In episode three of the Vickie Remoe Show, we take you on a road trip all the way to Moyamba District, the birthplace of many prominent Sierra Leoneans especially Madam Ella Koblo Gulama, John Hacker, Siaka Stevens, and others.
In this episode, Vickie Remoe takes a tour to the Peagie Woobay Scholarship Fund, the graveside of the late Madam Gualama, and the Gbotima Cultural Association, where she discusses the culture and lifestyle of the local dance group.
Here are 4 lessons learned from this episode of the show.
- Madam Ella Koblo Gulama was the first female Paramount Chief in Sierra Leone and the first female Cabinet member in sub-Saharan West Africa.
- She was the only woman to contest against 15 men for the title of Paramount Chief and won it with ninety-eight percent votes.
- Most teenage girls face sexual violations and sometimes end up being pregnant because of poverty.
- The characters of the masquerades in Gbotima vary, for example, the Jamama (leader) encourages strangers, Joebuli (master) speaks different languages, and Falui is a traitor.
Don’t forget to watch the repeat broadcast of episode one on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at 3:00 pm on SLBC TV (Channel 31). Also, take an adventure to watch other episodes every Wednesday on SLBC also, at 10:00 pm.
This year’s edition was proudly sponsored by Orange Sierra Leone, Vickie Remoe & Company, and Capitol Foods Limited. The executive producer is Vickie Remoe, the producer and director is Ernest Henry, editors are Daniel Palmer and Selassie Sequa.