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about Etaghene

Ijaw Urhobo Nigerian dyke poet, performer, educator fashion designer and playwright. Etaghene is the author of For Sizakele, a novel that addresses African lesbian/bisexual identity, love, intimate partner violence, and gender. Etaghene has performed in Nigeria, Brazil, South Africa, Canada, Britain and the United States.

Photo Credit: Sokari Ekine

Ankara Queen x Yv. Etaghene

Nigerian Dyke Aesthetics. Etaghene is the founder and creative director of Ankara Queen by Yv. Etaghene, a Nigerian fashion clothing and accessories line that provides space for a plethora of gender expressions while honoring and reimagining traditional Nigerian styles.

Photos Credits: iji photography

GUAVA. One woman show. 2015.

RE: Liberation. 2021

Dancing is good for the soul. Photo Credit: Gabriel Christian 

Photo Credit: Al Janae Hamilton

Photo Credit: Al Janae Hamilton

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