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Cheikh Diouf
Age 4[1]
Grade Preschool
Gender Male
Animal Bear
Hair color Very dark scarlet (s14-s16)
Brown (s16-present)
Complexion Moderate vermilion (s14-s16)
Moderate orange (s16-present)
Residence Dakar, Senegal (formerly)
Elwood City
Family Mr. Diouf
Mrs. Diouf
Brain (cousin)
Mrs. Powers (aunt)
Mr. Powers (uncle)
Cartoon debut "In My Africa"
Voiced by Thamela Mpumlwana (s14)
Yathareth Bhatt (season 18; uncredited)
Lucinda Davis (season 23)

Cheikh Diouf[2] is Brain's cousin from Senegal, Africa. He is friends with D.W. He first appears in "In My Africa," when he moves from Senegal to Elwood City. He participates in activities with the other preschoolers, such as acting in the play "All About D.W.", and playing in the sandbox with his truck. Besides that, he is in the courtroom during the episode "Read and Flumberghast." Cheikh has other speaking roles since "In My Africa" in "The Pageant Pickle" and "Citizen Cheikh."

Physical appearance[]

Cheikh is an anthropomorphic bear with a brown complexion and short dark brown hair with shaved sides. Before Season 16, he usually wears a light green short-sleeve shirt, blue shorts with pockets, and brown sandals. Starting from Season 16, he wears a light yellow shirt instead of a light green one, but his sides are growed out.

For some reasons, Cheikh is seen wearing a purple-and-red shirt with a yellow collar and violet pants that have green lines with purple designs on them.





  • Despite being a bear from Senegal, Africa does not have any existing indigenous bear species or subspecies. The Atlas bear, which was spread throughout North Africa, went extinct in the 1870s.
    • It is possible that Cheikh is only designed as a bear because he was first introduced as Brain's cousin. Because Brain is also a bear, it is likely that Cheikh is a bear solely to show some obvious visual relation to Brain.



  1. In "In My Africa" he asks to go the circus on his fifth birthday. He is in D.W.'s class at the preschool. "Blockheads" establishes that there is more than one class at the preschool and kids are divided by age.
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