From Fulani costumes to high fashion
14 October 2023 | 11:01 am
The Fulani are a nomadic group of people found across West Africa. Nigerian economist-turned -fashion designer Aisha Babayo Shehu creates unique pieces that merge her nomadic culture with contemporary fashion.
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