Gender: Female
Origin: African, Yoruba (Nigeria) nom de guerre, pseudo
FUNMELAYO RANSOME-KUTI, 1900-1978, original name FRANCIS ABIGAIL OLUFUNMILAYO THOMS, "Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, original name Frances Abigail Olufunmilayo Thomas, also called Funmilayo
Anikulapo-Kuti (born October 25, 1900, Abeokuta, Egbaland [now in Nigeria]—died Lagos, Nigeria), Nigerian feminist and political leader who was the leading
advocate of women’s rights in her country during the first half of the 20th century." "Her parents were Christians of Yoruba descent. She was the first female student at the Abeokuta Grammar School (a secondary school),
which she attended from 1914 to 1917. After teaching briefly at the school, she studied in England (1919–23), where she dropped her English names and shortened her Yoruba name to Funmilayo. Having
resumed teaching at Abeokuta, she married Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, an Anglican clergyman and teacher, in 1925."