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Meet The First Person To Drive a Car In Nigeria

Nigeria is a country in West Africa bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west.

You might wondering who was the first person to drive a car in Nigeria.


Sir Herbert Macaulay is confirmed to have been the first Nigerian to buy and own a car. He paid in cash too. Even though he was very much distasteful of the British Colonial rule, he enjoyed their sponsorship and was not only trained as an engineer in 1900 but also qualified as a violinist. He would later be licensed as a surveryor in Lagos. Sir Macaulay is widely regarded as the Father of Nigerian Nationalism and it is safe to believe he pioneered Nigerian nationalism. His portrait is seen on the One Naira currency (note and coin)

Ransome Kuti, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's father bought a car later in the 1910s and it is also recorded his wife, Iyalode of Abeokuta, Mrs Funmilayo Ransome Kuti was the first FEMALE to drive a car in Nigeria.

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