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.

My father insisted on getting this sewn for me last year.

She’s mad but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.
Charles Bukowski  (via budddha)

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Love the blog ,you seem to be an amazing soul
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

I do try lol….Try. Thank you!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Woow soo soo brave of you putting that video up!! Really admire that of you!! What's your email address if I may ask?
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

yagazieemezi@gmail.com thanks, love

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Just to add to that persons comment. You most definitely do inspire a lot of Africans, espesh the ones who've moved to the wetsern world from the motherland, i believe. you've been inspiring me to be more in touch with my roots and where i grew up. teinz for that Yagazie :) btw when next will you be in london??
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

THANK YOU! Goodness knows when I’ll next be in London, but sooner than later if life permits!

Bodi tribesman, Kael, Omo Valley. Bodi Kell, which means the new year of the bodi. During few months before the ceremony, every year young men from this tribe drink cow blood and milk until they double their weight. the fattest man is the winner of the contest of the Kell. for the Bodi fat is a symbol for wealth and prosperity. A few months after the competition they return to their normal weight -  Eric Lafforgue

“Don’t start your farming with cattle, start it with people”

The Himba are an ancient tribe of tall, slender and statuesque herders. Since the 16th century they have lived in scattered settlements, leading a life that has remained unchanged, surviving war and droughts. The tribal structure helps them live in one of the most extreme environments on earth. Each member belongs to two clans, through the father and the mother. Marriages are arranged with a view to spreading wealth. Looks are vital, it tells everything about one’s place within the group and phase of life. The headman, normally a grandfather, is responsible for the rules of the tribe.

"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.”

First of all, can we talk about the fineness of Ramesses II? Secondly, if Seti I was really the Pharoah responsible for the Hebrew infanticide and Ramesses II was the one present during the Hebrew exodus, may I just point out that they both are noted to be among Egypt’s greatest? Nothing to do with anything, back to my movie.

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"People from the Omo Valley", Ethiopia | ©Hans Silvester

Completely in love with these shots captured around Nigeria by Kamel Zebib

zebablah:

why r ya’ll acting like beyonce had all that hair to begin with

yoforbes:

i tried making a gang once but it turned into a book club

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