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Africa | Samuel Ladoke Akintola, Premier of Western Region.  Lagos, Nigeria. 1959. | ©Eliot Elisofon.

Record Samuel Ladoke Akintola, Premier of Western Region, Lagos, Nigeria.

Igbo, Nigeria

kemetic-dreams: “ Igbo lady with magnificent coiffure shaped with palm oil and charcoal-dust mixture (different than the more common ochre-and-butter pomade used from Ethiopia to Namibia).

Ohori-Yoruba woman with kolo tattoo-scarifications (Benin, 1975)

Photograph of a tattooed Yoruba woman. If you’d like to know more about body marks, scarification and tattooing in Yoruba culture, this video of Chief Atanda explaining the history and meaning behind it will shed a lot of light on this.

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Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana, In 1935, Nkrumah came to the United States to further his education, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1939 and a Bachelor of Sacred Theology in 1942 from Lincoln University and a Master’s of Science in 1942 and a Masters of Arts in Philosophy in 1943 from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1947, Nkrumah returned to the Gold Coast and became the leader of the United Gold Coast Convention which was working on independence from the British.

On March 1957 Ghana was the first black African country to gain independence. Dr Kwame Nkrumah was the first prime minister of Ghana and in his first speech said "Ghana, your beloved country is free forever" Also a Sigma!