1. Yewwi Askan With
“The hour of revolution has come. Politicians get rich off the backs of the people. We will fight for the youth. No one will do it for us. Sitting in her living room, it was via a live broadcast on the Facebook social network that Queen Biz, whose real name is Coumba Diallo, announced to her fans in April her intention to enter the political arena. Three months later, the artist singer went from words to deeds by presenting at a press conference on July 3, her own political club, the Youth Movement for Rupture (MJR). Who sided with the opposition to Macky Sall, in particular the Yewwi Askan Wi coalition led by Ousmane Sonko, current mayor of Ziguinchor, who came third in the 2019 presidential election. “We want to fight against injustice and take our destiny into our own hands. Within Yewwi Askan Wi, I found committed leaders,” she says.
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During the electoral campaign which opened on July 10, the artist intends to crisscross the interior of the country giving concerts in several cities, in order to call on young people to vote massively for the opposition during these legislative elections, which must be held on July 31. “For ten years, the government n’a nothing for young people. It is not less than two years from the end of his mandate that Macky Sall will do something. He failed. »
2. Social Media Queen
Queen Biz can already count on its main asset, its fan base. Her more than 3 million cumulative subscribers on Facebook and Instagram – and 200,000 on Youtube – make her one of the most influential Senegalese artists on social networks. This is not to displease the leaders of the opposition coalition Yewwi Askan Wi, who have invested mainly in online communities to get their political speech across. “The fact that I am very followed on social networks gives me a certain strength. This gives good visibility to my fight. It will help me a lot, ”she rejoices.
3. Childhood difficile