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From fake hair to hijab: UK-based hijabi, Hasatou Drammeh shares story

From fake hair to hijab: UK-based hijabi, Hasatou Drammeh shares story

Hasatou Drammeh has discovered that for women, there is more beauty in modesty than in vain.

The UK-based Gambian has since become a new hijabi convert. She shares her story, which reads below in verbatim:

I was born into a Muslim family, but Islam never played a role in my

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Some common mistakes in Ramadaan: Let’s strive not to repeat the same

Some common mistakes in Ramadaan: Let’s strive not to repeat the same

This article was first published in an online Islamic Bulletin. The author is Asma bint Shameem. Please read:

Taking Ramadaan as a ritual

For many of us Ramadaan has lost its spirituality and has become more of a ritual than a form of Ibaadah. We fast from morning to night

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19-year-old Abdoulie Jallow talks being blind in The Gambia

19-year-old Abdoulie Jallow talks being blind in The Gambia

My name is Alieu Jallow. I am 19 years old and live in Kololi with my parents. Currently, I am attending Aji Sukai Ndateh Memorial School.

Being blind in The Gambia is a challenge, but since there isn’t anything I can do about it, I must face the challenges.

I

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A chat with Filly Suso: The ‘jali musso’ who refused to sing

A chat with Filly Suso: The ‘jali musso’ who refused to sing

Filly Suso is from a griot family in Bundung, Serre Kunda. But the young Gambian girl has chosen a different path. Enjoy our chat with her:

What’s On-Gambia: Who is Filly Suso?

Filly: My real name is Fatou Suso, but I am commonly known as Filly. I am the first

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How to be more Gambian in your everyday life

How to be more Gambian in your everyday life

Are you wondering how to be more Gambian in your everyday life? Check below:

1.      Use your right hand when eating, or receiving gifts

2.      Wear African clothes on Fridays

3.      Drink attaya as much as possible

4.      Embrace spicy food with Jumbo or Maggie

5.     

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