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Made in Ghana

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Nana Osei – Friend, Brother, Creative Mind, Partner at Bohten eyewear/sunglasses brand. Nana and I met nearly 20 years ago in our undergraduate years. We were rivals, vying for the role of President with a student organization that we were passionate about. One of the qualities that I admire the most about Nana is his loyality and genuineness. Listen and learn about his journey back home. We hope you can… Read More »Made in Ghana

Thank you For Being A Friend

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WOMEN! We are mothers, daughters, sisters, aunties, nieces and for many souls we are sister friends. Women naturally seek the support of others – often from other women to help nurture, brainstorm, plan and tackle life and all that it has to offer. This is especially true when you relocate to a place different from what you’ve always known. Moving to a new country makes you vulnerable in many ways.… Read More »Thank you For Being A Friend

Traveling – Sine Saloum

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…I hadn’t truly taken the time to explore all that the country had to offer. About 2.5 – 3 hours away from Dakar, Senegal’s capital city, is a tranquil, restful community known as Sine Saloum. I have been living in Senegal for 5 years and needless to say, I hadn’t truly taken the time to explore all that the country had to offer. Part of the reason was/is because I… Read More »Traveling – Sine Saloum

Storytelling in Africa – Educating the Youth and Owning Our Stories

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Meet Christian Thiam – Banker, Novelist, Filmmaker, Educator and Returnee to his home – Senegal. Join us as we learn more about his journey to coming back home. Additionally, check out Supimax film school – part of the larger umbrella of Supinfo Group – with over 20 years of experience within the creative space of Africa. Pictures from our tour and visit with Christian Thiam and DG – Didier Diop. For more… Read More »Storytelling in Africa – Educating the Youth and Owning Our Stories

We Got a Story to Tell…..Part 2

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221Afrique Interview Series – in honor of Women’s History Month, throughout March we will share stories of women who have transitioned back to the continent. Our second part with Mame Djarra Diop – CEO and Founder of Sunu Thiossane. We learn about some of her current projects, challenges she has had along the way and her advice to those considering moving back to the continent.

We Got a Story to Tell…..Part 1

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221Afrique Interview Series – in honor of Women’s History Month, throughout March we will share stories of women who have transitioned back to the continent. Our first part with Mame Djarra Diop – CEO and Founder of Sunu Thiossane, who relocated in August 2017. We learn about what brought her back to Dakar, Senegal.

For The Culture

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My friends and I had the chance to view Black Panther – right here on the continent, with all the glory and splendor that came with seeing a BIG budget film, about Africans with superpowers, fighting the “bad” guys (more on that another time), at an African movie theater.  We jokingly discussed how if you were Toubab – you couldn’t sit with us in the theatre, as we needed to… Read More »For The Culture

We Came to Slay

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At any given moment, at any given time in the day, you can find Senegalese women and men dressed to kill. The colors often speak of the personality of the wearer or the mood that they might be in, in that particular moment or for the specific event at hand. Fashion is a HUGEEEE deal in Dakar. No other day other than on Fridays is this statement truer. Like most… Read More »We Came to Slay