Google celebrates Fela’s mother 119th birthday with doodle

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti’s 119th Birthday

Google on Friday celebrated the 119th birthday of the Nigerian activist, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti with a doodle.

Mrs Ransome-Kuti is also the mother of legendary Afrobeat singer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

The doodle, which showed Fela’s mother in different modes, one of which was behind the wheels (Fela’s mother is the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria). She was also portrayed holding a megaphone and reading.

Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable persons.

Mrs Ransome-Kuti was a teacher, political campaigner, and women’s rights activist during her lifetime.

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