Yagazie Emezi

DEDICATED TO THE CULTURAL PRESERVATION OF THE AFRICAN AESTHETIC.

Cultural Anthropologist & Africanist
Artist

None of the images posted here belong to me unless stated otherwise.

Akuol, Rashelle, Gale, and Ani.
For Amazing Magazine.
By Juan Algarin.

KISUA is an innovative digital platform offering exclusive contemporary African fashion online. An exciting showcase for the continent’s best and brightest design talent, our e-commerce site sells limited-run pieces from our new KISUA Hariri collection alongside KISUA Collaborates, capsule collections developed in tandem with African designers from across the continent. Meanwhile KISUA’s online magazine is brimming with original stories about Afropolitan style, music, art and culture. Our mission is to become an essential destination for consumers around the globe who share our passion for authentic fashion that fuses seasonal trends with African flair.

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Adesuwa for April 2014 Nylon

Photographed by Aaron richter

Styled by Rachael Wang

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STAFF RIDING:

Staff riding, the local slang for train surfing, is a widespread phenomenon in SA. Katlehong is one of the largest townships in South Africa and has played a key role in the history of the struggle against apartheid. The population is almost entirely made up of blacks, but strongly multiethnic: all the eleven South Africa’s official languages are spoken in the township.

The almost total majority of surfers are kids under 25. Amputations and death are really common. The Prasa Metrorail, the SA train company,
is one of the foundations of their society.This connection between train and citizens remained very strong over time. The spectacular and risky act of train surfing becomes the framework to tell the Katlehong’s young people social fabric.

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i LOVE your blog!!!
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Oooo yeeeahh

foxxxynegrodamus replied to your post:Should I shower or nah?
@Freddybbee needs to have a seat like the fuck

Lmaooo bet he thought that post was to his benefit

I have spent the last 6 months plus relatively comfortable with no job. I get paid here and there for my art and social media stuff. And once in a while, Google sends me a paycheck if I’m consistent enough.

"But how you you REALLY survive?", folks ask a lot, occasionally side-eyeing me as if I’m getting some sort of special handout.

How do I very briefly say, “Well, it’s called being frugal as shit and knowing how to handle the fuck out of your money. My trick (not really) was simply to work my ass off for well over a year and save. Possibly awesome friendships were never strengthened because I skipped many offers to hang out. People eventually stopped asking me to join them for dinner. The not so clever trick was to move home and when I couldn’t, I lived in the basement of my employers lol. I held off on nice clothes, shoes and gadgets. I was willing to look like a hot mess for a bit.

I’m still a bit of a mess. Of course I’m not completely alone because there are some amazing people who say things like,”Hey, you can live with me for free for ____ amount of time” and other things like,”You can make it! Don’t give up!”

I have the time and freedom to focus on my dreams and work towards them instead of working off debt. Doesn’t mean that it isn’t as stressful as anyone else’s daily grind, but in the end, I’m living the life I want now because I made certain sacrifices and I’m willing to make more.

But how do I shorten this hmm??

Should I shower or nah?

RANDMAS = Random AND Modern African Style

New UK-based Nigerian label RANDMAS launched their new label with a bang earlier this month. If their new lookbook of psychedelic prints is a taster of what we can expect from them in the future, then there is  a lot to be excited about.
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Coming from a multicultural family, I got exposed to the world through family and travel. When I moved to the States, my wanderlust got shelved due to university and a general state of being broke. Over 2 years ago, I made a vow to myself never to work a regular 9-5 job again and to travel internationally at least once a year. So far, so good. It hasn’t been easy, but don’t spend the majority of your youth doing what you don’t want to do. - Yagazie

Folasade: 1953 Pop-up Shop

You were first introduced to Folasade through our interview with her for How I Wear My Crown where we talked about her store and mission to preserve her father’s memory.

Serving as the creative director for her own wares, Folasade brings to us this fantastic look book showcasing some of her handmade designs. Shot by Brooklyn-based photographer Dex R. Jones, popular for his breath-taking work with black bodies.

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Asker easygenius Asks:
thanks for having such an awesome blog, representing Africa and Black to the max. I love it #FeltZine
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Thank you for appreciating!!!!

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Raf Simons + Sterling Ruby Fall 2014

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Meet Your Photographer: Yagazie Madu

Meet Your Photographer, a short series that will be introducing you to the contributing photographers of yagazieemezi.com over the next couple of weeks. You will be seeing their work on here fairly often so this is an excellent way for you to get familiar with these talented folks.

"While studying to be a Doctor of Optometry, I always had this hunger in my heart for something more … a hunger I couldn’t shake away no matter how hard I tried. When I discovered photography it felt like I discovered a new me, one I never imagined had existed and one I completely fell in love with.

The joy I derive from documenting the most special & intimate moments during a wedding is indescribable and that’s mostly because I truly believe everyone and everything has beauty in them.”

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Good-morning from Lagos - Yagazie Emezi

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