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The Zina Midi - named after @Ozinna , thank you we love you! | The Dahomey Amazons represents independence, strength, power, devotion and elegance- these are qualities that define The Adey Soile Woman #TheAdeyWoman #AdeySoile #DahomeyAmazons
Photography @tosinakinyemiju Models @adun_osilowo @ebony_atinuke_bello Make Up @adella_makeup

"The #Dahomey #Amazons are the only documented all-female official front-line combat arms military unit in modern history. Tough, uber-intense asskicking women single-mindedly devoted to hardening themselves into ruthless instruments of battlefield destruction, these machete-wielding, musket-slinging lady terminators were rightly-feared throughout Western #Africa for over 250 years, not only for their fanatical devotion to battle, but for their utter refusal to back down or retreat from any fight unless expressly ordered to do so by their king." #DahomeyAmazons

Monday | Mama told me to don t smile in public 😬moon talk 🌙#blacksian #bantou #dahomeyamazons

Dahomey's Women Warriors. For over 200-years, these women soldiers fought to expand their Western African homeland.
Word in the village is that they used to bump Boosie Badazz before going to war haha.
#BlackGirlMagic
#HipHop
#AfricanAmericanHistory
#DahomeyAmazons

I got faith in my woman!! Queens 👸🏾 ... Since the beginning of time we ain't play that shit and our men never called us bitter or even say we have attitude problems... he knew what his role was... if someone touch your wombman and children you suppose to PROTECT. If they disrespect your wombman or children you check them!! #dahomeyamazons

There is nothing thst can compare to rehearsals. U can't describe the feeling From thought to page to stage. I am truly excited to share with the world my new play @theblacksparta. Get discount tickets at www.BlackSparta.com. Show dates Sat July 29th at 3pm and Sunday July 30 at 6pm #dahomeyamazons #dahomey #benin #amazon #warriors

Feeling my natural Warriorship; standing on behalf of those sacred daughters, destined to achieve the next rite of their priesthood. T'ache #DahomeyAmazons #TheMightyTchamba #Basu #RiteOn @nzocalifa. Learn more:
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I am #Thankful for strong women who came before me.

International Decade for People of African Descent #Recognition

The #DahomeyAmazons or Mino was an all-female military regiment of the Fon people of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin. They existed from the 17th century to the end of the 19th century. While European narratives refer to the women soldiers as “Amazons,” because of their similarity to the semi-mythical Amazons of ancient Anatolia, they called themselves Ahosi (king’s wives) or Mino (our mothers) in the Fon language.

In her performance MINO, Michele Magema follows the trail of Seh Dong Hong Beh, the leader of the Dahomey Amazones, tracing for @Nordwindfest a line from the melting mountains of greenland to the sand dunes of the sahel zone.
Tonight at 6.30PM
#Repost @nordwindfest #minoperformance #michelemagema @michelemagema #sehdonghongbeh #dahomeyamazons #tracinglines #formsofcommunity #performingfeminism #nordwindfestival

Michele Magema following the trail of Seh Dong Hong Beh, the leader of the Dahomey Amazones, tracing for Nordwind Festival a line from the melting mountains of greenland to the sand dunes of the sahel zone.
#Repost @elise____girardot #minoperformance #michelemagema #sehdonghongbeh #savvycontemporary #nordwindfestival #dahomeyamazons #tracinglines #formsofcommunity #performingfeminism

Dahomey's King Behanzin led battles ; who will take continue the fight ?
#dahomey #dahomeyamazons #kingshark #behanzin #kingbehanzin #togo #bénin #blackgirlmagic #blackgirkslay #blackgirlwarrior

Michele Magema following the trail of Seh Dong Hong Beh, the leader of the Dahomey Amazones, tracing for Nordwind Festival a line from the melting mountains of greenland to the sand dunes of the sahel zone. #minoperformance #michelemagema #sehdonghongbeh #savvycontemporary #nordwindfestival #dahomeyamazons #tracinglines #formsofcommunity #performingfeminism

Another Dahomey warrior. Craziest woman warrior ever, also called the Amazons. I rather call them Europeans slayers, because they were the nightmare of the colons.
#blackwarriors #blackwomenwarriors #blackwomenpower #africantribe #africanwarrior #blackgirlmagic #dahomey #dahomeyamazons #amazons

✨Senior Thesis Illustration✨
Working on my thesis on a large watercolor paper. For this, I’m mostly using FW acrylic inks and color pencil. .
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#art #wip #thesis #dahomean #dahomey #ahosi #westafricanhistory #westafrican #dahomeyamazons

Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh, leader of the Amazons, drawn by Frederick Forbes, 1851. #Vintage #Nigeria 🇳🇬 Dahomey tribe relied on the immense skills of the all #female military unit known as the #DahomeyAmazons. Several kings of Dahomey depended on these #warrior #women and when the aggressive King Ghezo decided to take on Abeokuta, the Amazons were right behind him.
These female fighters achieved a semi-divine status. They were generally regarded as superior combatants to their male counterparts. #History #OldNigeria

IT'S FRIDAY... Jump for Joy with us in our Dami Dress. #wearadey #adeysoile #dahomeyamazons 📸 @tosin.akinyemiju | Model @adun_osilowo

Dahomey Amazons: From daughters to soldiers, from wives to weapons, they remain the only documented frontline female troops in modern warfare history. King Houegbadja (who ruled from 1645 to 1685), the third King of Dahomey, is said to have originally started the group which would become the Amazons of elephant hunters called the gbeto. Foreign observers named them the Dahomey Amazons while they called themselves N’Nonmiton, which means “our mothers”. They emerged as an elite fighting force in the Kingdom of Dahomey in, the present-day Republic of Benin.

They remain the only documented frontline female troops in modern warfare history. A sub-Saharan band of female fighters who left their European colonisers shaking in their boots. Foreign observers named them the Dahomey Amazons while they called themselves N’Nonmiton, which means “our mothers”. Protecting their king on the bloodiest of battlefields, they emerged as an elite fighting force in the Kingdom of Dahomey in, the present-day Republic of Benin.💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾
Know your history, celebrate your heroes.

African woman warrior inspired by Dahomey's women military regiment.
#africanwarrior #dahomey #dahomeyamazons #amazon #fon #africanwomenwarriors #blackgirlmagic #blackwarriors #blackwomenwarriors

This shoot made me look badass, kickass, strong and beautiful all at the same time 😩😩😩 @adeysoile I'm coming for this dress 😉😁 Photography - @tosin.akinyemiju
Models - @adun_osilowo @ebony_atinuke_bello
Makeup- @adella_makeup
#DahomeyAmazons #AdeySoile #TheAdeyWoman
#work fashionmodel #fashion #newyork #paris #milan #model #london #modeling #travel #photos #nyc #LA #getscouted #scoutme.

The girl is back 😁
I waited a year for this slaytuation (yes I did that) many thanks to @adeysoile for making me a continuous part of this 😉 and for the amazing team 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
Photography - @tosin.akinyemiju
Models - @adun_osilowo @ebony_atinuke_bello
Makeup- @adella_makeup
#DahomeyAmazons #AdeySoile #TheAdeyWoman
#work fashionmodel #fashion #newyork #paris #milan #model #london #modeling #travel #photos #nyc #LA #getscouted #scoutme.

n what is now the Republic of #Benin in West Africa (formerly Dahomey) there used to be an all-female military regiment; brave women called #Mino (“Our mothers”). These #womenwarriors were recruited among the Ahosi (“King’s wives”) and are also known as the #DahomeyAmazons. Trained to be disciplined fighting machines, these women had strength and stamina. Knives, clubs, teeth and later rifles were part of their arsenal. If you were unlucky and captured, you were likely to lose your head. The last surviving #Amazon of Dahomey died in 1979

Interesting little fact: In the end, nearly all of these amazing amazons were killed in action against the French in the 1890s. Most of the surviving women went to America and joined #BuffaloBill's Wild West Show. #fallfromthetree #history #constructiveprocrastination

The Folusho Midi - Named after @folusog .Thank you; We love you |The Dahomey Amazons represents Independence, Strength, Power, Devotion and Elegance - These are qualities that define the Adey Soile Wonan. #TheAdeyWoman #AdeySoile #DahomeyAmazons.
Photography - @tosin.akinyemiju
Models - @adun_osilowo @ebony_atinuke_bello
Makeup - @adella_makeup

The Laide Dress. Named after @elooghene_isuosuo . Thank you; we love you | The Creative Director of Adey Soile was influenced by these women, and designed a collection – inspired by their qualities. #AdeySoile #TheAdeyWoman #DahomeyAmazons
Photography @tosinakinyemiju Models @adun_osilowo @ebony_atinuke_bello Make Up @adella_makeup

The Jinie Midi Named after @ojini555 . Thank you; We Love you |These women, albeit their tough beginnings, were known to be fierce, strong and intense ass kicking women from Republic Du Benin. #AdeySoile #DahomeyAmazons #TheAdeyWoman
Photography @tosinakinyemiju Models @adun_osilowo @ebony_atinuke_bello Make Up @adella_makeup

The Dami Dress . Named after @msmodish |The Dahomey Amazon Collection is inspired by the only documented all-female, official Frontline combat arms military unit in modern history from an area known as Dahomey in Western Africa.
#DahomeyAmazons #AdeySoile #TheAdeyWoman
Photography - @tosinakinyemiju
Models - @adun_osilowo @ebony_atinuke_bello
Makeup- @adella_makeup

The Moji Midi - Named after @mowjbaby Thank you; we Love you - The Dahomey Amazons represents Independence, Strength, Power, Devotion and Elegance - These are qualities that define the Adey Soile Wonan. #TheAdeyWoman #AdeySoile #DahomeyAmazons.
Photography - @tosin.akinyemiju
Models - @adun_osilowo @ebony_atinuke_bello
Makeup - @adella_makeup

The Judy Midi - Named after @chin_way Thank you; we love you | The Creative Director of Adey Soile was influenced by these women, and designed a collection – inspired by their qualities. #AdeySoile #TheAdeyWoman #DahomeyAmazons
Photography @tosinakinyemiju Models @adun_osilowo @ebony_atinuke_bello Make Up @adella_makeup

The Fowler Dress - Named after @opefowler Thank you; we Love you| These women, albeit their tough beginnings, were known to be fierce, strong and intense ass kicking women from Republic Du Benin. #AdeySoile #DahomeyAmazons #TheAdeyWoman
Photography @tosinakinyemiju Models @adun_osilowo @ebony_atinuke_bello Make Up @adella_makeup

The Lola Dress - Named after Lolade @sweetcravingsdesserts . Thank you; We love you. |The Dahomey Amazon Collection is inspired by the only documented all-female, official Frontline combat arms military unit in modern history from an area known as Dahomey in Western Africa.
#DahomeyAmazons #AdeySoile #TheAdeyWoman
Photography - @tosinakinyemiju
Models - @adun_osilowo @ebony_atinuke_bello
Makeup- @adella_makeup

Am glad am an inspiration💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 mama i made it lmao!. Everybody cop your adey soile' s new collection, believe me her pieces are timeless, you wont even know its made in nigeria. She is one of the designers i know that gives the made in nigeria campaign a boost, and we re sure with designers like her Nigeria will take its place as No1,on the fashion map🙌🏻...absolutely fabulous adey!#Repost @adeysoile (@get_repost)
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The Sophie Dress - Named after @lovememisspink Thank you; We love you | These women, albeit their tough beginnings, were known to be fierce, strong and intense ass kicking women from Republic Du Benin. #AdeySoile #DahomeyAmazons #TheAdeyWoman

The Sophie Dress - Named after @lovememisspink Thank you; We love you | These women, albeit their tough beginnings, were known to be fierce, strong and intense ass kicking women from Republic Du Benin. #AdeySoile #DahomeyAmazons #TheAdeyWoman
Photography @tosinakinyemiju Models @adun_osilowo @ebony_atinuke_bello Make Up @adella_makeup

#PurePhuckery
1. #dahomeyamazons inspired #wonderwoman amazon history
2. #nazis symbol origin was a peace symbol from #ethiopia
3. #operationpaperclip secretly had nazi scientists work in America after #ww2
4. #donaldtrump father arrested at #kkk rally 90 years ago ( same date as #charolettesville protest )
5. Black Churches robbing the community
6. Justice is not blind when it comes to #kwamekilpatrick vs #ricksynder violating public trust in #michigan
7. Fired officer #BrianEncinia charge with perjury about #sandrabland cause of death
8. #walmart sold #jagazi wig cap in #nigger brown
9. Fake #bently B on a Chrysler 300. B stand for bootleg 😂
10. History of civilization taught in school needs a upgrade to include history before the 6000 yrs. We been advance way before that.

We are so excited to announce that our latest collection is moments away - The Dahomey Amazon ❤️ We can't wait to share this with you! #DahomeyAmazons #AdeySoile

Monday | Mama told me to be quiet 🤐 | Moon talk 🌙 #blacksian #bantou #dahomeyamazons

Monday | Mama told me that nothing is impossible | Moon talk 🌙 #blacksian #bantou #dahomeyamazons

Monday | Mama told me to don t smile in public 😬moon talk 🌙#blacksian #bantou #dahomeyamazons

Had a great time performing in Winston-Salem, NC with these lovely goddess ladies. ❤️✨



#blackgirlmagic #dahomeyamazons #blackexcellence #blacksparta #TourLife #RedCarpetLife #vongailife #gratitude #universe #AListLife #actorslife

Happy Jamaican Emancipation Day!! #jamaica #independence day!!!!
Gwan hol' dis #marcusgarvey #jamaicanqueen #dahomeyamazons pictorial sandwich. 🌺💃🏾✊🏾🙏🏾💥💥💥🔥

There is nothing thst can compare to rehearsals. U can't describe the feeling From thought to page to stage. I am truly excited to share with the world my new play @theblacksparta. Get discount tickets at www.BlackSparta.com. Show dates Sat July 29th at 3pm and Sunday July 30 at 6pm #dahomeyamazons #dahomey #benin #amazon #warriors

The Dahomey kingdoms female branch of soldiers referred to as 'kings wives' or 'our mothers' aka Amazons. they were from Benin area of Africa and were fierce. The book about their kingdom is called Amazons of Black Sparta by Stanley Bernard Alpern. The movie #wonderwoman was based on the Amazons but was definitely a false representation. Wonder Woman as well as super man would be black. Alsooooo... I know you see that Beh on her name! Beh/Bey/Bei/Bay #blacksparta #amazons #USA #history #herstory #Bey #moor #mur #murr #africa #culturalappropriation #dahomeyamazons #wonderwoman #hiiigherself

Not sure how exactly these test prove to be accurate ..,but Most of me is from Benin#togo. #Benin was originally called #Dahomey,home of the Amazon women warriors. they remain the only documented frontline female troops in modern warfare history. A #subsaharan band of female terminators who left their #Europeancolonisers shaking in their boots, foreign observers named them the #DahomeyAmazons while they called themselves #NNonmiton, which means “our mothers”. Protecting their king on the bloodiest of battlefields, they emerged as an elite fighting force in the Kingdom of Dahomey in, the present-day #RepublicofBenin. Described as untouchable, sworn in as virgins, swift decapitation was their trademark.These are not mythical characters. The last surviving Amazon of Dahomey died at the age of 100 in 1979, a woman named #Nawi who was discovered living in a remote village. At their height, they made up around a third of the entire Dahomey army; 6,000 strong, but according to European records, they were consistently judged to be superior to the male soldiers in effectiveness and bravery.Their history traces as far back as the 17th century, and theories suggest they started as a corps of elephant hunters who impressed the Dahomey King with their skills while their husbands were away fighting other tribes. A different theory suggests that because women were the only people permitted in the King’s palace with him after dark, they naturally became his bodyguards. Whichever is true, only the strongest, healthiest and most courageous women were recruited for the meticulous training that would turn them into battle-hungry killing machines, feared throughout African for more than two centuries.They were armed with Dutch muskets and machetes and by the early 19th century, they had become increasingly militaristic and fiercely devoted to their King. Girls were recruited and given weapons as young as eight years-old, and while some women in society became soldiers voluntarily, others were also enrolled by husbands who complained of unruly wives they couldn’t control.From the start, they were trained to be strong, fast, ruthless and able to withstand great pain.#myancesory

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