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.
Asker augusthowl Asks:
how come you're not willing to go see 12 years a slave?
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Because there’s the autobiography which is without a doubt, more accurate. I understand the power of media but still, I’m tired of people acting like stories like this one never existed until a movie comes out. And then suddenly everyone becomes passionate. Please.

afrodiaspores:

Images from Gagá & Vudú 1990-1993, by Puerto Rican photographer Héctor Méndez Caratini.

These images are part of an anthropological research [project] illustrating the book Gagá & Vudú en la República Dominicana by José Francisco Alegría-Pons. Gagá is the name given to the [Vodou] sect of Rará in the Dominican Republic. Gagás are organized in a hierarchical order and constitute a social—religious society in the sugar cane plantations. 

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foxsearchlightpictures:

Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup in 12 Years A Slave from visionary director Steve McQueen.  NOW PLAYING in select theaters!  Also starring Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Alfre Woodard. 

foxsearchlightpictures:

Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup in 12 Years A Slave from visionary director Steve McQueen.  NOW PLAYING in select theaters!  Also starring Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Alfre Woodard. 

prettipetite:

yagazieemezi:

I had the pleasure of finally meeting with Tim Okamura while in New York and got to strike a couple of poses for a portrait. If you haven’t come across his work before, it’s about time you did! Represented by galleries in New York, Canada and Italy, Okamura is an extraordinary painter who "investigates identity, the urban environment, and contemporary iconography through a unique method of painting - one that combines an essentially academic approach to the figure with collage, spray paint and mixed media."

An absolute pleasure to be in company with, I visited his studio and got to see a bit of his creative process before downing a couple of beers with him and some new friends. I am very excited to see more work of his. - Yagazie

(via here-lies-my-curiosity)

Whats your hair texture?
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

I don’t understand the question.

Asker thesda Asks:
hello i have been following you for a while and i have two questions: how do you pronounce your name and how long have you been natural?
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Hey dear!

Ya-ga-zee-a

And I’ve been ‘natural’ all my life…meaning, I’ve always had this my hair lol.

Thoroughly enjoying my new outfit, gifted to me by AmarachiDesigns. Pity it’s getting cold out there, but it’s not like I’m waiting until next year to wear this.

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justbrad:

Nasimiyu at the golden hour.

Sydney-based label Yevu

Post-warmup. Extremely tired and sleepy today, but I’m going to try and push myself for this 3 mile run ….. 

jahxjah:

so where can i find this shirt

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You're my actual favorite human on the internet that I don't personally know.
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Ooooo myyy, thank you!

Asker whatevzkev Asks:
you're amey-zeng (amazing) think I've gone on a rebloging spree on ur page. Great story teller too! Stay beautiful (inside and out) sweetness! X
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

THANK YOU! I do appreciate the kind words!