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Abeokuta ranks 2,678th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind McComb, Mississippi, Vilagarcía de Arousa, and Caxias do Sul. Memorable people born in Abeokuta include Wole Soyinka, Fela Kuti, and Amos Tutuola. Abeokuta has been the birth place of many writers and musicians. Abeokuta is located in Nigeria.

Abeokuta is the capital city of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria. It is situated on the east bank of the Ogun River, near a group of rocky outcrops in a wooded savanna; 77 kilometres (48 mi) north of Lagos by railway, or 130 kilometres (81 mi) by water. As of 2006, Abeokuta and the surrounding area had a population of 449,088. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1900 and 1954, Abeokuta was the birth place of 5 globally memorable people, including Wole Soyinka, Fela Kuti, and Amos Tutuola.

People Born in Abeokuta

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Most individuals born in present day Abeokuta were writers (2), musicians (1), politicians (1), and soccer players (1),  while most who died were .

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 4 globally memorable people born in Abeokuta since 1700.