Sierra Leone@ 50: Nation gears up for London Excellence Award 2011.


Come October 22, 2011 Sierra Leone will hold another landmark celebration in continuation of her 50th year anniversary which was held April this year.

The yearly popular Sierra Leone’s awards of excellence will hold in Central London.

The home version of the award was held in April in Freetown as the nation celebrated her 50th anniversary Independence with Sierra Leoneans across the world converging for a befitting award which was  attended by many more across the country including top government functionaries.

According to the Chief Executive of All Children and Youth Center, organisers of SLEA, Aminata Conteh, the coming award is in continuation of the nation’s 50the year  anniversary and  to officially say a big thank you to committed Sierra Leone citizens who have made a new beginning possible after the war.

She claimed that the war that ravaged the nation for 10 years marked an anti climax in the nation’s quest for greatness.

According to her, Sierre Leone has been rebuilding better than before because of the commitment shown by these patriotic citizens and in  the spirit of Salone which is never broken.

She claimed many foreign nationals will benefit from this year’s  award because friends of Sierra Leone have played a crucial role in bringing the nation back to its feet.

” I am really inspired by the huge success that the award recorded in Sierra Leone this years as the world rose up to celebrate 50th anniversary  with the country.

“The award was embraced across the nation and it was a huge success and talk of Freetown, the nation’s capital with   messages of goodwill sweeping across the country. We are very proud of it. But we cannot forget those who made our survival as a nation possible and so, we have to carry on the struggle through inspiring those who have made our survival possible”, she said.

SLEA as usual will come in different  categories and will touch on all areas of human endeavour, from sports to academic, culture to political achievements and local to international in nation building achievements,  with the home government sending representatives.

This year’s award will  hold in London on  Saturday October 22, this year in Central London and it is expected to attract many dignitaries, among them diplomats and top professionals from across the World.

She said the primary objective of the Sierra Leone Excellence Awards is to recreate a new awareness in the mind of Sierra Leoneans across the world and  to send the message that the nation has once again set a new target of greatness in which all must be a partaker.

“We  intend to shed a new guiding light on all Sierra Leoneans and friends of Sierra Leone from all walks of life, so that we can set a new achievable goal for our nation”, she said.

She said the 50TH Anniversary award once again is disseminating a new message of re-branding of a ‘new Sierra Leone setting  better goals for the future of the nation. The award also aims to continually showcase Sierra Leone’s endowments as a rich and culturally potent country with about fourteen tribes, celebrating the tribes, culture, music and traditions.

Venue: Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London Wc1H 0DG

Date: Saturday October 22 2011

Time: 5PM to 11PM

Fees: VIP: £50, Couples: £50,  Students with ID £20. 

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Aminata dyring one of her Award Presentations
Award Time 2010..Aminata with Mrs Toure, a singer, poet and CEO of an American based Charity Organisation which has helped on humanitarian course in Sierra Leone.