Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Did you know that Fela Kuti and Wole Soyinka were cousins?

Fela was a first cousin to the Nigerian writer and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, one of the most prominent members of the eminent Ransome-Kuti family, Wole Soyinka's mother Grace Eniola was the daughter of Rev. Canon JJ Ransome-Kuti, sister to Olusegun Azariah Ransome-Kuti and Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, making Soyinka cousin to the late Fela Kuti, the late Beko Ransome-Kuti, the late Olikoye Ransome-Kuti and to Yemisi Ransome-Kuti.

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