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Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti: The de-facto Iyalode of Egbaland

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, original name Frances Abigail Olufunmilayo Thomas, also called Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti, (born October 25, 1900, Abeokuta, Egbaland [now in Nigeria] died Lagos, Nigeria), Nigerian feminist and political leader who was the leading advocate of women’s rights in her country during the first half of the 20th century. Her parents were Christians of Yoruba descent. […]