In the country where Napheesa's father, Gamal, grew up, that last name carried weight. Gamal's father, Gershon Collier, is a significant name in Sierra Leone's history, a key political figure who helped negotiate the country's independence from Great Britain in 1961 and a man who later served as the ambassador to the United Nations.
Mohamed Turay; formally of 153 Bai Bureh Road, Portee in the eastern part of Freetown is currently on the run for his life. According to sources gathered by this medium, Mohamed is a student and had been a renowned 'beach boy' for many years at Lumley. He is very famous for rendering assistance to tourists and visitors who come to Lumley beach; especially to Europeans and Americans.
The 24-year-old Sierra Leonean, who remains unsigned, has had three consecutive charting singles and last year August he became Buckinghamshire’s first artist to top the iTunes world chart.
Mikar recently returned from Sweden, where he partly recorded Truuuuu SaloneBoy, and has been doing some more recording with fellow rap colleague Eazy B at the Shock studio in the central Swedish town of Gavle.
Mikar, who grew up in Pond Park in Chesham and still lives in the area, is very much loved by the region’s teenagers and his continuous interaction has helped him amass a huge social media following in the UK and abroad.
The two 2016 Commonwealth Youth Awardees, Katamba Ronald and Dr. Agbor Ashu have repeated, at the 2016 Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization Summit held on 12th to 14th September 2016 in Nadi, Fiji, reechoed their unreserved interest in coming to Sierra Leone and help fight telecommunication crimes and maternal mortality using two separate application software.
The urge for these two young stars to come to Sierra Leone and share their ideas with young people in the country came following a mouthwatering presentation made by Sierra Leone’s Dr. George Komba Kono, Commissioner at the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) at the 2016 CTO Summit. He was speaking on the topic; “Innovation and Youth (Digital opportunities - Improving youth-led innovations.)”.
The number of gays in the country is on the rise but our society is yet to accept them. Many young people have lost their lives because of their association with gays which has made so many others not to come out to the public as being gays.
AYV newspaper had an interview with a gay who wish to have his identity undisclosed because of security reasons, he told us a story of his friend who is currently on the run for his life.According to him, his friend Umaro Mamah Bundu graduated from secondary school with a university requirement to study computer science. Umaro came from avery poor polygamousfamily with strong Islamic beliefs which made it difficult to pursue his dreams.
On June 4th 2016, PowerWomen 232 hosted its inaugural NetWorth Ball at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel. In a glittering event attended by decision-makers from the worlds of business, government, arts and the media; professionals and entrepreneurs came together to discuss and create new partnerships in a fun atmosphere for a worthwhile cause and to network strategically.
Canadian based Sierra Leonean disc jockey, Dj De Nazer, early morning Wednesday, April 27, 2016, emerged the winner of the 8th Edition of the annual Oldies De Goodies Veteran DJ Competition, beating household names Supa Morris, DJ Jaway and Lucky Jay to claim the coveted title in his first attempt with a cash prize of Le5 million.
Drug addiction by definition, is a chronic, and most often repeatable brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use and alcoholism is a medical condition caused by drinking too much alcohol regularly, despite it harmful consequences to the users and those around them. Medical professionals say drug addict and alcoholism lead to changes in the structure and function of one’s brain.
The famous Sierra Leonean hip hop rapper boss La alongside one of Nigeria`s biggest artists Davido, thrilled fans in a live concert at Bliss night club in Washington DC, USA on March 25th 2016. Probably putting an end to the wide spread speculation that the
Congratulations to model and entrepreneur, Zainab Sheriff, who has been awarded the title of Most Fashionable celebrity in West Africa, at this year`s “West African Fashion Awards”. The stunning 30yr old took home the award beating out stiff competition in the likes of Nigerian singer Yemi Alade and blogger Linda Ikeji, who were among those nominated.
It’s exactly one year eleven months since 19 year old Edward VallYillah went missing as a result of an alleged raid on a secret party organized by gays and transgender in 2014 somewhere around Smart Lane in Freetown.
Edward VallYillah is a holder of Diploma from the University of Sierra Leone in Peace and Conflict in 2014 and was part of the 2012 Class of students of West Africa Methodist Collegiate Secondary School in Freetown.
It’s now widely known that the government of Sierra Leone has instituted a ban on pregnant girls from taking exams and attending regular schools. This policy gives our country the dubious distinction of being the only country in the sub-region with an official policy that is geared to deliberately keep out thousands of its citizens from enjoying the fundamental right to education.
Editor’s Note: We recently received a very critical article (with several claims and statistics we cannot verify) written by one Mohamed Chernor Bah, a civil society activist in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He was criticizing the alternative school system put in place by the government of Sierra Leone for pregnant girls that girls who got pregnant during the 18 months schools were closed in Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic.
With Monday being the closing date for the submission of position paper to the Constitutional Review Committee, several organizations and civil society groups showed up in the Constitutional Review Committee’s office at Miata Conference Centre in Brookfields, to make their input to the process.
As the world marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, many physically challenged persons in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, have expressed grave concern over what they describe as neglect by state authorities.