Story Of Ladi kwali (1925 -1984), Woman On Nigeria Twenty Naira Note


May 22, 2023

White people sat and learned from here pottery.

She was born in the village of kwali, Gwari region of Northern Nigeria, where pottery was a common occupation among women. She was so skilled that her work became known in Europe, Britain and America.

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 decorate and was made MBE in 1963 despite not having a formal education.
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The Pottery School in Abuja was established in 1950, and was named after Nigeria’s greatest potter of all time. It is called Ladi Kwali School of Pottery.


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