Nigerian Traditional Dress Workshop

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Join us for an exciting workshop led by Costume Designer Iyen Agbonifo.

How much do our young people know about their heritage in what they wear? This is a workshop for aged 8-13 years that will allow young people to get in touch with their heritage, through fashion. How do you sew a traditional dress or make a traditional headpiece? Come and find out!

Part of Kids Week.

Iyen Agbonifo

Actually, only a few people are aware that behind those glamorous faces on the tube are professionals whose duty it is to enhance the natural looks of those on set. They call them costumiers, or better still, make-up artistes. To this class of professionals belongs Iyen Agbonifo, a decendant of the famous Agbonifo-Obaseki family of the Ancient Benin kingdom.

Meanwhile, Agbonifo’s break as a make-up artiste came in 1998 when she was assigned the duty of making up the artistes that featured in the award winning epic movie, Igodo. It was the same movie that gave her the THEMA 99 Best Costumier and Make-up Artist award. Ever since that time, there has been no going back in her career.. she is currently pursuing a Masters degree at the University of Lagos.

She has featured in the production of movies, like Ighodo, Izaga, Evil Thing and Adesuwa in which she received an Achievement in Costume Design(AMAA AWARDS 2012) among others..

I.Y. Touch was coined from her name. The outfit is into costuming and make-up for different occasions.  She is currently the President of the Creative Designers Guild of Nigeria


£5 per child Accompanying adults free

Call 0208 5340310 or email


Duration 2 hours (11am – 1pm)

Additional Information

Suitable for children 8 – 13 years All children must be accompanied by an adult

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