Mel Bailey is a multimedia journalist based in Dakar, Senegal.
Dakar, Senegal Politics, Entertainment & Celebrity, Music, Cultural, 360 Videography July 31 @ 12:00am
I met Saintrick, a Congolese singer, political activist, and sound engineer, at a concert one night in Dakar after Senegalese musician Cheikh Lo abruptly stopped batting on his drums and began packing up, ending his show one hour ahead of schedule. "You can't perform and feel good about it if you're... Read more
Dakar, Senegal Food & Drink, Cultural, 360 Videography July 31 @ 12:00am
Video piece on Palm wine cultivation. Ever wonder how the refreshing frothy white alcoholic beverage from the Western sub-Saharan states was made? Go deep into the palm tree forest of Casamance, Senegal to see for yourself and meet the 60-year-old man whose palm wine is always in demand. Read more
Kindia, Guinea Science & Environment, Food & Drink, Cultural, 360 Videography July 31 @ 12:00am
Years after the World Health Organisation declared Guinea an Ebola free zone, the women of Kindia, one of Guinea's major fruit producing regions, still struggle to overcome the taboo of possibly tainted fruit and sell the quantity they once did. Propose a video piece on fruit sellers in Guinea Read more