He travelled to the Gambia when he was very young, so he hardly remembers anything about Senegal, he considers himself Gambian. He began carving in 1975, after his grandfather and father. The profession has run through the family for decades. However, none of his 7 children are currently dedicated to this profession. They are dedicated to going to school, though the younger shows some interest, but it is still too soon. He is slowly learning a few things, but always keeping up with his school homeworks.