THIANDELLA

It was the night of their wedding and all the guests had gone home. They were preparing for their honeymoon but there was something standing in the way. Madeleine owed her family one clarification before leaving: her virginity. They had to give the verdict. It was 4 AM, three hours after the couple snuck offContinue reading “THIANDELLA”

LA CITRINE HAIR: NDEYE DIENG

Over the course of the interview series, I have gained some new inspirations and friends. Ndeye Dieng is one of them! When I tell you guys she is the epitome of exceptional client relationships, I mean it! She does everything with heart and follows through until you’re 100% satisfied. She leaves no stone unturned andContinue reading “LA CITRINE HAIR: NDEYE DIENG”

BALLA (ADAMA’s sequel from women’s series)

**At the Ndiaye residence** Balla stared at the destitute plate of food in front of him. He attempted yet again to make a meal for himself. It had been a long three weeks of not speaking to one another. At first, Adama tried to explain herself but eventually gave up as Balla refused to believeContinue reading “BALLA (ADAMA’s sequel from women’s series)”

MALICK: BUUR COUTURE

In this interview series, we pick the brain of Buur Couture’s founder, Malick! Before we get into the interview spotlight, read on to learn more about Buur Couture overall! Overview: BuuR is an African luxury fashion brand founded in 2014, which produces ready-to-wear clothing and accessories. The word BuuR is originated from Senegal, and it meansContinue reading “MALICK: BUUR COUTURE”

MOUTAROU (guest writer)

***Unlike the other stories in the men’s series, this story is real. I’d personally like to thank our very own Moutarou for sharing his personal story.*** In Senegal there is a lot of social pressure.  Practically everyone throughout the country faces this phenomenon, women as well as men. As for the effect on me, I am the eldestContinue reading “MOUTAROU (guest writer)”

MBAYE

Mbaye: I am sorry. I’ve done everything anyone could think of… Laila: Shhh. Don’t beat yourself up about this. It’s not a big deal. I can wait. Mbaye: But you have been waiting. And it’s not fair to you. Laila: Baby, we’ve talked about this. We’ll just keep trying and going through treatment until weContinue reading “MBAYE”

FATOU PHOTOGRAPHY

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go viral? I don’t know about you but I certainly have and this week, we got to pick the brain of Fatou, who did a photo shoot that took the Internet by storm! Aida: As usual, I ask my interviewees to tell us a little bit aboutContinue reading “FATOU PHOTOGRAPHY”

BAMBA

All I’ve ever wanted was to be enough for my family and for myself. It’s hard when you have so much weight to carry on your shoulders. I sometimes think to myself that being a man is so hard when you’ve got all eyes on you. The older you get, the more responsibilities fall inContinue reading “BAMBA”