Mamadou was born in Guinea, West Africa. His family moved to the states when he was one-year-old. He spent the first twenty years of his life living a double life, being the quintessential Muslim African son at home and trying to prove he is "black" enough to his peers at school. He perfected that balancing act all while assimilating into the American culture. This ability to code switch for different audiences and his talent for storytelling help him to make films that are relatable to people of multiple racial, financial, and social backgrounds. Mamadou enjoys making movies that present new narratives and give the viewer authentic glimpses into real people's lives. Mamadou’s films have been screened at the Black Harvest Film Festival, Indie Night Film Festival, and the Pan-African Film Festival.