Now Playing Tracks


Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou. Untitled (Vodou Series), 2011.

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou’s photographs of the people of Porto-Novo, Benin (formerly Republic of Dahomey) are drawn from street life, his friends, family and studio customers. Benin is all about colour – Porto Novo is like a visual assault.In Leonce’s impressive portraits, wild combinations of locally designed Dutch imported textiles create extreme gradations between background, foreground, person and clothing. Leonce is part of a generation experiencing rapid change and his photographs capture the energy and unfettered zest for life of a people caught between tradition and progress. 







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. - azemezi

im so glad for this person feeling so good, like look at this, this is wonderful, i want to watch this everyday


I don’t know about y’all… But you’ve failed as am African Blogger if you haven’t AT LEAST seen, danced to, or BOOSTED this once this year… EVEN IF IT JUST APPEARED. azemezi!!! Get it, Nne!!!!



This racist shit with some comic book fans reminds me of what the late, great Dwayne McDuffie was talking about in this video. He is right on the money with his analysis. I know, I saw this play out in the early 90s as a hardcore comic nerd with the reactions of some white comic fans towards story arcs of black characters like Spawn, Luke Cage, Bishop and Forge to name a few. It has not changed one bit almost 20 years later. How insecure do you have to be if make believe, fantasy black people bother you?

Still relevant with Black Captain America.

To Tumblr, Love Pixel Union