During the 15th & 16th
centuries the Hausa Songhau empire rose to power in northern Nigeria. By 1000AD the
kingdom dominated southern Nigeria. The Oya gave rise to the Benin civilization. From the
15th to the 18th
centuries Benin was heavily involved in the arts, leaving behind a legacy
of brass, bronze & ivory sculpture.
As early as the 15th century trading began with the
Europeans. Through contact with the Europeans Nigeria became
involved in the slave trade.
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