The Omega British Blog was born out of the narrative and endless saying of Sierra Leonean Musics, Videos, Movies, and all of its creative arts not in any way recognized in the International Market, they are not nominated in African and other International awards despite the hard work being put in their different deliveries. Young Alhaji Musa Bah realized that blogging could be of great help in putting his country’s entertainment industry to the map both nationally and internationally. The need for his blog started when he realized that his country hasn’t got top-notched bloggers with good communication skills (persuasive writing skills) and a very huge audience/platform, cut across Sierra Leone (Ghanaians, Nigerian, Tanzanians, etc) to have the Sierra Leonean contents distributed relentlessly.
Upon establishing the Omega British Blog, a Facebook page he created from his consistency in being informative about entertainment happenings Internationally and countrywide. Moreover, the Omega British Blog report activities affecting the lives of youths, and giving mind-blowing reports of every issue surrounding it.
He later realized of how more impactful and supportive he could be to the music and creative arts-loving audience and changing the narrative of blogging and promoting in Sierra Leone with his audience.
Born in the central part of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Alhaji Musa Bah, commonly called Omega attended the Bethel Temple Preparatory School, where he sat to the National Primary School Examinations and later attended the Sierra Leone Grammar School. He sat to the Basic Educational Certificate Examinations in his Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 and got admitted at the Prince of Wales – Kingtom, where he did his Senior Secondary School (SSS) 1 in the Science stream/faculty. He sat to his West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) and got admitted to the Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, In 2018, after he completed his high school and got requirement to be admitted in university, Omega was in science stream during his high school, but his passion has always been to pursue degree course in journalism. He asked his parents to grant him the wish of pursing Mass Communication Programme as his first degree so he will be embedded with the do’s and don’ts of Journalism and all other related media work and moreover be theoretically inclined of been a Public Relations expert and contribute immensely in promoting Sierra Leone’s creative arts.
In an online interview with Salone Messenger, Alhaji took us through his journey, and plans for the future
Sallu Kamuskay: What has been your Greatest Achievement?
“My greatest achievements as a blogger is to be recognized by nearly 80% of Sierra Leonean Entertainers (Co-Bloggers, Musicians, Actors, Directors, Comédians, Graphic Designers, Fashion Désigners, Models, etc) both home and abroad. I have participated in 95% of the country’s biggest entertainment Shows, establishing a very good network with international entertainers (renowned bloggers, award-winning African and American Artiste, directors, station managers, producers, etc) within approximately 3-years of blogging.
Being part of the country’s biggest and successful entertainment shows, meeting more Sierra Leonean acts (home and abroad), establishing my international networks, seeing myself renowned and me being complimented for my efforts have been my greatest inspirations.”
Sallu Kamuskay: What are the challenges you face as a blogger in Sierra Leone?
“I am mostly faced with a few challenges of which are: internet connectivity and managing my work of blogging and that of my studies at the university.”
Sallu Kamuskay: Considering the increase of blogging in Sierra Leone, do you think we need a union of online bloggers like we do have with SLAJ for journalists and other bodies to regulate the work?
“I don’t necessarily think so, because there’s nowhere in the world I’ve seen a body established in regulating affairs of bloggers. However, it is of high importance because it takes so much for one to be titled “Blogger,” so having a body established for blogging would be regulated postings and other ethics of the art to avoid copyright infringement and conduct workshop, training, and seminars to boost the skills and abilities of bloggers and intending one’s.”
Sallu Kamuskay: How do you hope to see yourself in the next 5 years in the world of blogging?
“I want to see myself, in the next 5 years, been celebrated worldwide with a barrage of compliments, accolades, awards, interviews on the world’s biggest media platforms (radio, television, magazines, newspapers, podcasts, online platforms, etc) and be one of the world’s richest entertainment blogger.”
OMEGA is a Blogger, Social Media Influencer, Social Media Strategist, Entertainment Consultant, Publicist. Am not a STAR but I make STARS.
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