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Meet Anike Agbaje Williams, the first woman to appear on Television in Nigeria (Photos)

Mrs Agbaje Anike Williams, also known as the "First Lady of the Tube," was Nigeria's first female broadcaster, beginning her career in 1959 with Western Nigeria Television, the country's first television station.

The 84-year-old was born in the city of Abeokuta, Ogun State. She is her family's third daughter. 

Mrs Gbemisola Rosiji, wife of Ayo Rosiji and Bishop, and Mrs S.C. Philips were her guardians during her primary and junior secondary school years in Lagos. She went to CMS Girls School in Lagos. When CMS Girls School was relocated to Ibadan and renamed St Anne's School in 1950, she moved with the school and completed her education there.

When the Ibadan television station was established, she was asked to interview and was eventually hired by the Tv station. Agbaje-Williams was a founding member of WNTV, Nigeria's first television station, and the station's first female broadcaster. She rose through the ranks of the television station to become a producer and program director before retiring in 1986.

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