The world, they say, is a global village where the advent of new technology has taken over. And there is no iota of doubt that social media is a popular medium. Recently social media has had a huge impact on the lives of youths and adults in the poor, developing African country of Sierra Leone.
There are many social media platforms, but there is one key platform that is topping the list in Sierra Leone and that is Facebook. In Sierra Leone, we have seen names like Facebook Internet Cafe, and Facebook restaurant. It is no longer a secret that Individuals are using this tool in disseminating vital information and messages far and wide with the hope of reaching out to the majority across the country and outside.
Sierra Leone, we have a list of these very popular influential individuals who have positively impacted the Facebook community in the country in their own way and or field.
Vickie Remoe is Sierra Leone’s Queen of Facebook. Whether it’s posts about motherhood, or good governance, when this communications specialist posts, Sierra Leoneans on Facebook follow. Vickie lives in Accra, Ghana but works in her home country of Sierra Leone. She is the Managing Director of VR&C Marketing Company, host and producer of the Vickie Remoe TV Show, and founder and publisher of Sierra Leone’s digital news hub, Switsalone.com. Vickie is tremendously contributing to the development of Sierra Leone in her own way by conducting free digital skills, marketing training and for the youth. She has over 23,000 Facebook followers and 5,000 friends on Facebook. To stay tuned to updates from Vickie Remoe find her here: https://www.facebook.com/VickieRemoe
With over 38,000 Followers and 5,000 Facebook friends, Nasser Ayoub aka ”Tranga Yase Borbor” is the undisputed King of Sierra Leone Facebook. He is a British citizen of Palestinian ancestry who was born in Kono, Eastern Sierra Leone. He is a musician and hotelier. If you wanna know whats going on in Salone entertainment then you’ve got to follow Nasser Ayoub. Follow him – https://www.facebook.com/nasser.ayoub.3
Umaru Fofanah is the man most popular for breaking news on Facebook. Born in Bumpe,Eastern Sierra Leone, Umaru is a multimedia journalist based in Freetown. He works for the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC) and Reuters News Agency. He is also the co-owner of the Freemedia group which publishes the Politico News Paper. If you want to know what’s going on with politics and government you go over and join his other 15,000 Followers.
Francis Ben Kaifala has over 4,000 Facebook friends and followers of over 13,000. He is the current vibrant Commissioner of the Sierra Leone Anti Corruption Commission. Follow him to find out news around anti corruption in SL. He also sometimes posts about issues relating to the law. Kaifala has been dubbed as the ”People’s Commissioner” because of the tremendous gains the commission has made under his leadership. Prior to taking up the top role at ACC, Francis was a lawyer and senior managing partner at Kaifala, Kanneh and Co. Follow him here: https://www.facebook.com/francis.kaifala
Precious Amabel Lebby is a professional online broadcast journalist. Precious catapult to the lime light during the 2018 elections campaign. She always had the videos from inside the Bio camp. She is the Managing Director of Palsafrika Television. Precious is executive producer and live host of the Moment with Precious Chat Show on Facebook. Her show mixes everything from entertainment, to interviews, and man on the street in person reportage. Precious is not afraid to get on the scene and go live! She has over 15,000 followers on FB. Follow her here: https://www.facebook.com/preciousama.lebby