The Role of the African Church Movement in Nigeria’s Independence
Keywords:African Independent Churches, Indigenous Churches, Nigeria’s independence.
Some churches in Nigeria have an African outlook and characteristics. These churches are fully under African leadership, most of them were founded in the 1960s and 1950s. Most of them broke off from the orthodox and white-dominated churches as a result of oppression by the whites and a desire for freedom and independence. These churches make up the African church movement. They played an important role in the attainment of Nigeria’s independence. This paper looks at the meaning, the role of the movement in Nigeria's independence, and the place of other factors in Nigeria's independence.