For Chef André Bayala, making chocolate is about more than making sweets – it’s inventing a future for his country.
Chef André Bayala – a man who did not even know what chocolate was in his youth – was named Africa’s best chocolatier in 2016.
For Chef André, chocolate is both a passion and a revolution. His inspiration comes from Burkina Faso’s revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara, who once said, “Consume what you produce and produce what you consume.”
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He runs his restaurants in Ouagadougou, making chocolate delicacies and pastries, with a determination that Africans should cultivate, enjoy and profit from its raw materials.
Michel K Zongo is cinematographer and director based in Burkina Faso. He has made three feature documentaries which won several awards, as well as an award-winning films for Africa Direct. He is the artistic director of the Koudougou Doc Festival and has been an Academy (“Oscars”) member since 2020.