People

Antera Duke’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Nigerian businessman
Is Businessperson
From Nigeria
Type Business
Gender male
Death

1809

Antera Duke (alive as late as 1788) was an 18th-century African slave dealer and Efik chief from Calabar in eastern Nigeria (now in Cross River State). His diary, written in Nigerian Pidgin English, was discovered in Scotland and published. This diary records his interactions with British merchants to whom he sold slaves; he writes about wearing “white man trousers” and entertaining the merchants he traded with.