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Behind the Scenes with Lans Omar 

September 17, 2022. 

Hello everyone!  

From Winnipeg, Canada, respect to all my fans, friends and fam! 

The weekend vibes are right here! – President Bio crashes Kenya’s presidential inauguration, help for rapper/producer Leone Star, the Golden Child off to London, UK, for the Afro Arts Productions Awards Nite, plus lots more. You're about to read another mind-blowing edition of “Behind the Scenes". This column is the radical thoughts of one guy called Lans Omar aka the “Golden Child” - born and raised in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Let's do this: On Tuesday September 13th 2022, Sierra Leone’s president, Julius Maada Bio, of all people in the country, crashed the inauguration of the newly elected president of Kenya, William Ruto. Your president Bio wasn’t invited – period! The dude actually went unwelcome, unrecognised and unwanted at the presidential inauguration and he wasn’t even noticed throughout the ceremony. De bra go actually crash people inauguration! During the vote of thanks, Present William Ruto thanked all the presidents and dignitaries he had invited and it was during that moment he was informed that a president from Sierra Leone was in attendance, lol. President William Ruto now officially welcome Bio, and even mispronounced his name as President Julius Nadoo Baio, this just telling you Bio was not on the guest list and not invited. 

This again has reinforced my belief all along that this administration lacks seriousness and has no clue about international diplomacy; didn’t I mention that last week? Anyways, this is not even my business! Oona go learn.

Switching gears: For the past months, our own son/brother Sam Bockarie from the Sierra Leone community in Winnipeg, Canada, has been struggling with mental illness and he’s been spotted roaming the streets of downtown Winnipeg everyday. Bockarie is an established rapper/producer and he goes by the stage name “Leone Star”. During his active years, he has performed in many rap concerts across Canada; he had opened shows for major rap acts like Kanye West, Nas and others at the then MTS Centre in Winnipeg. 

The other day, I bumped into him around Abigail’s restaurant and his condition is rapidly deteriorating; I’ve even ordered Abigail to give him food under my tab whenever he goes there. I’m writing this to call on the Sierra Leone community to come together and get Leone Star off the streets. Winter is just around the corner and I’m really worried about his welfare during the terrible Manitoba weather. This is a matter I’ve discussed with the SALNAM leadership couple of times but to no avail.

Next stop: Well, it’s that time of the year again! The Golden Child is off to London, UK, next week to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth – no, just kidding. I’m actually going to London, UK, leaving on Monday to join the production team that produces the biggest Sierra Leonean event anywhere. I’m talking about the Afro Arts Production’s “Honours for Outstanding Contribution” Awards nite scheduled to take place on Saturday September 24, 2022, at the prestigious Royal Regency Hall, London, UK. If you never knew, this production is by far the most serious Sierra Leone entertainment act and I’m right in the production team.

Question: Just wondering why the Abacha Street market women were kicked out of that street? These people are just petty traders trying to make ends meet in the poorest country in the world, why would a government kick them out? If you don’t know the reason, I clearly know what’s up. Anyways, dis nor to me business, me nar Canadian, how Salone business concern me. Ar beg

Finally: Again, the weekend is here! Straight up – I’ll be chilling at the baby naming ceremony of Halimatu Kamara today. It’s happening at the Precious Blood Parish hall in Winnipeg, Canada. Please remember – this is a strictly by invitation event, if you’re not invited like the dude at the Kenya presidential inauguration, please don’t dare step out there.

Fellas, if you’re partying this weekend, you know the rules - party responsibly! Have a great weekend! Lonta. 

I'm out of here!  

Cheers fellas! 

The Golden Child.