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Eddie 441 Kontri Boss Declares For Housemates Salone 2022

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:

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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

Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean activist, storyteller, and blogger. He was born in Sierra Leone but later relocated to Guinea as a refugee because of the war in his country. Sallu Kamuskay uses his phone to engage on social media, under the name ‘’Salone Messenger’. He Co-Founded the Salone Messenger platform after his experience of the war, Ebola, and injustices. According to him, silence was the root cause of war, and of many social injustices, we continue to face as a nation. In 2013, during the Ebola crisis, Sallu Kamuskay took the risk and volunteered to fight Ebola. He spent some months in both safe and unsafe places; helping the victims and telling their sad stories. The election in 2018, left a divided country with communities fighting on tribal lines. This inspired Sallu Kamuskay to serve as the coordinator of the United Sierra Leone peace concert, which was organized in 4 major parts of the country, targeting violent communities and troubled youth. Sallu Kamuskay led a group of entertainers, activists, and organizations across the country on a peace tour, a program supported by the European Union, United Sierra Leone, Africa Union, ECOWAS, and the Messeh Leone Trust. Sallu Kamuakay has also served as a staff writer for the Hidden Voices Magazine. 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 http://ayvnewspaper.com/index.php/k2-categories/item/7350-america-stress-a-hero-to-recognize. 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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