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Aug. 31, 2022

Earlier In The Pandemic Was When I Realized That This Was A Path For Me ft Zou Diallo

Zou Diallo is a digital media creator based in Brooklyn NY. You wouldn't be able to tell that this gentleman did not speak a word of English when he arrived in America. Zou's story is a beautiful American story and shows how the struggle of many immigran...


Zou Diallo is a digital media creator based in Brooklyn NY. You wouldn't be able to tell that this gentleman did not speak a word of English when he arrived in America. Zou's story is a beautiful American story and shows how the struggle of many immigrants is real. Zou's arrival in NYC is one of the most legendary “Welcome To New York” stories that we have had on the podcast, much better than my coming to America story.

However, before he came to the United States, Zou lived in one of the most beautiful and historic places on earth. Zou shares his experiences in Bamako, at school, childhood, and similarities between Malian and Nigerian cultures. We talked a bit about our school days and today's cultural influences.

 Zou is also the man to talk to if you are interested in learning about the restaurant industry. Zou is the person who introduced me to Afro-Trap music (that tune is good) and he also put his skills to work by making my first TikTok video for me right after we recorded. We still need to get him on the pounded yam by the way.

Zou is big in the content-creating spaces, especially when it comes to visuals, this man would make you hungry if you stare at his food presentations on Instagram. You should check out and follow Zou through the links below:

https://www.instagram.com/zoumanation/

www.youtube.com/channel/UCTxOiuLNyp2ulq1F8ZHT7Iw

https://twitter.com/zou_diallo

https://www.instagram.com/zoumanation/

https://www.facebook.com/zoud.diallo

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTxOiuLNyp2ulq1F8ZHT7Iw

 https://www.tiktok.com/@zoumanation

 

TimeStamp:

Shout-out 0:00 - 01:43 Call to Action 01:46 - 02:15, Intro 02:16 - 03:00, Beautiful Names 03:15 - 08:48, Meaning of Names 08:50 - 11:52, Place of Birth 12:00 - 16:33, Favorite Childhood Memory 16:44 - 33:56, Virtual World Effects on Younger Malians 34:15 - 38:05, Malian History & Storytelling 38:11 - 50:40, Flight to US 52:19- 01:04:40, College 01:04:55 - 01:06:15, 1st Job NYC 01:06:17 - 01:15:26, Content Creating 01:15:44 - 01:19:40, Advice to Aspiring Content Creators 01:20:05 - 01:24:14, Cuisine 01:24:48 - 01:35:25, Music 01:36:50 - 01:40:37, Final Q 01:41:10 - 01:42:30, Plugins 01:42:42 - 01:43:23,

 

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Zou Diallo

Digital Content Creator/ Director / Writer / Visual Artist / Producer /

Zou Diallo is a New York-based digital content creator. Zou utilizes over 12 years of working experience in the New York restaurant industry to create unique visual arts in that space. Zou also works in the fashion and music industries too.

A program was created in 2016 called Le Traducteur (Translator), in order to approach the fundamental subjects of Mali. Politics, education, and the economy are covered in each episode. It is aimed at the African youth with the aim of attracting their attention to inspire, motivate, and raise awareness. The presenter uses poetic language and adds a subtle touch of humor that makes each video captivating. Directed and presented by Zou Diallo, written by Zou Diallo in collaboration with Aliou Bara Samaké, Aminata Abou Diabaté.