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Since I’ve been away from blogging, I gave birth to little Rida. Yesss she’s here:) she’s 7 month old Alhamdoulilah and giving me life. When I was pregnant , my girlfriends who are mothers used to say to me ohh yaye your life will not be the same, and I thought oh yeah , what about Queen Bey and the rest of the new generation of I’m a mum so whatttttt? in my Atlanta Housewives voices (picture this, hands on my hips, neck rolling) Women can do it all yes, going out, working & working out ,taking care of the house, being even sexier, while feeling wonderful, saying to the world in the words of JHUD ‘I got THISS” sunny sky, lounge music and all ……. that was BEFORE, reality sat in and boyyyyyy they were right:) Here are some of the things they said that turned out to be


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Neurologist Olajide Williams aka The Hip Hop MD founded the The Hip Hop Public Health Non Profit in an effort to educate children  about health through music. They created 5 programs to teach children how to eat better, to recognize signs of stroke, to exercice. Mr Williams enlisted the help of hip hop artists such as Doug E Fresh, Chuck D, DMC.The goal is to create songs ,videos with effective messages for kids in order to entertain and educate them at the same time. Dr Williams is a Nigerian native who serves as an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University.He is also the founder of the stroke center at the Harlem Hospital Center.He has published a book called “Stroke Diaries” as well as several articles in scientific magazines. On the hip hop public health website, children can find games,videos, cool webbie:)http://hiphoppublichealth.org/ Yaye


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I wanted to start this post with this video because I think that it’s really explanatory of  the actions of Burkinabe Architect Francis Kere in his home village of  Gando. Mr Kere was the recipient of a  German bursary which allowed him to study architecture in Germany.While there, his village was heavy on his mind.Even though he was still in school he was impatient to make a change in his country so with the help of friends and his association “Schulbausteine für Gando” he set to use the western architecture methods he learned in Germany and adapt them to the reality of Africa. The first thing he did with the help of the villagers was build a school made with mud bricks, now you know that our African sun shine bright therefore when the walls are made entirely of cement it can get really warm ( trust me I know


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“So guyz back  end of the summer of 2012 I was involved with a cool project called “Women Groove Factory”basically it’s a project centered around 2 Senegalese female artists who come from different horizons and work around an album. It was a great experience, met some cool cool people and spent some time documenting their journey, so this essay is part of it.We went to Niodior, the village of Nnima…good experience I shall share more abt my experience with the Women Factory in the near futur” On a rainy Saturday we squeezed up into a van, and by we I mean the La Factory /Women groove family on our merry way towards the village of Niodior in the regions of the Sine & Saloum.We were going to visit Gnima’s family. The Women Groove Family include Sarah our extraordinary photographer, Dalliso our resident film maker, Cheikh & Jules our camera men, drivers/problems


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In the Name of Allah Subhanala I hope you are doing well, Thanks for stopping by:) Happy New Year 2013,wishing you plenty of beautiful unexpected life surprises, u know those that make u  say I didn’t see this coming u know J Anywhoo 2012 ended on a wonderful note, I got married and now that I’ve experienced a traditional Malian marriage ceremony I guess I can now tell you sorta kinda what to expect if you will be attending or having one.Never in a million of years had I thought that I would have a traditional « big » wedding but I did Mash’Allah.What I expected to be a small affair turned into a beautiful complex yet simply organized family affair.People flew in, drove, took  boats, to be with me & help  celebrate the him in my life and I’s day. Family is just amazing, the efforts they can all put together to


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I totally get what executive producer Nosarieme Garrick is trying non will do with this 8 Parts documentary (the series will be available mid 2013) on what  Africans are really doing.I gets the project so much because that’s what my webbie is about; showing our talents and our thirst for growth.Nosa has written for publications like Afripop,Sahara Reports so she knows what she’s talking about.In the trailer she goes to her home country Nigeria and meets up with a nigerian photography collective and follows them as they carry on with their projects. In the kickstarter video she interviews people like Sean Jacobs  the founder of “Africa is a country”, Tigist Selam an Ethiopian German actress and other fabulous african media key players .So the plan is to start shooting in Africa starting October, meeting young people with cool ideas making it and bringing social change in our continent.There’s a big


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My cousin gave me the highest honor of naming me his « ndieke » , let me explain in senegalese tradition when a man gets married,he chooses two woman ( usually in agreement with his mother) in both his maternal and paternal family to represent him at the bride’s house. This time  I was bestowed upon  this huge honor, was’nt sure I would be able to live up to it but it went well, of course i have to share with you the crispy details .So I was explained that I had to give  to Fity the bride a  symbolic sum of money, a golden ring & bed linen for housing ( that’s how it usually goes )  After paying my respect to my cousin Tapha and his mum, i made my way with my friend Yacine at the bides house, ohhh let me rewind … I made my way with yacine &


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Good morning you guyz, happy thursday, hope you are having a good Ramadan time for those of you fasting:) Today I read this surah, Al Zalzalah or the Shaking in english. What I got from reading it, is that whatever good or bad actions we do in this dunya , we will have to account for in front of the AllMighty…sometimes we forget that, what goes comes def’ around n’est ce pas?:) Have a wonderful day les amis:) Yaye


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Good morning you guyz, hope all is great.The holy month of Ramadan started almost a week ago. I read this Surah this morning and felt that whether we are Budhist, Christians, Muslims we all could get something out of it ..I certainly did.Sometimes we do get lost in the quest of external approval, the quest of “yes he or she is badd” …These few lines def’ resonated inside of me and I’ll try to remenber that during my day.Wishing you a wonderful and productive day, Happy Wednesday ….Let’s Go!! With the Name of Allah,The Most Gracioux, the Ever Merciful.I commence to read Surah Al Takathur.1-Mankind your vying with one another to excel in multiplying wordly possesions diverts you from God and the true values of life.2 -Until on your death you embrace the graves.3 – Nay, you should never hanker after wordly gains, power and position, you shall come to


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Coucou you guys, hope all is well and that you are enjoying your summer:)Last friday marked my first attempt at modelling , yes your girl curves & all made her first modelling debut for the clothing line Fula& Style by two fabulafricanas Aminata & Leonie:) They are both based abroad but are set to bring affordable and chic fashion to us working ladies here in Africa.When I was first contacted to do the show I was like do those ladies know who they are dealing with, I mean this girl ain’t no Ndeye Ndack (senegalese top model).I went for the first fitting nervous but I managed to squeeze in a beautiful 50′s inspired dress with the help of Dame Spanx, good times:)) Ami one part of the designing duo was quite professional and sweet, she asked important questions like was I comfortable wearing the dress ect.On friday we were told


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