Babatunde Folorunsho – The First Armed Robber To Be Publicly Executed In Nigeria

Babatunde Folorunsho, Ilobo and Oyazimo at the stakes The name Babatunde Folorunsho sounds nice and pleasant to the ears, but its bearer in history was actually a daylight terror and a nightmare to Nigerians in the early 1970s.   Who Was Babatunde Folorunsho? Babatunde Folorunsho was an armed robber and a hardened criminal who threatened the…

Leave Bobrisky – Meet Calypso King, First Nigerian Man Who Wanted To Become a Woman and Change His Genitals in the 80s

Bobrisky (left) and Bob Actor (right) If we guess right, you are surprised because you have always thought Bobrisky is the first Nigerian man to publicly take up the identity of a woman. Do not be surprised, long before Bobrisky lived a celebrated crossdresser and self-acclaimed transgender named Bob Actor, popularly known as Calypso King!…

Queen Elizabeth’s First Visit to Nigeria in 1956 (with Video)

Footage of the Queen’s visit to Nigeria in 1956. ​The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, visited Nigeria for the first time on the 28th of January, 1956, four years to Nigeria’s independence and stayed for 20 days.   She was received with a military parade at the Ikeja Airport in Lagos and welcomed by dignitaries…

The History Of Christmas In Nigeria: How The First Christmas In Nigeria Was Celebrated In 1842

Reverend Thomas Birch Freeman For hundreds of years, Christmas has been celebrated by Christians across the world as the anniversary of Jesus Christ’s birth. It is one celebration Christians don’t miss because it comes with loads of fun, merriment, love, jollof rice and chicken.   Although, the actual date Jesus Christ was born remains unknown,…

Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP) – First Political Party in Nigeria

Herbert Macaulay of Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP) The Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP) was formed in 1923 by Sir Herbert Macaulay who is popularly regarded as the “father of Nigerian nationalism”. This was the first of its kind in Nigeria. It was the Clifford constitution of 1922 that paved the way for the formation…

How the First Known Victim of Police Brutality in Nigeria Was Killed in 1971

Kunle Adepeju Adekunle Adepeju was a second-year student of the Agricultural Economics Department, University of Ibadan, as at the time of the incident. Prior to his death, the students of the University of Ibadan protested the poor state of the University which included the quality of the catering services exacerbated by the apparent dishonesty of…