Sierra Leoneans in DC Metro at Green White Blue Independence Ball [PHOTOS]

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Young, hip, and very well dressed Sierra Leoneans in the D.C. area gathered at the Loft Ballroom in Laurel, Maryland to mark Sierra Leone’s 51st Independence Anniversary. The 4th Annual Green White and Blue Ball organized by the Green White and Blue Commission recognized individuals within the diaspora community who have made excellent contributions in different fields. This year’s awardees included Carol Bangura, Dr Bah, and yours truly TV talk show host, and journalist Vickie Remoe.

The evening began with a silent auction of paintings to benefit the nonprofit Yehri Wi Cry and was hosted by Culture Click’s Nzinga Blake. While most people turned up well after the ceremony was complete, hundreds of Sierra Leoneans arrived to party the night away to Africana pop and Salone oldies.

PHOTO CREDIT: Vickie Remoe (c) Swit Salone, Prince Zamira, Mamei Willie-Bonglo, and JJ Ghatt