Nneka Gigi is a Nigerian braid adornment artist, educator and doctoral student based in Los Angeles, CA. Using braids and ancestral adornments, she uses natural hair culture to tell the histories of female heroines from the past, in the present and future. Currently, she is completing her doctorate in Educational Management and studying natural hair culture as a vehicle to improving the multiliteracies of Black girls globally. She is also a proud mother of a beautiful Queen, Adaora, who serves as a major inspiration in creating a new love language between little Black girls, their hair and mothers. 

 

NNEKA GIGI