Born 25 October 1900





otherwise known as Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti, was a teacher, political campaigner, women's rights activist and traditional aristocrat in Nigeria. She served with distinction as one of the most prominent leaders of her generation. She was also the first woman in the country to drive a car.[
Gender: Female
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti
Father's Name Daniel Olumeyuwa Thomas
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name Lucretia Phyllis Omoyeni Adeosolu
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 3
Number of Female Children 1

Olikoye Ransome-Kuti (son)
Beko Ransome-Kuti (son)
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (son)
Dolapo Ransome-Kuti (daughter)

Profession Educationist , Politician , Human Right Activist
Working Experience Founder, Abeokuta Ladies Club (ALC), Abeokuta Women's Union (AWU), Nigerian Women's Union (NWU), Federation of Nigerian Women's Societies (FNWS). , founding member of the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC) party, , Treasurer for the NCNC Western Working Committee , President of the NCNC Women's Organization in the Western Region. , founder, the Commoners Peoples Party
Abeokuta Grammar School 1914-1917..

Oloye of the Yoruba people.

Order of the Niger

first female student at the Abeokuta Grammar School (a secondary school),
Took part in the pre-independence conferences that laid the groundwork for Nigeria’s First Republic
One of the women appointed to the native House of Chiefs, serving as an Oloye of the Yoruba people
Ranking member of the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons
Treasurer and President Western Women Association of the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons
President of the Abeokuta Women’s Union from 1946–1978.[16]
Leader of Commoners Peoples Party
Leader of Nigeria Women’s Union.
First woman to drive a car in Nigeria
Winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1970[


13 April 1978
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