Thomas Oladipo Kuforiji's Nigerian costume card

Thomas Oladipo Kuforiji's Nigerian costume


Currently not on display


Thomas Oladipo Kuforiji, also known as Tommy Brown, was born in 1911 in Abeokuta, Nigeria. He came to Liverpool as a seafarer in the 1930s. During the Second World War he worked at Royal Ordnance Factory, Kirkby. After the war he worked for British Rail as a guard and travelled the country. In the early 1980s he moved to Wigan. As a committed church-goer he was very involved in his local parish church. He died in 1993. This is one of his traditional outfits, from the 1950s. It consists of – dashiki (tunic), sokoto (trousers) and fila (hat).