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Nike Davies-Okundaye: “I Don’t Believe Women are the Weaker Sex”



Nike Davies-Okundaye - May 2014 - 01

One of Nigeria’s most renowned and credited textile artists Nike Davies-Okundaye of Nike Art Gallery, is challenging the notion that women are the weaker sex.

Nike who turns 63 on Sunday 11th May 2014, said this in a recent interview with Punch Newspapers.

On devoting her time to seeking empowerment for the women folk, especially through arts, she says “I am always challenged by the notion that women are the weaker sex and so they should be treated as second class citizens. This is negative thinking. I want to challenge our women to rise up and prove themselves. I want them to showcase their talents and prove that a woman must not necessarily depend on her husband to be successful in life.”

That’s one woman who says it like she means it.


  1. BabyDee

    May 7, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Very true – women should not treat\regard themselves as the weaker sex; but why she gotta do her headtie like that though?


  2. @edDREAMZ

    May 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    This is old news abeg….

  3. mally

    May 7, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    she is rite, but the head tie is out of place, its very weak lol

  4. charles

    May 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    na so una go they form tomb raider. . .madam enter sambisa forest and help bring those girls out.

  5. Uyi

    May 8, 2014 at 1:31 am

    The men don fit enter bring them finish…abi na by enter sambisa forest.??..mshewwwwwwwwwww……you this Iyawo …@ Charles

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