Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Blast From The Past - Nnamdi Azikiwe's White Wedding To Miss Flora Ogoegbunam

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Nnamdi Azikiwe married his first wife Flora Ogboegbunam in 1936 when he was 32 years. The wedding was held in James Town, Accra, Ghana where Nnamdi Azikiwe was working as the editor of  African Morning Post at that time. Flora died in 1983 while Nnamdi died in 1996. Between them, they had one daughter and three sons.

For those who may not know, Nnamdi Azikiwe, or Zik as he was popularly called, was one of the founding fathers of Nigeria, the head of state of Nigeria from 1960 to 1966 - Governor-General from 1960 to 1963 and President from 1963 to 1966. See another picture of Zik and Flora HERE, and more background info of their family.

We often don't know much about our historical past so I love pictures that depict more than words ever can. It seems that the 1930s in Africa and Nigeria was more western than I imagined. Hmm...


  1. Thank you for sharing.
    Zik was my dad's good friend and they often visited each other. Miss him.

  2. Great picture, Nigeria was really more exposed back then than I also assumed. Thanks for sharing.


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