Mama Jankey Wally's Portrait

Portrait of Mama Jankey Wally Sanneh 44th Emperor Of Kabou
Portrait of Kabou Emperor

Jankey Wally Sanneh sits on a Lion skin mat in (Mun-nyining), and wears a three angled hat (Bambadaa)

Mama Daali (Our great king foretell), each crowned Kabou king followed the ordinance by proclaiming what the future would be like under his rule. Jankey Wally Sanneh’s utterances baffled everyone when he said: “I will be last Emperor of this Kansala fortress). The garrrison town of Kansala Mandingka for (Kana sila – don’t be afraid) was destroyed on the orders on Jankey Wally about 1866 after a long battle. This battle is estimated to have caused the death of over 12, 000 people.

Mama Jankey Wally Sanneh was the last Emperor of the Kingdom of Kabou. His reign was said to have lasted for 20 years, some say 15 years. He departed from tradition of appointing mainly older influential leaders within the kingdom. He adopted a military style government of young men likes him. Kairo News and Radio will provide some more detail on the Legacy of Jankey Wally and great Kabou empire in the coming days and weeks.

Meanwhile, all the Nyanchos, Korings and interested parties should avoid a free downloading of the Jankey Wally Sanneh portrait. It takes time, money and huge effort to piece together the ancient items and recordings.

Email if you want the portrait. We are working on a project to provide the authentic history of Kabou and Jankey Wally and his ruling class. Help us in that endeavour, every Tuesday, Natriko presents to you narrations of the Kabou History. Donate generously in finding the footsteps of our forefathers.



  1. Alieu Sanneh (Badari Nyancho)

    Great work Kairo. I am genuinely impress.

  2. Lafia Touray la Manju

    Kaabu ninmang, kutu kutu ninmang, hari ninmang aa nin dalhla ning mang. Subu keng domolalu aa Ning Jong kendeh faalalu.

    Once again I am proud of my manden culture, heritage and upbringing.


  3. Today, i am so very happy to see the portrait of another true manding warrior and king. Many thanks and more please. Great job kairo.

  4. Test your history knowledge: Why did Mama Jankey Wally take his trouser off and use plain clothes wrapped around himself instead of a trouser whilst on the throne? He was symbolising something, the griots keep it a big secret. That gesture protected him from being overthrown…Think deep!

  5. Lafia Touray la Manju

    Ikolenko nyancho kulu koi Imaafo nyancho tee koi. Dolobata kon kon naalu; Sanneh ning Manneh Morriyataa.

    • Dida Halake

      Bushman “Mumbo Jumbo” – Dear Boy Lafia blah blah! Got a problem with Da Queen’s English??!!

  6. Hold on a minute, you “little Kabunkas….”

    What’s all these noise about when your “Lord”, Bax, descendant of the Great General Alpha Molloh Balde, of the Imamate of the Great Futa Jallon Kingdom,who tricked the Kabunkas into thinking that he and his army were still on the land of Futa, when they were closing in on the Kabu Tattoo itself,is here and watching you all…

    Calm down and eulogize the Great Almamies of Futa before the Great Mama JanKeh Wally…

    Great history…Good job…We are a people with a proud history and it should be narrated..

  7. kaabu kiidi faye mansa labang ening m,mbaradeh

  8. Lafia Touray la Manju

    Dida Halaku, I am glad you didn’t say I can’t speak mandinka. I would have been profoundly offended by that.

    The bush man label is a tick of your imagination. So I will excuse that in its entirety when if you repeat it million times.


  9. Lafia Touray la Manju

    Dida Halaku, I am glad you didn’t say I can’t speak mandinka. I would have been profoundly offended by that.

    The bush man label is a tick of your imagination. So I will excuse that in its entirety even if you repeat it million times.

    • Dida Halake

      Of course you can speak Mandinka – and proudly. but stop the tribalist nonsense and write in a language all can understand. Or you could use the new Lingua Franca of The Gambia – Jola!

  10. Lafia Touray la Manju

    Well done bax for priding on your tribal identity. It looks like you have finally come out of the closet Fula banna.

  11. Lafia Touray la Manju

    Dida, you wish I don’t go on talking about jammeh’s threats and mandinkaphobic tendencies. That’s probably because it doesn’t relate to you as it does to me and my fellow mandinkas.

    By the way, I can speak English now; Queen’s English.


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