Yagazie Emezi


Cultural Anthropologist & Africanist

None of the images posted here belong to me unless stated otherwise.
Wherever you are in your journey, just know that you have to keep going. One step after another, one brick on top of another, you will build the work you have envisioned. You’ll hit obstacles along the way. It’s inevitable. In regards to my work, not everyone will approach you in a collaborative spirit, not everyone will give you credit as they use your work as a springboard to boost themselves, and you have to decide what your response is going to be. Honestly, the way I think about it is just—face your work. If others want to conduct themselves without integrity, that’s their business. Continue in a spirit of generosity and openness.

Ibibio man his and wife. Ikot-Ekpene. March 7th 1905.


Ibibio man his and wife. Ikot-Ekpene. March 7th 1905.

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Christians protecting Muslims as they pray during the NLC rally in Abuja on 1/10/12.

This is Africa, our Africa

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let’s just appreciate traditional tuareg hairstyles for a second

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"For almost 1,000 years, the Rabari have roamed the deserts and plains of what is today western India. It is believed that this tribe, with a peculiar Persian physiognomy, migrated from the Iranian plateau more than a millennium ago. The Rabari are now found largely in Gujarat and Rajasthan.”

Photos by Jimmy Nelson

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The Eastern Region - Ghana

This series of photos were all taken from the window of a moving car in various villages in the Eastern Region of Ghana. 
It never ceases to amaze me how colour coordinated the people are with their surroundings. The people of Ghana are always very well dressed and the buildings are so colourful. This makes it one of the most visually stunning places I have ever been. 

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Afro District at Chale Wote 2014…

Check out more at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/19283089/Afro-District

Photo by: Ben Bond (OAB Photography)

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Shooting on a rooftop for the SLUMFLOWER film..


Ofoe’s Studios of Colors at #ChaleWote2014 with DiQueku and Ofoe Amegavie

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Stunning! Model/Tv personality Zainab Balogun for CLAN Classics Lookbook. Photography: Lakin Ogunbanwo

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  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

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Nobody can teach me who I am. You can describe parts of me, but who I am - and what I need - is something I have to find out myself.
Chinua Achebe (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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Model Favour Kibali 

Styled by Katelynn Bartiromo

What kinda me teas?

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really enjoyed looking through alexia webster’s ‘space & modernism in ghanaian architecture’ series online.

1. africa hall women’s student residence, kwame nkrumah university of science & technology, kumasi
2. faculty of science, university of ghana, cape coast
3. mfantsipim boys school, cape coast
4. wesley girls school, cape coast

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