ANISZA, is derived from the first two letters of three synonymous indigenous Nigerian languages:
AN, ANUKO ONU – Ibo word for Togetherness;
IS, ISOKAN – Yoruba word for Unity; and
ZA, ZAMAN TARE – Hausa words for One Tribe.
ANISZA is intended to awaken the sense of togetherness in Nigerians especially the youths, younger generation and also demonstrate the strength in our diversity.
ANISZA Foundation and Gallery, founded in 2018 byNovo Isioro, a visual communication strategist. Between 2015 and 2019, Novo was Presidential Documentary Photographer in the Office of the Vice President. She was the first female to hold this role. She combined this with her role as Special Assistant on Visual Communication. Novo Isioro also serves as its Curator, ANISZA Foundation.
ANISZA Foundation & Gallery aim to educate Secondary School students in Nigerian History using compelling photographs, in addition to other tools. It believes that illustrating an understanding of the Nigerian Journey, it can advance the cause of Peace and Unity in the country.