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humansofnewyork:

"They sometimes ask me about their grandmother, and I only tell them about the good times. I don’t want to worry them with all the things my mother and I had to go through when I was growing up."
"What’s your fondest memory of your mother?
"We were so poor that every day she’d have to go out and try to find us some food. And on the days when she came home empty handed, she’d help us forget our hunger by putting on music and dancing for us."

(Jinja, Uganda)

(via fuckyeahblackbeauties)

logorofafrica:

"Rugby at Art."

As the official photographer for ‘Cowrie Rugby FC” and also the “Nigerian Rugby Federation” i get away with some lucky Artsy shots for my portfolio pleasure when i’m covering the games. 

I got away with this set of photos on saturday during the “SouthWest League” at the National Stadium, Surulere. Lagos. 

Enjoy and please follow @CowrieFc and @NigeriaRugby1 on Twitter and like their pages on Facebook. 

(via yagazieemezi)

humansofnewyork:

"I want to be a pilot."
"What will be the hardest part about being a pilot?"
"When the plane crashes."

(Nairobi, Kenya)

humansofnewyork:

I asked the mother for a photo, but she said the decision was up to her son. So I asked the boy. He stood up, walked over, looked me up and down, and said: “Prove to me you’re not a terrorist.”

(Kampala, Uganda)

jekkahdotcom:

The hugely talented MNEK at Park Life festival in Manchester on the 7th June 2014. Looking amazing in his Tallinding outfit by JEKKAH

JEKKAH : is a word taken from the Wolof language (mainly in The Gambia and Senegal) which means 

  1. To be beautiful or elegant
  2. To be well-dressed
Products are all sourced, designed and manufactured in The Gambia, using highly skilled local Gambian tailors.