DAKAR, Senegal: Just a five-minute voyage on a colorful pirogue from Dakar is Ile N’gor, so roll up your pants and take off your shoes, because wet feet are inevitable. West Africa’s hub for NGOs and international agencies, Dakar draws a cosmopolitan mix of travelers to its dusty downtown streets and surf-pounded coastline. It’s a city of hustlers and traders, bargainers and touts, eager to show you something or sell you something and not always dissuaded by a polite “non, merci.”
Omotore is a 21 year old albino Afro hip hop artist in Lagos, Nigeria. He is using his music to voice some of the stereotypical issues his fellow albinos face. He is constantly been discouraged by even show promoters that he will never make it as an Albino, but Omotore is not giving up. He strongly believes there is hope for him to become successful as an albino. No doubt Salif Keita, the famous Malian musician, is one of them. Photo by Tom Saater (@tomsaater) for @everydayafrica.