THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE OF AFRICA: 130 GORGEOUS PHOTOS

Gorgeous African woman from Ethiopia smiling with her eyes and her lips. She has a bright orange turban on her head and a black scarf around her neck. She has horizontal scars on her cheeks.

 

Today’s article is about the beauty of African people represented through photographs . There are 130 really beautiful pictures. Unfortunately in the media sometimes Africa is represented through a very narrow view – either poverty, disease, or war.  And in this  article we want to show the other side. We want to focus on the beauty of the people.

Africa is the world’s second largest continent and has over 1 billion people. It has 54 countries and  is one of the wealthiest continents when it comes to natural resources. Africa is known in the scientific community to be the origin of humanity. There are about 2000 different languages spoken in Africa and it is a very diverse and beautiful continent… Enjoy :-D

 

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Beautiful African girl from Somalia smiling with her mouth closed. She has a greenish blue scarf on her head with a pink, black, and red one on top.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

Very beautiful African woman from Nigeria with hazel brown eyes. She has a blue scarf on her head with a brown and white one on top. She has tattoos near her mouth.

By Iris (Irene Becker)

 

 

Little Ethiopian girl smiling with her eyes. She has beautiful almond shaped brown eyes. She has a light brown scarf and is holding on to a green branch with green leaves.

By Ronnie Dankelman

 

 

Adorable little African girl from Ethiopia smiling. She has braids in her hair, and a beige top. She has big, beautiful eyes.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Little Ethiopian girl with braided hair. She has a brown blouse and a beaded necklace that has big turquoise white, green, blue, and amber colored beads.

 

By Hongkiu

 

 

Beautiful African girl from Kenya smiling. She has big silver earrings and many beaded necklaces. The colors are green, yellow, red, black, white, and orange. Her hair is shaved and she has several braids on top of her head.

By Eric Lafforgue


Handsome African man from Ethiopia with long braided hair, big white guages in his ears and beaded jewelry around his neck. He is shirtless, and the picture is black and white.

By Abgefahren2004

 

 

 

Young Ethiopian woman with beautiful full lips. She is wearing a hat and has beaded necklaces and circle shaped beaded earrings. The picture is black and white.

By Ronnie Dankelman

 


Beautiful African girl from Lamu, Kenya with hazel eyes. Her hair is golden, and she is smiling and has a tan colored scarf on. She's holding a black and yellow pen to her mouth.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful African girl from Somalia that is smiling with her mouth closed. She has on a green outfit, and a brown and green scarf. The wall behind her is painted blue and white.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Ethiopian man with a white turban and outfit leaning on a wall and holding a gold cross. He is looking to the side.

By pbOOg

 

 

Young Ethiopian woman smiling with braided hair and a purple scarf on her head. She has brown eyes and she has on a green sweater and jacket.

By Alan1954

 

 

Cheerful Sudanese school girl smiling. She has dimples and pigtails. She has on a white shirt.

By Anthonyasael

 

 

Sudanese school girl laughing with her hands on the sides of her face. She has braids and a white shirt. And there's a yellow textured wall behind her.

 

By Anthonyasael 

 

 

Kenyan woman with a shaved head and braids in the middle. She has many different colored beaded necklaces and white earrings and hoops in her ears. She has very pretty white teeth.

By Rudi Roels

 

 

Little Rwandan boy standing in a lake. He is shirtless and has his hands clasped together under his chin. He has hair braided to the back. He looks cold and has a half smile on his face.

 

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful African girl from Nigeria. She has braided hair and a traditional scarf on top. She has eyeliner around her eyes and on her eyebrows. The picture is black and white.

By Iris (Irene Becker)

 

 

African boy that's albino. He has blond hair and green eyes.

Albino African

 

 

Two African girls from Egypt laughing. They look very happy and joyful. The picture is black and white.

By Amir AbdelShafy


Handsome African man from Nigeria with a knitted hood around his face. The picture is black and white.

By Iris (Irene Becker) 

 

 

African girl from Ethiopia with short locs and beaded necklaces looking at the camera. The picture is black and white.

By Ronnie Dankelman

 

 

African boy from Zambia smiling with his eyes and sticking his index and pinkie finger out. He is leaning on a turquoise wall.

By Dietmar Temps

 

 

Older African man from the Democratic Republic of Congo smiling with his mouth closed. He has gray hair and a short goatee and mustache. He is wearing a gray jacket and brown t-shirt underneath.

 

By C.Stramba-Badiali

 

African girl from Ethiopia smiling. She has a braided hairstyle and an orange scarf around her head. She has white stud earrings.

By Dietmar Temps

 

 

Young African woman from Ethiopia with multicolored beaded necklaces. They are blue, yellow, red, and white. Her hair is short and she has beautiful full lips.

By Claude Gourlay

 

 

African Himba boy from Namibia with a thick braid coming down his forehead. The rest of his hair is shaved except for a braid in the back. He has really white teeth.

 

By Ronnie Dankelman

 

 

African woman from South Africa smiling with her eyes. She has a striped black and white knitted hat and a tall gold coiled necklace around her long neck. She has a green and black checkered outfit, and a blue and orange necklace.

 

By United Nations Photo

 


Adorable African girl from Ivory Coast smiling. She has braids in her hair. She has a traditional dress on that has white, orange, black, and blue patterns.

By Laurent.Rappa


African woman from Mali laughing. She has on a traditional scarf and outfit. There is a woman in the background smiling as well. The picture has a brown tint to it.

 

By Phil Marion

 

 

African young woman from Ethiopia that is looking to the side and is smiling with her eyes. She has on a blue scarf and a yellow scarf on top with brown patterns on top.

 

By Maksid

 

 

African boy from Morocco smiling with his hands on a wall. He is very cute and looks shy. He has on a knitted sweater and he has a buzzed haircut. The picture has a brown tint to it.

By Moreix 

 

 

African girl from Kenya with short braids smiling. She has really pretty white teeth. She has beaded necklaces.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African woman from the Democratic Republic of Congo with a traditional yellow and a dark blue head scarf and outfit. She has beaded necklaces. She is smiling with her mouth closed.

By C.Stramba-Badiali

 

 

Older African woman from Ethiopia with many beaded necklaces and dangling earrings. She looks very dignified.The picture is black and white.

By Claude Gourlay


Young African man from Tunisia with a black turban that has three yellow stripes in the middle. There's a black scarf going across his nose and mouth. He has pretty brown eyes.

By Galibert Olivier


Beautiful African woman from Kenya with gold hoop earrings. She is smiling with her eyes and has a multitude of beaded necklaces around her neck. She has a beaded head piece with a hanging metal cross on her forehead. The picture is black and white with a brown tint.

By Abgefahren2004

 

 

African girl from Ivory Coast (Coite d'ivoire) smiling. She is carrying an orange and white pot on her head. It has lime green and purple colors on it. She has a scarf on her head that is orange, yellow, green, and blue. And her dress is orange and white.

By Laurent.Rappa

 

 

African woman from Ethiopia smiling with her eyes and her mouth closed. She has a bright orange turban on her head and a black scarf around her neck. She has horizontal scars on her cheeks.

 

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Older African Masai man from Kenya. He has on a pink robe with purple, and black stripes on it. And he has a beaded bracelet that is orange with black and white stripes. He looks very dignified.

By Abgefahren2004

 

 

Handsome little African boy from Ivory Coast smiling with his eyes.


By Laurent.Rappa

 

Handsome African man from Ethiopia smiling with his eyes. He has a white turban and a beard and mustache that is close cut. He has dark eyelashes, eyebrows and facial hair.

 

By Freida Ryckaert


Older African woman from Togo smiling. She has a traditional head scarf and matching outfit that is light blue, dark blue, yellow, and green. Her earrings are red, yellow, and green. She has a beaded necklace that is white and has a couple blue and green beads.

By BoazImages

 

 

African girl from Ethiopia smiling. She has a basket on her head and she's wearing a scarf on her head with leaf patterns on it. The picture is black and white.

By Ronnie Dankelman

 

African girl from Ethiopia smiling with her eyes. Her hair is red and the front part is shaved. She has pink, red, beige, and black beaded necklaces. Her earrings are long and beaded and are pink, blue, and white.

By Claude Gourlay

 

 

Beautiful African girl from Ethiopia with braids smiling. The picture has a brown tint to it.

By Hongkiu


Beautiful young African woman from Kenya with many beaded necklaces, a striped blanket around her shoulders, and a beaded head dress with dangling circle metal pieces and a big cross. The picture is black and white with a brown tint.

 

By Abgefahren2004

 

 

Beautiful young African woman from Kenya with many beaded necklaces, hoop earrings, and a bald head. She has beautiful full lips. The pictures is black and white with a brown tint.

By Abgefahren2004

 


Handsome African man from Nigeria looking at the camera. He has really black eyebrows. And he has vertical scars on his face.

By Iris (Irene Becker)

 

 

African girl from the Democratic Republic of Congo with short hair smiling. She has on a bright orange dress that has white floral patterns along the neck area. She is standing in front of a brown wall.

 

By C.Stramba-Badiali

 

 

Young African woman from Ethiopia with braided hair. She is smiling and has her pinkie finger on her bottom lip. The picture is black and white and has a brown tint to it.

By Eric Lafforgue 

 

 

African man from Libya with a brown turban. He has a mustache and beard and is looking to the side.

By Ronni Dankelman

 

African girl from Ethiopia with white paint with orange dots on her face. She has a black and blue beaded necklace and dangling beaded earrings that are blue, black, green, and orange. The top half of her head is shaved.

By Izla Kaya Bardavid

 

Older African woman from the Democratic Republic of Congo smiling with her mouth closed. She has a scarf on her head and is carrying something on her back. The picture is black and white.

By Ange_du_Desert

 

 

Little African boy from Cameroon with white paint spots on his face. He is adorable and has really chubby cheeks. He has beaded necklaces.

By Ronnie Dankleman

 

 

African girl from Burkina Faso smiling. She has really white teeth. She has a traditional head scarf that is purple with yellow patterns. Her top is green, orange, white, and blue.

By BoazImages

 


Older African man in the Democratic Republic of Congo with a black hat and beige shirt looking at the camera.

 

By C.Stramba-Badiali

 

 

Cute little African boy from the Democratic Republic of Congo looking at the camera.

 

By C.Stramba-Badiali

 

 

African girl from Ethiopia smiling without her teeth showing. She has a black scarf on her head.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African girl from Ethiopia with a red scarf that has green, purple, yellow, and orange colors. She has a half smile, and she has necklaces made of red, yellow, turquoise, blue, white and black beads. She has dangling gold earrings.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African man from Ethiopia smiling with his eyes. He has a beard and he has a beige blanket around himself. He has horizontal scars on his cheeks.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African man from Ethiopia smiling with really white teeth. He has a graying afro.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African woman from Somalia with a yellow scarf on her head and a lime green, brown, and dark green one on top. She has her hand to her face, and pinkish lipstick.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful African girl from Ethiopia smiling with her eyes. She looks like she has black eyeliner on. She has on a beaded necklace that is blue, white, black, and orange.

 

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful African girl from Ethiopia laughing. She has braids, beaded necklaces, and a dark top. She has sharp shaped teeth. The picture is black and white.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African woman from Djibouti smiling. She has on a scarf and a hoop nose ring.

By Eric Lafforgue 

 

 

African man from Ethiopia with soft, curly hair. There's a blue sky behind him.

By Eric Lafforgue

 


Beautiful African girl from Ethiopia smiling. She has a colorful beaded necklace that is orange, red, white, and turquoise. And she has on a bright colored dress that has yellow, red, purple, black, and green shapes.

 

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African woman from Ethiopia smiling with her mouth closed. She has on a scarf that is black, pink, and orange.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African girl from Ethiopia smiling. She has braids and a beaded headband. She has beaded necklaces. The picture is black and white and has a brown tint to it.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

Beautiful Young African woman from Ethiopia smiling. She has a black scarf on her head, and a striped top. She has her hand to the side of her mouth and is holding a rope. The picture is black and white.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African girl from Ethiopia smiling. She has on a black scarf and necklaces on her neck. She has on a polka dotted patterned top. The picture is black and white.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Older African man from Rwanda with black a hat that has a green stripe. He has a gray coat and a pink polo shirt under.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African woman from Angola with a scarf on her head. She is leaning on her left hand with her face. The picture is black and white.

By Eric Lafforgue 

 

 

Little African boy from Namibia with beaded necklaces and a thick braid coming down his face. The picture is black and white.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African woman from Namibia smiling and looking over her shoulder at the camera. She has a red, blue, yellow, white, and turquoise beaded headband with triangle shapes. And she has green shawl around her body. It has pink, blue and orange flowers on it.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful African girl from Angola with red clay on her hair and body. She has on a thick clay covered necklace. She is carrying an old green radio.

By Eric Lafforgue

 


Older African man from Angola with an old hat on. He has a blue jacket that has green collars.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful African girl from Angola smiling. She has a scarf on her head and a white tank top. The picture is black and white.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African guy from Angola that is shirtless and smiling. He has three beaded necklaces around his neck. The colors are white, yellow, and black.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Young African man from Mali with a turban on his head and around his neck. The picture is black and white, and it has a brown tint to it.

By Abgefahren2004

 

 

Beautiful African woman from Niger with a scarf over her head. She has a tattoo on her forehead that's a 'w' shape. The picture is black and white and has a brown tint.

By Abgefahren2004

 

Beautiful African woman that is Tuareg from near Timbuktu, Mali. She has a scarf/veil over her head, and a headband with different jewelery pieces across the front of her head. You can see some braids from beneath her scarf. The picture is black and white with a brown tint.

By Abgefahren2004

 

 

Beautiful young African woman from Angola with a scarf on her head, and necklaces. The top half of her chest is bare.

By Eric Lafforgue 

 

 

African woman from Angola smiling. She has big braids, and beaded necklaces around her neck. The picture is black and white.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful African woman from Angola with thick braids in her hair. She has gray hair, and she is smiling and has thick beaded necklaces around her neck. The picture is black and white.

By Eric Lafforgue 

 

 

Beautiful African girl from Ethiopia with a scarf on her head and a black and white beaded necklace. The picture has a brown tint to it.

By Eric Lafforgue


Young African woman from Ethiopia with short dreadlocks. She has an orange and green beaded necklace, and a white kauri shelled scarf. She has an orange, black and white beaded headband on her head.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful African young woman from Ethiopia with a bright orange and pink scarf. She has a black beaded necklace around her neck.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful African girl from Libya with a black and silver scarf on her head. She has black henna on her fingers, and has on red lipstick and black eyeliner. She is looking to the side.

By Eric Lafforgue 

 

Beautiful African woman with a burgundy colored scarf on her head. She has burgundy colored lipstick on and is smiling with her eyes.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African girl from Kenya smiling with her hands on her face. She has a beautiful smile with really white teeth. She has beaded necklaces around her neck that are bright orange, yellow, blue, white, red, black, and white. Her head is shaved and she has braids on top.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African girl from Kenya with decorative bead necklaces around her neck that are bright yellow, and orange. Her hair is shaved and she has braids on top.

By  Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful older African woman from Kenya with a light green scarf on her head and a decorative headband. Her eyes are blue.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful little African girl from Ethiopia with braids. She has slanted shaped eyes.

By Ronnie Dankelman

 

 

Beautiful African girl from Ethiopia with short dreads. She has beaded necklaces and big beaded earrings. She has tear drop shaped eyes. The picture is black and white.

 

By Ronnie Dankelman

 

 

Beautiful African woman from Kenya smiling with a beaded headband, hoop earrings, and many necklaces. The picture is black and white.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Handsome young African Maasai boy from Kenya standing in front of a mud/clay entrance. He is wearing a bright orange, red, and tan colored blanket around him.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Older African man from Ethiopia smiling with his eyes. He is standing next to a tree. The picture is black and white.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Adorable little African boy from Ethiopia smiling with beaded necklaces on. His father is standing behind and is holding his face. The picture has a brown tint to it.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Young African woman from Ethiopia looking at the camera. She has braids and a headband on. She has a nose ring and colorful beaded necklaces on. The color has a sepia brown tint to it.

 

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Really adorable little African girl from Ethiopia smiling with bright white teeth. She has braided hair and colorful beaded necklaces on.By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Young African woman from Sudan with braids on her head. It's braided to her head on the sides and the braids are loose on top. She's smoking from a pipe. The picture is black and white.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful Young African woman from Ethiopia smiling. She has a black scarf on her head and a necklace. The picture has a sepia brown tint to it.

By Eric Lafforgue 

 

 

Young African woman form Sudan smiling. She has short braids. The picture is black and white.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful African woman from Ethiopia smiling with her eyes. She has a scarf, a  t-shirt, a skirt with circle patterns, a turban on her head, and bangles on her arms. She has scars on her cheeks. The picture is black and white.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African woman from Ethiopia smiling. She has light brown eyes, white teeth, and black hair with some gray hairs in it. Her top is purple.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Older African man from Ethiopia smiling with his eyes. He has a thin white beard. The picture is black and white and he has a hat on his head.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful African girl from Ethiopia leaning on an aqua colored wall and smiling. She is squatting down. She has long hair, and a dress on.

 

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African girl from Ethiopia with a scarf on her head. She is looking off to the side and smiling. The picture is black and white.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Young African man from Ethiopia with a tall straw hat on his head. He has a mustache and goatee. The picture is black and white. There is a pattern on the wall behind him that has a moon and star.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful young African girl from Lamu, Kenya smiling. The picture is black and white.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful African girl from Lamu, Kenya with a scarf on her head. The picture is black and white.

By Eric Lafforgue 

 

 

Young African woman from Lamu, Kenya looking off into the distance and smiling. Her top is light blue and she is leaning on a wooden door with carvings in it.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Beautiful African girls from Lamu, Kenya. They are sisters and are both smiling. Their dresses are green, red, purple, and pink.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Young African woman from Lamu, Kenya with a scarf on her head. She is smiling. The picture is black and white.

 

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

African man from Lamu, Kenya smiling. He has on a white hat. He has a long goatee, a mustache, and hazel eyes.

By Eric Lafforgue 

 

 

Beautiful African girl from Pate Island, Kenya. She has on a long gray, black and red scarf. She is smiling.

By Eric Lafforgue

 

 

Cute African girl from Nigeria with a scarf on her head. She has beautiful doe eyes. She is wearing a white t-shirt, two beaded necklaces, and hoop earrings. The picture is black and white.

 

By Iris (Irene Becker)

 

 

African man from Nigeria smiling with his mouth closed. He is wearing a knitted hat. The picture is black and white.

 

By Iris (Irene Becker)

 

 

Handsome young African man from Nigeria looking to the side. He is smiling. He is wearing a black tank top.

By Iris (Irene Becker)

 

 

Beautiful African woman from Nigeria with a traditional scarf on her head and dangling earrings. She has a beautiful smile and a silver nose ring.

By Iris (Irene Becker)


African woman with a beautiful smile. She has on a white dress with big pink flowers on it.

By Exploreannenberg

 

Two beautiful young African girls from the Ivory Coast smiling. They are close together. One has a yellow scar over her head, and one has a bright reddish orange scarf.

 

By Laurent.Rappa


A young African girl form Ivory Coast smiling. She has braided hair and hoop earrings, and is wearing a black t-shirt.

By Laurent.Rappa

 


An adorable African girl from Ivory Coast with braids in her hair. She has purple beads on the ends of her braids.

By Laurent.Rappa


 

Adorable African girl from Ivory Coast with an orange/yellow scarf on her head. She is smiling.

By Laurent.Rappa

 

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