Nigerian graphic designer, fine artist and illustrator Ghariokwu Lemi occupies a unique position as the creative genius behind twenty-six of Fela‘s iconic album covers. Christened ‘The Artist’ by Kuti himself, the vivid social realism of Lemi’s works created between 1974 and 1993 provided a fitting visual accompaniment to the singer’s derisive anti-establishment lyrics with its cross of distorted collage, illustration and caricature.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
e.e. cummings (via moonbrains)
I am Black first.
Happy Africa day part 2 (African Queens)
1. Queen Nefertiti of Kemet (Egypt)
2. Queen Yaa Asantewaa of Ashanti (Ghana)
3. Makeda (Queen of Sheba) from Ethiopia
4. Queen Nzinga of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of Mbundu (Angola and Congo)
5. Queen Nandi of Zulu (South Africa)
6. Queen Amina of Zaria (Nigeria)
7. Queen Tiye of Kemet (Egypt)
8. Empress Menen of Ethiopia
9. Queen Mbuya (Grandmother) Nehanda of Zimbabwe
10. Queen Hatshepsut of Kemet (Eygpt)- The first woman in recorded history to preside over a nation
When people of colour are expected to educate white people as to their humanity, when women are expected to educate men, lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world, the oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions.
Audre Lorde (via ethiopienne)
Hip-Hop Artist Akala on -
A panel including hip-hop artist Akala, CEO of Working With Men Shane Ryan, writer and broadcaster Ekow Eshun and filmmaker, theatre director and writer Topher Campbell look at the contradictory and complex ideas around Black masculinity and what tensions arise from stereotypes, colonial histories and economic power.
The guy drops some serious lyrics. I’m not surprised he did this. His words are amazing.
I’ve learnt the only way to learn is to listen to everything that has/isn’t being said.