PHOTO: Meet Ladi Kwali, The Woman On The Nigeria ₦20 Note


Meet Ladi Kwali (1925 - 1984), the woman on the Nigeria ₦20 note. She was born in Kwali, Gwari region of Northern Nigeria, where pottery was a common occupation among women. She was so skilled that her work became known in mainland Europe, Britain and the Americas. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, her work was displayed in London at the Berkeley Galleries. She became Nigeria's best-known potter, was awarded a doctorate and was made MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 1963 despite not having a formal education.

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