Top 7 Things to do in Freetown in September 2022

Updated: Sep 4

September...


I am on my knees, as I was with July. Koni, ah tek God beg yu. (Krio translation: I plead with you in the name of God)

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August was not kind to Sierra Leone. To heavy destructive rainfalls, to purported extrajudicial killings, to protests with deadly endings and a WHOLE internet shutdown - it has been one thing after the other. Alas, as the saying goes when there's hope there's life - and that's where we really are as a nation; Inshallah and Vibes. With everything going on I just couldn't bring myself to write a Top 7 for August, we were practically living a month of Squid Game.

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May Allah make it easy for us and Jum'uaa Mubarak (Arabic translation: Happy Friday).


I hope this September brings blessings, prosperity and peace to you all. And maybe some of these events can also add to your basket.


Here are 7 things to do in Freetown this September:


1. The Beauty of Brass Concert with M&ME 🎷

Music is good for the soul they say...


Join Music & Music Entertainment (M&ME) tonight as they perform Afrobeats, classics and more at:


Date: Friday, September 2 2022

Time: 7 pm

Venue: District Women's Fellowship (DWF) Hall opposite NP Station, King Harman Road

Fee: nLe 30 - regular

nLe 100 - front row


2. Hatha Yoga with Mariama 🧘🏽‍♀️🧘🏿

Yoga is good for the mind, body and soul.


Yoga is a combination of mental, spiritual and physical practiced disciplines. Originally from India, it has spread across the world and we have quite a few instructors here in Freetown and other parts of Sierra Leone.


If you are a beginner, Hatha yoga is great for you - it focuses on physical poses and breathing techniques.


You can join Mariama on the mat on:


Date: every Saturday

Time: 9:00 - 10:15 am

Venue: IMATT

Contribution: nLe 70


For specific directions and details, contact Mariama at +232 78 976 180


3. Quiz Night with All For One 🤓

Are you good at trivia? If so, put your skills to the test at Thursday's Quiz Night by All For One!


Date: Thursday, September 8 2022

Time: 7:30 pm

Venue: New Alex's Beach Bar, 64 Cape Road, Aberdeen

Fee: nLe 30 (Le 30,000 old Leones)


Entry fees from the quiz nights go towards All For One's family permanency and child reunification program at 24 Momoh Lane, Old Wharf, Wellington.


4. Paint a Mural 🎨

Are you a painter? 👨🏾‍🎨👩🏾‍🎨 If so, the Mayor of Freetown, Project Everyone and Réunion SL are looking for you!


This partnership is calling upon local artists (mural painters) to be apart of this campaign. To express interest, fill out the Google form by Saturday, September 10 2022. Shortlisted artists will be contacted by September 13 2022 to start on September 16, 17 and 28 2022. Good luck to all applicants!


5. Annual Fundraising Dinner with Rotaract 🍽️

The Rotaract Club of Freetown-Sunset celebrates 5 years of serving humanity through community service and upholding the ideals of Rotary and Rotaract.


Commemorate this important milestone with them by attending their annual fundraising dinner:


Date: Saturday, September 17 2022

Time: 7 pm

Venue: New Brookfields Hotel (NBH), Brookfields

Tickets: nLe 300 (Le 300,000 old Leones)

Dress code: Formal


For tickets, contact +232 76 771 572 or +232 76 973 452

6. Secret Sessions with Telem Uncommon Sounds 🤫

Ooo... I love a good secret, lek weh mi kongosa so... (Krio translation: as nosy as I am)


Telem Freetown identifies as a platform for experimental music in Freetown by featuring "uncommon sounds" of the city.


Join them for this secret music session on:


Date: Saturday, September 17 2022

Time: 8pm

Venue: To be revealed 24 hours before the event (Google form)

Tickets: nLe 600 (Entry)

nLe 1000 (Entry + Bubbly)

nLe 1500 (Entry + Bubbly + Session time with Telem


For ticket reservations and inquiries contact +232 78 991 911 or email taelamefreetown@gmail.com. The Google form for the event is also found here.


7. Visit Daltons Banana Guesthouse in Banana Island 🏝️

At the historical Banana Islands situated 40km off the Western Area peninsula, a guesthouse called Daltons Banana Guesthouse can be found.


Daltons offers excursions and accommodation during your stay. To learn more about interesting ways to fill your calendar out of the city contact them at +232 76 278 120.


Whatever event(s) you decided to attend, I hope you have fun. You deserve it. Enjoy.


Life nor want yagba (Krio)

On bouge (French)

We move


Until next time,


Mina.

ergo sum cogito

 

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