Mdou Moctar (also known as M.dou Mouktar; born c. 1986) is a Tuareg songwriter and musician based in [Agadez, Niger
, and is one of the first musicians to perform modern electronic adaptations of Tuareg
guitar music. He first became famous through a subtle trading network of cellphones and memory cards in West Africa. Mdou Moctar is a popular wedding performer and sings about Islam, education, love and peace in Tamasheq. He plays a left-handed Fender in a takamba and assouf style. He is originally from Abalak and has also lived in Tchintabaraden and Libya.