Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi was 23 years old and a student in London when, in 1959, he entered a competition to design the Nigerian flag. He is now 79 and lives in Ibadan [Femke van Zeijl/Al Jazeera]
Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi was 23 years old and a student in London when, in 1959, he entered a competition to design the Nigerian flag. He is now 79 and lives in Ibadan [Femke van Zeijl/Al Jazeera]

From: My Nigeria

I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

In 1959, a year before Nigeria’s independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country’s identity.


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