Yagazie Emezi


Cultural Anthropologist & Africanist

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

Graduation. Ghana 71’


Graduation. Ghana 71’

My sister and I



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I don’t know why Im giving Mike Dos the face lol I look so bitchy, always



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10-Year Old Zuriel Oduwole Makes History On Forbes Magazine


A Nigerian girl, 10-year old Zuriel Oduwole has made history as the youngest person ever to be interviewed on popular magazine Forbes.

The interview with the award winning documentary film maker, conference speaker and writer is featured in the August 2013 edition of Forbes Africa.

Touted by some as the next Larry King, and ARISE News as the next Oprah Winfrey, Oduwole  is  reportedly committed to rebrand Africa by showing the positive things in about the continent, and making  the case for education the Girl Child in Africa and Emerging Markets.  [Continue reading complete article.]

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
YAGAZIEEEE!! I was outside the Frontier, and you were walking in the rain with an umbrella with several people following closely behind you, and your umbrella wouldn't fit between the two streetlight-poles, so you paused as you got stuck, and about a half dozen people ran smack into your umbrella!!!! I yelled your name from my car, but you were blushing, and kept walking in the rain. Matt Schwetz in New Mexico... True story!!!
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Lol yup that was me


Portrait at Deo Gratias Photo studio. ( First photo studio in Jamestown, Accra Ghana opened in 1922)
Chalewote Festival


Portrait at Deo Gratias Photo studio. ( First photo studio in Jamestown, Accra Ghana opened in 1922)

Chalewote Festival

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Steve Biko was a pioneering anti-apartheid activist and founder of the Black Conscious Movement. His writing and activism inspired, empowered and mobilised South Africa’s black population in the fight against minority rule. 

Black Consciousness as defined by South African Students Organization (SASO) in 1972:

ii. the basic tenet of Black Consciousness is that the Black man must reject all value systems that seek to make him a foreigner in the country of his birth and reduce his basic human dignity

iii. The Black man must build up his own value systems, see himself as self-defined and not defined by others

iv. The concept of Black Consciousness implies the awareness by the Black people of power they wield as a group, both economically and politically and hence group cohesion and solidarity are important facets of Black Consciousness

On this day 36 years ago - September 12 1977 - Biko was killed by the apartheid state - dying, like many black South Africans, in police custody. Biko’s activism and thought have continued to inspire and influence people and politics around the world.

Click through the images above for captions - and through the expansive Steve Biko Online Archive

It’s like, you gotta chase the lil’ buggers down sometimes. #personalcartoon #yagalifefact #whatiswrongwithme #imsosorryaboutthisguys #whydidigiveitboots #quickdoodle #wontbeinthebook #thethirstcanbereal #goodonesarehardtofind #pun #seewhatididthere

Titania Inglis and her FW 13/14 collection

Portrait of a Sudanese woman from Kodak (Egypt) Ltd., purchased abroad by Maynard Owen Williams, 1920.

This Kind Of Poverty: Save The Children – UK Poverty Campaign in collaboration with Labyrinth Photographic In 2012 with Save The Children to create a picture of what those children that lived in one of the most deprived areas in the UK thought about poverty. Asking them to write down their thoughts on poverty within the UK, these are some of the resulting pictures. ”

Asker dolldecay Asks:
I'm a pretty recent follower but I had to say that you have the most infectious and pretty smile, it makes me smile every time I see you on my dash! Much love x
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Heh heh. I’m happy you feel that way, thank you!