[MUST READ] 58 IMPORTANT CHARACTERS IN THE JAMB INDEPENDENCE NOVEL 2017

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. Mrs Elizabeth Richardson: Mother of Venessa.
4. Mr Jonathan Richardson: Father of Venessa.
5. Bisi and Remi: Siblings of Tayo.
6. Mr Edward Maximilian Barker: The one who welcomed Omotayo prior to the letter
given to Tayo by Mr Faircliff.
7. Mr Clark: Tayo’s Mathematics Teacher.
8. Mr Blackburn: British empire history teacher.
9. Headmaster Faircliff: Tayo’s Headmaster.
10. Uncle Bolu also known as Uncle B: Tayo’s uncle who loved drinking and women.
And women also loved him in return.
11. Modupe: Tayo’s Lover before going to Oxford at age 19.
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 wife of Uncle Kayode.
15. Mr Lekan Olajide: whom Tayo met on board - from Ogbomoso.
16. Mr Ibrahim Mohammed : whom Tayo met on board- from Kaduna on a voyage
17 Mr Ike Nwade: A student of History
18. . Mrs Isabella Barker: An attractive young Italian woman who preferred to be
called “Isabella”..
19. 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). She studied Modern Languages at St. Hilda College, Oxford
20. Mr Bolaji Ladipupo: A Law student.
21. Venessa Richardson “aka Moremi by Tayo to show her fighting spirit”: Tayo’s
white Lady lover..
22. Christopher Okigbo: A poet and Omotayo’s teacher
23. Jane: A Friend to Venessa a physicist also (whites) studying at Cambridge.
24. Pat: A Physicist – Vanessa’s friend.
25. Gita from Kenya: An English student – Vanessa’s friend.
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
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: Vanessa’s Uncle - who had sex with Jane on their way from the
train station.
33. Tunde: the cousin of Tayo who works in the bakery.
34. Yusuf Abubakar: who works in the hospital. HE believed white women were only
meant for friendship but not for marriage with his genuine reasons
35. Nkrumah: The first president of Ghana and Senghor of Senegal Kenyatt.
36. Madam Pagnole.: The Cook for the Humes – middle name is Gisele
37. Chinua Achebe: Author of things fall apart and No longer at Ease.
38. Joyce: Yusuf’s white girlfriend who said he hasn’t heard Yusuf speak Nigerian
before and thenYusuf replied her: you daft one, no one speaks Nigerian.
39. Mr and Mrs winter: They live across the road at Bradley – they bailed Tunde ,
Tayo and Yusuf when they were arrested
40. Joy Williams: The black WOMAN Yusuf got married to.
41. Salamatou: an hairstylist in Dakar, Senegal who died in a motor accident
42. Nigerian coup d’etat and Biafran war.
43. Anais Nin: The first British erotic writer.
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 Aureol: SHIPPING COMPANY.
48.. President Shagari
49. Wole Soyinka: Okri the Booker.
50. Mr Akin: A carver..
51. Dogun Dutse Mobile station.
52. Samir: From Bradford – Interpreter at the Brakery.
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 – who later had secret affair with Vanessa’s mother.
57. Juma and Saratu: Vanessa’s home cats
58. Professor John Harris: He is the man whom Kemi introduced to his father from
the University.





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