Mary N’Diaye got robbed, or in other words, why didn’t she make it past round 1 in Melodifestivalen?

Mary N’Diaye got robbed, or in other words, why didn’t she make it past round 1 in Melodifestivalen?

So siked I was to cheer Mary on in Melodifestivalen, the Swedish Song Contest in the lead up to Eurovision. Here’s her performance in round 1: She didn’t receive enough votes to go directly to the final or the second chance round. The name of the song translates into cuddle and is used by kids …

Cheering for Mary N’diaye in the 1st round of the Swedish Song Contest

Cheering for Mary N’diaye in the 1st round of the Swedish Song Contest

I’ll admit that when I first moved to Europe I thought the EuroVision Song Contest was a bit strange. I didn’t understand the voting or why Israel was a competing country. While I still don’t understand the voting nor took the time to learn why Israel competes here (who cares, really) I look forward to …

2012 Maisha Award for Artist of the Year goes to Mary N’diaye

2012 Maisha Award for Artist of the Year goes to Mary N’diaye

The phrase “Lead by example” comes to mind when one thinks of this Sene-gambian woman. She is the founder of Rock Africk which is an initiative with the objective of spotlighting and celebrating noteworthy African achievement, as well as an outreach to African youth in Africa. She is a 2012 Semi-finalist in TV4’s The Voice, …