Yetide Badiki

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A Nigerian Princess navigating the ins and outs of Hollywood. Born in Nigeria, raised in England, Nigeria and the United States. 

 
A graduate of McGill University in Montreal Canada with a major in English Literature (theater) and a minor in Environmental Science. Recipient of an MFA in theater from Illinois State University and nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award in Chicago for  the role of Juliette in “I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda.” 
 
The name Yetide means “mother is back,” looking to do that name proud.

A lot of brothers say they like foreign women. Well just keep this in mind…..

Foreign Women..

Abigail Olaiya

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Abigail Olaiya is a stunning model.  Olaiya is a financial accounting intern from Baltimore,Maryland.  But she’s also an aspiring model. Although her family is originally from Nigeria.  And that’s fitting since she looks like an African queen.  She has a YouTube channel and Instagram page.

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Amanda Uduka

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This stunning beauty is Amanda Uduka.  Although professionally she goes by the name Amanda Finesse. She is originally from Nigeria. Uduka is a model,stylist and fashion designer. She can be found on Instagram and her blog. Here’s what she says on her fashion blog:

I’m Amanda, and I’m addicted to fashion and all things fabulous! I began my addiction when I was younger, always looking at fashion magazines, and creating little outfits for my dolls. Some of my fondest moments as a teenager include being locked up in my room for hours, cutting up my clothes and sewing them back together in unconventional ways. I looked forward to the next day of school where I could express my individuality and show off my new creations to my friends. My creativity even won me the title of “Most Unique,” voted by my fellow senior classmates. Fast forward 10 years later and I now design clothes, model and I do personal shopping and styling. I’m always staying on top of current trends, and soon I became that one friend that everyone asks for fashion and shopping advice. Instead of compiling long Facebook posts, I decided to create this blog, The Finesse Life!

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Funmilola Fagbamila

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Funmilola Fagbamila is an amazing woman. She can do it all. Funmilola Fagbamila is a Nigerian American scholar, activist, playwright and artist. While her artistry is multifaceted, including spoken word and hip hop, her current project, entitled The Intersection, is a stage play on the complexities of black identity and what she has coined the “black liberation ego”.
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Having recently completed her graduate program at UCLA in Black Studies, Funmilola now serves as a professor of Pan African Studies at Cal State Los Angeles. As an original member of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement she has been organizing with BLM since its inception in 2013.
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In 2015, Funmilola was honored by the United States Congress and the Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance for her commendable activist scholarship, service and struggle. She frequently sits on community panels regarding police brutality, criminal justice and overall wellness in black communities; most recently presenting at a conference held by the UCLA School of Law. Her resume is pretty impressive.

Graduate Research Assistant Bunche Center, UCLA
Oct 2014 – Sept 2016
•    Assisted with quantitative and qualitative analysis of 2013-2014 Hollywood Diversity Report by Darnell Hunt, PhD and Ana Christina Ramon, PhD
•    Research examined relationship between racial and gender diversity and the bottom line in Hollywood entertainment industry •    Conducted literature reviews
•    Collected and analyzed data
•    Prepared material for submission to grant agencies
•    Summarized project results

Graduate Research Assistant                                                        Fall 2015 African American Studies Department, UCLA
•    Assisted with quantitative and qualitative analysis of research project on policing and federal prison systems by Bryonn Bain, PhD
•    Searched online for compelling images and articles related to topic •    Composed presentations on subject matter and overall project
•    Collected and analyzed data
•    Summarized project results

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sociology Department, CSULA                                                      Spring 2012
•    Worked with a faculty member to create a study on contemporary public higher education in the United States and the emerging student and faculty movements seeking educational justice and transformation •    Created models for intervening in educational inequalities by building community awareness, organizing discussion forums, and initiating actions

Undergraduate Research Assistant                                             Fall 2011 Pan African Studies Department, CSULA
•    Worked with a faculty member on a grant aimed at obtaining funds for a study abroad program for CSULA Pan African Studies students
•    Conducted research on the effects of West African revolutionary hip hop on community consciousness
•    Grant was successfully funded and implemented in Fall 2012

Black Beauty Appreciation(Melanin Heaven)

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I have a lot of pictures I’ve collected over the years. I have collected hundreds of beautiful images of black women over a period of time.  Many of them I have never used in a post. So I thought I would post some of the beauties from the 70’s,80’s,90’s…up into the present.  You may recognize some of the faces.  Others you may not. Some of them are beauty contest winners,famous actresses,aspiring models and singers.  This post is open for anyone to put up pictures of black women they think are beautiful or exceptional in some way.  This post is a celebration of all the beautiful women in the African diaspora.  Or as I call it Melanin Heaven! Enjoy!

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Patrice Rushen....

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Karyn White....Phyllis Hyman....

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Toni Braxton...

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Ciara....

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Alexys Jay....

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Yaya DaCosta....

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Miss Nigeria...

Miss Ghana....

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Denise Boutte....

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Ebony Obsidian...

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Karen O....

 

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Carnival beauty....

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