In a world where African people dominate the earth prior to all other races, our facial similarities are bound to transcend before seas and country borders. Yes, it is very easy to identify the national features of some East Africans, West, Central, and Southern Africans.

However, these features are diverse and heavily found amongst Africans that moved out of Africa during historical times, and social media cultural curator Jessi Jumani is bringing some of these facial similarities with African American celebrities and historical African pictures to life.

Jessi Jumani is an afro anthropologist, cultural curator, on social media that has been amazing people with his cut and paste work linking some of the most successful, notorious, and famous African American celebrities to pictures that were taken 30, 40, and even sometimes more than a 100 years ago.

His artwork is compiled of various powerful messages more than that is facial feature similarity cut and paste, however, that work has seen him match the likes of Billy Porter, Tenya Tailor, Queen Latifa, and much more. See it all below.

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Whew. This “Distant Relatives” series is beginning to hit closer to home. I’m starting to find people that look like my people. Wonder when my twin will pop out 🤔 . . 1920s vs 2000s Bukawu man of the Congo vs My Cousin . . #jessijumanji #lookalike #doppleganger #distantrelatives #beforeandafter #ancestors #ancestry #history #africa

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Vibes never die… There’s something about a talented, confident black woman….I call it #FlexAppeal . . -@teyanataylor vs Dionne Warwick -Eartha Kitt vs Rihanna @badgalriri -Anita Baker vs @monicadenise #teyanataylor #teyannataylor #dionnewarwick #rihanna #fenty #savagexfenty #blackgirlmagic

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#blackhistorymonth#beforeandafter “Distant Relatives” Series pt.7 ((NEW)) by @jessijumanji These collages highlight the striking resemblances of some familiar faces vs. African people & the diaspora. 1920 vs 2016 Eritrean man vs @usher 1913 vs 2007 Madagascar native vs. “Geoffrey Butler” from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1910 vs 2017 Madagascar Native vs. @teddyruks_ 1927 vs 2017 Ethiopian man vs @arinraycamp 1919 vs 1999 Madagascar native vs. Deaundre Bonds aka “Stacey” from The Wood Movie #blackhistory #bhm #history #afrofuturism #africa #lookalike #culture #fortheculture #afropunk #blavity #ancestry #genetics #genealogy #dna #african #history #ancestry

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“Distant Relatives” 1916 vs 1980s Banziri man of Central Africa vs Danny Glover . . #dannyglover #distantrelatives #lookalike #doppleganger #africa #jessijumanji #afrofuturism #history #senegal #theshaderoom

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#blackhistorymonth #beforeandafter “Distant Relatives” Series pt.5 ((NEW)) by @jessijumanji These collages highlight the striking resemblances of some familiar faces vs. African people & the diaspora. 1936 vs 2016 Eritrean man vs @iamsteveharvey10 1900 vs 2000 Algerian girl vs @sanaalathan 1920 vs 2018 Cameroonian sultan vs. @aldis_hodge 1920 vs 2010 Senegalese girl vs Khia 1930 vs 2017 Sudanese woman vs. @cynthiabailey10 #afrofuturism #jessijumanji #lookalike #blackhistory #africa #brazil #african #africanart #afrotarot #ancestry #genetics #genealogy #familyhistory #afropunk #blavity #melaninfeed #afrocentric

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“Distant Relatives” 1917 vs 2019 Ubangi-Shari man of Central Africa vs actor Keith David @silverthroat . . #distantrelatives #jessijumanji #africa #african #congo #history #dna #ancestry #ancestors #lookalike #doppleganger #beforeandafter #thenandnow #afrofuturism #theshaderoom #shaderoom

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