Madam Tinubu was born in Yorubaland, an area in what is now known as Nigeria. She was a MAJOR POLITICAL AND BUSINESS PLAYER, who campaigned against the influence of the British Empire over her people and for the elimination of slavery.
She became THE FIRST IYALODE OF THE EGBA CLAN AND IS CONSIDERED AN IMPORTANT FIGURE IN NIGERIAN HISTORY BECAUSE OF HER POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE AS A POWERFUL FEMALE ARISTOCRAT IN WEST Africa. Iyalode (queen of ladies) is a title commonly bestowed on the most prominent and distinguished woman in a town. SHE WAS ABLE TO BUILD A GREAT FINANCIAL EM
PIRE.Tinubu then moved to Lagos after Adele returned to his throne in 1835. in 1837 he died making her now a widow with a son. her son Oluwole became the new king and married his military advisor, Yesefu Bada. Madam Tinabu continued to expand her trade network by monopolizing slaves and palm oil, and offering firearms obtained from the Europeans, which increased her wealth during the Yoruba Wars of the 1840s and 1850s.
After TINUBU, A FORMER SLAVE TRADER HERSELF IN TOBACCO AND SALT. This created for her a wealthy empire. After realizing the treatment of he African people who were enslaved in Europe and the Americas was far more inhumane than the way slavery was practiced in Africa, she became a scathing opponent of all forms of slavery and used her influence to try to eliminate the practice in her region.
Madam Tinubu a self made financial legend remains one of the most important figures in 19th century Nigeria to this day. Tinubu Square in Lagos remains one of the major commercial hubs in the city, a lasting tribute to her Brilliance, Power and Success.