There are a lot of people, who have made this great country proud, and we will be looking at 6 of them that will never be forgotten in a hurry.1.Funmilayo Ransome Kuti Funmilayo who was an anti-colonial activist and feminist was, in many ways, the mother of the nation.She is regarded as the Nigeria’s ‘lioness of Lisabi’, Ransome - Kuti was the first female student to attend the Abeokuta Grammar School.
Born as Francis Abigail Funmilayo Thomas on 25th October 1900 in Abeokuta now the Ogun State capital to Cheif Daniel Olumuyiwa Thomas a member of Aristocratic Jibolu Taiwo family and Lucracia Omoseni Adeoselu ,the educator , politician women rights activist and social crusader.Funmilayo Thomas had her early childhood in the city of Abeokuta where is attended Abeokuta Grammar School as the first female student of the school.
Nigeria as a country is blessed with strong women that have made the country proud in different aspects that in years to come, history will always remember them.
There is a saying "that what aan can do a woman can do better". Well it is always believed that men are born to be on top leaving the women out, which isn't suppose to be so. As today we are going to look at a record setter who happens to be a woman. Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, whose original name was Frances Abigail Olufunmilayo Thomas, also known as Funmilayo Anikulapo Kuti (born October 25, 1900), hails from Abekuto, Egbaland (now in Nigeria) was a Nigerian feminist and political leaders, who led the advocate
Remembering Mrs Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, the mother of Fela and how she died tragically in the hands of military men Children of this dispensation should have heard the name Fela Anikulapo but many may not be abreast of the great roles the mother of this legendary musician had played in Nigeria's independence
Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, MON, also known as Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti, was a Nigerian educator, political campaigner, suffragist, and women's rights activist. She was one of the first women to attend Abeokuta Grammar School in 1914, where she would go on to teach. In 1919 she left for Wincham Hall School for Girls, Cheshire, England, to pursue her studies. On 20 January 1925, Funmilayo married Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, a member of the Ransome-Kuti family. In 1932, when her husband became principal
A Nigerian socio-political activist who is also a co-covenee of the Bring Back Our Girls Movement, Aisha Yesufu has revealed what she has kept for over 23 years for sentimental value. Aisha Yesufu who recently bagged Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti Human Right Award 'Individual' took to her Twitter page via @AishaYesufu to disclosed that mortal and pestle that her husband, Aliu used as bachelor for pounding yam is still intact. A leading voice during recently concluded #EndSARS protest confessed that her family no
Women were the majority of people who fought for the independence of Nigeria in 1960 with the help of brave Nigerian Activist Funmilayo Ransome Kuti.
"Honest question please.What level of success can a Nigerian artist achieve to be considered equal or even greater than Fela?"
Nigeria got independence from Britain in 1960, although most of the hardwork had been attributed to the men not knowing that we ought to give some women praise too. There were women whose contributions defined how Nigerians stood up to their independence. Last year, Nigeria has clocked 60 and will be 61 this year. And we can't help but talk about prominent women who are behind the nation's freedom from colonialists. We look at a few of these women. 1. Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti born October 25,1900. Funmilayo earned
November 25th, 2020. The Bring Back Our Girls convener, Aisha Yesufu, has gained substantial recognition more than just a few times this year, within a relatively short period. Her dogged efforts in recognition and promotion of human rights in Nigeria are clearly not going unrecognized, both within and beyond Nigeria’s shores. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), has included Aisha Yesufu in in its list of the Top 100 Inspiring and Influential Women from Around the World for 2020. According the BBC’s
It's amazing to be a celebrity, and when your child also becomes a celebrity and does an impressive job of becoming a greater celebrity than its parent, there's nothing more amazing. We have a few celebrity parents in the Nigerian entertainment industry who are also celebrities themselves. There is no greater pleasure than watching a celebrity parent see their own child excelling in entertainment just as much or more than they have done before. Here is a list of celebrities from Nigeria whose parents were/are
Chief Funmilayo Kuti's 120th posthumous birthday: A need to remember a teacher and a freedom fighter
There is no doubt that the Yoruba community is blessed with several highly educated and courageous women. Evidently, madam Funmilayo Ransome Kuti was one of such women. She was indeed a dedicated and intellectually given lady during her life time. Madam Kuti was the voice of the voiceless and hope of the hopeless during her life time. Her commitment towards liberating her fellow women from the shackles of ignorance and poverty can never be overemphasized. Madam Kuti led several protests against bad leadership
In this article, we would be taking a look at some great women who proved the saying that "what a man can do, a woman can do better". These women did inspire other women in Nigeria to rise up and enjoy the technologies with the men. We are focusing on women that did great things in the transportation and aviation ministry. I am sure many of us are quite aware of the first woman to ride a guy in Nigeria. But majority don't know the first women to ride a train and fly a plane. Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was
An activist is any person who believes strongly in political or social change and takes part in activities such as public protests to try to make this happen. There are different kinds of activists such as Political, Social, Human Rights and Women right activists etc. Nigeria is blessed to have so many of such people especially the females. Below are some of the top female activists that Nigeria has ever produced. Lola Omolola Lola Omolola is a 44year old Nigerian Journalist and founder of the Female IN group
A Nigerian educator, political campaigner, suffragist, and women's rights activist, Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, MON was born on the 25th of October, 1900. She was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Ransome-Kuti was the first female student to attend the Abeokuta Grammar School. As a young adult, she worked as a teacher, organizing some of the first preschool classes in the country and arranging literacy classes for lower-income women. Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti During the 1940s, Ransome-Kuti established the Abeokuta
Aisha Yesufu is one lady that is known, almost in every part of the country due to her duggedness and love for humanity. She is one lady who is never silent when she needs to speak out when there is a need for her to do so. She could be said to be a human right activist with a different. In a tweet she made this evening, she decided to let people know about the recent award she just won. The award may have come as a surprise to few, but to many, it doesn't because it is a well deserved award. According to her,
This Article will showcase faces of Honour in Nigeria (Heroes and Heroine of our time) In Nigeria, the above faces cannot be ignored when showcasing FACES OF HONOUR (the Heroes and Heroine). Their contributions and leadership prowess to the growth and development of Nigeria will forever be remembered. It is worth noting that through their hard work, efforts, contributions and achievement has made their faces to appear in Nigeria's Naira Note and also attracts many places, industries, institutions, film, airports
Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (25 October 1900 – 13 April 1978) , otherwise known as Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti , was a teacher, political campaigner, women's rights activist and traditional aristocrat in Nigeria . She served with distinction as one of the most prominent leaders of her generation. She was also the first woman in the country to drive a car. The original name of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was Frances Abigail Olufunmilayo Thomas. She was the first female student at the Abeokuta Grammar School (a secondary
Some Nigerian Women have been spectacular or outstanding in their career that they have made positive contribution in Nigerian history. Some of these women were either the first of their kind in some careers, which formerly were dominated by men. So we regard these women as influential women in Nigerian culture. 1. Margaret Ekpo Margaret Ekpo is the first female political activist. She was credited with helping women in the first republic. This refers to the period when Nigerian gained independence. 2. kofo