Yagazie Emezi

DEDICATED TO THE CULTURAL PRESERVATION OF THE AFRICAN AESTHETIC.

Cultural Anthropologist & Africanist
Artist

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Racism Insurance: Coverage for White Privilege

(Dear White People) & Billy Sorrells presents 
Racism Insurance: Coverage for White Privilege

Do you ever feel like you say the wrong thing around your black friend or co-worker? Have you ever found yourself tip-toeing the line between trying to be “honest” and just plain being racist? Then Racism Insurance is for you! 

that first question was just an icebreaker. you have a cute face, body, mind. wassupp?
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Do people still do this?

howtobeterrell:

dopematters:

Nailed it!

Black Girls*

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The idea that intelligence is linked to English pronunciation is a legacy from colonial thinking.
 Delalorm Semabia, 25, a Ghanaian blogger (x) @yasminabdulqadi (via arnaib)

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do u get paid to do what you do? this blog could easily be made into a dope magazine.
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

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Do you know what I do? I don’t talk about what I actually do. The concept would make an interesting magazine (along with the 100s of other similar blogs lol), but thank you!

What, whut?

Whuuuttttt

Asker vincelasalle Asks:
What are some of the challenges and obstacles you have to face regularly, living in Lagos, Nigeria, as someone who was accustomed to the Western lifestyle and culture ? Are there any similarities between the culture and lifestyle in the states and in Lagos ?
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Well, I was born and raised in Nigeria (not in Lagos though) until I was 16 before coming to the States where I definitely got accustomed to a way of life (constant electricity and wifi basically lol), but overall, there wasn’t much to get accustomed to in Lagos even thought it is very different from my hometown. 

Of course there are many similarities, but you’d have to be a bit more specific because to talk about anything in Lagos alone, can turn into a massively long essay. 

My challenges are a bit more personal. I simply picked up and moved without job or place to stay. As a result all the challenges I currently face is a result of my nomadic/floating state of being in Lagos.

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So it’s been 8 months in Lagos, Nigeria so far. I’ve met so many interesting people, still trying to make friends, had more downs than ups but the few ups are always worth the downs. I’ve had great opportunities come by me … and many kept on going by lol. But I still feel more exhilarated everyday. It still feels so different from all my years in the States repeating the same routine. A lot of days, I wake up here with no clue what new obstacle I may face (can get pretty disheartening at times), but I think I’m really going to try to stick this one out and hopefully be in a position to showcase more of the beauty of home. More on my IG - Yagazie Emezi

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This is Paul. 

Jérémy Barniaud is a photographer based in Paris whose work took my breath away for several reasons. His work is both dreamy and refreshing. . (see more)

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FKA twigs #throughglass aka how I dance when I’m alone in my room (in my head)

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This was so much fun to watch!

All the judges, instructors, chef, cast & crew of Maltina Dance take to the dance floor doing the rhythm of happiness dance.

Will be doing all these moves at every social event I go to.

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