History have it that “THE KABULU MUSICAL GROUP” won for Nigeria her only medal at, All Africa Cultural Festival held in Algiers in 1969. Because of that, a commemorative postage stamp of ten kobo denomination was in use bearing their picture.
It is to be remembered if forgotten by Nigerians, how the Gbagyi dressings drew the admiration of hundreds of thousands of people in the world over at the FESTAC ’77 when Gbagyi beautiful textiles from Gawu, Birnin Gwari and Tatiko were exhibited.
History and in fact Nigerians will ever continue to appreciate the contributions of the Gbagyi ethnic group for their continued sacrifices to Nation Building and Development. It will be recalled that, when British decided to colonize Nigeria, Lord Lugard, while amalgamating the Nothern and Southern protectorates together in January 1914, to form what is today called NIGERIA, Dungurun (Zungeru) was his choice as first Federal Capital. Lugard put many things into considerations to arrive at this conclusion. Among them was the conducive climatic condition and most importantly, the peaceful and friendly nature of the inhabitants (the indigenous GBAGYI people of the area).
When the capital was moved from Dungurun (Zungeru) to Kadudna (Kaduna), the same reasons were advanced to convince his masters in the United Kingdom to enhance the movement. Kadudna being yet another GBAGYI settlement.
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N/B: Abuja too the present capital of the Federation Nigeria, is a GBAGYI settlement.