No doubt Cess Ngum is one of the leading and consistent female music stars in the country. She is to Gambia what Shakira is to Latin America. As a matter of fact, it is an easy comparison: they are both ageless, seriously curvaceous, and incredibly talented singers and dancers.
One thing though you did not know about Cess, which she probably does better than Shakira, is her appreciation of the power of the legendary waist beads as an art of seduction.
In a recent Facebook post, the Jigeh Sima hitmaker suggested that people intimately close to her (whoever they may be) could attest to her love for waist beads.
‘’If you know me, you know that I'm a total FREAK for them [referring to beads]’’, she said, describing her ‘obsession’’ with beads as a curse.
Unfortunately, the What’s On -Gambia reporter is not close enough to find out.
The picture that accompanies the post depicts her in an alluring position with an inviting smirk and penetrable stare into the camera focus. Letting her 28-inches exotic hair dropped at waist length, Cess clad in a black punk spike studded shoulder leather jacket. And on her waist, she flashed a rainbow of 8 pieces of beads in different sizes and shapes.
The post attracted a lot of comments including one from rising poet Omar Champion Cham.
‘’You are a queen’’, declared one Jobarteh Muhammed.
Another said: "My crush artist lol".
In the greater Senegambian region and many parts of Africa in general, waist beads are crucial in the disarming bedroom arsenal of women. Men love it and women spend a fortune in their charm offensive to spice up their bedroom experiences. Waist beads flavored in Churai (incense) are heaven on earth.