Born in Keur Mor Ndiaye (region of Thies, Senegal), Madiaw grew up in Dakar and developed an interest for drama at Lycée Blaise Diagne.
He was involved in several drama projects: The Baobab Théâtre group, Directed by Abdel Kader Diarra (Pichininiko), the Idéo o Lasso workshop with Élodie Saos, the D Gens T group, with Corine St Faust, as well as several short projects on body movement, acting and actor direction, namely with Jules Souleyman Laubert and the Cie des Cries and with Khaled Tamer from Cie Graine de soleil. After being involved in several theater plays, he won the lead role in the short film entitled “La Statuette mystérieuse” by the American Director Mike Brown.
In 2013, he joined a group of Senegalese voice-over artists to China to dub Chinese films and teleplays to be broadcast in Senegal. He had the opportunity to direct major events at the Grand Theatre, including the Penccu Art concert with Takeifa and that of the rap artist Simon; he worked as Assistant to Dr Massamba Gueye, the Artistic Director and Director of the show “Le retour de la légende Oumar Pene”.
He also co-directed the Allien Cartoon fashion show by designer Selly Raby Kane, which was held at the Dakar Train Station, and the Back to the future Present show with the band Daara J Family in June 2015. Building on this wealth of artistic performances and collaborations and having taken part in artistic residences such as Danse A ex Corps with choreographers Andrea Ouamba, Serge Aime Coulibaly and Salia Sanou from Burkina Faso, MOMA en tête à tête avec les marionnettes with Yaya Coulibaly from Mali at the French Institute of Dakar, Shakespeare Live Sénégal (a dance drama slam performance) with the British Council, Madiaw is the coordinator of the artistic and community association NiTThéâtre and the artistic director of the collective Vendredi Slam. Mad NJAAY, his stage name, is currently enrolled on a Master of Arts and Cultures at the ISAC/ IFAN Higher Institute for Arts and Cultures at Cheikh Anta DIOP University of Dakar and is working on installation-performance projects tackling issues related to children and the youth (child begging, alternative education, equal opportunities, etc.).
Madiaw Ndiaye is Raw Academy 2016's Alumuni.