Image of the day – Lucky Egberime

Black as the ace of spades - Lucky Egberime

Above and below are images of Nigeria’s Lucky Egberime, beautiful body builder who will likely never be lucky in his chosen discipline because he is too black.

Egberime has the kind of infectious smile that should wow the judges but one suspects that he might be a little on the small side. His Achilles’ Heel, though, is his complexion. Yes, possums. In some disciplines, there is such a thing as being too black.

Given that body building depends on highlighting certain body features, Lucky can only impress on small stages surely. It must be impossible to accentuate those muscles for the judges on big stages with such blackness in the way.

Nigerian hotness - Egberime

Egberime is a beautiful specimen, mind. But I am thinking of a beauty, a beauty that wins different kinds of competitions … behind closed doors.  Check out more of his pictures here.


Image of the day – Andrew Zuma 5

Andrew Zuma is freakishly muscle-bound, short and ugly:

Muscle bound: Zuma

Short and ugly: Zuma

Pint sized: Zuma (left)

At the time these pictures were taken, Zuma’s agent clearly hadn’t given him the memo about the first cardinal rule of show business: when you are short and/or ugly, you don’t want to pose for pictures next to taller (unless you are, a la Tom Cruise, standing on a box) or better looking people.

More Zuma pictures at African Muscle.

Image of the week – Kabaka Mwanga 4

Here is a one of the clearest pictures I have seen of Kabaka Mwanga (est 1868-1897), Uganda’s best known gay king.

Buganda's gay king: Mwanga

He was certainly a handsome man.

Many royalists simply refuse to accept the facts surrounding Mwanga’s homosexuality but there is enough documented evidence that points to it. Religion is touted as the reason he killed the 21 Uganda Martyrs and that is part of the truth.

The other part, which is often omitted, is that Mwanga became irritated that the pretty boys he used to have his sexual ways with at will started rejecting his advances, after being fed on Bible stories, on the grounds that Jesus was now their only king and master.. He decided to kill them off, no doubt to show them that their so-called savior really couldn’t save them from his wrathful intentions. And Jesus actually didn’t.

Not that it matters too much now. History cannot really be re-written and it is enough at this point to revel in the man’s obvious good looks.

African men – Abraham Tchabe et al 1

Tchabe uncovered

Tchabe uncovered

He is from West Africa, even though a credit on one website seems to suggest that he is from Uganda. His name is Abraham Tchabe and he apparently hails from Ivory Coast. Tschabe got down and stripped for the cameras (you should see the j/o video hmmm), with very impressive results.

Here are some clips:

I think you will admit that Tchabe doesn’t look bad at all. He certainly puts in the shade the notion that Africans are small, puny men, doesn’t he?Then there is “Dick Woods” (below) who it is claimed is African, too.

Dick Woods – “From Kenya” claim that Dick Woods is from Kenya in “West Africa.” If they can’t get the basic geography right, though, it stands to reason that they the rest of the claims on Woods can be taken with a big grain of salt. It is likely that the name they have for him on their site, Nabgwaya, is also incorrect., Still, he is not a bad specimen, not bad at all, is he?

Hairy chests and torsos!

Typical gay African American look; shaved

Chest, torso and pubic hair are given to us by God. But it is mostly on African men that one still sees all the hair in the places that God intended. Our African American brothers shave it off religiously for the most part, making for a clean look that, however, can sometimes seem artificial.

Hair, hair everywhere

In the United States, however, it is quite rare to find a black American gay man with as much hair as the men above outside the world of leather and/or sado-masochism (S&M). Our white brothers keep their hair in far greater numbers and look good with it if you ask me.

Nice: a hairy body builder’s chest

It is kind of endearing to see a chest with a mat of hair such as this if only because it is such a rarity especially when the chest is so pumped up like this one.

Typically African: hair everywhere

 Another hair torso that indicates that this man has let his hair grow as nature intended. Again a look that is increasingly rare among African Americans who apply their shavers and creams to keep it all well shone.

Picky hair

You could almost pick the hairs off the above chest in the manner of a coffee berry picker. Hm …

Hm ….

Perhaps it is time to convene a jury of like-minded men to decide which look is better; bear, slightly hairy, hairless or buzzed.

Africans on the silver screen

Idrissa Akuna Elba (39) – Hm….

Tall, sexy, suave, dapper, refined, and effortlessly handsome. Idris Elba (half Sierra Leonean, half Ghanain) is surely every discerning woman’s (and gay man’s) dream man. In the American series, The Wire, Idris Elba proved something seemingly impossible; making a low-life drug dealer look sexy, attractive, classy and likeable. If there is a more attractive African man on our television and/or movie screens at the moment, AfroGay would like to know who he is.

Henry Cele (RIP) – as Shaka Zulu

That body and voice … oh my goodness gracious me!!! Cele deserved some sort of award purely on account of those two attributes. Sadly, he never seemed to do much else after Shaka Zulu and died at the tender age of 58 due to medical complications and, likely, melancholy at having not realized his full potential as an artist.

Egyptian – Omar Sharif

North Africans tend not to see themselves as African, looking more to the Middle East for their roots. But of course they are African by virtue of the continent on which they live. So, Omar Sharif is African.

Methinks Sharif likely appealed more to women than the occasional, discerning, male in his heyday. There is nothing wrong with that, of course, except that this blog is really about men who have made other men go weak at the knees. Somehow, Sharif doesn’t seem to fit into that category quite so well despite his delicate features.

From Benin – Djimon Hounsou (center)

Djomon Hounsou modeled for Yves Saint Laurent before making the electric appearance in Amistad. It’s difficult to find a more homoerotic image of an African actor on the big screen, and Hounsou must be given credit for titillating us so memorably. Ooh, la, la.

Not exactly pin-up material but he’s African; Akon

Not an actor (in fact AfroGay doesn’t think much of Akon’s musical talents but who cares about talent nowadays when you can synthesize almost any voice and find enough people to pay for it?) and debatable whether he has the body to be walking around in public in his underwear. But you know what they say: if your talent doesn’t readily speak for itself, take your clothes off. The man from Senegal seems to have taken the lesson practiced by so many others to heart even though he certainly looks better with his clothes on.

What Akon (reportedly 38 years old but he claims to be 21) hasn’t taken to heart is Africa. In 2008, Akon was signed for a one night show in Kampala, Uganda, by a telecom company. Then he became such a diva and refused to travel forcing the postponement of the show at the last minute. An official from the sponsoring company had to fly all the way to Atlanta to beg Akon to board the plane for the rescheduled gig. Eventually Akon agreed, went to Kampala and put on a totally forgettable performance. It should be noted that he threw the same stunt with the Kenyans, where he was a no-show three times.

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

An American of Ugandan origin, AfroGay must admit he had never heard of Ntare until about two months ago.But he has built a solid track record as an actor (look out for him in Blood Diamonds), photographer and stage actor. No, no pictures of him nude but this is, AfroGay feels, a soft-spoken artist going places.

A final, and sobering point, to make is that almost all these Africans, apart from Cele of course, have had to either be born elsewhere or leave the ‘dark continent’ in order to realize the success they have as artists.

Images – African Men III

Yet another collection of Africans.

Not a typical African look but very nice


An effortlessly sinewy look
Creative, too
More of an African American look
A little young but, oh well …
A very West African body shape
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Methinks whoever identifies which country the above model is from, in the likely event that the picture was taken in his own country, deserves a prize. Then, after we get the information, we can all join the stampede to wherever it is in the high hopes that there are many, many more men like him there.