In Colonial Lagos, Lady Oyinkan Ajasa [Lady Oyinkan Abayomi]
was born daughter of Sir Kitoye Ajasa, a Yoruba aristocrat who was the first
Nigerian to be knighted by the British, and Lucretia Olayinka Moore, a princess
of Egba royal family, in Lagos, was born on March 6, 1897.
She attended the Royal Academy of Music in London (1917).
She became a music teacher at the Anglican Girls’ Seminary
She met a lawyer named Mr Moronfolu Abayomi [the love of her
life] whom she married in 1923.
He was aasasinated 2 months later in court, she was
devastated and didn’t want to marry anyone ever again.
Dr Kofo John wanted to marry her and her response was,
“you have to change your name to my late husband’s name – Abayomi”
Guess what? He agreed, married her and changed his name to
Dr Kofo Abayomi . The very famous Dr. Kofo Abayomi and in whose HONOUR that
eponymous street in Victoria lsland derived its naming.