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Sarah Forbes Bonetta- The Yoruba Slave Who Became Queen Victoria’s Goddaughter

October 31, 2017

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Originally posted on OldNaija:
Sarah Forbes Bonetta (Davies) Sarah Forbes Bonetta was originally born ‘Aina’ in 1843 to Egbado parents of the Yoruba ethnic group. Her father was the high chief of Oke-Odan, an Egbado village in western Nigeria, till he was killed in 1848 when King Gezo of Dahomey, one of the notorious slave…

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