Tag Archives: Nigeria

Nigerian Hair Culture Documented in Rainbow-Hued Portraits by Medina Dugger

Lagos-based photographer Medina Dugger documents colorful hair culture in the coastal Nigerian city with her ongoing series Chroma. The collection of portraits pays homage to J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, a renowned African photographer who documented women’s hairstyles in Nigeria for over … Continue reading

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Shrine Drum – Museum Crush

Shrine drum, Bakongo (Vili) peoples, Kingdom of Kongo, Central Africa. © RAMM   Donated in 1866 by Dartmouth shipbuilder Richard Redway whose brother Thomas had a fleet of trading ships that went to Africa. Although it states on the drum … Continue reading

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Esu is Not the Devil: How a Yoruba Deity Got Rebranded

African traditional religions are widely misundertood—none more so than the Yoruba pantheon. Source: Esu is Not the Devil: How a Yoruba Deity Got Rebranded

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