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Ọba Sanusi Olusi was reputed to be the first Muslim Oba of Lagos, he succeeded Oba Ibikunle Akitoye as Oba of Lagos from 1928 to 1931.

Ọba Sanusi Olusi was reputed to be the first Muslim Oba of Lagos, he succeeded Oba Ibikunle Akitoye as Oba of Lagos from 1928 to 1931.

He was a wealthy and successful trader who resided at 25 Bridge Street, Idumota. His house was acquired by the colonial government to make way foror the construction of Carter Bridge in 1901.

When the previously deposed Oba Esugbayi Eleko returned, Oba Sanusi Olusi was asked to vacate the throne and was compensated with £400 (Four Hundred pounds) annual allowance.

He died in 1935.

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Reference: A History of Lagos, Nigeria: The Shaping of an African City by Takiu Folami (1982).

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