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black arts

Bridge The Lagos–Ibadan Expressway and the Lagos–Abeokuta Expressway are the major controlled-access highways in the north of the city and serve as inter-state highways to Oyo State and Ogun State respectively. To the west the congested Lagos–Badagry Expressway serves outlying towns such as Festival Town, which was the location for the 1977 Festival of Black Arts and Culture 77. Peter Akinola was born in 1944 to a Yoruba people Yoruba


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;Stronger Moves Towards Manufacturing", Financial Times (London, England), March 3, 1986 birth_date Tutuola was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 1920, where his parents Charles and Esther were Yoruba (Yoruba people) Christian cocoa (Cocoa bean) farmers. When about 7 years old, he became a servant for F.O. Monu, an Igbo people Igbo


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image removed: Image:Fela.png -- '''Olufela Obafunmilayo Sowande''' (b. Abeokuta, Nigeria, May 1905; d. Ravenna, Ohio, United States, 13 March 1987) was a Nigerian musician and composer. Considered the father of modern Nigerian art music, Sowande is perhaps the most internationally known African composer of works in the European "classical" idiom. De Lerma, Dominique-Rene.


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'''Gateway Stadium''' is a multi-use stadium in Abeokuta, Nigeria. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches. The stadium has a capacity of 17,000 people. Since Alexander Akinyele was born during the height of Ibadan military exploits, to be sent to school in those days in Ibadan was merely to please the European missionaries and it was often a perilous endeavor. It was a period when slavery, though officially outlawed by the British (United Kingdom), was still in vogue in Ibadan, therefore the fear of child kidnapping and ritual murders pervaded the social atmosphere. Given the stated scenario, the few school boys of the time were led to school by warriors. In Alexander's case, the leader of his security escort was a warrior called Babamboni; who always carried the future bishop on his shoulders, for safety to school. He attended St. Peter’s school Ibadan around 1880, and later completed his primary school education at Abobade school, Aroloya Lagos. He graduated first in his class, and was admitted the following year to the famous CMS Grammar School (CMS Grammar School, Lagos) in Lagos, founded by the Church Missionary Society. The Bishop would recall in later life how he was jeered, taunted and ridiculed by his schoolmates in Lagos as “that boy with tribal marks”. He then left to attend St. Andrews College, Oyo (Oyo, Nigeria) for teacher training. Subsequently, he became a teacher, and combined teaching with the duties of a catechist, organist and choirmaster. Bishop Tugwell in his Episcopal visit to Abeokuta in 1903, was so impressed with Alexander Akinyele’s expertise as the organist at a church in Ake, particularly his flawless rendition of the visiting European Bishop’s favorite hymn; that he ordered Alexander to sit for the entrance examination to Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone. He entered the college on January 25, 1904. In 1906 he was awarded Licentiate in Theology (LTh), and later he obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Dunelm) in 1912, thus becoming the first Ibadan indigene to obtain a University degree.


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*Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams, Founder and General Overseer of the Christian Action Faith Ministries(Action Chapel International), Ghana. * Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, Businessman, Politician and Presidential candidate. * Olusegun Obasanjo, President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. * Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Women's rights activist. * Toyosi Craig, Award winning Innovator, CEO, Africa Hope Empire * Wole Soyinka, Nobel Prize-winning author. * Olikoye Ransome-Kuti


history traditional

but the first of his father's children to survive infancy, hence the name 'Kashimawo'. It was not until he was 15 years old that he was properly named Moshood, by his parents. History Traditional Awori Yoruba (Yoruba people) folklore tells that Olofin's children, Osolo and Eleidi Atalabi founded Ota after migrating south from Isheri


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, Professor of pediatrics, former Minister of Health. * Fela Kuti, Famous Nigerian musician and political activist. * Peter Olakeinde Sogbesan, Pioneering Permanent Secretary. * Ernest Shonekan, Businessman and former interim government head of Nigeria. * Jimi Solanke, Famous actor, Musician storyteller and playwright. See also * Railway stations in Nigeria References ;Attribution


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*Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams, Founder and General Overseer of the Christian Action Faith Ministries(Action Chapel International


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image removed: Image:Fela.png -- '''Olufela Obafunmilayo Sowande''' (b. Abeokuta, Nigeria, May 1905; d. Ravenna, Ohio, United States, 13 March 1987) was a Nigerian musician and composer. Considered the father of modern Nigerian art music, Sowande is perhaps the most internationally known African composer of works in the European "classical" idiom. De Lerma, Dominique-Rene.


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, Shagamu, Iseyin, and Ketou. History thumb 250px The "Rock of Abeokuta", as drawn c.1892 (Image:Rock of Abeokuta.jpg) thumb Aerial view of Abeokuta, 1929 (File:Abeokuta, 1929.png) Sodeke first settled Abeokuta (meaning literally "the underneath of the rock" or indirectly "refuge among rocks") in 1825 as a place of refuge from slavehunters from Dahomey

Abeokuta

'''Abeokuta''' is the largest city and capital of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria. It is situated on the east bank of the Ogun River, near a group of rocky outcrops in a wooded savanna; by water. As of 2005, Abeokuta and the surrounding area had a population of 593,140.

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