March 21, 2020.
As usual, I trust this message will reach you in good health.
Again, the weekend is here! Stay home - stay safe business. Corona virus crisis! The weekend is here and it's my favourite time of the week - no work, get to chill with wifey, the kids are home-schooling. In this edition, I’ll be talking about the passing of Mrs. Hannah Parker in Toronto, the Corona virus, SALNAM, home schooling and lots more.
Again, you’re about to read a mind-busting edition of “Behind the Scenes”. This column is the radical thoughts of one dude called Lans Omar aka the Golden Child, born and raised in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Let’s do this: Mrs. Hannah Parker passed away in Toronto, Canada, on March 8th, 2020. She was 66yrs old. She was battling with cancer and finally answered to the call of the Almighty. Mrs. Parker was a Winnipeg resident until 2013 when she decided to relocate with her family to Toronto. May the good Lord forgive her sins and grant her Heaven.
The Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM) has postponed all community events including the Senior’s Lunch and the Independence celebrations. This is due to the Corona virus outbreak that has forced everything to shut down. After the crisis, those events will be rescheduled. Stay tuned.
Sierra Leonean singer Heyden Adama drops a brand new song/video. Simply called "Temne Song" and the lyrics all sung in the local dialect, Heyden Adama proves again she's the boss-madam of Salone music.
The song is a remake of Saidu Jahman's 80's hit in Sierra Leone. If you understand the language, you'll enjoy Heyden as she delves into the song and sings like never before. Check out the “Temne song”, it’s in this edition of your newsletter.
Switching gears: The entire world has come to a complete halt at the outbreak of the Corona virus! What? Schools, businesses and agencies, etc. are all closed. In the midst of this, another crisis hit the top of all priority - toilet paper. Man dem fool ya. You should be stocking non-perishable food instead of toilet paper, lol.
Everyone is terrified of this Corona virus except people like me and others who had read the Holy Quran, the Gospels and the Torah. Crisis like this is not something actually unexpected. The Corona virus outbreak is so very imminent; Surah Al-Infitar (82) clearly talks about the aftermath of situations like this one we are battling now. If you read the Gospel of John, it’s clearly written there, let alone the Book of Revelation which highlights all these events before the trumpets are fully blew. Dis borbor don kras again oh.....
With all these, I’m just asking everyone to be careful out there; Proceed with caution; Avoid the crowds, no body contact and stay away at least four feet from a human being even if the person is not showing any signs of coughing or something.
In this edition of Behind the Scenes, Dr. Lansana Gberie, the man who once predicted and warned the government of Sierra Leone of an imminent mudslide tragedy in Sierra Leone has written another masterpiece missive regarding the Corona virus. In his latest writing, “Responding to COVID 19: Lessons from the Ebola Outbreak”, Dr. Gberie is on the edge again forewarning the people of Sierra Leone - it’s a must-read.
Next stop: How’s former head of state of Sierra Leone Valentine Strasser coping with the amputation of his leg. Poor guy ended up like this; Not sure at all where or what actually went wrong. I remember Strasser very well in the early 80’s - he was member of a teenage dance group called Double Jacks, he was a quiet young man in those days as I watched him dance on the stage. Let’s hope that things go well with him
Question: What’s going with Fatima “Gucci” Bio, I heard in an interview with some Gambian TV stations that the Government of Sierra Leone never paid a cent for their wedding. Is that true? De gal dae lie pas fish - claiming that she was celebrity actress, lived large before becoming First Lady of Sierra Leone. Fatima Gucci, you lived in Council Housing projects in London, I have a picture of you and “Flying Saucer Bio” in a double decker bus and you have the audacity to claim you worked hard for 22yrs. Pan lie, Lie woman, lies, lies & lies.
Finally: Please stay home over the weekend - The Corona virus is real. Again, stay safe and stay home. And, if you’re partying at home with family and friends, please reduce the number to less than ten people and don’t forget social distancing. If you’re drinking, know the rules, don’t drive and, if you’re driving don’t drink. Lonta.
I'm out of here!
The Golden Child.