Two dancers from the Fela musical. From the portrait series “Fela’s Queens.”

Photographer James Petrozzello‘s gorgeous portraits capture the strong beauty of the FELA! Broadway dancers paying tribute to the original Fela Queens.

Photographer James Petrozzello‘s gorgeous portraits capture the strong beauty of the FELA! Broadway dancers paying tribute to the original Fela Queens.

One of Fela Kuti's dancers ( Fela Queens)

pantera

How'd they get this picture of me... I don't even remember taking it..... Or getting a tattoo.... lol

Africa

shakira - Photographer James Petrozzello‘s gorgeous portraits capture the strong beauty of the FELA! dancers paying tribute to the original Fela Queens.

Gordon Parks

#portrait en noir et blanc

One of Fela's women....I have always admired their vibrant & fearless use of color & beads

Decorated woman / ethiopia

Winter Portrait

Hamar girl, Ethiopia. Photo David Schweitzer

Portrait Drawing References

Nicki Minaj QUEEN!!!

prettiest little thing

Dejah Thoris | ... Dejah Thoris (88) 2011 WoM - Dejah Thoris (30) 2010 Warlord of Mars

Nicki Minaj just released one of the most controversial videos we've seen this year...

Bey

Soly Cisse portrait by Kehinde Wiley (2008)