Tributes

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Princess Olufunke Deborah Adedoyin

Princess Olufunke Deborah Adedoyin was a wonderful, dynamic, joyful part of our lives. She was a constant source of strength, leadership, encouragement, and joy. She was a wonderful daughter - a great confidante and cheerleader...

Cecelia Helena Payne Gaposchkin

Ceclia Helena Payne was the first of three children born on the 10th of May, 1900 in Wendover, England, to Emma Leonora Helena, a skilled artist, who came from an academically accomplished German family and...

Tribute: Aretha Franklin (25th March 1942-16th August 2018)

Known as the Queen of Soul Music, Aretha Franklin, ’ was a singer, song writer, civil rights activist, actress and pianist. She was born as one of four children to piano player and vocalist, Barbara (nee...

Audrey Lorde (18th Feb 1934- 17th Nov. 1992)

Born in New York to immigrant parents from the Caribbean, Audrey was the youngest of 3 sisters. She grew up listening to her mother telling stories about the West Indies and teaching them how to...

Senator Wuraola Esan (1909-1985)

Wuraola Adepeju Esan was born in 1909 in Calabar to the famous Ojo’badan family. Her father Chief Thomas Adeogun Ojo was a veteran of the First World War and a forestry officer. Esan attended Baptist Girls...

Ladi Kwali, (1925- 12 August 1984)

  Ladi was born in the small village of Kwali, present Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, in 1925 (Other historians indicate her date of birth is actually 1920) and raised in a family...