The heart of me
Photo by M'Balia Bangoura.

Name: M’Balia Bangoura

Age: 21

Hometown: Bradenton, Fla.

Current Residence: Lincoln, Neb.

Birth Date: January, 7 1998

Major(s): Sports media and communication

Lifestyle and General Interest Profile: M’Balia really loves Music, Dancing, Singing, Fashion and Sports. As a child she dreamed of being a professional tennis player as well as a performer.

Single/steady/hitched:  Single

Biggest inspiration: Beyoncé Giselle Knowles- Carter

What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?  Mind the business that minds you.

Favorite social media platform, and why? Twitter because that’s where you see everyone’s true personality.

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Three things people don’t know about me are… 

  1. I write music
  2. I’ve always wanted to be the next Beyoncé
  3. I strongly dislike pickles

My most memorable class/assignment was… 

For my entomology class, I had to take care of a Madagascar hissing roach. I had two of them because the first one died because I forgot to bring it inside and feed it and the second one gave birth to a bunch of little roaches and died shortly after because I was freaked out and put them outside but that night it stormed.

If I didn’t go to college, I’d probably be… 

 Working on my music career

A funny story about me… 

When I was younger I was afraid of the “Thriller” music video and one day my dad was watching and dancing along to the video while I was in a corner crying and covering my eyes while my brother tried to calm me down.

 I’m obsessed about… 

Being successful.

Don’t even start me about… 

The American justice system.

I escape from the grind of college by…

Writing songs, watching Netflix and going to the mall.

If I could ride with anyone from past or present, it would be…


When I hit shuffle on my iPod, I hope I hear…

Beyoncé (can you tell I like Beyoncé?)

One word to describe me is…


Favorite workout: 


What workout do you dread? 


What’s in your meal prep? 

Definitely some protein and veggies.

Favorite cheat meal? 

Anything my grandma cooks.

Four-Year Season Recap: M’Balia started her journey her at UNL as a student-athlete. She played tennis for the university for two years and now she is finishing up her senior year and will be graduating in May of 2020.

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