Sir Herbert Macaulay was born on 1864. He is from the lineage the renowned Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther, He is considered the founder of Nigerian nationalism as the movement was under his influence in the 1920s. He started the nationalist movement because of the belief that the people of different backgrounds living in the British colony of Nigeria needed to come together as one. He founded the Lagos Daily News to promote the nationalist movement. He was the first Nigerian to establish a political party in 1922, the Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP). He became the first national president of the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC), a party he co-founded with Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1944. He maintained a national outlook and was well respected throughout the country.