BREAKING CHAINS: CONFRONTING ADDICTION IN SIERRA LEONE

In the heart of Sierra Leone, amidst the vibrant culture and acclaimed resilient spirit, lies a silent war raging against an invisible enemy – substance abuse. It’s a war not just against the physical manifestations of addiction, but against the systemic failings of our human ethos, the erosion of hard work, and the insidious grip…

March 26, 2024
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GRIEF KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES: BREAKING SOCIETAL LIMITATIONS

“Grief is a cruel kind of education. You learn how ungentle mourning can be, how full of anger. You learn how glib condolences can feel. You learn how much grief is about language, the failure of language and the grasping for language” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Notes on Grief We often fail to realize how frequently we…

July 30, 2023
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Don’t tell me not to cry: A Story around Grief, Toxic Positivity and Religion

My earliest recollection of grief was at 5 years old when my grandfather passed away. The adults were very kind to me as they knew how connected I was with him. Grandpa and I had spent hours upon a time, bonding in the kitchen, and he would pick me up from school. If it were…

July 22, 2023
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#VOTESAFUL : AFFIRMATIONS TO HELP YOU WITH UNCERTAINTY

As we prepare for elections tomorrow in Sierra Leone, tensions are rising and there is an air of anxiety. These extreme emotions and behaviours are associated with nearly every goal defining process for humans and animals alike, in the natural order of things. Our young people are eager and ready to vote in candidates of their…

June 23, 2023
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Volte Face : An Ode to Sierra Leone’s Iconic Cotton Tree

The cotton tree is truly reflective of our strife We were supposed to care for her as a dear wife Devil-may-care, the lantern parades lighten her up at night We all said we loved her, oh we lied Happy-go-lucky, we pierced her heart with a knife. ♥♥♥ Unreliable protection we offered, we let her leaves…

May 25, 2023
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LIFE LESSONS FROM CHEF HILDA BACI’S COOK- A – THON

Hilda Effiong Bassey, better known as Hilda Baci, is a Nigerian chef, restaurateur, actress, and soon to be current holder of the Guinness World Record for marathon cooking. In August 2021, she won the Jollof Faceoff competition. ‘Breaking a world record’ isn’t easy, but Hilda Baci made it look like a piece of cake! LIFE…

May 24, 2023
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COMMUNITY- THE DYSFUNCTION, NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT IN SIERRA LEONE

  Freetown, Sierra Leone, is one of the most beautiful places in the world. This beauty opined by the writer is based on its rich religious tolerance, its welcoming nature to foreigners, it’s very diverse ethnic backgrounds and the overall natural landscape and resilience of its people. But like every other country in Africa, Sierra…

June 3, 2022
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CAN BUBAKARR TRAVEL THE ENTIRE AFRICA IN 6 MONTHS?CLICK TO FIND OUT!

Let’s talk about the millennial generation, each one is said to have some unique attributes such as being web-savvy, curious, independent, and tolerant. Millennials grew up in an electronic and online environment that created their eagerness to acquire new skills. Another attribute that has been predominant within their generation is the desire to find inspiration,…

February 8, 2022
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MY JOURNEY THROUGH THE AMERICAN SOUTH – PART 2

An Unforgettable Connection to my Ancestors Part 2. In Part 1 of “My Journey through the American South” I shared how my desire to visit the places of my family elders was inspired by the stories they shared with me about their childhood. They retold the stories passed down to them from our ancestors. All of these…

December 28, 2021
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MY JOURNEY THROUGH THE AMERICAN SOUTH

An Unforgettable Connection to my Ancestors Part1. Do you ever feel the need to return home; to the place or places that produces nostalgia? Maybe, it’s a whiff of the food Grandma cooked that makes you wistful. You can still smell it, an aroma of savory and sweet wafting through her house when family gathered…

December 23, 2021
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