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6 famous people you didn’t know are from Senegal

April 04, 2019 at 07:00 pm | Lifestyle

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

April 04, 2019 at 07:00 pm | Lifestyle

Issa Rae — Photo via @issarae on Instagram

Issa Rae
Besides acting, Issa Rae is also a web series creator, writer, director, and producer. She is best known for her popular award-winning YouTube series, Awkward Black Girl. Rae also made history in 2016 when she became the first black woman to create and star in her own premium cable series, Insecure with HBO. Her father is an American based Senegalese medical practitioner. She stayed in Senegal briefly with her family during her childhood before eventually moving to the United States.

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