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 …
Tesmaraneh is a clothing and accessories brand which sells African inspired clothing, bags and other pieces. They have a store located at 22 Wellington Street, Freetown Sierra Leone however you can also contact them through their Instagram. They offer international shipping. Below are a few of their pieces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you know anything about men, you know that they do not play with their hair and a great barber is extremely valuable. That is why we got excited when we came across UK based barber Muktaru Kargbo or “MK” of MK Hair Studio & Academy. This grand master barber who has won multiple awards is set to launch his YouTube channel on December 4th. Follow MK on Instagram by clicking here to stay updated on the launch of his YouTube channel.