. Inspector Adeniyi Ajayi:

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

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:


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.

50. Aureol:


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.

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