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Jeetaay : Presented by Tamsier Joof (Thursday, 21 February 2019)

Jeetaay is an informal phone-in, e-mail or text-in talk show where you contact the studio and chat with the presenter about anything and everything.  However, for the next few months (as from January 2019), we will be giving a new twist to this show. For the next few months, Seereer Radio's presenters will be bringing up topics on Seereer Radio Presenters' WhatsApp group chat to be discussed each week by all our presenters and special guests.

Our presenters rotate each week and take the role of main presenter. The main presenter will then bring up topics to be discussed by his/her co-presenters. Discussions closes by 15:00 GMT every Wednesday. These audio messages are then edited and broadcast on Seereer Radio every Thursday night at 21:00 GMT. The entire show is by WhatsApp - 100%. There will be little editing prior to broadcasting on Seereer Radio because we want to keep the raw and authentic feel of a typical WhatsApp group chat. We are currently experimenting with some of our shows using WhatsApp. We are one of the first Senegambian radio stations (online or frequency) to use this format -100%. WhatsApp is one of the major messaging services used by most Senegambians. We will be utilising this format once a week for the next couple of months mixed with our usual live broadcast format. 

This Jeetaay Show is Seereer Radio's 4th 100% WhatsApp show. It was recorded from 17th to 19th February 2019 and broadcast on Seereer Radio on Thursday, 21st February 2019 at 21:00 GMT. 

The main presenter was Tamsier Joof. On this show, Tamsier wanted to discuss the self-hatred of some African Muslims particularly in Senegal - who fake their genealogy by proclaiming to be descended from Arabs in order to get closer to the Islamic prophet Muhammad (what some scholars describe as Islamic legitimacy), and/or give false accounts about the origin of their surnames by claiming that their surnames are Arabic in origin despite it being African. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 21st  February 2019

Main Presenter :  Tamsier Joof

Panel : Doudou DioufMamadou FallLaye Khan Jallow (LKJ), Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)Arfang Bobb, Sulayman Ndong

Editor : Tamsier Joof

Source language(s) : Wolof and Seereer

Subjects covered : The main presenter was Tamsier Joof. On this show, Tamsier wanted to discuss the self-hatred of some African Muslims particularly in Senegal - who fake their genealogy by proclaiming to be descended from Arabs in order to get closer to the Islamic prophet Muhammad (what some scholars describe as Islamic legitimacy), and/or give false accounts about the origin of their surnames by claiming that their surnames are Arabic in origin despite it being African. 

Radio programme : Jeetaay

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 17th to 19th February 2019

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). The entire show is by WhatsApp - 100%. There is little editing prior to broadcasting on Seereer Radio because we want to keep the raw and authentic feel of a typical WhatsApp group chat. Therefore, there is bound to be lack of flow in some audios, and background noise in others. Our apologies. Note that this show is very controversial. If you are easily offended, please do not listen. Also note that this show is just under 6 hours. 

Note : You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

O nguim in win ball : A ƭat Roog (Seereer religion) - Presented by Doudou Diouf (Thursday, 18th January 2018)

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O nguim in win ball - which in Seereer translates to "Black people's believe in God" or "African religion" for short (or Traditional African religions), and formerly known as the Seereer Religion and Culture Show (O ngim fo cosaan Seereer) broadcast live every Thursday night from 22:00 GMT. The show is presented by Doudou Diouf.

On this show, Doudou is joined by Tamsier Joof and Mamadou Fall to discuss Seereer religious prayers; how, when and to whom the Seereer address their prayer to; the Seereer pangool (saints and/or ancestral spirits); ndut classical teachings (a rite of passage); how to advance Seereer religion (A ƭat Roog), stop it from dying out and becoming lost to history; and Seereer continuity (a controversial point brought up at the end by Mamadou Fall which created much disagreement among the panel).  

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 18th January 2018

Presenters : Doudou Diouf

Panel :  Tamsier Joof and Mamadou Fall

Source language(s) : Seereer and Wolof

Subjects covered : On this show, Doudou is joined by Tamsier Joof and Mamadou Fall to discuss Seereer religious prayers; how, when and to whom the Seereer address their prayer to; the Seereer pangool (saints and/or ancestral spirits); ndut classical teachings (a rite of passage); how to advance Seereer religion (A ƭat Roog), stop it from dying out and becoming lost to history; and Seereer continuity (a controversial point brought up at the end by Mamadou Fall which created much disagreement among the panel).  

Radio programme : O nguim in win ball (formerly The Seereer Religion and Culture Show)

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Thursday, 18th January 2018

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). Apologies for the background noise.

Note : You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

O nguim in win ball : Presented by Doudou Diouf and Tamsier Joof (Thursday, 14th December 2017)

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O nguim in win ball - which in Seereer translates to "Black people's believe in God" or "African religion" for short (or Traditional African religions), and formerly known as the Seereer Religion and Culture Show (O ngim fo cosaan Seereer) broadcast live every Thursday night from 22:00 GMT. The show is presented by Doudou Diouf.

The panel discussess A ƭat Roog (Seereer religion), the Traditional African religions and the 42 commandments of Maat.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 14th December 2017

Presenters :  Doudou Diouf (main presenter), Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene and Mamadou Fall

Source language(s) : Wolof and Seereer

Subjects covered :  The panel discussess A ƭat Roog (Seereer religion), the Traditional African religions and the 42 commandments of Maat.

Radio programme : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Thursday, 14th December 2017

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). Apoligies for the background noise and technical difficulties. 

Note : You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

O nguim in win ball (Traditional African religions) : Presented by Doudou Diouf (Thursday, 30th November 2017 - in Wolof)

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O nguim in win ball - which in Seereer translates to "Black people's believe in God" or "African religion" for short (or Traditional African religions), and formerly known as the Seereer Religion and Culture Show (O ngim fo cosaan Seereer) broadcast live every Thursday night from 22:00 GMT. The show is presented by Doudou Diouf. On this show, Doudou addresses the history of Traditional African religions and their spiritual and belief systems. The show's emphasis is on all Traditional African religions and not just the Seereer religion  (A ƭat Roog). The show is broadcast in Seereer and Wolof. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 30th November 2017

Presenters : Doudou Diouf

Source language(s) : This is the Wolof version of this show.

Subjects covered : On this show, Doudou discusses the different deities in Traditional African religions; similarities between the Traditional African religions; history of Traditional African religions; and why Africans are more willing to accept foreign religions/gods and ready to die defending them yet reject the faith of their forefathers?

Radio programme : O nguim in win ball (formerly The Seereer Religion and Culture Show)

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Thursday, 30th November 2017

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station).

Note : You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

O nguim in win ball (Traditional African religions) : Presented by Doudou Diouf (Thursday, 30th November 2017 - in Seereer)

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O nguim in win ball - which in Seereer translates to "Black people's believe in God" or "African religion" for short (or Traditional African religions), and formerly known as the Seereer Religion and Culture Show (O ngim fo cosaan Seereer) broadcast live every Thursday night from 22:00 GMT. The show is presented by Doudou Diouf. On this show, Doudou addresses the history of Traditional African religions and their spiritual and belief systems. The show's emphasis is on all Traditional African religions and not just the Seereer religion  (A ƭat Roog). The show is broadcast in Seereer and Wolof. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 30th November 2017

Presenters : Doudou Diouf

Source language(s) : This is the Seereer version of this show.

Subjects covered : On this show, Doudou discusses the different deities in Traditional African religions; similarities between the Traditional African religions; history of Traditional African religions; and why Africans are more willing to accept foreign religions/gods and ready to die defending them yet reject the faith of their forefathers?

Radio programme : O nguim in win ball (formerly The Seereer Religion and Culture Show)

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Thursday, 30th November 2017

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station).

Note : You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Open Mike : Presented by Moussoukoro Sidibé (Thursday, 29th September 2016)

Open Mike is a no-holds-barred talk show where you, the listener sets the agenda. Call the show and talk about anything and everything. Callers are not screened. Want to talk about politics, economics, history, social issues affecting the Seereer people of Senegal, Gambia or Mauritania? Whatever it is, call in and make yourself heard. You can also call in to request a shoutout or dedicate a song to family and friends, or to yourself. Why not? You deserve it. Open Mike broadcast live from Monday to Friday (see program for details). Mamadou Fall presents the show on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Our new presenter Moussoukoro Sidibé (commonly known as Moussou) presents it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Moussou will be presenting other shows in the coming weeks - mainly on topics relating to the Seereer and Senegambian woman. Check out Seereer Radio's schedule page for updates. If you want to be a presenter on Seereer Radio, visit their careers page (website details below). 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 29th September 2016

Presenters : Moussoukoro Sidibé 

Source language(s) : Wolof, Seereer and English

Subjects covered : Senegalese men and their role and responsibilities in Senegalese society.

Radio program : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Thursday, 29th September 2016

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio  | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). Our sincere apologies for the background noise. 

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 


Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Cosaan Seereer : Exclusive interview with Ibou Sene (Saturday, 27th August 2016)

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Listen again to our live interview with the Senegalese personality - Ibou Sene (Director of Centre Culturel Régional de Fatick and Deputy/Assistant Director of Centre National Cinématographique (CNC) (Sénégal)). This show was first broadcast on Saturday, 27th August 2016 on the Cosaan Seereer show. Thanks to everyone who sent their messages and a big thanks to Ibou Sene for the wonderful work he does in preserving Seereer cultural heritage especially in the Siin - Saluum area.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 27th August 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene and  Moussoukoro Sidibé

Interviewee : Ibou Sene

Source language(s) : Seereer, Saafi-Saafi, English and Wolof

Subjects covered : Ibou Sene's career, Seereer culture, history, religion and politics.

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 27th August 2016

Location of interviewee : Fatick, Senegal

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio  | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). Our sincere apologies for the background noise. 

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 


Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Cosaan Seereer : Exclusive interview with Babacar Diouf - LIVE- (Saturday, 2nd July 2016)

Listen again to our live interview with the Senegalese personality - Babacar Diouf (Secretary General of Ndef Leng, Director of Ndef Leng FM, President of Réseau des Acteurs Culturels du Sénégal and Secretary General of Observatoire de la Diversitéb). This show was first broadcast on Saturday, 2nd July 2016 on the Cosaan Seereer show. Thanks to everyone who sent their messages and a big thanks to Babacar Diouf for the wonderful work he does in preserving Seereer cultural heritage.

On this show, we also welcome our new co-presenter - Moussou. Moussou will be presenting other shows in the not too distant future, so check out Seereer Radio's schedule page for updates. If you want to be a presenter on Seereer Radio, visit their careers page (website details below). Our sincere apologies for the background noise. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 2nd July 2016 

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene, Mamadou Fall and Moussoukoro Sidibé

Interviewee : Babacar Diouf

Source language(s) : Seereer, Saafi-Saafi, English and Wolof

Subjects covered : Babacar Diouf's career, Seereer culture, Seereer history and politics.

Radio programme : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 2nd July 2016

Location of interviewee : Senegal

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio  | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). Our sincere apologies for the background noise. 

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org  

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com 

Cosaan Seereer : Exclusive interview with Professor Maara Jon : LIVE - 28th May 2016 by The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio

On Saturday, 28th May 2016, the Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio's Cosaan Seereer team interviewed Professor Maara Jon live on the radio on matters relating to Seereer religion. Members of the interviewing team consisted of Tamsier Joof (London, UK), Demba Sene (Dakar, Senegal) and Mamadou Fall (Sheffield, UK). 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 28th May 2016

Presenters : Demba Sene, Tamsier Joof and Mamadou Fall 

Interviewee : Professor Maara Jon

Source language(s) : Saafi-Saafi, Seereer-Siin, English and Wolof

Subjects covered : Seereer prayers and Seereer religious festivals.

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 28th May 2016

Location of interviewee : Médina, Dakar, Senegal

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio  | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). 

Information about Professor Maara Jon (née. Aliou Dione: Professor Maara Jon (or Professor Mara Joon) is a linguist, historian, researcher and author. He graduated from the University of Cheick Anta Diop (French: Université Cheikh Anta Diop or UCAD) and since 1974 has been a prominent researcher and author of Seereer (particularly Saafi) history, culture and religion. Professor Jon also attended the Centre de Linguistique Appliquée de Dakar (CLAD) under the supervision of Professor Souleymane Faye, a professor of linguistics at UCAD and a member of the SRC team. Prior to his academic career, Professor Jon had success in acting. His name Maara derived from a film he was in where he played the role of a marabout. His real Seereer name is Jig Jam Jon.

Professor Jon has had several peer-reviewed papers under his name, and has authored, co-authored or contributed to several papers and books including assisting Professor David Maranz in his research on the Seereer-Saafi Raampa script (1992). Some of his work include :

  • "Saafi, ɓoo fiisaat peɗmi ɓoo ɓap" (Saafi, lisons et écrivons notre langue maternelle), Société Internationale de Linguistique, BP 2075, Dakar, Sénégal, 2000 (réédité en 2004) (author: Rokhaya Seck, in collaboration with Aliou Dione, Carol Larsen and Jorunn Dijkstra)

  • "Le mythe de l'origine de l'héritage chez les Saafi" ((in Saafi: Cosaan-in Iam Saafi) [in] Notes africaines, Issues 181-190, Institut français d'Afrique noire, Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire, Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire Cheikh Anta Diop, Institut français d'Afrique noire (1984) (see page 25 and from page 43).

  • "Le thème de la mort dans la littérature Seereer: Essai", author : Amade Faye, Contributor : Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, Nouvelles éditions africaines du Sénégal (1997), Credit : Aliou Dione - page 212, note 306

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Download transcript « Télécharger la transcription » :

Visit the Seereer Resource Centre download page to download a transcript of this audio in English, French, Seereer a Sinig, Saafi-Saafi, Ndut, Sili-Sili, Noon and Laalaa.


Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 


Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Cosaan Seereer : Part 2 of 2 : Exclusive interview with Professor Maara Jon : LIVE - 9th April 2016 by The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio


On Saturday, 9th April 2016, the Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio's Cosaan Seereer team interviewed Professor Maara Jon live on the radio on matters relating to Seereer religion, culture and history. The first interview conducted live on Seereer Radio took place on 2nd April 2016. This audio is the second part of that live interview conducted on 9th April 2016. Members of the interviewing team consisted of Tamsier Joof (London, UK), Demba Sene (Dakar, Senegal) and Mamadou Fall (Sheffield, UK). 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 9th April 2016

Presenters : Tamsier Joof, Demba Sene and Mamadou Fall 

Interviewee : Professor Maara Jon

Source language(s) : Saafi-Saafi, Seereer-Siin, English and Wolof

Subjects covered : Seereer religious festivals; Raampa script; Seereer prayers and Seereer history.

Radio program : Cosaan Seereer

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 9th April 2016

Location of interviewee : Médina, Dakar, Senegal

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio  | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). 

Information about Professor Maara Jon (née. Aliou Dione: Professor Maara Jon (or Professor Mara Joon) is a linguist, historian, researcher and author. He graduated from the University of Cheick Anta Diop (French: Université Cheikh Anta Diop or UCAD) and since 1974 has been a prominent researcher and author of Seereer (particularly Saafi) history, culture and religion. Professor Jon also attended the Centre de Linguistique Appliquée de Dakar (CLAD) under the supervision of Professor Souleymane Faye, a professor of linguistics at UCAD and a member of the SRC team. Prior to his academic career, Professor Jon had success in acting. His name Maara derived from a film he was in where he played the role of a marabout. His real Seereer name is Jig Jam Jon.

Professor Jon has had several peer-reviewed papers under his name, and has authored, co-authored or contributed to several papers and books including assisting Professor David Maranz in his research on the Seereer-Saafi Raampa script (1992). Some of his work include :

  • "Saafi, ɓoo fiisaat peɗmi ɓoo ɓap" (Saafi, lisons et écrivons notre langue maternelle), Société Internationale de Linguistique, BP 2075, Dakar, Sénégal, 2000 (réédité en 2004) (author: Rokhaya Seck, in collaboration with Aliou Dione, Carol Larsen and Jorunn Dijkstra)
  • "Le mythe de l'origine de l'héritage chez les Saafi" ((in Saafi: Cosaan-in Iam Saafi) [in] Notes africaines, Issues 181-190, Institut français d'Afrique noire, Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire, Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire Cheikh Anta Diop, Institut français d'Afrique noire (1984) (see page 25 and from page 43).
  • "Le thème de la mort dans la littérature Seereer: Essai", author : Amade Faye, Contributor : Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, Nouvelles éditions africaines du Sénégal (1997), Credit : Aliou Dione - page 212, note 306

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Download transcript « Télécharger la transcription » :

Visit the Seereer Resource Centre download page to download a transcript of this audio in English, French, Seereer a Sinig, Saafi-Saafi, Ndut, Sili-Sili, Noon and Laalaa.


Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org  

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com