Mariama Ceesay

Gambia

Mariama is currently studying accounting at MDI International University. She owns a lashes business called Lashes with Mariyam, is the face of Mena and Co and she manages an online show called the Mimijanha on YouTube, one of the most popular online shows in Gambia.

On what her understanding of the theme humanity is, she says that “we should always validate each other’s feelings by being there for each other, respecting each other’s values and treating each other with dignity and respect.”

She believes that her personality, the way she treats people and her great sense of humor is what makes her unique.

Should she win, she will advocate for orphans, the needy, the disabled and the poor all over Africa. “I will make sure that no one is suffering even in the absence of their parents. I will build orphanages, schools for orphans to create a better environment and life for them and be their voice,” she says.