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Top 7 Things to do in Freetown in March 2023: (What happened to January and February?)

Updated: Mar 11, 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR Y'ALL!

Now don't look at me like that...or this post like that.


You should know by now if I have one thing, it's definitely the audacity - Dryyai.com!


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From babu passport, to one political scandal after the other, cost of living higher than Snoop Dogg, my writer's block and anxiety - I decided January and February were the free trials subscriptions we never subscribed to and the year officially starts in March. You know those oppressive subscriptions that are difficult/basically impossible to cancel? - that's how January and February felt for me.


So like I said...happy new year! After all, you haven't started the new year with me (officially) and I welcome you all back to the blog! 😉


For those who may be new to my page, kushe (welcome)!


And what a great month March is, with it being...women's month!

Ok I'm a little biased...maybe just a little 🤭


I would like to take this opportunity to wish women of the Republic of Sierra Leone and beyond a happy women's month!

And to those out of that demographic, I wish you a happy March!


For those observing Lent, I wish you many blessings.

And to those who will be observing Ramadan very soon, Ramadan Kareem in advance!


Now that I've gotten the formalities out of the way 😏, let me get to what you really came for:


Top 7 Things to do in Freetown in March 2023...


1. Sugar Loaf Hike 🥾

If you're up early tomorrow and have the adrenaline for it, go hiking with Visit Sierra Leone (VSL)!


From time to time VSL organizes guided hiking tours. To join this free hike on:


Date: Saturday, March 11 2023

Time: 7:00 am

Meeting point: Obama Junction, Regent


Things to bring: water, comfortable walking shoes, snacks, humor (you will need that I hear) and grit!


To sign up, give them a call at +232 76 877 618 and I'm sure you can join them.


2. Sip, Paint, Network! 🎨

Looking for a chilled evening with an art vibe? Réunion Sierra Leone can cover that!


In honor of Women's month, Réunion's sip, paint and network theme is Embrace Equity for Women: What does Equity for Women mean to you?


What will you paint on:


Date: Saturday, March 11 2023

Time: 6:30-10:00pm

Tickets: nLe 350 (individual) | nLe 1,200 (group of 4)

Venue: Mango Peak, Hillstation (opposite St. Mary's supermarket)


Your ticket includes easel, canvasses, paint & brushes, popcorn, a glass of wine/juice, pallets, bottle of water and Orkosu Herbal Tea.


To RSVP and get your ticket(s), contact: +232 75 543 535


3. Shop with Ankara By Dex 🎈

Day parties for adults are gradually being a "thing" in Freetown and I love to see it!


Ankara By Dex is a fashion brand that specializes in clothing and accessories made with Ankara. Celebrate their 5th anniversary with them by networking, checking out the pop up sales, cultural performances and participating in the raffle on:


Date: Sunday, March 12 2023

Time: 12:00-6:00pm

Venue: Decode Beach Bar, Lumley Beach


This is a FREE admission event in honor of their 5th anniversary and women's month.


4. Karaoke Night 🎤

Do you sing ...or do you think you can sing?


Put your skills (or hobby) to the test at Karaoke Night on:


Date: Wednesday, March 15 2023

Time: 8pm

Venue: Decode, Lumley Beach

Fee: Waived...so free lol


To RSVP: +232 79 036 179 or +232 33 332 633


5. Lock Bush Night 👀

Joe Studio in collaboration with Tribes Beach Bar presents: Lock Bush Night


"Lock Bush" is infamously known as the weekend or the few days prior to Ramadan - the time to get everything out of your system. If you know you know #iykyk


If you fancy passing Lock Bush with Tribes Beach Bar for a night of bubu, bonfire and games, you can on:


Date: Thursday, March 16 2023

Time: 8pm

Venue: Tribes Beach Bar, Lumley Beach

Fee: nLe 50


6. #MinaMeetupsFreetown: Photo Exhibition

Mina Meetups is curated by Mina Bilkis; a collection of pocket sized and niche events.


That's right y'all! Your girl is curating her first photo exhibition and scratching another thing off her #MinaAt30 to do list! 🥳🥳🥳


This photo exhibition offers a uniquely curated experience.


Three visual storytellers will showcase 15 pieces of photography in total under this year's International Women's Day campaign theme: #EmbraceEquity. We want to get Freetown talking about why equal opportunities aren't enough through visual storytelling.


All 15 pieces will be auctioned off at the starting price of nLe 500. Postcards of photography will be available for sale as well as food, drinks, desserts, miscellaneous Ankara items and shea butter products all made in Sierra Leone by women.


To be a part of this event on:


Date: Saturday, March 18 2023

Time: 6:30pm

Venue: LACS Villa, 3A Cantoment Drive, off King Harman Road (next to Plan International)


Admission:

Wan Kanda (Single entry): nLe 150

2 Bɔl Pɛpɛ (Entry for 2): nLe 250

Kip Kompin (Table of 5): nLe 700

Mami Queen: nLe 350 (This includes a single entry admission, 1 food voucher, 1 drink and 1 postcard of your choice)

Mami na Pawa (Donation): nLe 1000 and up

Admission for children under 12: FREE


This event is curated for the maximum experience and we are only catering to 50 people. To RSVP and get your tickets, please fill out the Google form and make your payment by March 15 2023: #MinaMeetupsFreetown Google Form


7.) Saxophone and Sunset Blues 🎷

Country Lodge and Rozinka present: Reginald Thompson on the Saxophone


If you enjoy listening to tunes played on a saxophone alongside a beautiful view, then this may be for you. Go with a friend, a boo or whoever on:


Date: every Wednesday

Time: 7pm

Venue: Country Lodge, Hillstation


For more information you can contact: +232 33 690 000 or +232 78 703 159


And that concludes Top 7 for March 2023.


It feels good to be back. Until the next blog post.


Stay safe and have a good weekend,

Mina.

💜

 

To advertise your event, brand or organization, shoot me an email at info@minabilkis.com

It's women's month, if you want to spoil me my DMs and bank accounts are open 🙃











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