Bantu knots in Dakar

Bantu knots

Hi guys, I am back in Dakar and I tried something new: Bantu knots! As you could see from my previous videos and pictures, I initially wore a wig to Senegal. This was mostly because I knew I’d be very busy during the FundWell program to do my hair on a daily basis. However, I’m back in Dakar and I am wearing bantu knots! Honestly, I actually LOVE it! Also, it has been a while since I updated you on my hair. In my last hair related article, I told you all about braiding myself. Let’s get into these perfectly crafted knots, shall we?!

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I went to Saint-Louis, Senegal for the first time!

Pont Faidherbe Sénégal river

In my last post, I was going to Saint-Louis in Senegal and it was actually my FIRST time! Of course, I am excited because I cannot wait to share this beautiful city with you. Like I said, I was there for #FundWellMME2019, a Microfunding project with FundWell and the incubator of the University of Gaston Berger. I will tell you a little more about the project, and a lot more about Saint-Louis! Let’s get into one of Senegal’s most beautiful cities.

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Maîtresse d’un homme marié – Review

Maîtresse d'un Homme Marié

In the last review, you could read my take on Ava DuVernay’s masterpiece When They See Us. Today, I want to review something that is totally different: a Senegalese show called Maîtresse d’un homme marié. Translated, it means ‘Mistress of a married man’. The first episode aired late January this year on 2sTV and on the MarodiTV YouTube channel. When I came back from Senegal last year, I wanted to continue improving my Wolof. Therefore, I decided to watch this popular Senegalese show called Pod et Marichou. While I was watching that, I came across a trailer for this new series called Maîtresse d’un Homme Marié. I have been watching it ever since it aired and I definitely want to share some more. Leggo.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar Sea Plaza: I’m back in Senegal!

Yes, I am back in Senegal and this time I’m staying at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza! Normally when I go to Senegal, I stay with family. This is pretty common and also less complicated at times. This time, however, I was actually invited and it’s more of a business trip than leisure. Either way, I am definitely excited to tell you all about this trip to Senegal with you guys. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza is where this journey starts. Let’s go!

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Independence Day: Senegal

Every year on April 4th, we celebrate the independence of Senegal. Therefore, I’d like to take this moment to share with you a part of Senegal’s colonial history. Even though I have spent a lot of times in Senegal, I don’t always think of its history. However, I do think it is important to look back on history and think about how we got to where we are today. Let’s refresh on some history!

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Senegal 2017-18 recap

Senegal 2017-18 recap

Today, I will bring a Senegal 2017-18 recap. Yes, I am in officially in the Netherlands and wearing much more clothing. I’ve had a wonderful time in Senegal, and I eventually stayed over a year. I’ve had the chance to do so many things! I got to see old friends, my family and I have met so many new, wonderful people. Let’s just get a recap of what I’ve done, ok?! 

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Youssou N’dour at King Fahd Palace

A long while back, I went to Youssou N’dour at King Fahd Palace, here in Dakar. Since Tigo had some tickets left, we got the opportunity to go! It was amazing! Just like the White Party, it was a dinnerparty with live performances of Youssou N’dour and various Senegalese artists and comedians. We were invited, and of course: WE WENT! It is my first time going to Youssou N’dour. In this post, I will take you with me on this amazing night. Let’s get into the party!

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Senegalese Traditional clothes

Merry Christmas! For the holidays, I want to talk about festive clothing.
As some may know, Senegalese people (read: women) LOVE to show off their Senegalese Traditional clothes. Other than showing off their clothing, Senegalese people love parties! There is always something to celebrate here in Senegal. There is always someone you know that is going to get married, had a child or there is a holiday on the corner. And even when there is nothing to celebrate, Senegalese people bring out their best attire on Fridays. Just look at this picture! Look at how colorful they are dressed. I definitely think this picture is aesthetically pleasing and super colorful! All in all, there is ALWAYS someone showing off their yéré olof. I’ll share some with you.

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