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Top 7 Things to do in Freetown in May 2024

It's the view for me...


One of the few things that are giving me courage in this Republic of ours...travel.


Last month I had the pleasure and privilege of spending a week in Accra, Ghana. Today, I'm off to country 34 for a bit. I'm tired -- ah don lef gi una una kontri 🤷🏾‍♀️


Just kidding. You all know as much as I do Sierra Leone is like that toxic ex you can't seem to shake off, no matter how many times you tell yourself "this is the last time". It never really is, huh?


I'll be back...just allow me to my delusion - and some peace of mind while I'm at it, to be where there's no power or fuel crisis 🫠


Ready for Top 7 this month? 😃 Of course you are!


By the way - if you commemorate US Mother's Day; Happy Mother's Day to all the mamas out there! 💐


Here are 7 things to do in Freetown this month:


1. Cocktail and BBQ ♨️

The Gathering SL present Cocktail and BBQ.


For a day of relaxtion, kip kompin and presumably good food, check them out:


Date: Today - Sunday, May 12 2024

Time: Starts at 3:00pm

Venue: Lumley Beach, opposite Gigibonta

Admission is free.


To RSVP, contact +232 75 463 478.


2. Movie Night 🎥

Movie nights seems to gradually pick up in Freetown, which I think is great!


Are you feeling nostalgic? If so, Decode has the right fix for you. They're showing Lion King and Coming to America (the originals mind you).


For a nice throwback:


Date: Today - Sunday, May 12 2024

Time: 4:00pm

Venue: Decode, Lumley Beach Road

Fee: nLe 80


3. Afro Latin Night 💃🏾

Do you think you can dance?

As for me I know I can't and though I typically avoid hot flaming disgrace, with salsa I just can't seem to stay away.


If you're like me and just there for the vibes, check out The Kona on:


Date: every Saturday

Time: 6:00 pm

Venue: The Kona, FAO Drive, off Lumley Beach Road


To RSVP, contact +232 30 103 333 - tacos, margaritas and a house DJ await you!


4. Africa Comms Week 2024 🌐

Africa Comms Week is back and returns to Freetown after several years!


Join the organizers in Freetown to commemorate #AfricaCommsWeek along professionals across the continent as they converge to explore the theme of “Influence”.

How does influence play a role to advance the African narrative and contribute to socio-economic development?


Attend and find out! and NO, you don't have to be a communications professional to attend or benefit from this informative session.


Date: Thursday, May 23 2024

Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm

Venue: Creative Hub Africa, 41 A/B Freetown Road (opposite Lumley Police Station on Spur Road)

What to expect: There will be two panel discussions by leading industry experts, networking and vendors with made in Salone products.


Be sure to sign up as soon as possible, seating is limited. Free -- but limited.


5. Spoken Word Revelation 🎤

Spoken Word has been upped its game I see. Money is involved, one of my favorite things 😁


Spoken Word Revelation is a spoken word competition by Distant Relatives. Poets across the country will compete for the prize money of nLe 20,000 on:


Date: Saturday, May 25 2024

Time: 6:00pm

Venue: Creative Hub Africa, 41 A/B Freetown Road (opposite Lumley Police Station on Spur Road)

Fee: Regular - nLe 120 | VIP - nLe 250


For further inquiries, contact +232 79 301 709 or +232 31 021 346


Whoever the winner is, please feel freeto contact me ma or sir. Tenki. Sharing is caring.


6. Weekend Cashless Market 💳

Creative Hub Africa and Africell Luma present Weekend Cashless Market!


Shop with ease at your favorite vendor stalls on:


Dates: Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 2024

Time: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Venue: Africell Building, Bendu's Drive, Lumley

Entrance fee: nLe 5


7. Self-care 🧖🏾‍♂️🧖🏿‍♀️
Image source: Pinterest

It has been a hectic couple of weeks in this Republic -- do some self-care! Coincidentally, May is Mental Health Awareness month.

Take some time to do what feeds your soul, decompress and show up to the world renewed and rejuvenated.

Take it easy.


On that note, let me take my own advice and get to it. My gate has just opened and boarding has begun.


That's Top 7 things to do in May.


Catch you later Freetown. ✈️


Mina Bilkis.

Signing OUT. ✌🏽


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