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Hello you guyz, it’s vraiment been a solid minute:) I hope all is well & that despite the hurdles we all face, vous gardez la joy:) This upcoming first  weekend of December( Saturday Dec’ 1st & Sunday Dec’2nd) ,my brave & innovative friend Astu Seck is hosting for the second time in a row, le Salon du Bien Etre! I’m really excited about it, it’s a great initiative where women & men discover great natural products such as natural oils, skincare products, hair products. But that’s not all, last year I chatted with a Malian lady who makes homemade liquid soap for cleaning dishes, nice right! It’s also a great opportunity to chat and learn from various experts, for example this year I’m really excited to talk with a yoga expert; I really would like to experience more of that soothing yet demanding sport this upcoming year so I can


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Estelle is one my fav’performer, she’s sassy, she has a unique sound, she’s a gifted songwriter and she’s half Senegalese, what’s there not to like?:)She recently teamed with Vibe Magazine & Rosa Regale to present her latest project “All of me” to lucky fans.If you live in the states, you can tweet to win a pair of tickets, why not? For more info go @ http://www.vibe.com/article/vibe-giveaway-tweet-win-tickets-estelles-rosa-regale-invite-only-tour or  http://www.estellemusic.com Yaye


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A couple of weeks ago I went to see the documentary “Ladies Turn”  directed by Helen Harden .I’ve heard about it on the TV Talk show ” Plus d’Afrique”.I wanted to see it because I didn’t know anything about female soccer local players , I had never been to a game, never heard anything about them. The movie follows the lives of a few outspoken ball lovers, the difficulties they face to be accepted by their parents, the struggles the Ladies’ turn organization face to get adequate fundings in order to organize championship games , the camaraderie that is apparent among the players.Bref I realy enjoyed it,I was really touched by the passion of the Senegalese soccer team captain Seyni, she fought hard to get funding , to get media coverage, to get the legal authorizations in order to play in the main stadium.I was happy to hear that she


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In the name of Allah:) Good morning you guys & happy belated mama day to you mothers out there, hope you had a beautiful time with your loved ones:) This weekend was a buzy one for me I went to two fashion events; Sira Vision on Saturday & on sunday the first ever bridal salon.Today’s post is all about Colle Sow Ardo yearly fashion show that I’ve been going to each year since I moved back.I enjoyed myself, it was a nice show despite the few techincal problems & the  delay.I really hope that next year the event will be held like last year  in the garden of the Almadies Hotel (better setting I believe). This year’s themes were friendship & peace , as you know Ivory Coast & Senegal went through dramatic political times but thank God things are looking up in both countries. The designers were strictly Ivoirian


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Once again back at CCF , I truly shouldn’t pay anymore to attend events  that place is like a second home:) Anywhoo last friday my boyz & girls from the Vendredi Slam group had an event in collaboration with a French slam group, On a Slame sur la Lune.They’ve been to Dakar before but for whatever reason I’ve never experienced until this past weekend.My good high school friend Racky ( who by the way  is an amazing fashion photographer)was in town, we hadn’t seen each other in over ten years so this was the perfect time to hang out and live just for a few hours on the moon:) The Vendredi Slam group did their thang as usual, we dreamed along with them, talked love , self respect, activism, laughed, respected our traditions comme d’hab.I really enjoyed Jabir’s piece about love, MFT ‘s 23 years old proud & prouder self


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Saint Louis la Belle Visting you was nice, Leaving you not so much ! Good morning close to three AM here in Saint Louis awaiting the cab that will take me back to Dakar, my amore.I had a wonderful, wonderful sereine time in Ndaar, I totally got into chill mode, spend time with me, talked to my soul, walked my shoes off, met some amazing & inspiring women,the end good bye lol, now know that I have a St Louis story to share ;The him in my life hooked me up with his friend Banda who was my generous host for this 2 days trip.I had planned on attending a few vernissages but that quite didn’t happen, actually I wanted to support one of my elders in the world of photography Fatou Kande Senghor who is currently exhibiting her work at Comptoir des Fleuves II (in the South side of the


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Salam my people, how are y’all? Hope all is good.First of all let me start by paying respect to the memory of Senegalese soccer player Jules Francois Bertrand Bocande who passed away last week,  the entire country celebrated officially his life & career @ the Demba Diop Stadium, may he rest in peace….. Aight you guys today was a good & productive day:) I  stopped by the Sonatel Fondation for a nice vernissage.I ran into painter Aminata Diop who was invited to showcase her work.The Sonatel Fondation is big on supporting & promoting local young artists from Dakar & other Senegalese regions.Aminata introduced me to her friend & fellow visual artist Dieynabou Balde, loved her work (check the pics) They both graduated from the Dakar  Beaux Art school (will try to interview Dieynabou in the future ). There were many pieces I liked there by artists such as Joseph Coly,Mbaye


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Me revoila for my little Biennale Moments:) So yesterday afternoon & today were slow Biennale days for me, actually this afternoon I didn’t go anywhere, I rested & I   worked out, needed  to:) Yesterday my friend & I visited Ambre deco shop over at the Almadies ,we got 2 see beautiful art by Diompy & another Burkinabe artist (don’t recall his name but I loved the sculptures), by the way Ambre is a nice deco shop where you’ll find all kinds of fun stuff like senegalese inspired coasters, wax house linen, that kind of stuff. Afterwards , we made our way towards Keur Dasha, an art gallery owned by designer Dasha Nicoue, nice house, nice backyard by the way.There I was really happy to meet 2 women that I admired for their work, Carole Diop editor in chief of www.afrikadaa.com & Pascale Obolo who’s a painter, a film director, she’s


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Hello you guys, I figured that I would go ahead and share about today’s journey. It started with a good old paella at my friend Yacine’s brotha’s house, thanks for the paella Ouleye(his wife), you are an awesome cook & host…Belly full & happy we went to Douta Seck where women in architecture showcased via images & videos their work..Ohhh I was so happy because I’ve been meaning to share the work of  Cameroonian architect Francoise N’thepe but just like I was explaining to her I wasn’t lucky finding suitable press pictures.Afterward we made our way toward Gaal Gui art gallery where Edu & Mbaye were showcasing their work, I love their space ,the goldish & yellow tones of the walls compliment their paintings.Everybody was really nice towards us , we couldn’t stay long because we had to go see other exhibits, but def’ if you are in town go


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Salamalekoum err’body How are y’all , hope you are spending beautifully your saturday:) Life is good Alhamdoulilah , I had a buzy friday afternnon & evening.Dak’Art is rich in beautiful events & it’s taking shape slowly & surely.There are so many international artsy people in town, whether act collectors, artists, writers, art comissioners ect. Going from one place to another you’re sure 2 bump into people you’ve met at another place earlier in the day lol, love to see the afropean sense of style as well.Yacine , Mimi & I met at IFAN which I was happy to see renovated, because a couple of years ago it wad a real tragedy.Our Culture Minister & beloved Musician Youssou Ndour was in the place , it’s nice to see him working his new title, and I think being that he comes from a musical background he has a bit of knowledge on


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