Yagazie Emezi


Cultural Anthropologist & Africanist

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

My favorites of our Mighty Giant.

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."

"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."

"Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement."

"Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose."


As a kid i was always really drawn to Mandela because he was a complex and real person who fought for justice with an unadulterated commitment. I remember learning about the ANC and being so captivated by their methods against brutality to overcome the racism endemic in South Africa that that’s where i think my desire for justice stemmed from. These movements, like the ANC, brought us to where we are today, historically. They were the ones with courage to point the finger at institutions, at capitalists and imperialists alike, demonstrating that we, as a people, demand for a better future.

Mandela was on the US terrorist list until 1994, the year he became President of South Africa. I find this tragically beautiful because it reminds of me of the very ethos of “one man’s terrorist is another’s man’s freedom fighter.” We live in a world where we think we know things, where we’re okay with the norms of society and we vilify those who want justice, the Chelsea Mannings, the Julian Assanges and the Nelson Mandelas, but they are the ones who are fighting for the world we want to live, the world which is fair and just, for all, not just those with power and money. They are the ones with courage.

I think the best way to remember Mandela’s brilliant and crucial message is to fight, to challenge, and to never stop wanting, and demanding, for a better world.

- F.

I want to keep crying and mourn for our father, Mandela. But his life was too much of a triumph not to celebrate even in death.

"He no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages" - Obama


Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela.

18 July 1918 − 5 December 2013



This body of work looks at faith, attire, rituals and trances through portraits and scenes from daily life. A way of life, the Baye Fall are Muslim Sufi of the Wolof world. Monteiro captures moments that punctuate the lives of these men and women, the Yaye Fall. These include ‘The Great Magal of Touba’, a pilgrimage commemorating founder Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba  exile in Gabon, and gives rise to a huge collective prayer on the beaches of Touba, and another occasion   ’The Gamou’ that celebrates the birth of the prophet. In these  photographs one can discover the principles governing the life of the Baye Fall community: their duty of offering as it relates to the practice of “Madial” and especially “jebellou” which is total submission to the marabout.

by Fabrice Monteiro

Mille Collines Rwanda Collection 2013/14

Tailored for men, but all need to be a constant in my wardrobe.

Pastel trend report for True Love Magazine South Africa October 2013



Ajoh Chol by David Paprocki

Sudanese model Ajoh Chol was a contestant on Australia’s Next Top Model. This is a beautiful shoot.


Fishing and firearms on Lake Turkana

In the drought-stricken corner of northwestern Kenya, the native Turkana community is involved in deadly conflict with rivals from across the border in neighbouring Ethiopia, as the poor populations compete for dwindling food. 

Fighting between the communities has a long history, but the conflict has become ever more fatal as automatic weapons from other regional conflicts seep into the area. According to locals, around a dozen Turkana have been killed in clashes since July. — Read More

Photos by Siegfried Modola/Reuters


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love Yagazie’s cartooning. More on her Blog + Instagram

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To the one girl I just replied to asking about sugah naija, I sent out the wrong message Lol. Sorry oo!!!

Have you ever eaten so much that all you can do is groan and hope someone pops up and gently rubs your distended belly?

I legitimately love you. :)
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Heh heh, tenk you, tenk you baybeh!!!


Have you been looking for the cards that say everything you didn’t know you always wanted to say and now you want to say it all? THEY’RE HERE!


FEFO by Yagazie is a collection of hand-drawn greeting cards and postcards, perfect for your kinda/sorta unique thoughts to give to your friends and loved ones. Presented in a minimalistic manner, they carry with them a small and special message to get your point DIRECTLY across!

Have a situation/event and can’t find the right card? Leave a suggestion and one could be made for you!

SHOP: http://fefobyyagazie.bigcartel.com/

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I CLEARLY had too much fun creating this video lol.