Obafemi Awolowo

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Birthday
6, 1909
Birthplace
Ikenne, Nigeria
Death Date
May 9, 1987 (78)
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Birthday
6, 1909
Birthplace
Ikenne, Nigeria
Death Date
May 9, 1987 (78)

About

Statesman and Nigerian nationalist who was the Premier of Western Nigeria from 1954 to 1960. He was also the founder of the Nigerian Tribune. 

Before Fame

He was a teacher, shorthand typist, and correspondent for the Nigerian Times.

Trivia

He helped bring about free primary education and health care in Nigeria.

Family Life

He married Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo in 1937. They had five children. 

Associated With

Both he and Chris Abani are Nigerians known for their exceptional writing.