Coumba Gawlo, the unmarried superstar of Senegal.
Coumba Gawlo is one of the leading female singing acts in Senegal and also in West Africa. Her fans span not only from Senegal but to Ivory Coast, Mali, Guinea, Gambia etc etc….She also has a wide array of fans in France as well. In fact, she has millions and millions of fans….Her fans can hardly control themselves in her presence and is seen as role model amongst plenty of young Senegalese girls.
However, Senegalese people have a problem with their superstar which is the fact that their idol is not yet married. Coumba Gawlo is 41 years old, single and has never been married neither does she have any kids. In addition, she owns a mansion in the capital city, Dakar where she lives by herself. This is something seen as unorthodox within the Senegalese culture where most women get married in their twenties.
Some Senegalese have accused her of being a lesbian but Coumba has refuted such allegations saying she is a heterosexual but that she does not mind living as a single woman and enjoys her life that way. She has claimed to not have dated for years and lives alone in her mansion, where she claims to be very religious and considers herself a perfectionist. She claimed to have dated in the past but the men she dated always wanted her to abandon her music and become a housewife. She has also claimed that Senegalese men are intimidated of her due to her high social status and financial wealth which make most of them aloof.
Enjoy this music video by the Senegalese diva, Coumba. The video showcases dramatization from a bunch of men trying to win Coumba’s love through various material things such as gold, money, car keys etc…
The most important thing is that she is a happy woman and Senegalese people ought to stop bugging her about being unmarried.
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