Tuesday 23 August 2022

George Darling with Oba of Lagos, HRM Musendiku Buraimoh Adeniji Adele II, KBE (November 13, 1893 - July 12, 1964) at the Iga Idunganran Palace

Date: 18th October 1962

Musendiku Adeniji-Adele II(1893- 1964) Oba of Lagos from 1949-1964. 

He was born in Lagos and attended Holy Trinity School and CMS Grammar School Lagos. He trained as a Surveyor and draughtsman. after a brief stint in the Army Royal Engineers, he worked as a Tax Clerk. Also a prolific writer, he won a Colonial Gold medal for a novel he wrote in 1927.

Adeniji -Adele was a heartfelt ‘Lagos Islander’ and kept many issues affecting Isale-Eko close to his heart. His brand of populism was value-based. He was Mogaji Adini of Lagos Central mosque and patron to many Muslim societies all of which he was very proud of.

George Darling, Baron Darling of Hillsborough, PC (20 July 1905 – 18 October 1985) was a politician in the United Kingdom. He was Labour Co-operative Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hillsborough from 1950 to 1974.

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