JMJ dirt and a child looking

JMJ

JMJ; community in the backyard of Ajegunle that was known for decades as a jungle city. Stories had it that JMJ was populated mostly by whitemen in the pre-colonial and immediate post colonial…

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Nigerian army inspecting Gwoza Hills

Gwoza Hills

Gwoza hills; rocky and sun-baked  system of hills in Borno State where three villages with primitive existence and peculiar traditions: Kunde, Guduf- Nagadio and Guduf-Kusaraha in Gwoza Local…

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Bola Kuforiji-Olubi

Bola KUFORIJI-OLUBI

Bola Kuforiji-Olubi; Economist, the first female president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). She is the first woman president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants…

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Dele Momodu

Dele MOMODU

Dele MOMODU, Journalist and founder of Ovation, in 1996, a celebrity style magazine covering mostly West Africa, which features high life parties, and properties essentially with pictures. Dele…

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Salami Agbaje

Salami Agbaje, industrial magnate of the Ibadan colonial era, son of an early Muslim convert from Iseyin was born in Lagos in c.1867. Agbaje acquired an Islamic education to the exclusion of a…

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Mo Abudu

Mo Abudu

Mo Abudu;  Talk show Hostess, hospitality, entertainment and media entrepreneur. Abudu’s show, Moments with Mo is Africa’s first syndicated talk show to be broadcast on M-Net and it goes…

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Kofoworola Aina Moore in a group picture with native women

Kofoworola Aina Moore

ADEMOLA Kofoworola, educationist and children books author, known later in life as Lady Ademola, being wife of Adetokunbo Ademola, the first indigenous Chief Justice of Nigeria. Kofoworola was an…

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Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III

Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III was the Alaafin of Oyo since 1970, born 1938 to the Alaafin Adeyemi II Adeniran who was forced out of the throne in 1954 for taking sides with the less popular party…

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Alli Balogun

Alli Balogun was a Lagos politician and merchant in the 19th Century born in 1830 as Alli Makanjuola. Like his father, he was a slave dealer but he assumed a legal trade as supplier of local needs…

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African Woman reads her morning papers in early 1930s

African Renaissance

African Renaissance term used by authors is  descriptive of  the cultural movement in the British West Africa, in which the pioneer set of educated Africans, erstwhile propagators of the New…

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