She was a Nigerian feminist, educator, political campaigner, suffragist, and women’s rights activist who was the leading advocate of women’s rights in her country during the first half of the 20th century.

She was also one of the delegates who negotiated Nigeria’s independence with the British government.

 Ransome-Kuti’s political activism led to her being described as the doyenne of female rights in Nigeria, as well as to her being regarded as “The Mother of Africa.”