All You Need To Know About Bayajidda Daura

Bayajidda (Hausa: Bàyā̀jiddà) was, as per the legends encompassing most West African states before the nineteenth 100 years, the organizer behind the Hausa states.

Most records say that Bayajidda came from Baghdad. Bayajidda started things out to Borno where he was given one of the Mai’s little girls as a spouse, and afterward resided for some time in Hausa land where he wedded the Queen of Daura, who likewise gave him a Gwari fancy woman as a compensation for killing “Sarki”, said to be an extraordinary snake which denied her kin of admittance to water. By the Queen of Daura, Bayajidda had a child called Bawo, one more called Biram by the Borno princess, but another child, Karbagari, by his Gwari lover. Bawo is said to have succeeded his dad and had six children who turned into the leaders of Daura, Katsina, Zazzau, Gobir, Kano and Rano. These, along with Biram, which was controlled by the child of Bayajidda and of the Borno Princess, shaped the “Hausa Bakwai” or the “Hausa 7”. Be that as it may, Karbagari the child of the Gwari fancy woman had seven children too who managed Kebbi, Zamfara, Gwari, Jukun, Ilorin, Nupe and Yauri which are alluded to in this custom as the “Banza Bakwai” or “Ill-conceived seven”

The legend’s takeoff from Baghdad and his visit in Borno

As per the legend, Bayajidda was a sovereign from Baghdad (the capital of cutting edge Iraq) and child of King Abdullahi, yet he was banished from his old neighborhood after Queen Zidam,[3] otherwise called Zigawa, had vanquished the city.[4] Once he left Baghdad, he traversed Africa with various champions and showed up in Borno.

Once in Borno, stories vary regarding what caused pressure with the nearby lord. As per one story, Bayajidda understood his powers were more grounded than those of the lord; along these lines, he intended to oust him. Nonetheless, the ruler knew about the plot and, subsequent to talking with his counselors, gave Bayajidda his little girl, Magaram (otherwise called Magira), in marriage.[4] Later, when the lord went after and assumed control more than a few towns, he fooled his new child in-regulation into passing on his own men to monitor the towns, in this way diminishing the quantity of men Bayajidda had available to him. Bayajidda understood that he was being deceived when he had just his better half and one slave left; during the evening, they escaped to Garun Gabas, presently arranged in the Hadeja region.[3] While there, Magaram brought forth Bayajidda’s most memorable youngster, Biram, the eponymous predecessor of the negligible realm of Gabas-ta-Biram (“east of Biram”).

Nonetheless, as indicated by one more variant of the story, Bayajidda was invited into Borno, wedded Magaram and became famous among individuals. Along these lines, the ruler begrudged him and plotted against him; after being educated regarding this by his significant other, he escaped Borno with her.

Appearance in Daura and killing of the snake

Bayajidda left his significant other and youngster in Garun Gabas and progressed forward to the town of Gaya close to Kano – which others accept to be Gaya in present day Niger – , where he had the neighborhood metalworkers make him a knife.[5] He then, at that point, came to the town of Daura (situated in cutting edge Katsina State), where he went into a house and asked an elderly person for water. She informed him that a snake named Sarki (sarki is the Hausa word for lord) watched the well and that individuals were simply permitted to draw water one time per week. Bayajidda set out for the well and killed the snake with the blade and executed it with the blade the metalworkers had made for him, after which he hydrated, put the head in a sack, and got back to the elderly person’s house.[3] (The Kusugu Well where this is said to have happened is these days a vacation destination.)

The following day, individuals of Daura accumulated at the well, pondering who had killed the snake; Magajiya Daurama, the neighborhood sovereign, offered sway over around 50% of the town to whoever could demonstrate that he killed the snake. A few men delivered snake heads, however the heads didn’t match the body. The elderly person, proprietor of the house Bayajidda was remaining in, informed the sovereign that her visitor had killed it, after which Daurama brought Bayajidda. Having introduced the snake’s head, demonstrating to her that he was the person who had killed Sarki, he turned down the proposal of around 50% of the town, rather mentioning her hand in marriage; she wedded him out of appreciation for killing the snake.


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