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From selling café touba in Serre Kunda, to becoming one of the finest singers in Senegambia…exclusive interview with Mame Balla

From selling café touba in Serre Kunda, to becoming one of the finest singers in Senegambia…exclusive interview with Mame Balla


Born on the 19th October, 1977, Mame Balla Diouf, also known in The Gambia as Daddy Sam, grew up in Pikine, one of the poorest suburbs of Dakar.  He used music as an escape. 

The former Dancehall Masters’ vocalist began his musical journey at age 19, drawing inspiration from great

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Zainab Hellen Maroun reveals how she met Balla Gaye II… and more in exclusive interview

Zainab Hellen Maroun reveals how she met Balla Gaye II… and more  in exclusive interview


When it comes to Gambia’s favorite young female celebrities, Zainab Hellen Maroun certainly ranks pretty highly. She is the whole package – gorgeous, intelligent, friendly and hardworking.  In October 2012, the former Maroun Supermarket boss lady, tied the knot to Senegalese champion wrestler, Balla Gaye II. 

The Gambian-Lebanese beauty

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Rapping for social change: U.S based Gambian rapper, Say’hu making waves

Rapping for social change: U.S based Gambian rapper, Say’hu making waves


Ready to become Gambia’s first internationally recognized rapper with gigs in different parts of the world is US-based Say’hu. He was born in the United States, but spent much of his childhood days in The Gambia. 

Unlike many rappers, Say’hu’s lyrics are mainly about life, the struggle and how to

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Gambia nyatoo dorong! Fatima Jabbe becomes one of the powerful women in the African movie industry

Gambia nyatoo dorong! Fatima Jabbe becomes one of the powerful women in the African movie industry

Gambia nyatoo dorong! Fatima Jabbe becomes one of the powerful women in the African movie industry


Fatima Jabbe is one of the most successful and accomplished Gambian actresses today. She has starred in popular Nollywood movies such as the Mirror Boy – a movie that has raked in millions of naira. 

She’s

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Young, pretty and successful: Is Haddy Faye one of Gambia’s richest young ladies?

Young, pretty and successful: Is Haddy Faye  one of Gambia’s richest young ladies?

Say what you will about Haddy Faye but she is hard-working! 

She is only 25-years-old; Haddy has gone from a senior secondary school graduate, to become a hugely successful businesswoman with her own beauty salon and boutique, located on one of The Gambia’s most expensive streets. 

The Pipeline girl is

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Introducing Gambia’s own Princess Shyngle: Nollywood’s next big star

Introducing Gambia’s own Princess Shyngle:  Nollywood’s next big star

For this upcoming Gambian international actress, acting is not just a mere career. Completely passionate about what she is doing, 20-year-old Princess Shyngle said that acting requires intelligence, commitment, determination and team work. 

Although young, Princess is already making headlines in both Nigeria and Ghana. She’s one of the few

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