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Reading: Eddie 441 Kontri Boss Declares For Housemates Salone 2022

Eddie 441 Kontri Boss Declares For Housemates Salone 2022

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Popular Sierra Leonean singer, Eddie 441 Kontri Boss has in Facebook post shown interest for Sierra Leone’s biggest reality tv show Housemates salone, the singer stated three reasons why he declared for the housemates Salone show.

“Press Release:

Greetings Everyone.

I am indicating interest to participate in this year’s Housemate Salone.

The decision to apply is mainly for 2 things:

  1. To reintroduce myself to a wider reach as which is my new brand name.
  2. To strongly talk about the state of the entertainment industry in Sierra Leone, because I believe we need to start dialoguing on this issue for us and mostly future creatives that will come after us.

I believe a platform as such will give me ample time to talk about these issues nationally/internationally and see where the changes may come from.

Please if I eventually make it in to the house, I’d be counting on your support to stay longer for these purposes.

Sierra Leone Entertainment industry is declining at a double quick match and we need to do this together whatever it takes.

Please share this post!”

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Kontri Boss born Edward George Wright hailed from Christian parents from Congo Town in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The name Kontri Boss came about through his popularity in the entertainment industry with collaborations and respect he earned from his peers for his exceptional talent in writing and producing good music. He got involved in music whilst in JSS1, where he most times had to perform in his church for their Children’s Foundation days celebration. He recorded his first song in 2003, called “Be My Wife”, and later released “Broken Promises” which earned him recognition and popularity across the Country. In 2008, he won the KALBOX National Singing Competition and was awarded Le 3,000,000/00 star prize and a record deal

At the formative stages of his career around 2009, he was part of a music Band of four colleagues called 441 which was formed as result of an exceptional performance they displayed at the ZAIN/AIRTEL rebranding and change of management event held at the National Stadium in Freetown. They were mentored and advised by the CEO of LYNX STUDIO at the time Mr. Simeon who coined the name 441 for them, a label they associated themselves with for a while. Since they teamed up, they have produced so many hit songs that gained accolades and recognition across the Country with so many award nominations and winnings. Some of these songs include “Baby its You”, “Uwabiyae Featuring LAJ”, “Party Animal” etc. Kontri Boss named Eddie at the time was the lead vocalist of the group who writes and co-produces most of the songs.

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Early 2019, Kontri Boss travelled to Ghana for exposure and more opportunities to enhance his music career, where he decided to pursue a solo career, interacted with top notch producers and recorded the song E DON TAE featuring a former band mate KONTOFILI. The visuals for this song were shot and edited in Ghana. The decision to go solo is as a result of the current trends and impact Nigerian and Ghanaian music is making across the world, whilst Sierra Leonean music is still stuck within our borders. Kontri Boss feels limited and tied down being part of a group, coupled with absence of requisite systems, limited opportunities back home for upcoming entertainers. He feels compelled to pursue a solo career, solidify his base back home and go out there and explore for more opportunities. He got so many collaborations and has written and produced songs for most of the County’s biggest names earning him the recognition and name “KONTRI BOSS”.

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Prior to his solo career, in 2012 he auditioned four times for the MTN PROJECT FAME singing competition hosted in Nigeria. He was fortunate to be shortlisted to represent Sierra Leone on his fourth attempt where he excelled throughout his stay in that platform until his eviction as he failed to secure the needed votes to take him to the finals. This is largely as a result of the market and population size of Sierra Leone and his low fan base then compared to those representing bigger Countries like Nigeria and Ghana. This platform is unarguably the biggest achievement in his entire music career thus far which makes him earned fans more

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Kontri Boss is determined now more than ever to solidify his fan base back home and reposition himself as an African brand from Sierra Leone who is set to change the narrative for good. Plans are underway to release his debut album and host the second edition of BOSS NATION/ABERDEEN ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL 2021.

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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean communication strategist, fixer, blogger, youth organiser, event manager, spokesperson, and public relations expert. His work has been regularly referenced and published by national and international media and public policy institutions. Sallu Kamuskay was a child during the brutal war in Sierra Leone. Growing up in the midst of conflict, Sallu witnessed unimaginable abuse of children and gross violations of human rights. The horrors he witnessed during the Civil War had a terrible impact on him at a very tender age. But despite the shock of the war, Sallu never lost hope. He started on a journey of recovery, studying, and working for a better future. At age 15, Sallu entered into the world of activism and advocacy. Sallu Kamuskay was the Vice President of the Young Leaders Organisation, a member of the National Youth Council. The Young Leaders is one of the oldest youth-led organisations in West Africa. The organisation was formed by a group of young leaders, and launched by the then Head of State/President of Sierra Leone. Sallu was part of the group of young leaders who participated in and contributed to the establishment of the National Youth Council. The Commonwealth supported the training for trainers programme with line ministries and youth stakeholders in which key, representatives of youth council, student union and civil society/private sector youth platforms were engaged and empowered in the effective engagement and inclusion of youth. Sallu is co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global multimedia and public relations firm based In Sierra Leone. Sallu has worked on various developmental and policy issues such as Poverty, Climate Change, Human rights, Child Rights, Education, Health, Gender Equality, Civic Engagement, Government policies, Information Communication Technology for Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and has also been contributing to various global events and advocacy campaigns. Sallu Kamuskay is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global Multimedia and Public Relations Firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information, on top stories, business, politics, entertainment, and more. Sallu is working with a leading technology company in Africa, Techfrica, that has recently developed and launched a social media, messaging Supfrica with over 150,000 downloads on the Google play store in less than 4 days. He is the Adviser and Media coordinator for the App to give people the platform to connect and communicate to help shape their future with a very fast internet that allows users that live in deprived and hard-to-reach areas with poor internet facility to be able to communicate as it allows and stronger on 2 and 3 G network reception. Sallu has over 9 years of experience in youth engagement, inclusion, and coordination both at local and global levels, giving voice to young people and engaging young people to build a better world. He has served as coordinator for the Wave Alliance which brought together youth-led organisations who attended an international training in South Africa organized by the International Organization – Waves for Change. Sallu is working with the MLT, Waves For Change, and the Government to develop safe spaces for young people, with a view to contributing to the overall development goals of young people including health, as well as to community rebuilding. Sallu is currently the Programme Director for the Wave Alliance, which is a coalition of youth-led and community-based organisations that have successfully introduced evidence-based Surf Therapy programs to young people in communities, with a focus on mental health, peace building and sustainable development. Sallu is currently the focal point and face of Africa’s Faces Social media platform which is a global Social media platform that brings together people from across the world to share their moments, connect, share videos, and interact with friends giving more preference to excluded continents like Africa. Sallu Kamuskay has devoted his time to working for or contributing to a number of national and international organizations and companies, including the Techfrica Technology Company, United Nations, ECOWAS, European Union, Commonwealth Africa Initiatives. This work has led him to travel to a number of countries to contribute to global youth platforms. Sallu is the lead Coordinator for Peace Tour programme, an initiative supported by the European Union, Africa Union, ECOWAS focusing on uniting and empowering young people and local communities. Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.
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