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    ~Ụsụ ma ka ọ jọrọ wee jiri uchichi aga~


    “The bat recognizes that it is ugly, hence it chooses to be nocturnal.”

    The wise choose to operate within their limits.

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    Igbo Proverb (Nigeria)
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    We do a much greater disservice to girls, because we raise them to cater to the fragile egos of men. We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls: ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful, otherwise you will threaten the man. If you are the breadwinner in your relationship with a man, you have to pretend that you’re not, especially in public otherwise you will ‘emasculate’ him.’

    But what if we questioned the premise itself— why should a woman’s success be a threat to a man? What if we decide to simply dispose of that word? And I don’t think there’s an English word I despise more than ‘emasculation.’

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    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, TedxEuston (x)

    All of the truth. She’s incredible!

    (via owning-my-truth)
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    hdeeah:

    britteryikes:

    the drool <3
    oh baby!

    I see my future

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    afrorevolution:

    fckyeahprettyafricans:

    Little girl dancing

    ig roney_arewa

    Nigeria

    See my future daughter though!!!
    Baddo

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    ukpuru:


EKE’S HOUSE, WITH HIS MEETING HOUSE (BARELY VISIBLE ON LEFT) IN THE TOWN OF UMUONA, AWKA DIVISION. THESE HOUSES AND THE COMPOUND WALLS ARE ERECTED BY MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY UNDER THE DIRECTION OF EKE’S PRIEST.

Herbert M. Cole, Art as a Verb in Igboland, 1969.

    ukpuru:

    EKE’S HOUSE, WITH HIS MEETING HOUSE (BARELY VISIBLE ON LEFT) IN THE TOWN OF UMUONA, AWKA DIVISION. THESE HOUSES AND THE COMPOUND WALLS ARE ERECTED BY MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY UNDER THE DIRECTION OF EKE’S PRIEST.

    Herbert M. Cole, Art as a Verb in Igboland, 1969.

    27 04.29.14

    djgoodblood:

    Fanzy feat. Flavour - Paulina

    Nice upbeat song from Fanzy featuring Flavour

    13 04.29.14
    blackfashion:

http://instagram.com/frankspiritx
http://instagram.com/joespiritxx
The Severe Brothers
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    medievalpoc:

    dynamicafrica:

    "The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.

    It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.

    “This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

    Contemporary Art Week!

    I absolutely love the concept behind this. Especially: “reverse lens to the past”.

    official website

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    africanallstars:

    Super rare footage of Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe and his Nigerian Sound Makers performing the now-classic “Osondi Owendi” on Osadebe’s early-1980s television programme.

    It’s extremely rare to encounter live performance footage of Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe because like many musicians of his generation he guarded his music and his image jealously. He turned down most invitations to play on television and demanded exorbitant sums for the rights to film him in performance. However, in the early 1980s NTA 10 Lagos finally convinced the Doctor of Hypertension to do a weekly television half-hour show. 

    The program took the format of a live-in-studio Osadebe concert—no skits, no guest stars, no interviews, no chit-chat, no frills. Osadebe and the band would just perform two or three songs straight. The only variation would be when Chief would step off stage to let one of the other band members lead while he danced in the wings.

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    naijamayor:

PHOTO: Olamide &amp; Phyno Show off their NEA Awards in NewyorkRapper Olamide won three awards as “Best Indigenous Artist”, “Best Album” and “Best Collaboration”…View Post

    naijamayor:

    PHOTO: Olamide & Phyno Show off their NEA Awards in Newyork

    Rapper Olamide won three awards as “Best Indigenous Artist”, “Best Album” and “Best Collaboration”…

    View Post

    11 04.01.14
    fuckyeaafricans:

Nigerians. 
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    fuckyeaafricans:

    Nigerians. 

    ikembagetsreal.tumblr.com

    Instagram: Ikembagetsreal 

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    ourafrica:

    Our future is bright.

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    fuckyeaafricans:

Nigerians. 
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Instagram: Ikembagetsreal 

    fuckyeaafricans:

    Nigerians. 

    ikembagetsreal.tumblr.com

    Instagram: Ikembagetsreal 

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    Proud Nigerians.

    Proud Nigerians.

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