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Renowned artist and designer, Chief Nike Davies-Okundaye, welcomes new grandchild (Photos)

Internationally known and renowned female designer and artist and the founder of Nike Art Gallery, Chief Nike Davies-Okundaye has welcomed her 11th grandchild.
One of her daughters gave birth recently and the proud grandmother posted photo of her cradling the adorable baby on Instagram.

"My 11th Grandchild, So proud of my daughter and son for this wonderful gift they have given us all" She wrote.

Chief Nike Davies-Okundaye born in 1951 in Nigeria, is one of the internationally known and renowned female designers and artists. She was brought up amidst the traditional weaving and dying practice in her native village of Ogidi in Western Nigeria. Her artistic skills were nurtured by her parents and great grandmother, who were musicians and craftspeople specialising in the area of cloth weaving, adire making, indigo dying and leather.


Nike spent the early part of her life in Oshogbo which is recognised as one of the major centres for art and culture in Nigeria. During her stay in Oshogbo, her informal training was dominated by indigo and adire. She is today a proud product of the famous Oshogbo Art School.

 

 

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