Premiered on 16 Apr 2020 A short film based on violence amongst youths in my country, youths who are involved in Cliques and Gangsterism. The whole movie was in Freetown, Sierra Leone(Kroo Bay community).
“Official Selection-Lift-Off Global Network, First Time Filmmaker Session”
Directed by Lansana Sparta, Ibrahim Slym Kebbay and Ibrahim Hamid Koroma-Wizik. DOP- Ibrahim Katch Cole and Sivo. Editors- Domunique Forfanah, Ibrahim Katch Cole and Jmef. Starring Michael Archibole Ahmaad, Kenchine Palmer, Robert Charles Davies, Francess Owen, Ishaka Tejan. Written by Lansana Sparta, Arimah Bangura and Ibrahim Hamid Koroma-Wizik. Produced by Sylvester Papi Bangura, Abdulrahman Kalokoh and Abdulai Kamara. Sound Engineer-Jassie Jozzy.
I want to call on all members of the Mende ethnic group to come out and robustly condemn what our own brothers are doing against other tribes, especially the Temnes and Limbas. We may jubilate today because our brothers are in power ,but they will not be there forever. Let’s ponder what would be our fate when the opposition APC happens to take over power come 2023 which is possible by the way things are going.
I am a Mende but I am not happy with the way Maada Bio is treating the opposition. Former President Koroma did not treat our own brothers in any inhuman way when SLPP was in opposition. There are SLPP big guns who were very influential to former President Koroma. It is not the case in this our current administration, as the wife of the President is our de facto head of state.
When the APC was in power, former President Koroma employed our Mende brothers who were never members of his APC Party. Dr Dennis Sandy, the current Lands Minister, Augustine Sandy, the current Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Sahr Lahai Jusu was Director of Public Dept, Mathew Dingie was Director of budget, and a host of them. But our own brothers have systematically and summarily dismissed almost all prominent APC folks and replaced them with our Mende brothers who are mostly incompetent, hence the slow pace of our economic growth.
What would be our fate if power changes in the next seconds? Let us as an ethnic group stand up and advice Mr President and our brothers to be careful and be a bit friendly with the opposition. The attitude of our brothers towards the Northerners is endangering our lives. SLPP will not be in power forever.
The tribalism, regionalism and marginalization perpetrated by these our the Bio Administration against the other tribes in especially the north is unfortunate and unacceptable. We should speak up if not for us but for our own children, because I don’t think the international Community will favour this SLPP regime to continue to rule Sierra Leone with Maada as president.
What are we benefiting or enjoying as Mende people under this current SLPP administration is minimal, that this President should be endangering our lives for. Bo and Kenema are currently swimming in darkness which was not the case during the era of former President Ernest Bai Koroma. We have to think as Southeasterners and put our own interest above petty tribal and regional sentiments.
Former President Koroma is a Northerner but what he did for us in the Southeast was unprecedented and the evidence are there to see. He built the best roads for Kailahun, built one of the most advance and sophisticated hospital in Kailahun. He provided pipe borne water for the Kailahun people, he constructed roads in Bo and even the current road project in Kenema is the legacy of the APC party under President Koroma. Yet we still voted against his party because of the menace of tribalism. Let’s revisit our thoughts on politics and learn to vote for political parties that have our interest. Tribalism will not take us anywhere.
I want to urge all South-easterners, especially the Mendes to critically examine the governance style of our own brothers in governance and have them rethink there attitudes. See how they are handling the Alfred Paolo Conteh matter, one will see the clear dishonesty and witch hunting with that issue. How could the man take a weapon to State House with the intention to kill Maada Bio? All what transpired in that saga was a pure political set up by those who have scores to settle with the man. There are people who are still with the thought that Retired Major Alfred Paola Conteh was the brain behind their failures or dismissal from their places of work. Let President Bio be careful in handling that issue. You cannot invite the man to a meeting on a national issue and set him up that way. Our Mende brothers should realise that, they will one day exit the corridors of power and the APC party would take the reigns of governance again and we would be in danger because even if the President at that time would not habour any avengence, APC supporters will definitely embark on retributive justice and we will definitely be in absolute danger.
Let’s don’t celebrate over what the SLPP is doing to APC supporters as power will someday change hands.
Let’s look at the attitude of Fatima Bio and compared it to that of former First Lady,Sia Nyama Koroma, they are far apart. Fatima Bio is another key factor for the failures of this SLPP administration. Her utterances are not in consonance with national cohesion and she considers herself as part of the governance structure, forgetting she is an ordinary house wife. She is just too broad and unmannered. Those of you that are close to the President, please advice him to be careful with his style of governance as he will not be in power forever. Let him control his wife especially on her utterances to the public through the media.
Corruption in this our own administration is rife and it is legalized. How could the Finance Ministry be allocating funds to the office of the First Lady as if it is an office established by the President or by the house of parliament? Let’s warn our brothers to be careful. They are putting us the ordinary Mende people in absolute danger.
When President Koroma was in power, he embraced the SLPP, and many of our own brothers and sisters gained favours from his administration and his doors were always open to the SLPP party. Let’s be careful. We should also have it at the back of our minds that, the APC has the majority in Freetown because it is closer to the North. In the case of any unrest, we would suffer the most because they have been pushed too much to the wall. Let’s watch our backs and caution our brothers in governance. Let President Maada Bio don’t allow few individuals to plunge the majority of us the poor Mende people into anarchy as the distance from Freetown to our homes is great.
Ozil joins Chelsea stars in bid to get 60,000 face masks to Sierra Leone amid coronavirus spread Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has teamed up with a group of Chelsea stars led by Antonio Rudiger to send 60,000 face masks to Sierra Leone to help in the ongoing fight against coronavirus across the world.
Rudiger’s parents Matthias and Lily met in the German capital of Berlin after fleeing Sierra Leone in 1991 due to the civil war but the family retain a connection to their country.
The defender’s Chelsea team-mates N’Golo Kante, Olivier Giroud and Callum Hudson-Odoi have all donated to the local organisations Madam Wokie and LunchBox Gift with fears that an outbreak in the impoverished state could lead to a higher death rate than in many European countries.
Each player has offered $5,000, with the donations being matched by the European Union dollar for dollar, as the players aim to raise awareness for a cause that will deliver the masks to low-income market traders in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown.
The donations come amid the latest World Bank report that economic growth in the country will be stopped even in the best-case scenario with 39 per cent of the population living below the international poverty line of US$1.9/day.
Current coronavirus figures from the west African state show that there are 61 confirmed cases with six having recovered but there are likely many more instances which haven’t been reported.
Antonio Rüdiger ✔ @ToniRuediger I am pleased to announce that my Foundation Antonio Rüdiger For Sierra Leone will be partnering with @madam_wokie and @LunchBoxGift to provide 60,000 face masks to low income market traders in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This will hopefully reduce the spread of Covid19. 🇸🇱🙏🏾
4,915 8:02 AM – Apr 23, 2020 Twitter Ads info and privacy 742 people are talking about this This week, Rudiger has also decided to pay three months of catering costs for nurses at the hospital of his birth in Berlin with Germany being one of the worst-hit countries in Europe.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s players have given a ‘sizeable donation’ to the club’s in-house charity the Chelsea Foundation that is now focusing its efforts on reducing the impact of coronavirus.
This is on top of the Premier League-wide initiative through the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) from footballers to donate to #PlayersTogether, a charity delivering help to NHS frontline workers.
Chelsea have moved closer as a club to secure a 10 per cent pay cut across the board for their squad with no incentive for the players to earn money back in the coming seasons.
Frank Lampard and his staff have been in separate discussions with Blues director Marina Granovskaia over their own reduction.
The Premier League had issued guidance to players and clubs that a 30% reduction in wages would be suitable to help ease the financial pressure on the sport after a loss of revenue due to the stoppage in play.
They would be the second club to agree such a move after Arsenal negotiated a 12.5% drop in wages for the squad. However, they can recover the finance through bonuses by qualifying for the Champions League next season.
Ozil is one of three players reported to have not signed up to the deal which has led to criticism from some quarters due to him being Arsenal’s highest-paid player on £350,000 a week.
Veteran Sierra Leonean Musician Abu Whyte has been laid to rest in New Jersey, United States of America. The late Abu Whyte was a strong member of the Muyei Power Dance Band. He sand lots of good songs which include ‘Good morning Sierra Leone, Good morning Freetown, hello Africa among others.
He was also well known for his powerful skills in building Lanterns that have won several awards. He will be missed by not just Sierra Leone Entertainment but also internationally.
Listen to songs written and edited by Mr. Augustine Marah a Teacher and a Motivational speaker one of their profound and outstanding writer based in the Diaspora. He derived his songs from one of his motivated story book; titled “AFRICAN STORIES” that he wrote about the Limba’s from the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.
2 minutes Read The unruly boss – Popcaan has something hot for his enemies. He unleashes a brand new record titled HERE TO STAY. I’m here to stay by Popcaan was produced by Dane Raychords alongside Unruly Entertainment. In the song, the deejay sings to tell his enemies that where he has fought to is where he…