Of Abraham Lincoln and Obafemi Awolowo: Uncanny historical Coincidences


Late Obafemi Awolowo


This is the true work of a genius; drawing some similarities between Chief Obafemi Awolowo of Nigeria and Abraham Lincoln 0f United States of America.  Read and see the striking similarities… an indication that Awolowo could have been Lincoln reincarnate. Draw a line and work out the similarities… more than a coincidence.

Abraham and Obafemi have seven letters each and Lincoln and Awolowo also have seven letters each.

Lincoln was born in the ninth year of the 19th Century, 1809 and Awolowo was born in the ninth year of the 20th Century, 1909.

Nigeria and American flag


Lincoln and Awolowo were both hired out as labourers when they were young.

Lincoln and Awolowo were both lawyers and both practiced up to the Supreme Court

Lincoln and Awolowo were at first skeptical in their religious inclinations, before they were brought to religious conviction.

Lincoln and Awolowo, as adults, both studied Mathematics as a form of mental discipline.

Awolowo in his gown of honour


Lincoln and Awolowo were both Rosicrucians.

Lincoln as a young man loved wrestling and relatedly Awolowo as a young man loved boxing.

Lincoln presided over the civil war in his country to be described as the greatest American president and Awolowo was the chief strategist during the Nigerian civil war to be described as the best president Nigeria never had.

Lincoln and Awolowo both have universities named after them, the Lincoln University and the Obafemi Awolowo


Lincoln as presidential candidate and Awolowo as presidential candidate were both endorsed by the Tribune Newspapers of their respective countries.

There is the Lincoln Museum and there is as well the Awolowo Museum.

Augustine Togonu-Bickersteth'

By Augustine Togonu-Bickersteth