Bassey Ephraim

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Bassey Duke Ephraim was a Nigerian prince from Calabar. He was also a successful businessman and local representative in the area.

He was born in 1878 and at the age of 9, he went to Britain to further his education. He took classes at the Seaforth High School and at Waterlow College. He returned to Nigeria in 1892 and subsequently started work with the government of the Niger Coast Protectorate. However, he left the services of the protectorate in 1894 and started business on his own account.

He was also the president of the Calabar Native Court and was a member of the National Congress of British West Africa.