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In 1946, Miss E A Adebonojo (from Ijebu-Ode, Yoruba Land, Western Nigeria) pointed to a map she has drawn on the blackboard showing Yoruba country in Nigeria, during a geography lesson at Marlborough Senior Girls School, Isleworth.

According to the original caption, Miss Adebonojo had taken teacher training at the United Missionary College, Ibadan and has taught at a girls’ boarding school.

She has won the Nigerian Teacher’s Higher Elementary Certificate and is taking a year’s general training course.

Colonial Students in Great Britain – Students at University of London Institute of Education, London, England, UK. (Photo: UK Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer/Nigeriaoutside)

On her return to Nigeria, she got married to Rev. Adelaja the then Principal of CMS Grammar School, under whose watch, the school was moved from Lagos to its permanent site in Bariga.

When CMS Grammar School was moved to Bariga she seized the opportunity to establish Anglican Girls Grammar School, Bariga, which has now been renamed Eva Adelaja Girls Grammar School in her honour by the Lagos State Government.


Mrs Eva Adelaja was blessed with children amongst whom is Mrs Kehinde Kamson, the founder of Sweet Sensation.

How did I know this? She was my Dad’s cousin.


Doyin Buffalo

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