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UP'SEET composed of two verbs "UP" close in Wolof "SEET" seek. Simply mean the desperation of someone who continues to search knowing he already has closed doors behind him. Abass talented young artist, reigning on the arena where all the young people of this locality meet to compete Abass holds the monopoly of mic and this is starting to make him popular to the point of attracting girls and boys through him the fan club to the point of being trained. the radios start talking about the “Guew Gui” and highlight Abass as champion and it starts enticeing the authorities who had only interest to use his popularity as a weapon. but Abass, conscious of his commitment to his society, was not attracted by his people, whom they regarded as enemies of the nation. No longer strong enough to bear the weight that weighs so much on his shoulders between his entourage who push him into the arms of his corrupt producers and his loyalty and all the love he feels with his family.
he decided to free himself and after a long walk he found himself on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, at the end of a deep sleep waking up somewhere in the United States of America .

  • Yankhoba Balde
  • Yankhoba Balde
  • Yankhoba Balde
  • Yankhoba Balde
    Key Cast
    "Abass "
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 23, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Senegal, United States
  • Language:
    English, French, Wolof
  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR 4K
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Yankhoba Balde

Yankhoba Balde was born in 1989 in Senegal West Africa. Being under the influence of his elder brothers he became interested in rap since the age of 10. In Medina popular district in the heart of Dakar the capital of Senegal, He attended public school Medina 3 for elementary school and during cultural weeks he went on stage to interpret the rap songs he listened to the House. Being turbulent and very active in all the activities that take place in the community affected his concentration in school. His father who is a tailor and very known in his community can not bear to see his son’s grades dropped from the first rank to the last one decides to bring him in his workshop in order to control him While the people who admire him because of his intelligence were not happy about his father’s decision. Yankhoba Baldé known as "Pithiou" moved to his father's workshop and helped him out with the shop. Still under the influence by the local rap which is based on the words tending to awaken the consciences thus to defend the people against the political influences. He decided to reintegrate to the school environment in order to be able to have more knowledge to intensify his remarks. Between passages in groups and collaborations with artist rappers sculptors comedians ... in 2012 he is discovered by the general public by a collaboration with Xuman and Ceepee in the song “Adja Manaa” denouncing extravagant girls and showcasing the natural . After graduating in 2013, he did a multimedia Web training where he began to take an interest in image processing. In 2015, he joined the future media group the number 1 private Television Company as a assistant to the production department in 2016, production manager at SSP (Senegalese Production Company), and at the same time studying in Business Administration at Ensup Africa there opens the way for film making before his arrival in the United States of America in April 2018.

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