Folake Solanke (SAN)

Folake Solanke (SAN) First Female Senior Advocate of Nigeria

Folake Solanke (SAN) is the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria and the first Nigerian female lawyer to wear the silk gown as Senior Counsel.

The 88-year-old is also the first Commissioner of Western State and a former Chairperson of the Western Nigeria Television Broadcasting Corporation (WNTBC).

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Solanke is the daughter of Chief Jacob Sogboyega Odulate (1884–1962), a Nigerian pharmacist and founder of Alabukun, a patent medicine.