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Major Characters From 'IN DEPENDENCE' UTME Candidates Should Know


It is important to take note of some characters in a book while reading especially if you are going to be tested on that book.

Concerning the book "In Dependence" that UTME candidates will be tested on, we have compiled a list of important characters in the book. JAMB may equally ask questions based on this. So do well, to get your self familiar with these characters


1. Omotayo Oluwakayode Ajayi also known as TY. 

2. Inspector Adeniyi Ajayi : Tayo’s father who was once a court servant and an interpreter in the native administration before joining the police. 

3. Mr Jonathan Richardson: Father of Venessa.

4. Mrs Elizabeth Richardson: Mother of Venessa. 

5. Mr Edward Maximilian Barker: The one who welcomed Omotayo prior to the letter given to Tayo by Mr Faircliff. 

6. Headmaster Faircliff: Tayo’s Headmaster. 

7. Mr Clark: Tayo's Mathematics Teacher. 

8. Mr Blackburn: British empire history teacher. 

9. Bisi and Remi: Siblings of Tayo. 

10. Modupe: Tayo’s Lover before going to Oxford at age 19. 

11. Uncle Bolu also known as Uncle B: Tayo’s uncle who loved drinking and women. And women also loved him in return.

12. Uncle Oluwakayode Ogundipe: A Big Man in Lagos, who lived in a luxurious, a senior army officer before leaving for France to study Engineering. He was able to meet Venessa. 

13. Helen: Uncle Kayode’s wife. 

14. Aunty Bayo: Former girl friend of Uncle Kayode. 

15. Mr Lekan Olajide from Ogbomoso on a voyage. 

16. Mr Ibrahim Mohammed from Kaduna on a voyage

17. Mrs Isabella Barker: An attractive young Italian woman who preferred to be called "Isabella". 

18. Mr Ike Nwade: A student of History. 

19. Mr Bolaji Ladipupo: A Law student. 

20. Miss Christine Arinze: A student of Modern language who later became Tayo’s girlfriend but had a misunderstanding with Tayo because he didn’t want a longtime relationship. She later on had Ike has her boyfriend. She died of drug overdose (Suicide). 

21. Christopher Okigbo: A poet and Omotayo’s teacher. 

22. Venessa Richardson"aka Moremi by Tayo to show her fighting spirit": Tayo’s white Lady lover.

23. Gita from Kenya: An English student. 

24. Pat: A Physicist. 

25. Jane: A Friend to Venessa a physicist also (whites). 

26. Charlie and Mehul: (whites)

27. Simon: The president of west African Student. 

28. Francis: From Ghana who was with the idea that independence came far too early for africans

29. Maynes Keynes: Venessa’s grandpa was in the colonial service Juma and Saratu? Are they cats?

30. Lord Lugard: was once the governor of Hong kong before coming to Nigeria and he also became our governor in the year 1914

31. Nancy Murdoch and Mr Murdoch. 

32. Uncle Tony: who had s*x with Jane. 

33. Madam Pagnole. 

34. Chinua Achebe: things fall apart and No longer at Ease.

35. Nkrumah: The first president of Ghana and Senghor of Senegal Kenyatt. 

36. Tunde: the cousin of Tayo who works in the bakery. 

37. Yusuf Abubakar: who works in the hospital. HE believed white women were only meant for friendship but not for marriage with his genuine reasons. 

38. Joyce: Yusuf’s white girlfriend who said he hasn’t heard Yusuf speak Nigerian before and then Yusuf replied her: you daft one, no one speaks Nigerian. 

39. Mr and Mrs winter: across the road at Bradley

40. Joy Williams: The black WOMAN Yusuf got married to. 

41. Anais Nin: The first British erotic writer. 

42. Nigerian coup d’etat and Biafran war. 

43. Salamatou: an hairstylist in Dakar, Senegal who died in a motor accident

44. Jean Luc: A French who had promised to marry Salamatou but ran away after he got to know she was pregnant. 

45. Miriam: A nurse, whom treated Tayo’s father and got pregnant for Tayo. Got married to Tayo and gave birth to Kemi.

46. Kemi: Daughter of Tayo and Miriam

47. President Shagari. 

48. Mr Akin: A carver. 

49. Wole Soyinka: Okri the Booker.


51. Dogun Dutse Mobile station. 

52. Samir: From Bradford. 

53. Suleiman: Salamatou’s son hence Venessa’s adopted son. A Muslim he became and a drop out from Cambridge. 

54. Abdou: The driver who was taken Tayo to the airport before an accident occur. 

55. Laurent: Kemi’s boyfriend. 

56. Danjuma: The gardener.

57. Professor John Harris: He is the man whom Kemi introduced to his father from the University.

All the best.

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