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.
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dancing at home, the best self care workout. the song is ‘africa hoye’ by toofan and recently, it’s become this magical pick-me-up. every time i listen to it, it just makes me so goddamn happy because soukous and soccer. you can watch the music video for it here

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Meet Your Photographer: Peter Ndung’u

Meet Your Photographer, a short series that will be introducing you to the contributing photographers of yagazieemezi.com over the next couple of weeks. You will be seeing their work on here fairly often so this is an excellent way for you to get familiar with these talented folks. 

My full name is Peter Ndung’u Kamau. I am from Nairobi, Kenya and a 20 years old law student and part-time photographer at Strathmore Law School. I stumbled into photography by accident…I always had a passion for media studies but ended up in Law School.

I have never looked back. I have faced a bit of  challenges namely finances for equipment, school work and a bit of lack of belief in myself. However, having a friend who had similar interests to mine helped me acquire a good camera and I am very thankful to him and his family. The biggest challenge stemmed from my Dad who didn’t really feel I was on the right track but then after a while he accepted it. He still uses any opportunity to squeeze in his reminder that I should balance my studies, which I do try to do. It’s a bit challenging but I try my best.

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AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

so very important

*sucks teeth*

This is cute but please
Don’t trash another black woman and her artistry to praise another
Both nicki and Lupita are positive and talented role models

RESPECTABILITY POLITICS!!!
FUCK EVERYONE WHO THINKS THIS IS CUTE. 
HOW YOU GONNA THROW NICKI IN THE BIN???
THEY ARE BOTH VERY IMPORTANT.

this is ridiculous, saddening, and even a little disturbing. yes, lupita is fabulous but can we NOT put her on this pedestal of perfection, a pedestal that respectability politics play SUCH large role in to begin with? can we understand that just because lupita is beautiful, poised, articulate, and educated it does not make her “better than” women who are not? these things do make her wonderful, and they are certainly (and unfortunately) a big part of why hollywood has chosen to embrace her, but they are not the totality of her being and one day she might fuck. in fact she WILL fuck up. so let’s just all calm down and not use our excitement over what her success means as an excuse to put down other black women who may not fit the perfect mold she slides into so well.

The above.

I got an intern to help with my website and emails because I’m so busy, but I haven’t told her what exactly to do because I’m so busy lol.

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On our 50th episode of 2BG we come to you with our post-Oscars discussion, most of which revolves around how BORING the ceremony was this year. There’s lots of gushing about Lupita, Steve McQueen, and 12 Years a Slave, as well as a discussion about what’s next (or should be next) for Lupita. We also weigh in on Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Cate Blanchett’s acceptance speeches. Plus, Zeba’s irrational dislike for Ellen DeGeneres. Enjoy!

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Meet Your Photographer: Yagazie Madu

Meet Your Photographer, a short series that will be introducing you to the contributing photographers of yagazieemezi.com over the next couple of weeks. You will be seeing their work on here fairly often so this is an excellent way for you to get familiar with these talented folks.

"While studying to be a Doctor of Optometry, I always had this hunger in my heart for something more … a hunger I couldn’t shake away no matter how hard I tried. When I discovered photography it felt like I discovered a new me, one I never imagined had existed and one I completely fell in love with.

The joy I derive from documenting the most special & intimate moments during a wedding is indescribable and that’s mostly because I truly believe everyone and everything has beauty in them.”

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Jeneil Williams For Nike

with Japanese artist Yuko Kanatani

Nike states “The Nike Tight of the Moment is an exercise in exploration. Through experimentation with unique patterns, colors and inspirations, the franchise has elevated the intersection of athletic performance and artistic design. This penchant for exploration led the Nike design team to Japan. There it partnered with Yuko Kanatani, marking Nike’s first collaboration with an independent artist for the Tight of the Moment project.” 

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I’m going to need more than my fingers for my friend’s hair. - Yagazie Emezi 

perfection

This picture explains most of my friendships

You and your friends take staged pictures to look cute on IG? Yasss because that’s exactly what we were doing in this picture.

Lupita Nyong’o attends the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

(Photo by Jason Merritt)

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HOW TO DO YARN BRAIDS:

My ‘Kinda’ Tutorial on how I do my yarn braids! You really shouldn’t expect much from my half-hearted tutorials lol. 

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“I don’t believe in gender equality” – Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

"I don’t believe in gender equality. I do not believe that God made man and woman to be equal in any way. I believe that in every organised institution, there is always a head and an assistant. It doesn’t mean that one should take the other for granted, or disrespect the other. I believe the husband is the head of the home and the wife is an assistant. My husband is a pilot, I have flown with him several times and I understood that here is a captain and a co-pilot. They are both responsible for the passengers’ lives. But when there is a final decision to make, it is up to the captain to make it. He is more experienced and the one with the responsibility."

"When there is a quarrel, I usually apologise first. He doesn’t say sorry. Overtime, I have come to realise that it is an ego problem. Even when he knows he is wrong, he will rather do every other thing or buy things for me than say, ‘I’m sorry.’ Fortunately, the ‘sorrys’ are not too many. He is very responsible and more hardworking than me. By God’s grace, we have been able to understand our routine."

Honestly, to each their own. They’re both happy and comfortable but personally, this is nightmarish to me. And you know Nigerians are having a field day with saying, “That’s the way it’s meant to be”, but I’m thankful for the women who don’t squeeze their little girls into such roles, but rather allow them to make their own. Omotola, good for you sha but you’re really making this ‘lesser sex’ bullshit sound like manifest destiny and you need to take a seat.

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On my birthday, I do pretty much whatever my mother wants. It’s not like I gave birth to myself. It’s her day, too.

Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes so far and for all the positive energy being sent my way! A sister is blessed.

I am so happy to have stumbled across Hilary Sloane and her work. You can’t help but to be drawn in by her collaged gifs.

Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.

Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store

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It’s not ridiculous to change my outfit every hour upon the arrival of my 25th. 💫