Saturday, October 10th, from 9 to 11, the Director of the West African Research Center (WARC) was grounded at the largest Murid Mosque in Dakar for the purpose of contributing to a documentary on Senegal cuisine, the country’s cardinal value of Teranga, on Sufi Islam in the country and for a better understanding of Muridiya and the work of Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba. The Director found pleasure in being grounded because his partner in the documentary was no other than world famous actress Lupita Nyong’o, the young lady who brilliantly performed in the films 12 Years a Slave and Black Panther among other blockbusters.

For two hours running, Lupita and the WARC director went through the performance: walking together from one landmark to another, Lupita asking the questions and the WARC Director providing answers on the topic listed above.

The documentary is part of a project titled Africa Eat and implemented by the Plimsoll Film Company in the United Kingdom. 

Both characters found consummate pleasure in working together and ended up parting in a very friendly atmosphere with beautiful pictures taken and beautiful smiles and laughters exchanged. 

The Director diplomatically handed Lupita the flyer of the West African Research Center (WARC) with the hope that Lupita will take cognizance of the good work of the Center.