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Meet Ladi Kwali: The Woman Whose Portrait Is On Nigerian N20 Note

Born in Kwali village in Gwari, a Nothern region of Nigeria (FCT), until her death was a female potter because pottery was an indigenous female tradition in Kwali.

She received numerous awards which includes:

MBE: Member of the order of the British Empire (1962)

Honorary degree by ABU Zaria (1977)

NNOM: Nigerian National order of Merit Award (1980)

OON: Order of the Niger (1981)

Also a street is named after her in Abuja: Ladi Kwali road;

Also, Sheraton Hotel names their convention center after her.


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