iamthenublack: Yayemarie of CosWeAfricanWomen…

yayeintroduce yourself

My name is Yaye Marie Ba, but people call me Yaye and I am representing Senegal (West Africa). I blog anything and everything about Mama Afrika. I am really passionate about continously discovering about African people, African things, African perspectives and culture.

I’m all about moving forward based on our past by staying positive , innovative people. I also wanted to add that I love other cultures but there’s not enough accurate and positive representation about my continent that’s the reason why I solely for the most part tend to focus on the Motherland:)

fav lyric from a song

“We fall down, but we get up…For a saint is just a sinner who fell down and got up”.

Donnie McClurkin – We Fall Down

who and what inspires you?

My Muslim faith, the determination of the strong women around me, good food and company, life, being able to attain goals, my personal dreams, the arts, love, and life.

icons past & present

Angelique Kidjo’s strength, Lizz Wright’s maturity and grace, Rokia Traore’s courage, Oumou Sangare’s feminity and authenticity, my sister’s determination.

the nublack philosophy/mantra according to Yayemarie

“It would be a shame not to live our lives to the fullest, when people are dying each day not getting the chance to experience life!”

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