Hamamata Africa is run by a beautiful, dark skin, Ghanaian woman called Hamamat Montia, who takes her followers with her to the rural parts of Ghana. She mainly focuses on the city of Tamale. She shares her beauty secrets, the lives of children living the the country, some of her favorite meals, the market scene and beautiful images of Ghana. She also uses her page to sell some of her skin care products and takes us behind the scenes. I started following this page earlier this year and I fell in love with it more and more every day. Her page makes you appreciate being African and all that comes with it.
Yagazie Emezi is an artist and a documentary photographer from Aba, Nigeria. She uses her talents to capture young African creatives. I came across her page when learning about the More Than Me campaign in Liberia. She is currently there documenting the growing educational opportunities for young, at-risk women in Liberia. Her Instagram covers all parts of Africa she’s been to, the different fashion, hairstyles and the different kinds of people she interacts with everyday. Her latest project is her ‘Scars and Intimacy’ project, she captures images of people’s scars and tells the story behind every scar. Her works have been featured on Huffington Post, MTV, Essence and so on.
Katie Meyler is a white woman from New Jersey, who is currently changing lives in Liberia. She is the founder/CEO of the More Than Me organization. This organization gives back to at-risk women in Liberia by giving them free education and keeping them out of the streets. Katie have been helping to rebuild Liberia for some years now and was even there fighting for the lives of her students during the Ebola crisis. Katie and her organization built schools all over the country and are giving so many girls a chance to get educated. This year she was named one of People’s ’25 Women Changing The World”. In 2014 she was Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’. I have been in contact with her through Instagram and cannot wait to meet her in the December and see her work in person. Her Instagram captures her students, their parents, and the work she has done over the year. Definitely one of my favorite Instagram page to follow.
I’m bias towards this page because she’s a friend of mines but it doesn’t take from her hard work. Randell Zulela Duada is a Classical High School graduate, who later went to Northeastern University for her Bachelors in Psychology and Cultural Anthropology and Masters in Higher Education Administration and Leadership. She moved to Liberia about 3 years ago to help women further their education. In most parts of Africa, women are told that men should be the ones to go off to college so they can be the head of households and she is trying to put an end to that in Liberia. She is now working for Tubman University as the only woman and youngest on the Recruitment team for the University. She’s the senior director for Admissions, Records and Registration at the university. Her Instagram captures the opposite of that, it mainly captures the beauty of Liberia, especially the beautiful beaches and fashion.