Yagazie Emezi


Cultural Anthropologist & Africanist

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

The gorgeous Rwandan-Canadian model, Happy Umurerewa

Photographed by Collin Gaudet

Sometimes, it’s totally okay to tell your troubles to people and to ask for help. 

It’s Tuesday and I’m just getting back home from the weekend… which started last Thursday 😮 Got face-pampered by @iamdodos and styled by @bubuogisi who wrestled my hair into something new 🎊

The following project is called Shujaa Misuli which is Swahili for Muscle Warriors. It is an ingoing project showcasing outstanding sports personalities who have achieved a lot but are least recognised or are being recognised. It is self funded and personal to me.- Osborn Macharia

  1. David Kinjah: Top Kenyan cyclist and world renowned mountain bike rider. He’s responsible for training 2013 Tour De France winner Chris Froome.
  2. Humphrey Kayange: Kenya 7’s sports legend. He has been key in producing some of the best performances in the Kenya 7’s team.
  3. Andrew Amonde: Kenya 7’s rugby captain and captain of KCB ruby team. Guinness ambassador.
  4. Benson Gicharu: Kenya Lightweight boxing champion and Commonwealth Silver holder.
  5. Silalei Shani Owuor: Former Kenyan Women’s Basketball captain.

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

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Gateman: “Why you no give washerman make he wash am for you?”
“But I fit do am myself.”
Living with my uncle has given me certain benefits that I couldn’t get at my father’s such as electricity, internet and apparently, someone to wash my clothes. But with a lot of things in life, I say, don’t let others do for you what you can do for yourself. Still my favorite chore lol. - Yagazie Emezi

Lagos, Nigeria. 2014


I still do this. You can take a girl out of the village but you cannot take the village out of her.😂😂😂😂

Girl I’d rather do this when I’m bored than have a washer do it. This is all I do in the village. I’ll be doing this in Dezemba 😩😭

Lmao 😂

lol hand washing clothes. Reminds me of boarding school days

ugh, fucking boarding school 😔

Sunny days in Lagos, Nigeria.The humidity here is doing me some good. - Yagazie Emezi

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Trying something different with my cartoons.

Daydream Series - by Yagazie Emezi

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Hidden Magic: Katlego Kgabale

As kids, we grew up with our imagination running wild though our minds. As least I did! I would spend hours bent over a book, flipping recklessly through pages for words and images to feed my daydreams. Kgabale illustrated work offers up little brown girl dreams that I would have loved to come across as a child. But even as an adult, I can still appreciate and admire the creativity behind each piece.

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Osborne Macharia: Capturing Isarrat

Illarripok Loosarrat is Maasai for Guardians of Isarrat. This was driven by the desire to capture one of the remaining highly cultured people in the Kenya, the Maasai in a style that has not been captured before. Isarrat is the place we found one homestead situated near Amboseli National Park. We found a Manyatta which houses Moran (warriors) and we were lucky to be allowed to photograph a few of the young men after carrying gifts and extensive negotiations that went on for close to three hours. Let not their looks deceive you, they are indeed warriors capable of surviving days in the wild hunting and killing lions. - Macharia

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Flora Gomes: Post-Colonial Cinema in Guinea-Bissau

‘Whenever Africa is spoken about or depicted, it is always in terms of the aid we receive, war, people dying of starvation, sick people… I want people to see our Africa, the Africa of my dreams, the Africa that I love’ - Flora Gomes

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My name is Lindsey McDowell. I have recently written and produced a series about five girls who mysteriously get powers and must learn to deal with them and each other. All of the women cast are women of color and I hope that if you enjoy our season premiere, you will share with the rest of the community.

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Boom! Told ya ass a new episode was coming!!! On this week’s podcast, we talk about misconceptions about Gaza (1:30), Marvel’s announcements of a female Thor and black Captain America (8:00), the dismal few weeks in black, brown, and yellow face fuckery (13:00 Exodus,The Mikado, Jonah from Tonga, etc), the bravery of Jada (25:00 rape tw), and the addictive pleasures of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (37:00). Oh and if you enjoy this episode like it, reblog it, tweet it, FB it, and email it to your mom!

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