ELITE Senegal 2018 with CAIF

Last week, I attended and assisted during the program of my friend Fadieye called Elite Senegal 2018. You can read all about the Twisted Talents behind ELITE Senegal 2018, if interested. ELITE is an acronym and stands for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and IT Exchange. During one week, we had over 40 girls (and one boy) that study sewing at CAIF and gave them workshops and trainings in entrepreneurship and leadership. Not only that, the students were challenged to make an outfit for one of the following categories: men, women, children or hijab. Let me tell you more about ELITE Senegal 2018 below :).
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Twisted Talent behind ELITE Senegal 2018

Twisted Talent | ELITE Senegal 2018Last week, I attended and assisted during the program of my friend Fadieye called Elite Senegal 2018. ELITE is an acronym and stands for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and IT Exchange. During one week, we had over 40 girls that study sewing at CAIF and gave them workshops and trainings in entrepreneurship and leadership. However, before I tell you all about this amazing program, I want to dedicate my first Twisted Talent post to formerly introduce you to the great people behind it. Let’s get into this overdose of talent! (more…)

Korité in Podor

May was the beginning of Ramadan and the most part of Senegal was fasting. For a whole month, Muslims all over the world were fasting. And at the end of Ramadan, the same Muslims were celebrating Eid. In Senegal, Eid is called Korité. It is the first day after 29 or 30 days of fasting that Muslims are not permitted to fast. The Holiday celebrated the conclusion of the month of Ramadan. It is not the first time I have celebrated Eid or Korité in Senegal. Today, I will share with you how I celebrated Eid in Podor with my family. (more…)

Electrafrique

ElectrafriqueA while ago, Youma and I went to an edition of Electrafrique organized by OkayAfrica and KAANI. I wanted to see what the party would be like and if I’d like it. Sure, I wanted to connect with Dakar’s creative scene, and see what Electrafrique would be like. I wanted to see what kind of music it would be and if it would be my style. Of course, I also came to get shots, have fun and create. Let’s get into Electrafrique! (more…)

Lunch at Restaurant Le N’gor

Last time, I took you out lunching at Southern Fried Chicken, today however, we are eating local food by the sea at Le N’gor. How wonderful right?! Eating food and having an amazing view :). This is my first time eating at Le N’gor. I have never heard of the restaurant, but it is wonderful! I was meeting some new friends and it was a great spot to have lunch. Of course, I will share it with my favorite friends. Let’s get to our lunch with an amazing view shall we?!

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Lunch at Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried ChickenLast time, I took you out lunching at Pergola, today however, we are eating FASTFOOD! We will be eating at Southern Fried Chicken in Ouakam. This is my first time visiting SFC here in Dakar. I have seen the spot while roaming around Sandaga etc., but I have never actually been there. Until today! I am too excited to share this with you. Let’s just get into our lunch shall we?!

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Getting a Relaxer

getting a relaxer - MamaIn this post, we will talk about relaxing hair and getting a getting a relaxer - sigarelaxer. I wanted to show you how to relax hair. Now, wait a minute.. I am not going to show you how I relax my hair or how I relax someone else’s hair. Because first of all, I am natural and I like having tightly-coiled hair :). Secondly, I have no desire to relax someone’s hair for the sake of a blog post. However, my cousin wanted to get a relaxer, and asked me join her. Of course, I was down. I have seen my cousins getting a relaxer many times before, and I enjoy watching the process.

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Fancy wedding at Alkimia, Dakar

fancy wedding cake - march 2018Today, 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…)