bedrooms, off-plan villa or maisonette, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean front,” said Oralusi. He said the project was conceived many years ago when the Michael Jackson family came to Nigeria and were able to identify that they are from Badagry, but their ancestors were taken as slaves to the United States. “It was proposed then, to create a center in Badagry for Africans in the diaspora or African-Americans to know more about their roots, but Michael Jackson died and the project which couldn’t see the light of day is now a reality,” he said. The Fatherland Complex, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and glorious golden beaches is an African-American village that invites African descendants to explore the true African experience, her wonderful unique culture, and values, making it a global entertainment and tourist destination which in turn promises to bring more revenue and recognition to Nigeria. Fatherland is currently one huge construction site, expected to be completed in 2026 and is located at Agonrin Sea Beach, Badagry Lagos. “The choice of Badagry is quite deliberate. To all intents and purposes, it is a beautiful, historical region that is renowned for being the largest slave port in West Africa,” he said. The masterstroke of the Fatherland is the “West Africa Theme Park” to promote a better understanding of Africa and forge stronger links between Mother Africa and its Diaspora.

The most exciting news of it all is that the price of the property for all investors in an off-plan villa in the Fatherland will dramatically shoot up owing to the approval of the sum of $2.59 billion for the development of Badagry Deep Seaport.
If investors purchased it as a buy-to-let, it will substantially increase their rental income due to the anticipated 250,000 jobs that the new project is likely to create.

The history of the slave trade in West Africa would not be complete without a special mention of the trade route located in Badagry. The town provides an extremely important, spiritual, and historical link for the Black diaspora, many of whom can trace their ancestors to this region.

“Badagry is not only historic but also offers a rich ecosystem to connect one with nature and breathe in the fresh sea air and enjoy optimum wellness. The town boasts a wealth of cultural events and important heritage sites which allows one to reconnect with brave ancestors”, said the promoters who envison a melting pot for all Africans from across the globe.
Blessed with sun-kissed beaches lined with magnificent coconut palm-tree, heavenly scenery, and a great choice of restaurants, Badagry also has easy access to Lagos airport which will prove to be an essential facility for going in and out of the country for investors and residents. The objective of the Fatherland Project in the cultural and historical city of Badagry is to link African descendants in the West who feel a deep bond and love for the African culture, the holistic stress-free environment, the vast scenic beauty, and the uplifting fresh air back to their origin. All have been put in place for the comfort of those interested in purchasing a fabulous villa as a holiday home, a rental investment, a home away from home, a retirement house, or those willing to move permanently from overseas.
s, as well as so many breaking content from across the globe. Many people and their families visit the site multiple times a day,” he said.

The rich environment at the Creative City boasts of world-class amenities including wonderful extensive gardens and parks with water attractions and exciting play areas for children; outdoor and indoor swimming pools; a luxury park; wellness and longevity center; a gym; basketball, squash, and tennis courts; golf, jogging and cycling tracks.
Also available are a shopping mall, with brands to rival the best of the bests; a multi-screen luxury cinema, a theatre; a library; meeting/club rooms; service areas; the police and fire brigades station; banking facilities; health facilities; schools for all age groups; a children’s club and varieties of restaurants and cafeterias offering a wide range of options of local and international cuisine.
Making the Fatherland even more fascinating is the beach lifestyle with emerald, green manicured lawns surrounded by ethereal waterfalls, fountains, trees, flowers, and bushes.

Adding to the glorious experience are the welcoming cafes and open bars designed with natural décor from the Nigerian cultural heritage; picnic areas with natural, eco-friendly wooden park furniture; barbecue stations; shaded areas with tables and chairs for working on the laptop or reading newspaper or paperback. Included in the appealing city are the welcoming hotspots for fishing, swimming, boating, water sports like water and jet skiing, and recreational areas which offer table tennis, first-rate sports fields for baseball and basketball, a top-class golf course, high-end tennis courts, a horse-riding school, a cycle lane, and a running/jogging track.

The African-American village was designed by leading architects and engineers and has been described as an architectural masterpiece and the perfect destination for leisure, entertainment, and luxury living, something even more profound boasts of residential villas, maisonettes, and apartments such as luxury detached four bedroom villas, luxury three bedroom semi-detached villa, luxury two bedroom maisonettes, luxury one bedroom apartments, luxury 2- and 3 bedroom apartments

Fatherland Global Corporation, referred to as Fatherland, is a holding company incorporated in Delaware and operates from New York, Atlanta, Florida, London, Dublin, Lagos, and others.
Fatherland is a global enterprise that promotes Afro-centric culture and values while also facilitating social and economic development. Fatherland aims to create community hubs for Africans and their descendants worldwide, as well as attract non-African tourists looking for an authentic African experience.

The enterprise is creating an African Creative City in major cities worldwide, which will showcase the rich culture, cuisine, and art of Africa. These cities will offer a variety of entertainment options for all age groups, featuring traditional African architecture and amenities. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the authentic African environment and traditional huts. Fatherland Global is committed to serving African communities by collaborating with government agencies, stakeholders, and nonprofits to promote the African community and its unique offerings. This will create several opportunities for Africans that will generate employment opportunities for locals and bring significant economic benefits to the African Continent. Fatherland is a global enterprise that promotes Afro-centric culture and values while also facilitating social and economic development. Fatherland aims to create community hubs for Africans and their descendants worldwide, as well as attract non-African tourists looking for an authentic African experience.

The enterprise is creating an African Creative City in major cities worldwide, which will showcase the rich culture, cuisine, and art of Africa. These cities will offer a variety of entertainment options for all age groups, featuring traditional African architecture and amenities. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the authentic African environment and traditional huts.
Fatherland Global is committed to serving African communities by collaborating with government agencies, stakeholders, and nonprofits to promote the African community and its unique offerings. This will create several opportunities for Africans that will generate employment opportunities for locals and bring significant economic benefits to the African Continent.

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