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.

Here is an interesting spin on an African figure celebrated throughout much of Africa and the Diaspora, Mami Wata. For those who do not know, Mami Wata (Mother Water) is a water spirit that is the bringer of good fortune, a healer of the sick, a nurturing mother and a complex representation of good versus evil. She inspires a vast array of beliefs and emotions in those who worship her due to the endless possibilities that she represents; her destructive potential and her life-bearing gifts.

Often portrayed as a mermaid, a snake charmer, or a combination of both, Mami Wata is described as a woman of excessive beauty with her most definitive look being long, black hair. It is very common to have people create works of art about her given her physical form and comprehensive history. (more images)

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