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15 Facts you didn’t know about “Ladi Kwali” | The woman on the ₦20 Note

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Ladi Kwali is the first woman on the Nigerian naira note, the ₦20 Note to be precise. To celebrate International Women’s Day, We have compiled a list of facts about her:

#1:. Lady Kwali was born in the village of Kwali in 1925, the Gwari region of Northern Nigeria, where pottery was an indigenous female tradition.

#2:. Her pots were noted for their beauty of form and decoration, and she was recognized regionally as a gifted and eminent potter.

#3:. Several were acquired by the Emir of Abuja, Alhaji Suleiman Barau, in whose home they were seen by Michael Cardew in 1950.

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