July 31, 2021.
Long weekend is here! The weather is getting better and better all this while, and we are hoping to keep it that way throughout summer. Anyways, I trust this message will reach you in good health.
Trouble again in the land of Winnipeg, Canada! I’m going to unpack the SALNAM Presidential election 2021, one last touch on the viral audio in Winnipeg, singer Diamond Cherry passes away, rapper LAJ arrested for robbery, plus lots more including the question of the week. Again, you're about to read another cold-blooded 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: The SALNAM presidential election 2021 is just around the corner in Winnipeg, Canada. I believe it's the second week of October. Again, I don’t know if I wanna touch on this subject because lately the SALNAM presidential election is a taboo, no one talks about it until the day of the election. The election itself is a sacred rite in this already tribally-divided community, just saying the facts here. We all saw how the last election was infested with tribal grudges and detachment from both camps. We also saw how too many things that are tribally related happened during the last election.
Now, let’s delve into the matters of the heart on the forth-coming SALNAM Presidential election. So far, this is what I know: I’m not going to involve in the election (non-partisan, non-tribal). I’m not even going to vote. I know Prezo Nasralla might not run a second term. I know about a break-through group from the Koinadugu District people in Manitoba that is coming with a new candidate contesting on their own; away from all the Manitoba northern folks. I also know that regardless of anything, any Northern candidate will topple the election again. Period.
Now, this is what I don’t know: I don’t know if there is going to be a participation from the other camps in the SALNAM election 2021. I also don’t know about any interested candidate/s coming from anywhere. I don't even know if it's necessary to hold an election during this Covid-19 crisis. I don't know..... period.
Switching gears: Lately, I’ve been hearing some vibes around that I was the one that recorded that June 12 audio at Prezzo Nasralla’s crib, what the F4CK!? I really don’t wanna talk about this anymore and I promised this is the last time I’m going to talk about this. For the records, I DID NOT TAPE IT – PERIOD. Some individual/s in Winnipeg are claiming I taped the audio and that they knew the person/group where I, (Lans Omar), initially sent it - bring it on man, say it, just say where I shared it first. You fellas know me very well, when I wanna talk about an issue, I can call you out by name publicly and tell my story, I don’t do this kind of wacky stuff by secretly taping people and send it out, nada, never, this is NOT the Golden Child at all.
On a serious note, since I quit APC and all Sierra Leone politics, I’ve not involved in any public/private political debate with anyone until that day, let alone tape myself and make myself look so stupidly foolish on this audio that is doing the rounds. It hurts so bad.
Again, the truth shall triumph pretty soon. All five of us that involved in the audio knew the exact person that recorded and shared that audio without our consents, and trust, the moment is almost here – the individual is gonna reach out to the public soon and tell his/her motivation for doing that. I’m done with this vibe, never gonna talk about it. Lonta!
Next stop: Upraising Sierra Leonean singer, Diamond Cherry, has passed away on Wednesday July 21, 2021 in The Gambia after been sick for a while. Cherry had been sick in Maryland, USA, where she resided. They could not find any diagnosis in the USA and she decided to seek traditional medicines in The Gambia. She had been in The Gambia for months trying traditional medicines but to no avail. Cherry was a high-energy performer that was able to take the crowd off their feet with her hit song “Sedom Pan Dem."
A candlelight vigil will be held for the singer in Maryland, USA, where t-shirts bearing her image will be sold for $10; all proceeds from that sale will go directly towards her daughter’s education. Rest on Diamond Cherry.
Next stop: Sierra Leone rapper, LAJ, is in police custody after been busted for an alleged physical attack and robbery on one Osman Jalloh, a British Sierra Leonean man commonly known as OJ. According to sources from Freetown, LAJ teamed up with Edward Sahr James (Junior) and took it to the Swiss Hotel at Spur Road on Friday night (July 15th, 2021) before he was joined by three other thugs. Mr. Osman Jalloh recently came to Sierra Leone from the UK on a business trip. They smashed the windscreen and back glass of the white Range Rover SUV he was driving and took away his phones and bag containing the money, passports and minerals. LAJ is currently in custody and the rest of the thugs that attacked OJ are on the run.
Question: Where is PegCity's rapper/producer Sam Bockarie aka "Leone Star"? The last time I saw the rapper was at the Main Street Project facility wandering around. I'm calling on, begging every single Sierra Leonean in the the Sierra Leone community in Manitoba, Canada, to come to the rescue of the rapper before it's too late.
Finally: The Golden Child is taking it east this long weekend, not feeling too great. It's long weekend, please take it easy this weekend. If you’re partying, you know the rules - party responsibly! Lonta.
I'm out of here!
The Golden Child.