Commercial Transportation Industry in SL: The Keke Takeover.


The Culture If you are looking for an Uber in Sierra Leone, you won’t find any. What you will find however, is a colourful history of a commercial vehicle industry that is prone to twists, turns and countless anecdotes. Buses and Taxis share dominion in most countries around the world in the commercial transportation industry.Continue reading “Commercial Transportation Industry in SL: The Keke Takeover.”

Nostalgia


These days, I am increasingly fueled by a raging desire to overprice depressed thoughts. Or get lost in the flow of books in the jungle of Amazon. Nothing seems real, E-books? They leave me thirsty I miss the smell of pages, with their wrinkled edges, and the torn covers that tells me it’s earlier readersContinue reading “Nostalgia”

Blogging from Sierra Leone: The ‘Why’.


There are millions of narratives online about people and their stories, mostly as strangers without meeting each other we connect with these experiences as we find ourselves relating to them. The intricate nature of human existence is the simple truth that in our differences we notice familiar things that brings us to the earthy truthContinue reading “Blogging from Sierra Leone: The ‘Why’.”

Mind Trip.


A paper plane for your crashed thoughts? Pennies are too heavy Would your heart lift and take wings if I put a price on it. Unload this burden on me, like a feathered quill in the hands of a composer crafting his last symphony. Lonely balconies hold secrets of days when the mind leaped overContinue reading “Mind Trip.”

Shades of Love


Listen; even if rainbows were to forget to postlude storms; or sunsets the profane cains of days; or dew to wash away the sins of flowers when dawn breathes upon us; or the dead to ascend into the promised Heavens I will never forget to bathe you With these three words; banal they may seem,Continue reading “Shades of Love”

The Opioid Trail: Tramadol Abuse in Sierra Leone


It was a bright day with blue skies, sunny with just the right amount of soft winds. One of the rare blessings of residing in the coastal city of Freetown in the dry season is the beautiful weather at that time of the year. I was riding shotgun, a friend at the wheel, a DrakeContinue reading “The Opioid Trail: Tramadol Abuse in Sierra Leone”

The Land.


I look up in the sky and see faces in the clouds gazing down at me. Ferried on a canoe across a lake like a journey through time. Thoughts, Dreams, Memories. They mingle into a tapestry of my experiences. Mama’s Land. I breathe in the welcoming air of the familiar scents that I thought I’dContinue reading “The Land.”

Lust, Hope and Lost. (English and Sierra Leone creole)


We sat down and spoke about many things in a sparse time, from shelved dreams and move-ons’ to tilted relationships and speed runs. Then a tinted SUV drove by, dropping out that Betelgeuse ‘out of reach’ type of girl that crutches on crushed hearts leaving everyone jelly legs crippled. Switching gears from the sweet rideContinue reading “Lust, Hope and Lost. (English and Sierra Leone creole)”