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.
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.