Author: farunjour

LXG show in NJ cancelled due to entry refusal into the United States

We recently reported that LXG will be performing in New Jersey. They are a very popular band and this was going to be a treat for the diaspora population in New Jersey and other surrounding States. Unfortunately they were refused entry into the US by customs and thereforw show has been cancelled. In a post on SN Radio, Doreen Paowui denied any responsibility for the incident and claims she is unaware that they were coming. She is owner of Peace, Unity and Love LLC a company that aims to promote Sierra Leonean music to the international market. Click here for Doreen’s statement. LXG has yet to comment on this issue.  

Zainab Sheriff Calls out AYV and Africell for Big Brother Housemates

This was the image shared on Instagram today by Zainab Sheriff among witb the following caption below. As noted below, Zainab aired out grievances against Africell Sierra Leone and AYV for their seeming refusal to help her develop her hugely successful Big Sister Salone show but instead focusing on their own show Big Brother Housemates. Zainab developed and aired the Big Sister Salone show with AYV and Africell Sierra Leone and she is even brand ambassador for Africell. So for her to do this is taking a big risk but a risk that Zainab obviously feels is important. As reported yesterday Zainab also has another reality TV competition show which she is working on. What television channel will that show air on? This matter certainly brings a lot into question. People were surprised that soon after Big Sister Salone ended AYV announced that there will be a new show premiering with a similar concept but no mention of whether this new show would be in  partnership with Zainab Sheriff. AYV and Africell has yet to …

Plan your trip this December with VisitSierraLeone

December is fast approaching. A popular time for Sierra Leoneans to visit and partake in all the festivities of the month. Many times this involves showing up home with suitcases, gifts and money but with little preparation elsewise. You want to have fun and expect to have fun but you’ve not done any research or planning before hand. Perhaps that was because in the past there wasn’t much information available online but that is increasingly changing. There is a lot of information online that you can use to plan your trip and thanks to VisitSierraLeone Travel “VSL”  this information is contained in one place. This travel company offers many services for all travelers to Sierra Leone. We selected a handful to highlight in that you can use to plan your trip this December. Visa- Travellers to Sierra Leone require a visa unless if you have an ECOWAS passport. You can obtain your visa through the US embassy closest to you which may not be so close depending on where you reside. Or you can obtain …

Auditions for Zee Factor TV competition held on Nov. 24th

Auditions for the Zee Factor TV competition was held on November 24 at the Atlantic Lumley Hotel in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This show which has a yet to be announced premiere date is created by Zainab Sheriff and will be on AYV television. Zainab was the mastermind behind Big Sister Salone which was a massive hit and saw contestant China Nicky as the winner. Zee Factor TV will be a competition show for 20 aspiring models and 10 aspiringdesigners. Based on promos of this show thus far on Instagram and Facebook this show will be very entertaining. Below are some pictures from the auditions. For more pictures check out Zee Factor TV’s Facebook page.  

Opinion: For Sierra Leone business to prosper, it must become all of our business.

When was the last time that you in the diaspora went out of your way to patronize a Sierra Leone owned business? Or sat down and watched an hour of Sierra Leone TV? Or listened to some Sierra Leonean artists music? When was the last time that you instead thought negatively about Sierra Leone music, TV and businesses? Chances are you are more likely to have done the latter more recently than the former. The truth is we all decry that Sierra Leone business is mediocre but we don’t go out of our way to help make it better.

MakeUp Artist: Yabom Sesay

Yabom V. Sesay (pictured) is a make up artist based in the U.K. She was the recent winner of the SLEA awards for best makeup artist. Yabom not only does makeup she also does the more creative and avant-garde makeup. You can check out Yabom’s work and obtain booking information by checking out her Instagram page by clicking here. Yabom also has a YouTube channel which she recently started. Check out her videos by clicking here and subscribe to her channel.