The Mama Zi Story

Mama Zi takes its inspiration from current every day Nigeria.  We mix everyday experiences with icons, motifs and photographs from past and present Nigeria. to produce original prints.  We present these ideas to you as special and beautiful products that are to be used, worn and carried with love everyday.  Many of our items make beautiful and unique gifts.


Mama Zi was founded in 2009 by the husband and wife team of Bex and Emma Nwawudu. They lived in Lagos for over 12 years & Emma has been a professional photographer for over 20 years.  Emma has a BA (hon) degree in media arts and an MA in Photography. As is African custom Mama Zi came into being when their first child, Zizi, was born. They have two more wonderful children that make them happy and keep them busy.


Many of the Mama Zi prints are inspired from photography that the founder of Mama Zi has her self taken whilst in Lagos & travelling throughout Nigeria. These prints are available to purchase in a number of sizes and finishes.  For more information please contact Emma directly at