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"See" Photos Of The First Woman To Own A Car In Nigeria

Many years ago, Nigerian men were the ones who drove cars. Some men had cars for their name long before women started owning and driving cars. It all started with a woman. She was the first to drive a car in Nigeria and open the door for other women to gain the coveted title of driver. The first woman to drive a car in Nigeria was Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. She was a teacher, suffragette, political activist and traditional aristocrat. Not only was she the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria, the beautiful woman was also the mother of the great Nigerian music legend and activist Femi Anikulapo Kuti. She was born on October 25, 1900 and died on April 13, 1978 at the age of 77. The deceased was a teacher, political activist, women's rights activist and traditional aristocrat in Nigeria. She served with honors as one of the most prominent leaders of her generation. In 1942 she founded the Abeokuta Ladies Club (ALC) for educated women who volunteer for charity, and in 1965 she received the national award for membership in the Order of Niger. The University of Ibadan (UI) awarded her an honorary doctorate in 1968. As an Oloye of the Yoruba people, she also had a seat in the western upper house of Nigeria.

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