Born in 1982 in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Malika Diagana studied applied arts (computer graphics) at the SUP’IMAX Institut Supérieur des Arts et Métiers du Numérique [SUP’IMAX Institute for Industrial Art and Digital Design] in Dakar. She studied photography under Djibril Sy. At the same time she accumulated experience in video and lighting direction. Today she works in Dakar as a computer graphics designer and photographer.