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NEW MUSIC: Lil Opy & Shimzie featuring Uncle Rafool - “Wedding Day”.

If P-Square’s ‘No One Like You’ was the unofficial official Nigerian wedding song of 2011, Lil Opy’s ‘Wedding Day’ is the 2014 anthem that fulfills the same purpose.

The song features London-based British Nigerian sibling artists Lil Opy and Shimzie showcases the best in Nigerian weddings - from fashions, both traditional and western, to the dancing, luxury cars and, of course, the food (chai! that jollof rice looks so damn good!).

Lil Opy and Shimzie and joined by masked comedian-cum-artist Uncle Rafool who looks like Lagbaja’s lovechild with his makeshift ‘mask’.

Wedding Day was produced by 15-year old younger sibling Lil Opy and written by both brothers to celebrate their aunty’s engagement. The celebratory video was directed by Can Somer.

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Large-format images from French photographer Valerie Belin's 2000 portrait series on to-be-wed Moroccan women, in which she skillfully uses the simplicity and arresting contrast of a black and white filter to highlight the intricate, elaborate and artistic details of the garments and adornments worn by these Moroccan brides, giving them a monarch-like royal appearance, highlighting the significance of this event in the bride’s life and Moroccan culture. Unfortunately, no specifics are provided on Belin’s website as to the women’s ethnicities or the traditions surrounding the women’s garments.

AUGUST: Highlighting African Women

An unnamed Rashaida bride from Eritrea (left) wearing a burga, Nosianai (center), a Masai bride from Kenya, and Zanelle (right) an Ndebele bride from South Africa.

Photographs by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

AUGUST: Highlighting African Women

Wodaabe, Niger

Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Wearing their most potent talismans to enhance their charm, cousins vie for the heart of smiling Mobobo.

AUGUST: Highlighting African Women

FRANCE. Marseille. September 1984.
Northern district. “Cité Bassens”. Algerian wedding.

© Patrick Zachmann/Magnum Photos

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fuckyeahalgeria:

Rites and craftsmanship associated with the wedding costume tradition of Tlemcen (by unesco)

So incredibly interesting and fascinating, especially seeing the weaving in action.

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A picture of a Xhosa bride and groom taken nine months after their wedding and his return from the mines. Shortly afterwards the couple left here and started their own home.
Eastern Cape, South Africa.
See more of their wedding here.

A picture of a Xhosa bride and groom taken nine months after their wedding and his return from the mines. Shortly afterwards the couple left here and started their own home.

Eastern Cape, South Africa.

See more of their wedding here.

africaisdonesuffering:

Salone, Sierra Leone 
submitted by: emilyaaliyah

africaisdonesuffering:

Salone, Sierra Leone 

submitted by: emilyaaliyah

liberationartandcultureworks:

Dope video of some women getting it IN, dancing at at wedding in Mali.

Yessssss!!

nigerianostalgia:

Mr & Mrs John Oke Agbede
1st white wedding in Igede Ekiti
Western Region of Nigeria.
January 11, 1940

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nigerianostalgia:

Wire Recording Session of a Wedding Ceremony
Calabar, Eastern Region
1951

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