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Jasz Dio and Cheikh Biaye

Founder of Tackussanu Senegal

"The music that I heard in my ears and the food that I took into my soul, I am in love with my home. I am proud of myself that I didn't stop when I got to America. Entrepreneur, wow that word makes me happy for someone that didn't finish my schooling or acquire a trade. I am an Entrepreneur from the day I left my country, and I realized I was an entrepreneur each step of the way and it has led me here to this spot."

— Cheikh Biaye, co-founder of Tackussanu Senegal View Website

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