Welcome to Agida!

Exciting things are happening at Agida, so watch this space for the update!

Come and be part of our journey!

We are in the process of 'soppi', this means 'change' in Wolof. 

Wolof is the language used by the Wolof people of Senegal.

Agida is in the process of obtaining charity status. This means we can work with a wider range of people, reaching more groups and communities. 

If you are interested in our work and what we do, please get in touch to discuss.

So, why the Wolof language and why are we called Agida?

How We Got Our Name

Our organisation ‘Agida’ is named after the trail blazer Agida Seck

 Agida Seck was renowned in her country of birth Senegal, as a great dancer. Agida, a devoted wife and mother, went on to break down social barriers, becoming the first female drummer to appear in Dakar, Senegal’s capital city, at the Stadium Iba Mar Diop. This development in drumming was revolutionary and a firm female step to equality, as traditionally, drumming was a male only art form. 

At Agida we believe anyone can realise their dreams and potential and break down barriers, even those barriers that exist within. 

Here at Agida, we feel privileged to join paths with you, to share the journey.

Using the Wolof language is not a barrier, it is a communication. Perhaps it is a communication we do not yet understand but how exciting is it, that we can break down the meaning and embrace a different word, expanding our knowledge and embracing something 'different'.

A core value at Agida, is to understand what is different, to take words, actions and the non-verbal, and begin to explore who we are and our place in the world.

Our Mission

Agida’s mission is to work within communities to bring about social cohesion, empowerment and self-belief, transforming lives and raising voices to enable people from all walks of life to reach their true potential in communication, through the arts 

Contact Us

Get in touch

See us in person

To book an appointment please get in touch. 

We can visit you to discuss what we offer, or explore bespoke packages, tailored to your requirements.


The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington. WA1 1SR


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm - 01925 480760

Weekends & Evenings:  07704933972

Janine Mbaye

Management, Administration and Operations

Agida Talk Facilitator

Karim Mbaye

Agida Africa Programme Manager

Griot Story-teller, Oral Historian 

& Keeper of Traditions


Mari Thynne

Policy Development and Research

Contact for University Programmes

Our Public Relations Ambassador

Staff at Agida are DBS checked. We are covered by Public Liability Insurance