Women in Africa and the Diaspora: “Hungry Aba Gal”
Known for her long yarn braids and afro that touches the sun, Yagazie Ledi Francisca Emezi is an Igbo (Nigerian) and Tamil (Malaysian) artist born and raised in Aba, Nigeria. With two degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Africana Studies, she is dedicated to cultural preservation within the African community.
Yagazie is not only a talented artist and hairspiration for many women, but also a source of hope for those battling with an eating disorder. Openly sharing her battle with bulimia on her now defunct blog Hungry Aba Gal, Yagazie was able to bring light to an issue that is rarely addressed within African communities.
In whatever it is that she does, Yagazie freely expresses herself and her love for Africa. Rise Africa received the opportunity to interview Yagazie. Here’s what she had to say…