The Nigerian Town Nicknamed ‘Twin Capital Of The World’ Because It Has The Highest Number Of Twins(pics) Akinola | 2nd March 2017 | African Music | No Comments West Africa has the highest occurrence of twins in the world. One town in particular, has a twin birth rate so high that the town was nicknamed the Twin Capital of the World. 1. Percentage wise, there are about 30 times more twins in that town than there are in Europe According to a BBC article, there are about 158 twins per 1000 newborns in Twin Capital of the World, compared to 5 twins per 1000 newborns in Europe. 2. People attribute the predominance of twins to a meal Àmàlà and Ìlasà is a morsel meal that combines yam powder and okra soup. Yams contain gonadotrophins, a chemical that helps women produce multiple eggs. 3. Twins are regarded as special creatures Twins are taken care of in a special way: they wear the same clothes and have a shrine built for them in their living room. 4. The same phenomenon was observed in two other cities in the world The towns of Kodinji in India and Candido in Brazil both have a high number of twin births. 5. Some community members worship twins In a BBC interview, community members stated that “It’s a sort of honour to be so-called Father or mother of twins because they are a special breed from God.” 6. Raising twins can sometimes be difficult Raising a pair of twins implies feeding two children. Some people cannot afford raising twins. 7. Twins are not the only thing that makes this town famous The Twin Capital of the World is also a large charcoal-producing town. 8. The town in question is called Igbo-Ora Igbo-Ora is a small town in the Oyo State, north of Lagos, Nigeria. Share this:FacebookTwitterWhatsAppPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Tags:TOP NEWS IN NIGERIA TODAY Related Posts TOP NEWS STORIES IN NIGERIA TODAY![24/03/2016] No Comments | Mar 24, 2016 Win ₦250,000 In The Akwa Ibom State Government Logo Design Competition No Comments | Mar 25, 2017 Senator BUKOLA SARAKI Full Biography No Comments | Apr 18, 2016 Checkout Top 7 controversial celebrities of the year No Comments | Dec 21, 2017 About The Author Akinola Add a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.