Notes from Liberia: Photographer Yagazie Emezi documents the vibrancy and beauty of West Point women for Vogue magazine

This week’s vogue features documentary photographs of Yagazie Emezi, a Nigerian who swapped the chaos of Lagos for the persistent rains of Monrovia.
Yasra Rizvi Shares Her Story On Age...
Yasra Rizvi Shares Her Story On Age Difference In Marriage | Feminism | Gup Shup with FUCHSIA


An aspect of Yagazie Emezi‘s work focused on documenting the cultural and aesthetic of women of West Point, a coastal slum of about ten minutes from the city of Monrovia. Peculiar makeup, vibrant colours and unconscious disregard for approbation in their fashion choices and style are some of the striking features that the photographer unravelled. Though not immune to global influences the women of West Point are not afraid to experiment with extreme makeup, they have positive body image and frequently express themselves through their choice and mode of dressing, makeup and hair styles.


See the pictures

Graphic strokes of winged eyeliner create a minimalist look.


Wigs and weaves are big business in the city and are often worn for up to four months at a time, while heavy graphic prints are popular for their level of intricate detail.


Pink is a favourite colour for women; eyebrows are emboldened with black pencil.


A popular jersey dress that’s sold in bulk in the city, in different colors with the symbols for various chemical elements printed on it. The cut is always body hugging and worn by women across a wide spectrum of sizes and shapes
West Point’s women use vibrant and striking shades of eyeshadow and lipstick to create contrast with their skin tones.
To economize on costs, braids can stay in for months, and bright accessories are typically added as plaits get older.
Wearing a sports jersey and a beaded necklace, a young girl displays her personality.

More Stories

This California city has a massive troll problem

Frank Edoho reveals the reason he will no longer be anchoring “Who wants to be a millionaire”

Does moisturisers work? Read what a dermatology has to say

Vladimir Putin is human: He vacations like the rest of us. See photos!

George Clooney opens up about his newborn twins’ personalities, reveals Inspiration behind their names

Could this towel for b---s prove to be a girl’s next BFF

Jordan wakes up to 21st Century, to punish men who rape women


Click  here to read the full feature on vogue.


Photo Credit: Yagazie Emezi |Instagram: @yagazieemezi


Photo of author

About The Author


1 thought on “Notes from Liberia: Photographer Yagazie Emezi documents the vibrancy and beauty of West Point women for Vogue magazine”

  1. Pingback: sbobet

Leave a Comment


SidomexEntertainment is your one-stop-shop for news, entertainment, fashion, music, sports and lifestyle. We provide you with the latest breaking news and videos straight from the entertainment industry.

Follow Us
%d bloggers like this: