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Obafemi Awolowo

1909 - 1987

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Chief Obafemi Jeremiah Oyeniyi Awolowo (listen) (Yoruba: Ọbáfẹ́mi Oyèéníyì Awólọ́wọ̀; 6 March 1909 – 9 May 1987) was a Nigerian nationalist and statesman who played a key role in Nigeria's independence movement (1957-1960). Awolowo founded the Yoruba nationalist group Egbe Omo Oduduwa, and was the first Leader of Government Business and Minister of Local Government and Finance, and first Premier of the Western Region under Nigeria's parliamentary system, from 1952 to 1959. He was the official Leader of the Opposition in the federal parliament to the Balewa government from 1959 to 1963.As a young man he was an active journalist, editing publications such as the Nigerian worker, on top of others as well. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Obafemi Awolowo has received more than 954,616 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Obafemi Awolowo is the 17,212th most popular politician (down from 14,959th in 2019), the 80th most popular biography from Nigeria (up from 81st in 2019) and the 21st most popular Nigerian Politician.

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Among politicians, Obafemi Awolowo ranks 17,212 out of 15,577Before him are Mark Drakeford, Chimediin Saikhanbileg, Mike Crapo, Daniar Usenov, Sylvi Listhaug, and Grant Fuhr. After him are Gabriel Moore, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Rafael Guijosa, Rob Portman, Mirjam Ott, and Howie Hawkins.

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Among people born in 1909, Obafemi Awolowo ranks 350Before him are Alan Curtis, Norris Bradbury, Bill Wheatley, Guillermo Douglas, Madge Evans, and William Penney, Baron Penney. After him are Marion Martin, Miguel White, Hugh Beaumont, June Clyde, and Lal Bokhari. Among people deceased in 1987, Obafemi Awolowo ranks 241Before him are Joseph Parecattil, Jackie Fields, Gus Johnson, Walter Abel, Esmond Knight, and Dennis Poore. After him are Cathryn Damon, Frank Carlson, and June Clyde.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo ranks 80 out of 236Before him are Emmanuel Emenike (1987), John Utaka (1982), Wilfred Agbonavbare (1966), Yakubu (1982), Peter Utaka (1984), and Garba Lawal (1974). After him are Mudashiru Lawal (1954), Victor Obinna (1987), Yemi Osinbajo (1957), Joel Obi (1991), Julius Aghahowa (1982), and Ikechukwu Uche (1984).

Among POLITICIANS In Nigeria

Among politicians born in Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo ranks 21Before him are Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904), Abdulsalami Abubakar (1942), Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (1924), Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912), Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900), and Mohammed Yusuf (1970). After him are Yemi Osinbajo (1957), Peter Konyegwachie (1965), and Blessing Oborududu (1989).