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Sierra Leone on Showcase: Jollof and Stew, Books, and Entrepreneurship

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Sierra Leonean TV host and digital entrepreneur Vickie Remoe will showcase creatives and entrepreneurs in the DMV. The upcoming Make Sierra Leone Famous event will include culture and history exhibits, a tasting of Sierra Leonean food, and a fireside chat with startup founders and writers.

 

The showcase gets its name from the hashtag #MakeSierraLeoneFamous which began in 2018 as a crowdfunding campaign. Four years later, #MakeSierraLeoneFamous is a podcast and a community of content producers, creatives, and entrepreneurs. Storytellers in Sierra Leone and in the diaspora use the hashtag to amplify excellence.

 

“This showcase celebrates Sierra Leonean-Americans who champion Sierra Leone,” said Vickie Remoe.

Creatives participating in the showcase include the author and chef Mai Burnette, founder of Mai’s Kitchen. She will prepare a tasting of jollof and stew, Salone salad, and pepper chicken using recipes from her new cookbook.

“I’m thrilled to be able to join other Sierra Leoneans as we celebrate each other and our culture. Growing up in the diaspora food was how we stayed connected to home. I’m cooking my special Salone jollof recipe for the showcase and yes, it will come with stew,” said Sierra Leonean-American Chef Mai Burnette, of Mai’s Kitchen based in Silver Spring.

Akindele Decker and Adrian Q Labor will present a mini-exhibit from the “Sierra Leoneans Who Shaped Our History” book series. Patrick Beckley, creative director of the ethically sourced fashion brand Finor X will share garments made by Sierra Leonean artisans using indigenous textiles. Aminata Jalloh will read from her book Biggest Little Brother which tells the story of a Sierra Leonean-American family.

Entrepreneurs include Fatima Sesay, Founder, Inside The Diaspora, a PR and Entertainment startup giving Sierra Leonean artists access and publicity. Dr. Fouad Sheriff, Founder, Cotton Tree Medical Group will share his journey building multiple businesses in Freetown including a pharmacy and now a hospital. Tamba Lamin, Founder, TpISENT another US-based entrepreneur will share his ventures in IT, and most recently prefab housing in Sierra Leone. Also, joining the showcase for a fireside chat about his philanthropic efforts to make technology and innovation available to youth in Sierra Leone is Grovara CEO, Abu Kamara. Kamara’s Grovara is America’s leading marketplace for wellness and organic brands.

Remoe says that Kamara and others she selected to participate in this showcase embody the African adage if you want to go far go together.

“They’re all invested in Sierra Leone. Through their businesses, they’ve created opportunities for others and they show up for the community,” said Remoe.

The three-hour Make Sierra Leone Famous showcase will take place on the third Saturday of March in Silver Spring, Maryland. Tickets are available online.

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‘Go back and compensate your ex-wife’ – Don Little advises Lil Win

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Ghanaian actor and socialite, Don Little, has made a passionate appeal to his colleague Kwadwo Nkansah also known as Lilwin to go make peace with his ex-wife. (more…)

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Husband of late ‘Ekwueme’ singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu charged with homicide

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has taken legal actions against the husband of late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu. (more…)

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WATCH: Darkua talks her start in music, Journey, creative process and more.

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From being the opening act at EL’s BAR VI concert to bagging a nomination at the 2022 3 Music Awards, Afrobeats/afro soul singer Darkua stopped by Ameyaw TV to talk about her musical journey. (more…)

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Rappers shy away from collabs because of unnecessary comparisons- Eno Barony

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Award-winning Ghanaian rapper, Eno Barony has blamed the lack of rapper-to-rapper collaborations on unnecessary comparisons.

The rapper, who has constantly shown her rapping prowess in a field dominated by men stated in a recent interview that rappers shy away from collaborations with other rappers.

“I’ve not really featured a lot of rappers because a lot of rappers kind of shy away from featuring their co rappers especially me being a girl,” she stated.

According to Eno, singers are able to collaborate freely without any chance of music listeners trying to pick who sang the best, however, same cannot be said for rappers.

“Most at times there is a comparison when it comes to rap but two singers can easily feature themselves on a song without being compared.

“Nobody cares they just jam to it but then when two rappers are on a project people tend to just compare the lyrics and stuff,” she explained.

She continued; “So it’s like you guys putting your lives down you may be slaughtered at any time but this one is a collaboration, not a battle,” Eno Barony told the host.

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Sandra Ababio caused our split, happy he didn’t marry her- Lilwin’s ex-wife

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Ex-wife of Kumawood actor Nkansah Lilwin, Patricia Afriyie has revealed she has no issues with the actor’s new wife, however, her woes are geared towards Sandra Ababio.

In an interview with Oheneba Media, Ms Patricia has stated that she has absolutely no problems with Lilwin’s new wife and she’s happy that the actor chose her to marry and not Sandra Ababio.

Sandra Ababio is also a Kumawood actress who was rumoured to have had an amorous relationship with the actor. Even though the two have denied their relationship on various occasions, Lilwin’s ex-wife, Patricia has confirmed that indeed there was something going on between Sandra and Lilwin.

Ms Patricia Afriyie alleges that, Sandra Ababio was the cause of their split and has dared the actress to deny the news.

“Lilwin started disrespecting me as soon as Sandra came into the picture. Lilwin told me I wasn’t Sandra’s class. I was shocked she wasn’t the one Lilwin ended up marrying,” she said in the interview.

“I saw her nude photos on Lil Win’s phone, that was when I believed what I was told that she was dating him,” she added.

Ms Patricia Afriyie has become the subject of the media following her ex-husband’s remarriage.

Over the weekend, Lilwin announced to the world that he had gotten married again to one Maame Serwah who is reportedly based in the Unites States.

Photos of the wedding went viral on social media and has since become a big topic with so many controversies surrounding Patricia’s marriage to the actor.

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I met Lilwin at 14, had our first child at age 15- Ex-wife reveals

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Ex-wife of Kumawood actor Nkansah Lilwin, Patricia Afriyie is revealing some details of she and the actors relationship before it ended.

Ms Patricia Afriyie has become the subject of the media following her ex-husband’s remarriage.

Over the weekend, Lilwin announced to the world that he had gotten married again to one Maame Serwah who is reportedly based in the Unites States.

Photos of the wedding went viral on social media and has since become a big topic with so many controversies surrounding Patricia’s marriage to the actor.

Detailing how she met Lilwin, Ms Patricia revealed that she met the actor when she was only 14 years old.

“I was 14 years when Lil Win and I started being intimate. He met me when I was 14 and we started dating. I was a class 6 student. I was in school till JHS 3 when I became pregnant. I was pregnant with my first child at that time,” she said.

She continued;

“Prior to that I got pregnant at age 14 and had a miscarriage. I gave birth to our firstborn at the age of 15. Then seven months later I got pregnant with the second born”.

Ms Patricia also revealed she met the actor at a time where he was struggling to make it as an actor.

“We’ve been through a lot of hurdles since I met him. There were times we had to soak and drink gari before going to bed. People even tried to advise me against him. They tried to stop me from dating him but I had hope that things will get better. I met him when he was an upcoming actor and a shoe seller,” she said in the interview.

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