Today, I want to share another wedding with you. This time it is a fancy Senegalese wedding with a touch of Benin. This is the fourth wedding or so I attended! Last weekend, when Youma and I came back from the Superwomen Leadership Conference, her parents asked us to attend a wedding at restaurant Alkimia. So, like the good girls we are, we changed and prepared for the wedding reception. Let’s get into this fancy wedding, shall we? (more…)
Last weekend, I went to the Superwomen Leadership Conference 2018 organized by JEADER, which stands for Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains + Leader. The Conference was at Novotel next to Ibis in downtown Dakar. It was my first time attending an event that focused on (super)women in Senegal. In addition, I heard that certain superwomen from Wakanda would be present. Which meant that I definitely wanted to attend. Obviously, it is pretty inspiring to attend an event for women. I have been to many events in my life, but they always give me a new source of energy. Some would claim it could be motivation, but I’d rather call it Vibranium mixed with #BlackGirlMagic. Read further if you want me to transmit some of the Vibranium and #BlackGirlMagic! (more…)
It has been about two years that we have been waiting for the release of Marvel’s Black Panther. However, ever since the announcement, the world has been impatiently waiting for its release. Teasers have been circling all over the internet and throughout the world. This includes funny memes, GIFs and hashtags such as #InWakanda. Of course, I was one of the many people that has been waiting a long time for the Black Panther release. In January, I contacted the cinema’s here in Dakar, asking if and when they would screen Black Panther. I was definitely happy to hear that they would premiere Black Panther on February 16th. Certainly, I was happier when I reserved myself a ticket for the original version (English spoken) of Black Panther for last Friday! In this post, I will tell you all about it. Keep on reading :).
A while back, I went to the Dakar Digital Economy Symposium at the Radisson Blu hotel next to Sea Plaza. It was the first time attending such an event while in Senegal. In addition, it was Tigo that sponsored the event and I had the chance to help out. Therefore, I designed the badges and helped on the day of the event. Even though I do not know a lot about IT and how to build a start-up, businesses in emerging markets and the role of digitalisation are interesting. If you are curious about the Digital Economy Symposium 2018, keep on reading! (more…)
Today, I want to share something special with you: A Cabo-Senegalese wedding I attended! I hope you enjoyed the post about the other Senegalese Wedding I attended last September. My sister is the one that got married this time. Her boyfriend (now husband) is Cape Verdian, which makes their wedding Cabo-Senegalese :). Let’s get into these Cabo-Senegalese wedding celebrations!
As some might know, I am back at Tigo Senegal! I am currently doing an internship and before the ending of the year, Tigo organized a the end of the year all white party. It was a dinnerparty with live performance of Daara J, a famous Senegalese rap-duo. They invited me, of course ;)(duh)! In this post, I will take you with me on this amazing night. Let’s get into the party! (more…)
On the first Sunday of December, I went to the Dakar Farmer’s Market with my sister in Ouakam, Dakar. Every first Saturday of the month, from December 2017 until June 2018, there is a Farmer’s Market where biological and artisanal products are being sold. The overall objective is to promote local consumption and the well-being of the Senegalese community. The market brings together more than 80 different exhibitors that offer a wide range of quality agri-foods and natural cosmetics. If you want to know more about the Dakar Farmer’s market, keep on reading!
I hope you guys enjoyed reading Mindelo Part 1, Part 2 and Porto Novo. We sure did enjoy Cabo Verde! I have been in Senegal for a while (surprise surprise!) and in this post I want to share with you this traditional Senegalese wedding I assisted! The wedding was of my friend Youma’s younger sister Ngoné. Let’s get into these Senegalese wedding vibes!