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.