@lax_autospa came thru & detailed the fuck out the Lambo just now.... 💦💦💦 good fuckin lookin 🙏🏾 #TMC
ATTENTION ❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️Me & @caffeine are starting our 1st ever #Madden20 Draft League on #XBOX only in an hour & a 1/2 for any ACTIVE Madden players !!! The 2 finalists will be flown to Los Angeles & play the Super Bowl on @itsgametimelive with me & @nicknpattiwhack_ shit talking !!!! The winner of the season 1 Super Bowl will WIN $5,000 cash, a brand new Xbox & a bunch of @caffeine gear etc 😱😱😱 ‼️‼️ There are 32 teams & only 10 spots left... I will invite the 1st 10 users who are online now that message me on my Gamertag “The Game TMC” NOW.... you must be available to draft in an hour & able to play 2 games a day or you will be booted from the league & replaced immediately !!!!!!! #Madden20 #XBOX [ALL USERS MUST DOWNLOAD THE @CAFFEINE APP ON YOUR SMART PHONES & FOLLOW:THEGAME ON THE APP] !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Up early thinkin bout you.... Happy 34th Birthday bro. The world misses you 🏁 #TheMarathonContinues
Sometimes my mind wanders. This normally happens when u smoke before you workout lmaoooo
#MarathonMonday 1st we must realize that life is only one short ride. Once you really understand that, the appreciation of even the smallest things become magnified. All I need is the ability to rise everyday & from there, I got it. Be happy, love all that you can especially self. Also understand that what’s for you is for you & what’s not.... isn’t. A lot of people make the mistake of confusing motivation from others lives with jealousy & envy. Set goals for yourself & carve out a plan that works for you. What worked for someone else might not be the path for you. Put all the pieces together & take your time. The process, no matter how slow will have a better success rate than an irrational sped up grind. Use all that God left us to achieve your own goals... the world is yours & the best thing about that is..... everything you need is just outside the front door. Love will always be love.... #TheMarathonContinues #LongLiveNipseyHussle
Two unsung heroes of the early years. Ralph Winter and Lee Cleary. #Wolverine #xmen #throwbackthursday
LA! I can’t wait to see you guys this Saturday at #BeautyconLA | #BeautyconAmbassador 💗 I’ll be sitting down with @moj for my fireside chat at 1:20pm, talking all things global beauty standards, and the responsibility that comes with having a platform. I’m also super excited to let you know that @beautycon is giving 20 of you the chance to meet me at the event! To enter: 1) Make sure you’re following me and @beautycon 2) Use my 10% off promo code when you purchase your Beautycon tickets: PCHOPRA10 **If you’ve already bought your tickets, head over to la.beautycon.com/priyanka/ and send your receipt number. The giveaway will be live through 8/7 at 11:59pm PDT! See you guys soon 💗
#MarathonMonday 1st let me apologize for not posting last Monday. I got busy & forgot. Human error so do forgive me. It’s like that sometimes in life.... I put in on my heart to continue to inspire, at least with these posts every week & I got sidetracked with things in my own life that took me away from my duty to my fallen brother to keep his legacy & memory going. It’s been a whole 5 months & it still seems unreal to me as I’m sure it does to others. Not trying to open the wounds of those who may be healing from his departure but on my life I really feel in my spirit Nip is supposed to be here still. & with my niggas 34th bday approaching I want you all to understand that life is all too short to let a moment pass without appreciating it for all that it is. It’s the beginning of a new week & we all should be looking forward to the next moment life shows us how truly special we are. Just wake up tomorrow is all we can really ask for. & if we are blessed to see it, give love to our immediate family & thank God for every breath. I had a trying weekend but I’m back & focused on the things ahead that need my attention. Love to all of you.... I pray for your peace & happiness going forward #TheMarathonContinues #LongLiveNipseyHussle miss you bro 🏁
Compton going UP for the kids August 11th 9am-5pm.... come out & support us. Hit @sahara_ofthelyonsden & @jussabarberkev for more info !!!! #CutsForKids #TheRobinHoodProject
Last night was amazing.... thank you to everyone who came out to the festival to see me. Looking forward to day 2 today #SummertimeInLBC
It’s somebody’s mothafuckin’ birthday....... “ayyyyyyyeee get lit lit, throw ya hands up if you think you the shit ayyyyyeeeee” now for anybody reading this... go back & read that again but rap it OUT LOUD so you can get the right feel for what I’m tryna do here lmaooooo..... Naw, but for real tho.... it’s a REAL ONES birthday !!!!! @lovetiffney in Hawaii living her best life (ALL EXPENSES paid for by ME 🙋🏾♂️ the baby zaddddy) 🤣🤣🤣 have fun, enjoy yourself... make sure you watch some hula dancers wiggle one time for me cause that’s lowkey on my bucket list 🤔.... Thank you for all the years, two bomb ass kids & a gang of attitude lol.. what would I do without getting cussed out by you & my name screamed so the world can hear it... “JAYYYYCEEEEONNNNN” head ahhhhhhh girl lol..... & if this is 44 years old... sheeeeeeit, chile get yo life & fuck the stress 😅😂😂😂 Happy bday again Tiffney, you da best... wait, no DJ Khaled the best... wait, ummm... never mind... I don’t know where I was going with that 😒😒😒 now sing the song again everybody... on THREE... 1... 2... 3.. “ayyyyyyyeee get lit lit, throw ya hands up if you think you the shit ayyyyyeeeee” “get lit lit, throw ya hands up if you think you the shit ayyyyyeeeee” 🤣🤣🤣 I’m out 🎤 (drops mic) ...... oh wait, I’m back... hit that FOLLOW button on @lovetiffney page for me... Aite, I’m gone 🚗💨
The best kind!! An Aydin sandwich.. #babylove
So happy and proud to announce that #TheSkyIsPink is the only film from Asia to have an official selection at The 44th Toronto Film Festival 2019 at the Gala!!! I can't wait to be back this year in the dual role of actor and producer. I hope to see many of you at the world premiere on September 13 in Toronto. Thank you for your continued love and support! Releasing in cinemas Oct 11. Here we go!
“The devil stay creepin, but the Impala got wings on it”..... 10 bullets & he right back in the studio. Wasn’t yo time fonk, now get on it like never b4 !!!! Life’s way too short to not give it 💯 percent of everything you are...... & after all the hurdles growing up & making it out the fire on the Westside of Bompton.... Greatness is the only way. Love you homie 👌🏾 FOLLOW my nigga & support his mission @slim400blk #4hunnid #Prolific
Deb and I had the honor of reading “Kirk & Anne: Letters of love, laughter and a lifetime in Hollywood”. It was absolutely thrilling for them to be there!
I wanna send my condolences & prayers to the family of my young potna @acekush100 who lost his life in a tragic car accident. He was expecting a daughter “Asayah” who now will never get a chance to know him, his greatness or his love. Life is shorter than we all think. Keep your loved ones near & cherish every moment you are blessed to have.... & again, God be with the Williams family... me & mine send our deepest sympathy in your time of grieving 🙏🏾
The most beautiful things in life were already here before us. & I’ll say this again for those who missed the message yesterday..... Stop putting all your faith into material assets & put that energy back into yourself, family & the earth from which we came. You don’t need the validation of others.... I know millionaires who are still unhappy & insecure. Money won’t change the inevitable, which is life comes to an end one day. Knowing that, why would you ever waste time chasing more than you need to survive. I could be worth a lot more than I am but I’m happy & comfortable with what I’ve accomplished & all that I have attained. I was broke as fuck & all I wanted was an Escalade, an apartment & wi-fi.... I got all three of those things & everything I got after that was a blessing & much appreciated. Be comfortable in your own skin & thank God for the day as you know tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone. This picture is my version of peace...... enjoy your evening young world 🙏🏾 #CaliforniaLove
I’ve launched a thorough investigation as to how this contraband infiltrated my crew. #Dan #Dave
#MarathonMonday understand that life will test you. Especially when things are happening positively in your favor. Don’t be detoured by the devil or his trap. Keep your faith in family & God. Do not pride yourself on material possessions as they only bring temporary happiness. The more you have, the more you have to maintain & the bigger the target on your back. We only get one chance at LIFE.. be thankful for the day & love all those close to you because they too are on the same clock as me & you. #TMC #LongLiveHussle
Thank you to everyone who came out to see our show in the U.S. and Canada. It’s been absolutely awesome! So much so, we’re coming back for more in the U.S. and adding Mexico City in October. But for now ... C’mon Australia! Love HJ #tmtmts
I remember being broke af wishing I had money on the dresser like @nas & @snoopdogg rapped about... shit was a dream... now I take this shit out my pocket & throw it to the side like it ain’t shit.... 20k to host a club & drink free liquor when people really out here bussin’ they ass to make ends meet. Don’t get this post misconstrued..... the lifestyle I live & have provided has to be maintained.. For my family, for my kids.... & so I grind. But, I ain’t never put my happiness in a dollar bill. So, don’t ever put your faith in material shit.... it’ll all be here when you’re gone. Waking up & being grateful to see another day is priceless... know that !!! #Prolific
#FineNiggaFlashBackFriday Baby game 🤣🤣🤣 #29YearsOld #10YearChallenge #FuckThisLilNigga #iWouldaWhoopedHisAss #WouldntGoBack #AgedLikeWine #HumanFaceAppHeadAhhhhBoy #ThisWhenTreySongzWishedHeWasMe #OnlyHadOneKidHere #BackWheniAteMorePussyThanActualFood #BackWhenIfYoGirlWasCheatinItWasWithMe #ThisSkinnyNiggaHadNiggasRunnin4TheyLife #WhenRappersAndRnBNiggasWasScaredOfMe #WaitTheyStillAre #Lmaoooo #LookJustLikeYourDaughterHeadAhhhhhhh #OMG #TheStretchTattooTheHomieDeionDidOnTheDopespotCouch #ImFuckinDead 💀💀💀
Takin selfies on Da Da’s phone again 🤫🤫🤫🤪😜🤩❤️🤣🤣🤣🤣
Can’t believe I have the honor of performing on the @hollywoodbowl stage this weekend. These last 2 shows will wrap the first U.S. leg ... Then Australia bound! (still to come - 2nd U.S. leg in October!) #themanthemusictheshow
This Saturday JULY 20TH 2019..... we going krazy !!!! It’s my 1st time hosting the BRAND NEW @ballethollywood & I’d be lying if I told this shit ain’t bout to be one of them nights..... you know my club work, PULL UP !!!!! #Prolific
Just a young kid with a story to tell. Had Dr. Dre in Cedar Block. My niggas couldn’t believe their eyes when he pulled up. #TheDocumentary #WestsideWednesday #554 📸 @jonathanmannion
Tonight ... San Diego! #themanthemusictheshow
#MarathonMonday We miss you bro 🙏🏾 #TMC
Woke up with my soul full this morning when I seen this. Stood there for 5 minutes watching them & thanking God for their existence. When you teach them to love one another unconditionally they become inseparable at heart. Aye, why they sleep like they both worked 14 hour shifts at the post office 🤪😝💀
I wanna thank @bigu1 & the #CrenshawRams for honoring me tonite. If it’s for the kids & the betterment of my city, you can always count me. #LongLiveNipseyHussle #TheMarathonContinues #Prolific
I don’t know who came up with this... but @kingjames should push this through as an alternate jersey this season 🏁🙏🏾 #TheMarathonContinues
Happy big 30 Sid! It has been amazing to witness watching you grow up to be such an incredible guy! Thank you for all the love and the laughs. You are very loved and I’m so proud of you. #bestbrotherever❤️ @siddharthchopra89
When somebody loves you ... #mydebs
Happy Pday to my lil kousin @bloodmoneydamo 👌🏾 damn near the only nigga still by my side since #TheDocumentary dropped.... from traveling 100 deep to 2.... it be like dat sometimes in this rap shit !!! Good gym session, now time to turn up 💯 #Prolific
Happy Bday til my young @hdusc !!! Don’t know what I was screamin but I do know Clase’ Azul was the reason.... hope you had a good one brodie #Prolific
#MarathonMonday Top of the week, 6:49am in the morning in Los Angeles & I’m UP UP !!!! 1st, I wanna thank the powers that be for waking us all up today giving us yet another day to achieve greatness while on this short road called life. 2nd, I’d like to ask you a question.... how much do you love YOU ? Do you love yourself enough to believe you can accomplish what you set out to ? Do you love yourself enough to push through all the negativities in life & keep a positive mindset ? Do you love yourself enough to motivate YOU to be a better person today ? & lastly, do you love yourself enough to spread love to others ??? I do !!! That is the sole purpose of my message today. To help you realize how attainable things are in life once you 1st put the energy into loving you & then spread it outward. The blessings will pour over endlessly & I can promise you will start to see things come together in all aspects of your life. Stop putting all your faith in material things. Those things will be there for you. Money ??? I remember when I didn’t have much at all... I used to rob & steal for it which kept me in basically the same position, broke or almost broke when the quick fix ran out. Once I put my plan to become a rapper in to motion, it was less than 12 months from writing my 1st rap to Dr. Dre writing me a check for a million dollars !!! I changed my mental state. Stop thinking the next persons shit should be yours & carve your own piece of the pie. What we doin ??? We wasting another day telling ourselves “We can’t” or “This is too hard” ??? As soon as you do that, you are defeated & trust & believe someone else is out there gettin they shit right ! So again, be thankful for the day & let’s take the another step into the realm of SELF EMPOWERMENT. Trust me, no one will be there for you like YOU. #TheMarathonContinues 🏁🙏🏾 #LongLiveHussleAndMakavelli
Los Angeles is still unbalanced. Still missing one of best to ever do it. The true definition of “a diamond in the rough” is now one of God’s greatest angels. You are truly missed my nigga & still not a day goes by without me thinking of conversations or moments where we shared gratitude with one another or shot ideas back & forth. A good solid A-1 nigga. The best homeboy to all the homies you had & you can tell the words I speak are true if you just go by the pages of @iamcuzzycapone @allmoneyinbh @cobbysupreme1 @ami_rimpau @killatwan_allmoneyin @1960pm @jstone_allmoneyin @weedogg_allmoneyin @jrocthebodyguard @jorgepeniche @archerone @adam_allmoneyin @yg @ceoslow & @dopeitsdom to name a few. Niggas ain’t letting you fade bro.... & me personally, I’m just doing what’s on my heart to do.... Making sure a little of everything I do services your memory & keeps the MARATHON going. I look at pictures & they look like I could just pick my phone up & text you. Like you here & just somewhere doing yo thang. Your presence is still heavy in these streets brodie. Endless love my nigga, we here #TheMarathonContinues #LongLiveNipseyHussle
Get the boy right then @allenray_3 ✂️ #WeekendSlice #iGotPeopleToDoAndShitToSee 🤣
C’mon Sunrise!!! #florida #themanthemusictheshow #show
Truly the happiest people I know. May life be everything you want it to be. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Jonas. ❤️🙌🏽
#happy4thofjuly 🇺🇸 #themanthemusictheshow
Happy 4th. A day when I reflect, with immense gratitude, on the amazing opportunities that I .... and many Aussies ... have received to pursue our careers in this great and generous country.
#MarathonMonday I had two things in mind when I started to write this. Of course my brother & his memory was one... the second was simply to tell you that you will make it through today. All it requires is self belief & an appreciation of life itself. When I wake each day, that is pretty much all I need to be happy. Just that to start. Everything after being blessed to see another day is a bonus. God has given us life... why do we make it so hard on ourselves to live it ? Why must we complicate not only our own lives... but others as well. What is to gain by ruining someone’s else’s day ? I’m no ones judge but personally for me, I try to be as motivating & positive as I possibly can for all those around me in hopes that they will spread that same love as they roll out into their own lives. Even if the only reward was no reward at all this is still the position I’d stand on. It feels better at the end of my days. Just the fact that I was able to be a light in someone else’s day. Let’s do more of that this week and less of the bullshit & gather here next Monday with our results. I love you all.... seize the day. #TheMarathonContinues
Ready for you Washington D.C. #themanthemusictheshow
16 years ago today I became a father for the 1st time. At that moment, I had no idea on what to do, how to do it or what fatherhood would truly entail. But no matter what it was, I felt deep in my soul I was ready. Battle tested, rough childhood & all... I was ready. I let love be my guide & dove in head first learning more & more about parenting along the way. I named you Harlem because that’s the 1st city in New York I had ever been to & during my time there, I felt it’s strength, culture & I learned a lot of its history so I felt it appropriate for my 1st born. It’s been 16 years & not once have a failed you or not been there when you needed me. I know I was missing in the beginning due to my early career tours, shows etc.... but I knew you were a baby & that by the time you could understand what was going on, you wouldn’t remember me ever not being by your side. You are & have always been my strength & the true motivation behind everything that I have been able to achieve in my career & life. If you weren’t born who knows where I’d be in life, but I am 100% positive it wouldn’t be here, as I didn’t even know how to properly love or appreciate anything til I met you. 16 years later & wow... look at you !!! Smart, beautiful & everything I imagined you would be. We made it this far together & we’ve got a lifetime to go. Catch every tear, trace every step, listen as well as learn, love whole heartedly & never stop loving you... not even for a split second is how I parent. You are everything to me boy & I hope that I’ve truly made you happy on your birthday son. God knows I gave it my all - Dad #Happy16BdayHarlem @harlemtaylorr 👈🏾 I NEED EVERYBODY TO HIT THE FOLLOW FOR MY 1ST BORN ON HIS DAY !!!
It’s in the air.. ❤️
See you tonight Boston!! #themanthemusictheshow
Thank you DALLAS.
Thank you @nasa for letting me relive my childhood dreams! (Shout out to Jeannie Aquino for making it all happen.)
That kinda day.. 😍❤️💋😊💏#husbandappreciation
My 3 reasons 🖤
Hard to make today about me. All my love to Emani & Kross 🖤🏁 #TMC #HappyFathersDayHussle
Father’s Day on moms birthday.. it’s almost like dad is here celebrating with us. Don’t need a day to miss and appreciate you dad. I love you. #HappyFathersDay #daddyslilgirl for life
Growing up, my father taught me many lessons. For example: before eating any snacks, you have to pass them around to everyone else FIRST. People thought I was so well mannered. But, honestly, I was just hungry. #happyfathersday
Just kuz I feel like posting my nigga..... #TheMarathonContinues 🏁💪🏾
Home sweet home.. ❤️💋😍
Slight work before I hit studio. 💪🏾 #Prolific
#reconnect2theworld #StarWalker #montblanc
I can remember us having a conversation about bettering Los Angeles awhile back on both sides of the ball. You were genuine & from what I could see a good human that wanted change just as much as us. Well now I’m calling on you @mayorofla Eric Garcetti....... We need answers on how Los Angeles Sheriff’s could shoot my family #RyanTwyman 37 times while unarmed & murder him in cold blood ??? I want everyone reading this to count to 37 with your eyes closed & imagine every number is a Buckley entering the body of your son, brother, father cousin, friend..... Tell me what on earth he could’ve done to deserve 37 bullets with no weapon on him ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Then I want @mayorofla to imagine himself not being here for his children this Father’s Day weekend due to being maliciously killed by the @lasdhq !!!! No one from your side has spoken a word on the matter & we will not let this slide or be swept under the rug !!!! We will not be quiet nor will anyone get a pass for this kill. There is absolutely no excuse for this & we need to hear from you soon !!!!! Today !!!! Los Angeles will not be quiet !!!!!!!!!!!!#Justice4RyanTwyman
Wake up & get to it.......... CLICK THE LINK in my bio & start your 60DaysOfFitnessChallenge.com plan today ❗️❗️❗️
T minus 4. #tmtmts #usa
Mirror mirror on the wall...@bumble_india kinda day...xoxo
So incredibly humbled. Thank you @unicefusa for honouring me with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in December! My work with @unicef on behalf of all the world's children means everything to me... Here’s to peace freedom and the right to education... #ForEveryChild
And it’s a wrap. This movie is special to me on so many levels. Not just because @roykapurfilms and @rsvpmovies (Sid and ronnie) partnered with me on my first Hindi production.. but also took the chance on me to bring to life a character and a true story that needed to be told. @faroutakhtar you made an amazing co actor all over again with all the laughter and fun!(you were missed tonight) and my amazing @zairawasim_ and @rohitsaraf10 who I’ve made friends for life with! This was the hardest loveliest experience. Thank you @shonalibose_ for your incredibly unique vision. I’m so proud of your faith in me. Thank you so much to Our crew who worked tirelessly for 10 months to make this special piece of cinema. I love you all. ❤️ See u at the pictures!!! 🙏🏽 #skyispink 🍿 🎥
6 years. Seems Like just yesterday we lost you.. I miss you Dad. Inexplicably.
Stage 4 clinger. #bestfriendsday #HiJake
... and one more for the road. #london #themanthemusictheshow #6
Spotlight on you, brother! @taron.egerton @rocketmanmovie #themanthemusictheshow #london
InStyle, July 2019.
Fashion is such an important part of global culture, often arising from centuries of tradition, and doesn’t go out of style when the seasons change. The ‘Saree’ is one of the most iconic and recognized silhouettes from India. To me, its beauty lies in its versatility, not just in drape and fabric. It embodies elegance, femininity, and power, and I love how I feel when I’m wearing one. I’m so proud to be wearing a @Taruntahiliani saree on @instylemagazine’s July cover! Thank you @laurabrown99 for being such an amazing creative partner, and for sharing some of India’s incredible fashion with the world. #IndianSummer #ProudDesi (Link to the story in bio)
I have been absolutely amazed by the photos you all have posted from our show. This one was taken by @js_thatsme. Check out her other work ... it’s awesome. #grateful
Tapping with the amazingly talented and kind hearted @bronte.lavine #themanthemusictheshow @r.m.williams_official #ad #tmtmts PHOTO CREDIT @js_thatsme
Romeo oh Romeo.. 😍❤️💋 and Ava drew #nightout
Where to next baby? #travelbug or #lovebug 💋😍🐞
We’re ready for you #dublin !! #tmtmts
Let’s go Dublin! #tmtmts https://store.hughjackmantheshow.com/products/show-program
The best husband ever...A #lambily member’s dream came true...Even though he was busy and we were apart, he made sure I celebrated our one year anniversary with my fave! The incomparable @mariahcarey #Mimi — you were amazing! So lovely meeting you and thank you for the incredible show...you will always be my baby @nickjonas Happy one year love! @fchhara thx for being my date! So fun! #mimi meets mimi wearing @mimi
Thank you to my incredible @unicefethiopia family. I am in awe of your tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to bettering the lives of children around the world. You are my true heroes! Keep changing lives and know you are so appreciated! Thank you for an inspiring trip and memories that will last a lifetime. 💜
With one specialist hospital in all of Tigray Region, servicing 90K refugees, health care is scarce. The doctors don’t have advanced medical degrees. The smell of urine and sight of newborn babies laying in the NICU without the most basic resources will haunt me. You can help, visit the link in my bio or visit Unicef.org to donate. @unicef @unicefethiopia #achildisachild #childrenuprooted
Tonight .... Manchester!!!
Having been to other refugee camps around the world, the tension between the host (local) communities and refugee communities is glaring...all because basic resources are divided. But in many parts of Ethiopia, that’s not the case, and in the Tigray region specifically, these two communities are living side by side. What’s even more remarkable, IMO... these kids don’t even realize what coming together (team Ethiopia and team Eritrea) to play a simple game of football stands for, and how something so basic can impart positive change. Human beings, putting their differences aside, and coming together...it’s Humanity. The Ethiopian government has also pledged to integrate high schools, where refugees and locals learn together. They’ve also been issuing birth certificates to refugee children born in Ethiopia, which allows them rights they wouldn’t otherwise have, like getting an education and having better access to services. @unicef @unicefethiopia #achildisachild - to learn more about how you can make a difference, visit link in bio.
...but Ethiopian coffee 🇪🇹🚀☕️🥰 #everything
“My grandmother, who helped me grow even though she had nothing, she did everything she could to send me to school and for me to reach here. I haven’t been able to support her at all and I left her all by herself in Eritrea,” said Simon 16, who arrived in Ethiopia as an unaccompanied minor seeking asylum when he was 14. He never knew his parents. Eritrean refugees account for the one of the largest groups of refugees in Ethiopia, with more than 2,400 being unaccompanied minors. Simon made the journey alone and had to sleep at the border that night. Then, he stayed at the registration center for 2 months before they moved him to the Hitsats Refugee Camp...he’s been there for 2 years and 3 months now, and “life is really good compared to where I was,” he told me. I couldn’t imagine what it was like before. Today, he’s thriving and learning, in the process of getting his refugee status paperwork (which you can only get after 16 hence the delay), with plans to go to university, and the hope of changing his life so he can support his grandmother the way she so selflessly supported him. On top of this, he’s insanely talented - he’s the captain of the football team, a dancer, and a runner. Who knows where his future could take him with a little help. @unicef @unicefethiopia #childrenuprooted #achildisachild Photo credit: @karelprinsloo
Awetash, 6 months, has been in the Stabilization Center since she was 2 months old - she weighed 2.2KG (4.4 Lbs.) Her mother, Alamauou, 28, delivered the baby prematurely due to her own malnutrition, and as a result, was unable to produce breast milk. Awetash’s eyes looking at me bore a hole in my mind. (Her leg, at 6 months old fits into my hand)The thought of any child in the world starving is truly against nature. But since she’s consistently being monitored and fed at the health center, she’s been making great progress and she’s eating highly nutritious therapeutic food to gain weight and energy. Selam Haile, 30, visits the Nutrition Screening Center at the Tselemti woreda refugee camp every week with her daughter Rahwat Afewerki, 10 months. When she started visiting the Center, Rahwat was 6 months and malnourished, but in the past 4 month her health and weight has improved significantly. These are just a few success stories of how these health and nutrition centers help children get the nourishment they need, so that they have the energy to learn, grow, and develop like other children their age. There is inadequate awareness within the community around nutrition, but @unicef and Community Health Workers like Senait Woldegebreil, a refugee who volunteers and goes door to door, are educating new mothers on the importance of nutrition, the signs of malnourishment and proper feeding practices. #achildisachild #childrenuprooted @unicefethiopia
I know no better way to spend a day off .... #mydebs
Abda Abdulaziz, 26, arrived at the Bambasi camp in 2011 seeking refuge from the war in Sudan. Her 5 children were born in this camp and are being raised here, while her husband works as a laborer at a nearby farm - they see each other every two weeks for a few days. She said that if the violence in her country settles, she and her husband may consider going back, but she is not very hopeful that will happen. In the meantime, life in the camp allows her children to have access to an education. I met two of her daughters, Zulfa Ata Ey, 8, and Muzalefa, 10, at the primary school I had visited earlier in the day. Zulfa is at the top of her class and her mom is so proud. While they’re safe and her children are receiving an education, they are still living below the poverty line, and she’s desperate for the most basic supplies...like water, books, and clothes for her children. To donate and learn more about @Unicef’s efforts, visit UNICEF. Link in bio. (PS, the last video...Zulfa playing with my phone.)
This is Hasina (15), she is a 7th grade student who loves to go to school. She used to live with her sister and her husband, and without her knowing, her sisters’ husband was arranging her marriage to one of his friends...she was 12 at the time. One day when the man visited her house to pester her parents to marry her, she escaped to a friends house and the next day went to one of the community-based child’s marriage prevention platforms (alone), which she had heard about at school. She asked herself, if She married now, would she ever go back to school again? Hasina loves learning and wasn’t willing to trade her education or freedom for anything.That gave her the courage to stand up for herself. The community, along with the authorities, stepped in and stopped the marriage. The man was charged. It’s important to understand that it takes an immense amount of courage to go against these cultural “norms” that have existed for centuries. Hasina is a very brave girl. It was so heartening to see the elders in the community learning from the examples these young girls are setting, standing up against child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting. Education gave these girls that perspective. This community is an example of how change is possible. FEMALE RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS. To make a difference and learn more about @Unicef’s efforts, visit UNICEF. Link in bio.
At the Bambasi Refugee Camp Primary School there is a shortage of trained teachers, with one teacher for every 89 students. This second grade class is taught by Hubahiro, she is a refugee child who is an 8th grade student at the school...she teaches grades 1-4 in the morning, and in the afternoon attends school to continue her education. Like her mother, who is also a refugee and teacher at the school, she earns a small stipend. When I first met the kids they were extremely introverted and timid. It took a lot of tickles and cuddles to get them to interact with me. Thank you Hubahiro for translating and helping the kids understand that I was a friend. @unicef @unicefethiopia #childrenuprooted
This afternoon I had the honor of meeting Madam President Sahle-Work Zewde, the first female president of Ethiopia. Her fierce commitment to the empowerment and advancement of women is unprecedented. She also has a global perspective for the development of her country - Ethiopia is the second largest host country of refugees in Africa, they’ve taken in just under 1M. She’s pushing for policies that provide people with access to education and other essential needs so they can improve their familial economic situation and hence the economy of Ethiopia. I’m so inspired. @unicef @unicefethiopia #achildisachild #foreverychild