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Photographer Lex Ash explores African Androgyny in stunning Editorial



Historically, several African cultures saw androgyny – the blurring of the lines between the sexes – as a norm.

In the book Boy-Wives and Female-Husbands which studies sexuality in pre-colonial Africa, Stephen O Murray and Will Roscoe wrote that reports of androgyny existed in the Dogon of Mali and the Zulu in South Africa. It also existed among the Hansi men in Ngambo, Tanzania to the Iteso people of Kenya and Uganda, and even the Hausa people in Nigeria, the book said.

This culture was wiped away during the colonial era.

Millenials, though, are exploring the continent’s rich history, and photographer Lex Ash, in collaboration with Uche Uba, has taken on androgyny with references from ancient Malian and South African tribes.

What they give us are stunning photos challenging gender as it is in modern-day Africa.

Check out some of them

Photographer explores African Androgyny in stunning Editorial | BellaNaija Photo Credit: thelexash
Model: vcheuba


  1. Fey!

    August 7, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Uche is beautiful shaaaaaa!

  2. Bowl

    August 7, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Keep looking for a nonexistent basis for the nonsense you want to push !

  3. zzzzzzzzzzz

    August 7, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Sorry but I find the pictures funny. LOL

  4. SoniaPaloma

    August 7, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Lmaooo that first pic is hilarious. Reminds me of that photo that shows mans transformation from Ape to human lol. Beautiful attire

  5. Dust

    August 7, 2018 at 11:38 am

    you bloggers just want to be used as a tool to FEMINIZE the African man…

    they have successfully stereotyped and frustrated black American men now its the African men they are targeting…

    • Cocoa

      August 7, 2018 at 5:05 pm

      Thank you!!

  6. Lol

    August 7, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    This western agenda is strong sha. The amount of funding into African sexuality is interesting….guess might reduce the birthrate!

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