Cediced Soundiata Keita
Europe is my birthplace, America is my home, Africa is where my heart is...
Jackeline Tumukunde is a proud Rwandan. She will tell anyone who is willing to listen how beautiful Rwanda is. She speaks of places like the Akagera National Park, Canopy Walk or the Gorilla trekking with overflowing enthusiasm. What sets her apart is she doesn't just talk about how gorgeous her country is, she will literally make the experience come true for you through her company JallynTravel. JallynTravel is unique in the sense that it offers authentic experiences that are more flexible and tailored to the need of their clients. Their services ranges from beach & lake destinations, cultural escapades and of course Safaris. Jackeline built her work experience four years ago starting at the Institute of National Museum and she was later promoted to marketing manager with the outreach. This promotion was pivotal because it allowed Jackeline to travel all over the country. During those trips she would take pictures and post them on social media. Those pictures soon garnered a lot of attention and she soon became the go to person when friends wanted recommendations for local trips. Jackie knew she had something going for herself when someone paid her to organize their entire trip and the best part is she totally enjoyed the process. She had discovered a passion for showcasing destinations within Rwanda. Two years ago Jackie created JallynTravel, she made that leap of faith leaving her secure job. When asked what gave her the confidence to quit her job she answered:" I couldn't guarantee 100% that I was going to succeed but at least I'm going to see it through. I wasn't going to be able to live with the idea of not trying and not knowing what could have been. I had to follow my passion".Safe to say she made the right decision, JallynTravels is standing strong and growing. I admire Jackeline's passion and her desire to make Rwandans travel more locally. If you are interested in experiences in Rwanda check out her website at www.jallyntravels.com #my250 #rwanda #Kigali #Travelafrique #Tripinafrica #visiterlafrique #Africantraveler #africanentrepreneur #Africa #landofthousandshills
I made an improptu visit to "La maison des Esclaves" or The house of slaves in Agbedrafo, Togo, a 30 min drive from the capital Lome. These hollow grounds used to be a place where slaves where kept in captivity between 1830-1852. According to the tour guide, the slave trades during that period had already been abolished in the region by the British government, therefore the slave trade that occured in Togo was illegal. I can't describe how I I felt when the guide was eplaining to me how food was thrown into the cave to the slaves. The strongest fought and ate and the weak perished of hunger. A strange feeling took over me when I sank into the cave...Visiter La maison des esclaves est une experience a faire non seulement pour les etrangers, mais pour les Togolais eux memes. Nous devons apprendre de notre histoire pour ne pas la répéter. Nous africains avons participer à la traite négrière. L'esclavage existe toujours sous une autre forme et nous devons lutter contre... #228
# Togo #igerstogo #visiterlafrique #houseofnoreturn #pointofnoreturn #lamaisondesesclaves #MappAfrica #tripinafrica #africantravel #Motherland #Slavehouse #tellingourstories #history #roots #traitenegriere #AfriquemonAfrique
I'm here with Kris Nelly Owner of @jardincanelya.
Kris Nelly is another example of a woman who grew up outside of Benin all her life and decided to move back and do something in Benin. Kris Nelly was an enginneer by trade with a solid career as project manager for Airbus. Despite a great job in France she felt like she needed a change and try building something at home. She said to me" I gave my self one year max and if I couldn't find something to do I would leave Benin. That was 7 years ago and she's still in Cotonou with the #1
rating on Trip advisor for her guest house and is a superhost on Airbnb. Stay tuned for more, the story continues
#229 #Cotonou #Benin #africanstories #africantravel #tellingourstories #journeynackhome #travelafrica #Africandestination #Wezon #businesswoman
I met Modou @madinpixel_official
aka Mad pixel in Dakar and was immediately struck by his versatility. At first glance, he comes off as a very soft spoken and an assuming guy but behind that quiet demeanor lies a great mind. Modou was an artistic director for an advertising agency up until a few months ago when he decided to quit and create his company. He is now free to let his mind do anything he wants to. Modou draws, paints, designs logos, creates visuals for ad campaigns as well as animation and he directed a music video and a short film. You simply cannot put the man in a Box! Modou never received a western education, instead he went to coranic school. He credits his father for allowing him to pursue his passion for arts during his late teens when it was clear that he was not going to make a living as a carpenter. He's very happy and proud to develop his craft in Senegal. He confined in me that growing up as a kid people that could see talent in him would say that he needed to go Europe or America to develop his skills. Hearing that developed in him a sense of pride and therefore he never aspired to pursue his career in the Western world. He is an avid reader, plays guitar, skateboarder and he likes to eat late at night right 😀 ? If you are in Dakar and you'd like To meet Modou or work with him dont hesitate to reach out to him. @black__dylan
merci de m'avoir recu chez toi. Ce fut un plaisir et je continue à observer ton parcours. #221 #Sénégal #senegaleseartist #africanart #Africanartist #renaissanceman #africantalent #africanartisticdirector #africantravel #africanminds #africantrips #Africandestination #africandesign #africancreatives #Wezon #africanstories #tellingourstory #africanbreadtalent