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    Remilekun Falade 2 months ago

    Hello everyone. We are on to LitCaf. The very big one.

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    Adedamola Abraham 2 months ago

    Kids should not be encouraged to dump the sciences for anything. That is not hoe to grow an economy.

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    Temitope Jeremiah 2 months ago

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    Temitope Jeremiah 3 months ago

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    Temitope Jeremiah 4 months ago

    What we do at #LitCaf #Coworking

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    Temitope Jeremiah 5 months ago

    Not all about tech. Our use base is diverse array of gentle men and ladies. #LitCaf is where you want to be. #Coworking #Yaba #Lagos

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    Tope 5 months ago

    Lets do this together, Otondo friends.

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    Temitope Jeremiah 5 months ago

    Dictionary definition of freelancer. How well do you agree with that?

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    Temitope Jeremiah 5 months ago

    Good morning everyone. Wake up with a newer determination to achieve your objective.

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    Tope Apoola 5 months ago

    Still testing. One long test.

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    Apoola 5 months ago

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    Memory lane...Ken Saro Wiwa

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    Temitope Jeremiah 6 months ago

    One innovation of ours.

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    Temitope Jeremiah 6 months ago

    May7ven was born in May 7. I thought that was obvious. However, that isn\'t what we are talking about now. Do you know that this website actually does not allow copy and paste because of its care about aesthetics?

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    Tope Apoola 7 months ago

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    MI Apoola 7 months ago

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    MI Apoola 7 months ago

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    7 months ago

    Hello, LitCaf. Seems very exciting, what\'s coming down here. Meanwhile, making a shout-out to best gal, May7.

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti

Funmilayo Ransome Kuti
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Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was a Nationalist and activist, born in 1900 to a returned Yoruba slave in Sierra Leone who traced his way back to Abeokuta. In May 1919, Funmilayo was sponsored by the Church Missionary Society to school in England. She studied domestic sciences, education, French and music at Wincham Hall College. She returned to Nigeria in 1922 and taught at her alma mater, Abeokuta Grammar School, getting married to the School principal, the Reverend Ransome-Kuti in 1925.

The Abeokuta Women’s Union, AWU, which Funmilayo formed, coordinated a campaign against the unjust enforcement of taxation on women, leading to the abdication of Alake Ademola II in 1949. Her visit to Enugu in that year had triggered the changing of name of a female association in the town to Nigerian Women’s Union. By 1954, branches had been established in several cities across the regions of Nigeria, with the objective of achieving franchise and proper representation for women. Abolition of electoral colleges was also advocated. She started the first adult education program for women in the country, which she called “the social welfare club for market women”. She was selected, being an active member of the leading National Council of Nigerian Citizens, to represent Nigerian women in various constitutional conferences held in London in the 1940s and 1950s, and was part of the delegate that negotiated Nigeria’s independence. She later ran unsuccessfully for a federal legislative seat in 1959 and internal opposition from her party, the National Council for Nigerians and the Cameroons, NCNC, truncated her foray into politics. She continued her activism, but her voice was soon overlaid by her sons’; Olikoye, Beko and the last, Fela, the world-acclaimed Afrobeat maestro alongside whom she dumped the foreign name, Ransome for Anikulapo, meaning “one who has death in the pouch”. She was strongly influenced by Marxist rhetoric and she travelled widely establishing contacts within the Soviet Republics. In recognition of her efforts in promoting friendship between Nigerian and Soviet peoples, she was awarded the Lenin peace prize in 1970. She died in 1978, following an assault by soldiers who had come to cause disconcertment in the house of her son- the satirical musician, Fela.