He is one of the oldest artisans in the crafts market. Already 73 years old, he was among the first to arrive. During his 35-years career, he also taught his children, at least those who wanted to learn the profession. Of the 7 children, 2 are working as artisans in Senegal. Though he was born in Senegal, he travelled to Gambia very young and created a family in Gambia. His father gave him the necessary tools to start working in the arts.