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.

Business Spotlight: Prince Zamira

Prince Zamira is a contemporary fashion brand with clothing and accessories for men, women and children. The brand describes itself as clothing for young professionals who “work hard and play hard”. Owned by Alhaji Sallu Kargbo the brand features classic and stylish pieces such as polos, suits, belts and other accessories with rich colors, fine cuts, and tailoring. Their pricing ranges from affordable to the more investment pieces.

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Holiday Season Promotions: Africell

Africell Sierra Leone has announced  their holiday season promotion. The announcement was made live and can be seen on Africell’s Facebook page by clicking here. The promotion will start on December 1st and end on the 31st of the same month.

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Holiday Season Promotions: Orange

Orange has announced a December promotional offer were two lucky winners will win Le 100 million. Several others will win a Bajaj keke and one year of free fuel from Total. During the launch of this promotional offer Orange’s Chief Marketing Officer Laurent Marie Kibia said that the campaign is meant to improve the lives of the winners by providing a source of income and livelihood. Winning this offer should definitely make a difference in the lives of the winners. Regardless of the monetary prize, keke is a popular form of transportation in Sierra Leone and winners can use their prized keke to earn a business.

To qualify for the offer you must top up, buy an Orange SIM card and use Orange Money.

Business Spotlight: Ofino Naturals

Ofino Naturals is an all natural ingredients hair and body beauty product brand in Sierra Leone. They offer a range of products for hair and body which features natural ingredients such as mango, lemongrass, lavender etc. which provides intense nourishment and stimulation for hair growth and promotes healthy skin.

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Sickle Cell Ailment: My Cry, My Story by Augusta Koroma

Sickle Cell Disease is a hereditary condition which is prevalent amongst African and certain other races. The condition which causes red blood cells to misshapen or “sickle”  is said to be as a result of evolutionary factors where certain groups developed a way to have an immunity to malaria. Unfortunately Sickle Cell Disease and it’s related conditions can cause painful crisis episodes. It is very important that everyone knows about this disease so that they can help those who suffer from it and if possible prevent themselves from having children who suffer from it. Given that this condition is so relevant for Sierra Leoneans we are happy that there is a Sierra Leonean professional who has decided to tackle this disease and shed a light on it.

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Sierra Leone YouTube: Glam is Glass

I must admit that when I first came across this show “Glam is Glass” on YouTube my interest was immediately piqued.  Glam is Glass is a television show on Freetown Television Network. It airs every Friday from 10-11 pm with a repeat of the show on Sunday’s 2-3 pm. So what is this show about and why should you invest your time in watching it? Here’s why.

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