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.
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