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Behind the Scenes with Lans Omar

May 27, 2023.

Hello everyone! 

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

The weekend vibes are here – President Bio – Five More Years, Charles Margai joins APC/family feud, signs of the falling of the Freetown Cotton Tree, Fatima “Gucci” Bio in the question of the day, plus lots more. You're about to read another bone-cracking 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: President Bio – Five More Years! I personally have no problem with President Bio having another five years as president of Sierra Leone, come June 24, 2023. The other day, I said the same thing in a Whatsapp group I belong to; a bunch of people hit hard on me for even thinking about it.

Let me quickly make my point here: First, I’m Canadian and I give a damn about any political party in Sierra Leone. I don’t live in Sierra Leone, and any outcome of a Sierra Leone presidential election has nothing to do with me, nada. Now, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it for the very last time - for the people living in Sierra Leone at this present day and if you think the country is fine – there is abundant amount of foodstuff to feed the general populace, electricity is on 24/7, no one scrambles for running water, there is healthcare in place for every citizen, the roads are fine, the airport is modern and no one is suffering, jobs are available – let’s VOTE president Bio for another five more years! I'm totally fine with that. Period.

Now, I’m going to flip the coin – if you people in Sierra Leone are living  a hellish life with no availability of food, going to bed on empty stomachs, no good roads, no hospitals, no emergency response crews; let alone running water, a real stadium, electricity, or housing projects – then let’s forget about a “five more years” fallacy and VOTE Bio out!! Come June 24, 2023 – vote your conscience!

Switching gears: The family and members of the Margai Family Descendant’s Union have officially renounced Charles Margai for joining the APC party. Dis nor funny ya. A whole family dumps the head of the family for crossing over to another political party. Now, I totally agreed with Suhood Komeh’s slogan – “Sierra Leone is not a serious country”. Period!

In a communique dated May 22, 2023, the Margai Family Descendants’ Union issued this statement: “In Sierra Leone, the name ‘Margai” is only synonymous to the SLPP. Consequently, the union wishes to assure the SLPP and its leadership that its members will remain with the SLPP till death. Also, its members will join President Bio to campaign for a no run-off election in the June 24, 2023 polls”. This is ridiculously ridiculous! SMH, not funny at all.

Next stop: The historic Freetown Cotton Tree fell down on Wednesday May 24, 2023 in Freetown. The 400yrs old - 70-metre cotton tree lost all its branches during torrential rains and high winds and left the massive tree with only the base of its enormous trunk still standing. Some people have attributed the fall of the cotton tree to many bad omens. Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara (JFK), the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice during the previous APC-led government, has responded to the recent fall of the renowned Freetown Cotton tree, interpreting it as a sign of a change in regime, lol. Others have said it’s the witches who came from the provinces for the presidential election that put the tree down, lol.

Personally, I believe it’s a natural climatic change caused by heavy rains in Freetown. I don’t agree with the interpretations of all these people, I don’t even believe in witchcraft or the likes. Period.

Question: Just wondering if the First Lady of Sierra Leone Fatima “Gucci” Bio has a social media content creator to professional manage her affairs on TikTok and Facebook, just wondering. I’ve seen most of her TikTok videos, and all she blogs is dancing and playing around like a 14yrs old kid, even teenagers don’t act like that on social media. This is making Sierra Leone looks like a foolish country.

Finally: Again, the weekend is here! Wifey is off to Vancouver, BC, for a work workshop, Lans Jr. (Mr. Pliers) is in San Francisco on a short trip, Ms. Maryam Omar is busy with her friends (teenage life), so pretty much I’m left alone by myself. I guess the boys are coming over again to BBQ and chill out in the backyard.

Fellas, if you’re partying this weekend, please be careful. You know the rules – If you’re drinking, don’t drive – if you’re driving, don’t drink. Have a great weekend! Lonta.

I'm out of here! 

Cheers fellas!

The Golden Child.