28 episodes

Make Sierra Leone Famous with Vickie Remoe - Conversations that expand your understanding of Sierra Leone's history, culture, and identity.

Make Sierra Leone Famous Vickie Remoe

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Make Sierra Leone Famous with Vickie Remoe - Conversations that expand your understanding of Sierra Leone's history, culture, and identity.

    From Cry Freetown to Sing Freetown

    From Cry Freetown to Sing Freetown

    Host Vickie Remoe is in conversation with two of Sierra Leone’s most celebrated storytellers; award-winning playwright and founder of Freetong Players Charlie Haffner, and Emmy, BAFTA, and Peabody-winning journalist Sorious Samura.

    Show Notes

    Listen to Doniie Major’s Freetown City: https://bit.ly/3PaVtHB

    Ship to Sierra Leone from the USA with Dot Bleu

    Find your next outfit at The Doll House Boutique

    To make Sierra Leone better for women and girls in Salone better support the Asmaa James Foundation https://bit.ly/3ybDLz5

    • 59 min
    The Diary Of Alima: A Storyteller’s Journey To The Movies

    The Diary Of Alima: A Storyteller’s Journey To The Movies

    Host Vickie Remoe is in conversation with actress, producer, and founder of Lema’s Diary Production Company. The film producer uses her craft to make social commentary about issues affecting Sierra Leone’s women. Her latest film “Profit Point” set in the slums of Freetown is about the struggles of women trapped by poverty and sexual exploitation. Profit Point had its London Premiere at the Young Sierra Leonean Kip Kompin Cinema.

    Show Notes

    Listen to Kaley Bag’s Di Sai Wae Ar Komot: https://spoti.fi/3oL72KW

    Ship to Sierra Leone from the USA with Dot Bleu

    Find your next outfit at The Doll House Boutique

    To make Sierra Leone better for women and girls in Salone better support the Asmaa James Foundation https://bit.ly/3ybDLz5

    • 59 min
    Healing Sierra Leone's Soul With Plays And Poems

    Healing Sierra Leone's Soul With Plays And Poems

    Host Vickie Remoe is in conversation with Sierra Leonean poet, playwright, and author Oumar Farouk Sesay, Oumar talks and shares insights from his four-decade-long career as a writer and creative. His latest play “The Throne” challenges audiences to question their beliefs on identity, homosexuality, and tradition.

    Show Notes

    Listen to Daddy Saj’s Che Che: https://bit.ly/3Bc2xQY

    Follow the Mane Chronicles: https://bit.ly/3Rq6AyV

    Ship to Sierra Leone from the USA with Dot Bleu

    Find your next outfit at The Doll House Boutique

    To make Sierra Leone better for women and girls in Salone better support the Asmaa James Foundation https://bit.ly/3ybDLz5

    • 57 min
    Tarah Majeek’s Startup Natural Hair Brand Grows In Sierra Leone

    Tarah Majeek’s Startup Natural Hair Brand Grows In Sierra Leone

    Host Vickie Remoe is in conversation with Tarah Majeek, Entrepreneur and founder of self-care and wellness brand “Mane Chronicles''. They discuss branding, startups, and tips to transform a hobby into an enterprise.

    Show Notes

    Listen to TMA’s No Sense: https://spoti.fi/3c94S4t

    Follow the Mane Chronicles: https://bit.ly/3Rq6AyV

    Ship to Sierra Leone from the USA with Dot Bleu

    Find your next outfit at The Doll House Boutique

    To make Sierra Leone better

    • 1 hr 6 min
    From Homeless to Triumph: Meet The Founder Bringing Clean Energy To Sierra Leone’s Kitchen

    From Homeless to Triumph: Meet The Founder Bringing Clean Energy To Sierra Leone’s Kitchen

    Host Vickie Remoe is in conversation with Alhaji Siraj Bah, a multiple award-winning green entrepreneur who makes cooking briquettes out of coconuts. Siraj shares his journey from homelessness in Freetown to becoming one of Sierra Leone’s most successful young founders and job creators.

    Show Notes

    Listen to Drizilik’s Di Mammi Ihn Moni Fo Comot: https://bit.ly/3NLiPCU j

    Ship to Sierra Leone from the USA with Dot Bleu

    Find your next outfit at The Doll House Boutique

    To make Sierra Leone better for women and girls in Salone better support the Asmaa James Foundation https://bit.ly/3ybDLz5

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Fantasy & Feminism with Namina Forna

    Fantasy & Feminism with Namina Forna

    Host Vickie Remoe is in conversation with Namina Forna author of the New York Times bestsellers “The Gilded Ones” and the “Merciless Ones”. They discuss representation in fantasy books, girls' rites of passage, books as escapism, and growing up in Sierra Leone.

    Show Notes

    Listen to Zainab Sheriff’s Mammie Na Power: https://bit.ly/2Z6Vyrj

    To buy Namina Forna’s Book: https://naminaforna.com/

    Ship to Sierra Leone from the USA with Dot Bleu

    Find your next outfit at The Doll House Boutique

    To make Sierra Leone better for women and girls in Salone better support the Asmaa James Foundation https://bit.ly/3ybDLz5

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Jjs11345 ,

Love. Love. Love.

Vickie Remoe is engaging, brilliant and brings on highly fascinating guests to the show. As a Sierra Leonean living in the diaspora, this show connects me to home and my heritage. Even if you’re not from Sierra Leone, you could gain valuable knowledge about this country’s special history and culture.

Cayeabu ,

Thanks for the Mandingo-Temne Link Episode

My great-grandmother on my mother’s side was Mandingo. I was told by an uncle that the Temnes fought with some of the Mandingos who moved into SL from Guinea some hundreds of years ago.

Cfgwuebe ,

Amazing

Loooooove ❤️
So much insight I had NO IDEA about despite being Krio myself 😭. Grew up in the states so loving all this info and it’s inspired me to do some reading on my own. Hopefully one day a reading list can be curated for furthering reading. Please keep going ! ✨

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