6 famous people you did not know are from Trinidad and Tobago

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola Aug 31, 2019 at 01:11pm

August 31, 2019 at 01:11 pm | Entertainment

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

August 31, 2019 at 01:11 pm | Entertainment

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Floella Benjamin, Baroness Benjamin

Floella Benjamin is a television presenter, singer, businesswoman and politician and a Baroness known famously for being a presenter of children’s programmes such as Play School, Play Away and Fast Forward. She was born in 1949 in Trinidad and Tobago and shortly afterwards, her father, a policeman and talented jazz musician, migrated to Britain.

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Photo: University of Sheffield

She studied her A-Levels at night schools and combined it with stage acting and television presentation. On June 28, 2010, Lady Benjamin was introduced to the House of Lords as a Life Peer nominated by the Liberal Democrats with the title of Baroness Benjamin of Beckenham in the County of Kent.

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Beckenham Baroness Floella Benjamin becomes the only living black person in the UK to have a sculpture_Photo: Bromleytime.co.uk

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