The Gambia
Jacob is an artist of many talents, whose skill set includes singing, dancing, scriptwriting and painting. His vision is to use his music to advocate against irregular migration.
Jacob's migration journey began in July 2015 when he attempted to travel to Europe. Having faced arrest and detention in Libya, he decided to return to The Gambia. Since his return, Jacob started a cement shop and started what he now considers his new identity, music. He has released three songs, including one that chronicles his perilous journey. He is currently working on a song about COVID-19.

Returned migrants play a central role as Volunteers in the development, planning and implementation of the Migrants as Messengers campaign.

Through their stories, the learnings from their migratory experiences and their creativity, MaM Volunteers are the principal authors and actors of the campaign. From 2019-2022, a community of more than 300 volunteers across 7 countries will develop and grow. This community will also have access to diversified training and capacity-building opportunities and be invited to regular activities to support the development of an organic and sustainable community. Female engagement plays an important role within the MaM Volunteer community as they will take the lead in shaping women-to-women dialogue sessions and engaging female audiences more generally.

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