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About 40 Acres

40 Acres is the people's dream.


40 Acres in Winnipeg, Canada, is a unique and complementary partnership of 40 Acres Production. We are one of the few licensed retailers of URBAN apparels & services in Canada.


The single-minded focus of 40 Acres has allowed the company to pioneer a range of products and services that have changed the entertainment and fashion landscape of this current era. We have created a new model for on-line and in-store fashion, melding people and technology to provide an integrated "high tech" and "high touch" fashion-forward line for modern men and women who desire designs that compliment their features and represent their very grace and beauty.

40 Acres has a string of proven record of innovating and pioneering new ideas into neo-digital community and fashion circles, and has quickly become the yardstick against which other businesses/organizations/people are measured.


The key to 40 Acres' success lies with the education, talent, experience and passion of an incredibly dedicated team; Lans Omar (Winnipeg, Canada), Vivian Omar (Winnipeg, Canada), Abdul Suhood Komeh (London, UK) and Abdul Hassan Fackie (Freetown, Sierra Leone).

Lans Omar: Nicknamed "The Golden Child," Lans Omar was born and raised in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He moved to Canada in 1999. Omar has been in show business and fashion for over quarter of a century across three continents. His resume still highlighs him as the producer of the controvercial "Miss Sierra Leone beauty pageant (The Gambia) 1998".


By profession, Omar is an accountant, a graduate from CDI Business College in Winnipeg, Canada. He's the co-owner of 40 Acres Canada - a 21st century digital media & fashion business based in Winnipeg, Canada. Renowned BBC broadcaster, Hylton Fyle, once described Omar on national TV as: "people have consider his thinking as very futuristic and at least ten years ahead of our time and he's a lot of things to many people".


As a reporter for Concord Times, Omar has interviewed many celebrities including Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men, Nigerian actress Liz Benson, Grammy winner Miriam Makeba, Salif Keita, Kora Awards winner Shaka Bundu, Neneh Cherry, David Vandy, M.B Attilla, Kanda Bongoman, Kao Denero, Heyden Adama and Baba Maal, etc.


He's married to Vivian Omar (Pretty Woman) with two beautiful kids: Lans Jr. (Mr. Pliers) and Maryam (Titi Pancake). At home in his quite time, Omar researches the major religions of the world and he's very concerned about the welfare of the dead, resurrection and, of course, judgement day. 

The legend continues.

Vivian Omar: Vivian is not just "the girl next door." She has a RN from Red River College and a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. 


She a is living testament of the old English proverb that: "behind every successful man, there is a strong woman." 


Vivian is a quiet girl that was born to an Aboriginal mom and an English dad in Winnipeg, Canada, and has spent most of her life in the province.


She's currently employed with a non-governmental health organization as the "Tribal Diabetes Coordinator" for four northern communities in Canada.


Vivian is married to Lans Omar with two beautiful kids; Lans Omar, Jr. and Maryam Omar.

Abdul Suhood Komeh: Abdul Suhood Komeh is a Sierra Leonean writer based in London, England. Better known as Suhood, he is a former member of the popular Sierra Leone teenage dance crew - The American Tourists (mid 1980 to early 1990).


As well as being an active fundraiser for the Kissy Psychiatric Home in Freetown, Suhood is an accomplished show producer and one of the brains behind the Community Excellence Awards Show organised by the Afro Arts of Sierra Leone in the UK.

He has gained respect as one of a number of cutting-edge commentators on Sierra Leone current affairs, politics and culture. 

Suhood is also a chef by profession with over 15 years kitchen experience. 

His readers must be warned that his thoughts are way ahead of our current time, and when he puts something into writing, it is not what you’ll normally expect from someone who is non-partisan.

His views are as radical as they come! 

Abdul Hassan Fackie: Abdul Hassan Fackie was born to a Lebanese father and a Sherbro mother in a little village, Mokobo, in the Kagboro Chiefdom, in the Moyamba District, in the Southern Region of the Republic of Sierra Leone.


He is a career Journalist who has practiced Journalism for about thirty four years. 

While teaching, he started reporting for The New Shaft Newspaper in 1983, and in 1987 he reported for The Vision Newspaper where he rose to the position of Deputy Editor in 1991. During this period he also corresponded for the West Africa and New African Magazines based in London. 

In 1992 he co-founded and edited the Quill Newspaper until 1994. 

Abdul Hassan Fackie was appointed Deputy Editor of the Standard Times Newspaper in 1994 where he resigned in in 2002 to co-found and edit the New People Newspaper. In 2009 he was appointed Editor -in-Chief of The Examiner Newspaper up to late 2011. 

From 2011 to late 2012 he was Editor of the Africa Young Voices Newspaper. From early 2013 to late 2016 he was Editor of the Sierra Express Media Newspaper. 

He is currently Consultant Editor for about five newspapers, the Sierra Eye Magazine, Sierra Leone Correspondent for 40 Acres Canada Newsletter & website.

He is also a Media and Social Analyst who appears frequently on radio and television. 

He is also a Researcher, an anti drug abuse campaigner, and a community development worker. He is also a poet, teacher, counselor, actor, playwright, cultural singer and dancer, story teller and motivational speaker. 

Abdul Hassan Fackie has a Certificate in Journalism from the London School of Journalism (by correspondence ), a Certificate in Research Methodology and Practice, Certificate in Psycho-Social Counseling, Certificate in Conflict Resolution, Peace Building and Reconciliation, Certificate in Democratic Principles and Practice, and a lot of workshop certificates in drug abuse, sexual and reproductive health, Journalism and Writing Skills, youth issues, stage drama, film script design and development, film production, acting and directing. 

Abdul Hassan Fackie has trained and mentored a lot of young men and women in various disciplines who are now scattered all over the world. 

He is a widower and has three daughters and grand children. He likes reading, writing, swimming, fishing, telling stories, singing, dancing and discussing issues.

Lans & Vivian Omar                                                                Lans Omar at the 2014 Red Carper                                                                                                                                               Rendevouz, Winnipeg, Canada.

Vivian Omar.                                                                        Lans & Vivian Omar

The Golden Child.                                                                        True Religion - Born to inspire

Insider 40 Acres;  Lans Omar                                                     Inside 40 Acres; Customer

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