A fast train from Dakar

Young Philippe Ndour is the nephew of Senegalese pop star Youssou Ndour. And just like his uncle and his mother he wants to be a pop singer (see his Justin Bieber impression here). And like his uncle, Philippe dabbles in politics, though Philippe is starting young. The second round of presidential elections between President Abdoulaye Wade (he might lose his title as Life President) and opposition challenger Macky Sal is scheduled for March 25. In the video above, made before the first round of voting, Philippe has some words for the candidates. Singing in Wolof (subtitles in French) over a too-sweet rhythm, Philippe demands good schools, housing, roads, jobs, clean water, no more electricity blackouts, and a fast train from Dakar. We should have a Senegal elections primer soon.


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