Dr. Bekolari Ransome-Kuti (2 August 1940 – 10 February 2006) was a Nigerian medical doctor known for his work as a human rights activist.
Ransome-Kuti was born in Abeokuta Nigeria. His mother Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti opposed indiscriminate taxation of women by the British colonial government.
She helped negotiate Nigerian Idependence from Britain and is said to have been the first Nigerian woman to drive a car.
His father Oladotun Ransome-Kuti was an Anglican priest and founded the Nigerian Union of Teacher.
Fela Kuti, one of his brothers was a musician and an activist who founded Afrobeats.
It’s been 14years since the demise of heroic fellow, and some group of actisvist tookto the street to rally for his remembrance in the Nigerian history.