Shrove Tuesday day: The First Lady Dominique Ouattara honours her lookalike with gifts

The First Lady, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara received in audience the little El Khayat Sirine Latifa, on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at her office in Cocody.

As a reminder,  Sirine, aged 8 years, an elementary student became famous on social media, during Shrove Tuesday 2023 celebration, by dressing up as Madame Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire. In her “beautiful loincloth” and accompanied by her female bodyguard, Sirine was looking like Madame Dominique Ouattara.

The First Lady, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, who was out of the country,  was keen to meet her look-alike upon her return to the country. Thus, it is accompanied by the little N’Djoman Marie, “her bodyguard” and members of their respective families that Miss El Khayat Sirine Latifa made the trip to the Office of the First Lady located in Cocody Embassy district.

Dressed in a red loincloth and a blond wig, the little Latifa did not neglect any detail to be the perfect copy of the wife of the Head of State.

Mrs. Dominique Ouattara gave some advice to her look-alike and her bodyguard. She asked them to be wise and to work hard in school. The First Lady also offered many gifts to the children and parents present. Thus, the wife of the Head of State offered educational games, money and cloths to her little guests. Mrs. Dominique Ouattara donated two (2) million F CFA to El Khayat Sirine Latifa, her look-alike as a contribution to her education. She also donated  one million F CFA to N’Djomon Marie as a contribution to her schooling. To the parents, she offered loincloths.

It is therefore the arms full of gifts that the little Latifa and her “bodyguard” have taken leave of the First Lady, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara. After the audience, Mrs. Kouadio Ahou Larissa, mother of the little Sirine expressed her joy. Mrs. Djebi Ahou Kouadio, aunt of the little Latifa who had the idea to dress her as the First Lady was willing to give the reasons that led her to make this proposal to her niece. Indeed, according to the latter, the idea came from the fact that the little Latifa is interested in the well-being of other children, like her model. “Since we know all the actions of the First Lady through her Foundation, we wanted to honor her. Usually children dress up as other social figures and nobody thinks of the First Lady. So when I saw my niece and all that she loves, I suggested that she dress up as the First Lady to honor her. And she accepted the idea,” explained Mrs. Djebi.

It is important to note that the First Lady invited her little guests of the day to the celebration of the International Women’s Rights Day scheduled for March 30 and to the Christmas tree of the Children Of Africa Foundation in December.