During my childhood in Senegal Attaya was an important part of our social life because we had more time for conversation with family and friends. When my grandfather realized I knew how to make it he used to ask me to make it for my entire family. Today I’m a producer at the Ujamaa Black Theater.
I live in Harlem, NY. I make Attaya sometimes, but it makes people want to sit around and gossip and I don’t have the time like I used to. I want to share my culture with the world. It inspired me to create @mawulisatonic Mawu Lisa, a natural supplement energy drink made from kola nuts.