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CULTURE

The Story Of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, And How She Dethroned A King In The 40s

As the grandchild of a slave, Funmilayo's first revolt against colonialism was to drop her English birth names. She was born on October 25, 1900 as Francis Abigail Olufunmilayo Thomas. Funmilayo was raised by parents who valued education, and became the first girl-student admitted to Abeokuta Grammer School.

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The Story Of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, And How She Dethroned A King In The 40s

EDUCATION

Meet Fela's Father Who Was A Pastor And The First President Of The Nigeria Union Of Teachers

Fela was the son of Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti (1891-1955), a Protestant minister, school principal and the first president of the Nigeria Union of Teachers. The Reverend was himself son of a clergyman, Josiah Jesse Ransome-Kuti (1855-1930) also a musician. He was born on 30 April 1891, to an Egba family in Abeokuta. His father was Reverend Canon J. J. Ransome-Kuti well known for his outstanding administrative competence as well as his talents as a singer, which earned him the nickname “the Singing

  1 year ago ago
Meet Fela's Father Who Was A Pastor And The First President Of The Nigeria Union Of Teachers

POLITICS

Throw back Photos of the woman that was tossed out of the window.

Throw back Photos of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti the woman that was tossed out of the window. Was also the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria. Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, was born 25 October 1900 – 13 April 1978), otherwise known as Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti, was a Nigerian educator, political campaigner, suffragist and women's rights activist. Read everything about Mrs Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti below.  Birth name Frances Abigail Olufunmilayo Thomas Date of birth : 25 October 1900 From : Abeokuta, Southern

  1 year ago ago
Throw back Photos of the woman that was tossed out of the window.

ENTERTAINMENT

Thrown From a Two Storey Building To Death, Checkout The Tragic Story Of Mrs Ransome Funmilayo Kuti

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

  1 year ago ago
Thrown From a Two Storey Building To Death, Checkout The Tragic Story Of Mrs Ransome Funmilayo Kuti

POLITICS

#ENDSARS: Meet Fela Kuti's Mother Who Organised The Biggest Protest In Nigeria's History (photos)

The name Fumilayo Ransome Kuti is a very popular name in Nigeria. This is because the woman in question was a very courageous woman and she was also famous because she was the mother of the famed African music icon Fela Kuti. Mrs Kuti was also famed for being the first African woman to drive a car. While the fact of being the first woman in Nigeria to drive a car may sound appealing and very admirable to the public, what was more important about the life of this legendary woman was her boldness in standing with

  1 year ago ago
#ENDSARS: Meet Fela Kuti's Mother Who Organised The Biggest Protest In Nigeria's History (photos)

ENTERTAINMENT

The Story of Fela Kuti, Life, Death And Other Facts You Need To Know

The charismatic multi-instrumentalist is the son of Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti and Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, who welcomed him into the world on October 15, 1938, in Abeokuta, Ogun State.  His father who was a school teacher and an Anglican minister while his mother was an anti-colonial activist. The musician had a comfortable childhood as well as access to the best education at the time. He had his secondary school education at Abeokuta Grammar School. Upon his graduation, Fela's parents sent him to

  1 year ago ago
The Story of Fela Kuti, Life, Death And Other Facts You Need To Know

ENTERTAINMENT

The Story of Fela Kuti, Life, Death And Other Facts You Need To Know.

The charismatic multi-instrumentalist is the son of Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti and Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, who welcomed him into the world on October 15, 1938, in Abeokuta, Ogun State.  Fela was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti in Abeokuta, the modern-day capital of Ogun State in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, then a city in the British Colony of Nigeria, into an upper-middle-class family. His mother, Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, was a feminist activist in the anti-colonial movement.

  1 year ago ago
The Story of Fela Kuti, Life, Death And Other Facts You Need To Know.

EDUCATION

Meet Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, An Educator Who was the first ever in history to drive a Car in Nigeria

Abigail Funmilayo Ransome Kuti was born on the 25th of October 1900 to a Yoruba parents by name Daniel Olumeyuwa Thomas and Lucretia Phyllis Omoyeni Adeosolu in Abeokuta. Abigail amid her secondary school days, went to the Abeokuta Grammar school for her secondary education, and later flew out to England to advance her education. Upon graduation, Abigail came back to Nigeria and turned into an educator. On 20 January 1925, she got hitched to her better half by name Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome Kuti who happened

  1 year ago ago
Meet Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, An Educator Who was the first ever in history to drive a Car in Nigeria

ENTERTAINMENT

See The Facts You Don't Know About The Father Of Afrobeat Legend In Nigeria.

Good music they say erases the bad mood of anyone who is depressed. Music is the soul of life. This article takes a look at one of Nigeria's great afrobeat musical legends whose memory will remain for long in the minds of Nigeria's music lovers. Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti popularly called Fela Anikulapo Kuti which literarily translates into 'a man who has death in his pockets' was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist , musician, composer , pioneer of the Afrobeat

  1 year ago ago
See The Facts You Don't Know About The Father Of Afrobeat Legend In Nigeria.

ENTERTAINMENT

Pictures: See Handsome Pictures of Late Fela Ransome-Kuti on stage!

Late Fela Anikulapo , was born on 15th October 1938 in the old Abeokuta western region, into the upper middle class family of Ransome-kuti. He is the originator of the popular Afrobeat genre of music. He is so talented that he could play more than 4 musical instruments in his band. His late Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-kuti was a principal and also the first president of the Nigeria Union of Teachers. His mother Late Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was an human right activist and also an anti-colonial movement

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Pictures: See Handsome Pictures of Late Fela Ransome-Kuti on stage!

ENTERTAINMENT

Remember Fela Kuti? Meet HIs Daughter Yeni Kuti Who Was 31 Years When He Died

Fela was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti on 15 October 1938 in Abeokuta, the modern-day capital of Ogun State in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, then a city in the British Colony of Nigeria, into an upper-middle-class family. His mother, Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, was a feminist activist in the anti-colonial movement; his father, Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, an Anglican minister and school principal, was the first president of the Nigeria Union of Teachers. His brothers Beko Ransom

  1 year ago ago
Remember Fela Kuti? Meet HIs Daughter Yeni Kuti Who Was 31 Years When He Died

ENTERTAINMENT

15 Facts About Fela Kuti You Should Know

Olufela Olusegun Oludotun popularly known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997) was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, originator of the now popular Afrobeat music genre and human rights activist. Fela, a rare personality still relevant in the mainstream discourse giving his unseen originality, so many years after his demise. In this article, you’ll get to learn 15 facts about the Afrobeat legend. 1. Fela Kuti’s mother, Late Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was a feminist

  1 year ago ago
15 Facts About Fela Kuti You Should Know

ENTERTAINMENT

The Kuti heritage Museum: Preserving the history of the famous Kuti family

The Kuti family of Abeokuta Ogun State , South West Nigeria can be referred to as a nationalist Family going through the history and the contribution of the family to the development of Nigeria Nation. Throughout their stay in Abeokuta the capital of Ogun State, the Kuti house was built in imo area of Abeokuta where is now been referred to as nepa road in Isabo, Abeokuta. The two blocks of houses which were built on two different plots of land along the same road in Isabo area of Abeokuta is now the houses to

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The Kuti heritage Museum: Preserving the history of the famous Kuti family

ENTERTAINMENT

The time to remember the Nigeria's lioness Funmilayo Ransome-kuti

In the year 18 February 1977, the compound of a famous Afrobeat Musician and critic of Nigeria Military government, Fela Kuti was attacked by 1000 soldiers. FELA KUTI Funmilayo Ransome-kuti a 76 years old mother of Kuti was thrown from second storey window and was taken to Lagos State General Hospital due to the injuries she sustained. She died in the year 1978 April 13. "Funmilayo Ransome-kuti was not just Fela's mum" But also the mother of the Nation in many ways Ransome-kuti A man who's name was Victor Sotunde

  1 year ago ago
The time to remember the Nigeria's lioness Funmilayo Ransome-kuti

ENTERTAINMENT

Read About Fela's Grandfather, the First Nigerian to release a Music Album - Josiah Ransome-Kuti

Josiah Ransome-Kuti was the first Nigerian to release a record album in 1925. The Reverend Josiah Ransome-Kuti, who was called the Singing Minister by the British colonialists, was the progenitor of many of the church songs still sung today , particularly in the Yoruba language. In 1922, the clergyman wrote the theme song, ise Olúwa kò lè báje that it was used by Channels Television today and many others including the national anthem of Egba. Josiah Ransome-Kuti was also the first Nigerian to release a record

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Read About Fela's Grandfather, the First Nigerian to release a Music Album -  Josiah Ransome-Kuti

ENTERTAINMENT

Photo: On this day 1938 a legend was born.

On 15th October 1938,the pioneer of the Afrobeat was born into the family of three,Abeokuta Ogun state, Nigeria. His family was in the upper-middle class then, which means they are notable personality in the society. His mother chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was the first female personality to use and drive car in Nigeria, she also happens to be an anti-colonial activist. And his father was the first Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti was the first President of Nigeria Union of Teachers. Fela's two brothers

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Photo: On this day 1938 a legend was born.

CRIME

The Story Of A Renowned Woman Activist, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti

Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was born as Francis Abigail Olufunmilayo Thomas on October 25, 1900 in Abeokuta, in present-day Ogun State, Nigeria. She attended St John’s Primary School, Igbe in Abeokuta from 1906 to 1913 before becoming the first female student at the Abeokuta Grammar School. She attended the secondary school from 1914 to 1917. She also taught briefly before leaving to further her education at the Wincham Hall School for Girls in Cheshire, England from 1919 to 1923. Upon her return to Abeo

  1 year ago ago
The Story Of A Renowned Woman Activist, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti

ENTERTAINMENT

Meet Nigeria’s Most Popular Siblings (Part 1)

Nigeria’s is blessed with some many amazing talents and to find out that some of these outstanding Nigerian are siblings can be said to be amazing and also lend credence to how endowed the families from which they are from is. From medicine to music, politics to acting, we take a look at some of the most popular siblings in Nigeria. Some of them have become like institutions, with their second and third generations still flying their family flag very high. Come, let us take a walk through the world of some

  1 year ago ago
Meet Nigeria’s Most Popular Siblings (Part 1)

ENTERTAINMENT

Interesting Facts About Fela Kuti the Afrobeat Originator

“Fela was far ahead of his time. For us, it will be in our interest to let people know his origin, his root,” he told Punch. Fela was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti on 15 October 1938 inAbeokuta, Ogun State, His mother, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, was a feminist activist in the anti-colonial movement His father, Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, an Anglican minister, and school principal was the first president of the Nigeria Union of Teachers. Fela is a first cousin to the Nigerian writer

  1 year ago ago
Interesting Facts About Fela Kuti the Afrobeat Originator

ENTERTAINMENT

Fela Anikulupo, King Of Afrobeat Biography

Fela Kuti was born on October 15, 1938, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital. He was the son of Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, a Protestant Minister, School principal and the first President of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, and Mrs. Francis Abigail Olufunmilayo Ransome-Kuti, a political activist. Musical Career Fela learnt to play the piano and drums as a child and he led his school choir. In the 1950s, Fela told his parents that he was moving to London, England, to study medicine, but ended up att

  1 year ago ago
Fela Anikulupo, King Of Afrobeat Biography