Meet Ladi Kwali, the lady at the rear of 20 Naira note.

Ladi Kwali was a Nigerian potter, conceived in the town of Kwali in the Gwari area of Northern Nigeria. She was a remarkable and phenomenal potter who made wonderful ceramics.

She carried on with for her entire life rehearsing stoneware make in Kwali town of Northern Nigeria, where she grabbed the eye of a white man who adored her work and helped her feature her craft the world over.

She was later welcome to the United Kingdom, in spite of her casual instruction, to show her craft to understudies as an outside teacher/mentor.

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Kwali was granted a MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 1962 and a privileged doctoral qualification from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1977.


In 1980, the Nigerian Government contributed on her with the symbol of the Nigerian National Order of Merit Award (NNOM); the most noteworthy national respect for scholarly accomplishment. She likewise got the national respect of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) in 1981.


Ladi Kwali passed on August 12, 1984. She was 59. Her image shows up at the rear of the 20 Naira note.

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