Madam Efunroye Tinubu

Madam Efunroye Tinubu
Madam Efuroye Tinubu

Madam Efunroye Tinubu, born in 1810, was an active advisory of the British colonial government of which is now called Nigeria. She was banished from Lagos to her hometown by the British Colonial Government. She was a former slave trader who realized the relative differences between domestic slaving and the harsh treatment of slaves in Europe and America, and she later became a strong opponent to slave trading.
She was also the first Iyalode of the Egba clan and was able to generate some money through trading in arms and salt. She remained an important figure in history of Nigeria and West African due to her political significance as a powerful female aristocrat of feudal Nigeria. She later died in 1887 and was buried at Ojokodo Quarters in Abeokuta.

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