Born to the chief of the Yoruba Egbado Tribe in Oke-Odan, Aina survived a raid by King Ghezo of Dahomey at a young age. Before the king could use her for a religious sacrifice, Captain Frederick E. Forbes negotiated her release. Aina spent most of her childhood in the company of Queen Victoria and her children. As an adult, she returned to Africa and became a teacher. Much has been written about her, but this is her story as we imagine she might have told it.