Ba feels the warm reception given to him by the Toon Army has inspired him to sizzling exploits in front of goal.
Ba told the Evening Chronicle: "I like living in Newcastle, very much.
"It is a very simple life for me. I am at home with my family and I can just chill some days for the whole day.
"When I want to go out and do some stuff, I can do that as well.
"People here are more friendly than aggressive, so life is all right for me here."