Yagazie Emezi


Cultural Anthropologist & Africanist

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



Back to school looks @ Miu Miu Spring 2014


In supporting the Etisalat Prize for Literature, I have a flash fiction piece up on their site. Click on the link to read and vote! You can vote….more than once, I think. Different browser, different day, etc. 

Please share + reblog. Thanks!!

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Seriously. Thank goodness I don’t have magical powers because I would just shrink fine ass men and put them in my pocket. Pocketfuls of fine ass men. Just spilling out and stuff. Wouldn’t even know what to do with all that fineness.

Some men be just asking to get kidnapped. Looking all fine and stuff.

I’ve been about that yarn braid life. From 2010 - 2012. 2013 is another story. I haven’t done that much this year because of the length at which I wear them, pulls way too much and I experienced a teeny bit of hair thinning around my edges which naturally caused me to have a massive panic attack. - Yagazie

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The good folks at Dummy Mag asked me to put together a 30min mix inspired by my Studio Africa experience.


OLUGBENGA - Till All Are One (Replica Trophy)
Sarah Young feat. Lioness & Slick Don - Ajambo Si (self-released)
Gato Preto - Pirao (Original Mix) (Wobble Records)
The Very Best ft. Seye - Kondaine (Moshi Moshi Music) 
OLUGBENGA - Silver Pixie, Iyawo Mi (Replica Trophy)
Faarrow - Say My Name (self-released)
Real Dolls feat. Afrikan Boy - Trophy (Switchflicker Records)
The Notorious B.I.G. - Nasty Boy (DJ Mehdi Bootleg) (self-released)
J Dilla - Fall In Love (Boddhi Satva Ancestral Soul Remix) (self-released)
Petite Noir - Disappear (Bad Life)
Burna Boy - Tonight (Aristokrat Records)
John Barry - Flying Over Africa (MCA Records)

I leaned quite heavily on my experience of the fast cuts I heard the DJ making when I went out one night to Femi Kuti’s New Afrika Shrine in Lagos, but I also wanted to highlight the idea that the African community is worldwide and not just on the continent itself.

Laurence Chauvin-Buthaud said it best… “Made in Africa, but travel all around.”

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I have a few questions about depression..I don't really have anyone to talk to about this things. My family is from Rwanda and we don't talk about our emotions to each-other. I was just wondering if you give advice..if not I respect that.
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Ask away, my dear! But I do not address such personal questions publicly for the sake of others and its possible triggering effects. Email me hun, yagazieemezi@gmail.com. Don’t worry, I am absolutely here for you. And if you’re not comfortable with email, please check out:


  • Kristin Brooks Hope Center Hopeline: 1-800-784-2433 



My ‘let’s not give a fuck’ tutorial. Sharing with you all my hair wash process! JUST the hair wash!…. Done by a very lazy me. (remember that awesome HD quality fyi!!) 

she is a trip. lol. 

I really don’t feel like celebrating Nigeria’s independence today. During the first couple of years of being away from home, I was always hyped up any and every given opportunity to celebrate my country. But now, I’m just bitter.

To the person talking about the friend with the accent don't worry about it! My family is from Zimbabwe but they've lived in England for a really long time. Anytime one of them talks to a british person they have a thick british accent but when they talk to anyone from Zim they get a strong african accent. It's not a big deal it happens to a lot of people :)
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:
Asker Anonymous Asks:
how do I politely tell my friend to cut with the bullshit accent that suddenly comes up when we talk to white people in college ? ( we're Nigerian)
yagazieemezi yagazieemezi Said:

Lol just tell her/him that you’ve noticed. Sometimes, it can’t be helped. Could be an assimilation thing. I started to do it as well when I got into high school here and I noticed how people never paid attention to what I was saying, but instead to how I was saying things.

Besides close friends, family, and African folk. my accent still automatically switches when interacting with certain people. 

And plus, it gets annoying to be asked several times a day where I’m from just because I’m speaking normally. 

In summer of 2012, Mammoth spent two weeks in Rwanda, Africa filming for the country’s tourism department.

After delivering the finished video, we decided to create another edit to include all the bonus footage and outtakes.

This video is NOT the edit currently playing in their airports and welcome centers.

Music in this portfolio edit:
"Equestrian" by U.S. Royalty
"Still Life" by The Horrors

Created by MammothMedia.tv

You guys HAVE to watch this beautiful short video on Rwanda. Absolutely stunning visuals. 


Skeleton Coast, Namibia. By Frédéric Lagrange.

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