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Bandele Omoniyi

(1884—1913) nationalist and writer on African politics


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(1884–1913). Early Nigerian nationalist, Pan-Africanist writer, and student politician born on 6 November 1884 in Lagos, Nigeria. He first arrived in Britain in 1905 and soon commenced his political activities, eventually giving up his studies at Edinburgh University. Omoniyi sent a series of letters to the British Prime Minister, Campbell-Bannerman, and other British politicians, including the future Labour Party leader Ramsay MacDonald, demanding political representation for Africans in the colonies and opposing the military campaigns that were still being conducted in Africa.

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From The Oxford Companion to Black British History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: British History.


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