Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti

#BHM Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti: Driving Change and Not Just Cars


  • Wow! Facts indeed!
    Never knew there was more to , first woman to drive a car and human right activist.
    Thanks for educating us Maryam!

    • Yep, her feats are so watered down and maligned. Glad you enjoyed the article.

  • This is really mind-boggling…. We must change the narrative. Thank you so much dearie for the really needed education.

    • Thank you for reading the article, and providing your comments, it’s really appreciated. Yes indeed, more awareness needs to be raised about these prolific but grossly erased heroines.

  • I think it would have been better if you mentioned that the true pictures of most Nigerian patriots remains shady at best. It is not peculiar to the female gender, many patriotic male citizens have been forgotten or underrated in history too. This is more a problem of Nigeria’s lack of regard for history education than any attempt to sabotage a particular gender.

  • Wow! This was quite an interesting and educative read. I think the Nigerian history generally remains unheard by Nigerians. These are things that should be taught even from primary school level (we don’t see much of our history being taught at elementary levels). And really what’s to gain from suppressing stories of female role players in the formation of the Nigerian State? Let’s learn to speak our truth please. Great write up! Thanks for sharing

    • I definitely agree with you, glad you found the article educational.

  • Very enlightening. I can’t believe I have been in the dark about this all these ignorant years.

    • Hi, thanks for your comment – like many of us, we have been unaware of these giants of history – but no more!

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More like this

Rescue Ou Chibok Girls

Real Reads

Bring Back Our Girls: The Search for Nigeria’s Missing Schoolgirls and Their Astonishing Survival

The small act of rebellion gave her strength. Her minders told her she would be killed if she did not convert, marry or bear his children

Laverne Cox- I can be so hard on myself

Real Reads

Laverne Cox: ‘I can be so hard on myself’

Laverne talks about somatic therapy, debt, shame, her mother and structural racism through residential segregation

portraits of queer artists to nourish your soul

Real Reads

Sex is Cool but Have You Ever Been Touched by the Romance of Queer Friendships?

Long before I ever expressed my queer identity, I knew and celebrated the softness and sanctity of my friendships with girls