VIDEO: History of Yoruba Chief Brimah From Nigeria Who in 1834 Originally Bought Accra’s ‘New Town’ and Began Settlements


This is an account of a pioneer Yoruba chief of the Brimah kingdom from Nigeria who in 1834 bought Accra’s New Town as a farm land which he named ‘Araromi’ before beginning the settlement there.

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Alhaji Braimah’s position was unique. Not only was he a man of considerable wealth, but he had the advantage of having visited Mecca, an unusual experience for a native of these parts, and it was these conditions coupled no doubt with a certain degree of worldly wisdom that enabled a despised Yoruba to exercise control and influence over the Hausas.

I have the honor to be Sir, Your obedient servant.


  • Ghana Archives 1878-1899