Taiwo Akinkunmi

Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi; born on May 10, 1936 is the designer of the Nigerian national flag. Akinkunmi, who hails from Owu in Abeokuta, Ogun state, attended Baptist Day Secondary School, Ibadan…

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Tribal Marks

Tribal marks are scarifications that are made on the body in several Nigerian ethnic communities. Mostly seen on the cheeks, the marks are also made on the forehead, chin, abdomen, back, arms and…

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Ladi Kwali weaving

Ladi Kwali

Hadiza Ladi Kwali born in c.1925, was a Nigerian potter, the best known one in her time whose work won international acclaim for its ingenuity and beauty. Ladi Kwali was a native of Kwali village…

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Bridal train in Aso Ebi

Aso Ebi

Aso Ebi (also called Ashebi), which literally means ‘family cloth’ originated with the Yoruba people of south-western Nigeria, as can be deduced from the name. It refers to a piece or set of…

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