It has been some moons ago I visited the mausoleum of Sir Tafewa Balawa (1912 – 1966). He was a politician from Northern Nigeria and he was the first elected Prime Minister of Nigeria. He is first and foremost remembered as a politician who found his death during the coup of 1966.
But Tafawa Balewa was not only a politician he was also a writer. One of his books ‘Shehu Umar’ has been turned into a film. The first showing will take place at the Berlin International Film Festival, edition 68.