Sénégalaise de Londres (2017): Mapping London’s Senegalese Community

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Depending on which way you want to look at it; Senegalese represent one of London’s fastest growing African Communities. Lambeth, Clapham, Stratford and Newham in particular are good places to start if you’re looking for a Senegalese Bar, Restaurant or meetup groups – as those mentioned in this read up.

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Senegalese People are loved by the way. The West African ‘Sunshine State’ is known for it’s peaceful democracy, sunny beaches and delicious cuisine. You will find plenty of Senegalese migrants now calling London home. So ‘Where can I find the Senegalese Community in London?’

Here are a few place where you can start:



FIVE STAR: For Great Senegalese Food and Amazing Live Events; Checkout Little Baobab’s Food Pop-ups

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Phone: 07798 688042 | Email: lywamane@hotmail.fr

Probably the best Senegambia Supperclub in London and if not the country; Little Baobab quite simply put = rock. I’ve been there many times, Resident Chef Khadim is a man that knows what he’s doing when it comes to Thiébou dieune,Yassa, Maffé and more. Make sure you keep updated via their Facebook page to see when their next supper club will pop-up! Email: littlebaobabuk@gmail.com or call 07864947632 to book your place! Yes; they’re originally Senegalese – but worthy of a place within this article amongst our Gambian brothers.

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The soul of Little Baobab are chef Khadim and musician Abdoulaye Samb. Originally from Dakar, Senegal, the friends have lived in London for many years and forged strong links with the local multi-cultural community, many of them musicians, who regularly play live sets at the restaurant.



Londoners Love Senegalese People!

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“I met a fantastic young man from Senegal just now on London’s tube. He teaches music – dejeme, percussion and singing – to London’s young people from all backgrounds. Wonderful and desperately needed. Let’s keep and fight for free movement of people.”



Batch Gueye

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Site: batchgueye.co.uk | SoundCloud: /BatchGueye | Insta: /batch.gueye | Twitter: @BatchGueye |  Phone: +44 (0)75225 22723 | Email: batchgueyeband@gmail.com

These guys do Live Tours, Food Pop-ups and present events, such as classes and workshops with dancing, singing, drumming, etc. Sabar Family consists of Batch Gueye with family members, spread all over the world to represent the beautiful cultural expressions of Senegal/West Africa. They are based in Bristol, UK and beyond. In terms of their music; Batch Gueye brings the compelling music and dance of Senegal to the UK with an new electric and groove-based band from the Bristol area. The musical mix is a blend of Senegalese M’balax with persuasive rhythms of Central Africa and even further afield. Batch’s sincerity as a singer is equal to the energy he brings as a dancer, and gifted with a clear and powerful voice he seeks to reach a wider audience with his message of compassion and tolerance.



Senegalese Professionals Platform: UK Teranga

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Phone: 075045710423 | FB: /UKTeranga
UK Teranga is a social enterprise created by young Senegalese entrepreneurs living in London. The organisation and initiative is designed not only to bring young Senegalese British creatives together; but also to foster a platform where the diaspora can contribute to socio-economic initiatives back home. For more information; please click here


New Senegalese Restaurant: SOKHNA DIARRA

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FB: /Restaurant.Sokhna.Diarra | Phone: 07448 539009 | Address: 48, Rye Lane Market, Peckham, London SE15 5BY

 These guys do it all. Yassa, Peanut Butter Lamb Stew and more are available within this humble corner shop style restaurant. The service here is very friendly and the food even better. Lovely fresh flavours and cooked to perfection. This place is highly recommended for anyone looking for a good value and delicious meal. Really friendly staff too!

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In January 2017; Serigne cheikhouna mbacke bara was at sokhna diarra restaurant in Peckham, South East London. ‘Dieuredieuf mbacke’. Here at Restaurant Sokhna Diarra they offer you the chance to taste the exquisiteness of beautiful and delicious African and Senegalese cuisine at your service.



Senegalese Community in the UK: here (FB Group)

If you are Senegalese or looking for friends within the Senegalese Community; then this is a good place to start. They Describe themselves as ‘Meeting Place for Senegalese in the UK’

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La charmante Biba Dieng aux couleurs nationales à Londres : “Fière d’être sénégalaise”. Vous aimez ? Source: Pourquoi J’aime le Senegal



Human Rights & Social Development Group: POTTAL FII BHANTAL UK

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This group mainly exist to: 1) The prevention or relief of poverty [or financial hardship] anywhere in the world by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training, healthcare projects and all the necessary support designed to enable individuals to generate a sustainable income and be self-sufficient. 2) To promote human rights (as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent United Nations conventions and declarations) throughout Senegal and the world. Find out more info here


Senegalese in London (Public Group) here (FB Group)

Another Senegalese Meetup group. If you have any questions; queries or matters relating to the Senegalese Diaspora in London; then this is another good and active Facebook Group.

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Looking for a Senegalese Hairdresser? Checkout Nana Gina

Nana Gina is a Professional & Experienced hair dresser located in the South and East London area. She has many years of experience from working in Salons and freelancing in the UK and Abroad.

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Specialities include: Cut & Colour, Cut & Styling, Afro-Caribbean & European Hair, Weaves, Plaiting, Wedding Hair, Twists and more. You can enjoy her services in the comfort of your own home or any location of your choice.

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Bonjour à tous. Je suis une coiffeuse sénégalaise à Londres pour toute les spécialités n’hésitez pas à me contacter au +44 7912 227367. Voici quelques modèles de mes œuvres | Source: Les cercle de français 



Asru Association Des Senegalais Du Royaume Uni

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FB: /Asru-Association-Senegalaise | Email: secretariat.asru@yahoo.co.uk

The mission of this amazing London based Senegales group is as follows: Association for Strengthening links between Senegalese in the UK, sharing, tolerance, love, patience and assistance.

Association pour Renforcer les liens des Sénégalais du Royaume-Uni, par le partage, la tolerance, l’amour, la patience et par l’entraide,



Checkout Sénégalhair London

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BlackBritish, Senegalese Londoner Sénégalhair London is a talented and skilled entrepreneur that specialises in hair and food. She is a woman who knows what he’s doing when it comes to Thiébou dieune, Yassa, Maffé and more. She is also a mobile hairdresser who creates Art with every style she designs. Sénégalhair‘s creations and hair designs will certainly compliment all your facial features to stunning effect. Specialities include:

– Box braids
– Crotchet braids
– Marley & Kinky twists
– Senegalese twists (of course)

In her own words : Je suis coiffeuse mobile à Londres,n’hésitez pas à me faire signe je fais tout les modèles et suis pas cher, Voici un aperçu de mes œuvres.

Call or Send her a text/email for a price list & more information. Furthermore, last minute/On the day appointments are also available! Just give her a call or text for a quicker response. For more info; please click here



Senegambians London London

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Probably the Premier Platform for Sene-Gambian activity, chat, debates, and parties in London. Find out more via their Facebook platform here



LE CERCLE DES FRANCAIS A LONDRES

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Un groupe ouvert à tous pour échanger les bons plans sur Londres, répondre aux questions, s’entraider, etc. 


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