Designer- Maki Oh
Music- Ré Olunuga
Director- Bolaji Kekere-Ekun
Maki Oh for Nigeria @ 50
The piece explores the concept of a ‘national dress’ by incorporating elements from traditional garments worn by various Nigerian tribes.
Each of the 6 items of clothing represents a woman from each decade since Nigeria’s independence who has positively affected the lives of women and society as a whole.
Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti, the women’s rights activist. Buchi Emecheta, the influential writer. Frances Kuboye, the philanthropic jazz singer. Rev. Dele George, the charity activist. Nike Okundaye, the artist and women’s empowerment advocate. Ify Aniebo, the malaria researcher.
The works, style and spirit of these women weave together in this piece to encapsulate the essence of the Maki Oh woman.