Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Blast from the Past: Awolowo, HID and Their Children

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Awolowo and HID

Obafemi Awolowo (March 6, 1909 - May 9, 1987) was a Nigerian politician and leader, a Yoruba Chief, and considered a founding father of Nigeria, he was the first premier of the Western Region in 1954. He married Hannah Idowu Dideolu in 1937. I've shared a picture of Awolowo and HID on their wedding day here. They had two sons and three daughters. He was a practicing Wesleyan Methodist. Awolowo died in his home town, Ikenné on May 9, 1987.

Awolowo, HID and their Daughters

HID, Awolowo's indomitable wife is still alive, and one his daughters, Dr. Mrs Awolowo Dosumu, runs the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation.


  1. Myne, wherever you're digging up this pics from, keep them coming!

  2. the daughter sitting down is an exact replica of her dad.

  3. His first son died today. May his soul rest in peace.


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