A walk through the streets of Freetown on any given day and you are bound to run into a cute old man. The COM is a popular genre in this vibrant capital and god knows you can find plenty of them on this blog – check it here, here and here, just as a few examples. Yep I do have a thing for seniors of the male variety, especially when they are as finely turned out as local councillor Saidu Kamara.
Saidu is one of the sweetest COMs I know, his sartorial preferences swing between suits and jalabas, but one thing he won’t leave home without are his trademark shades. “I just want to look decent and respectable, the glasses are good though. Many people have paid me a compliment for them but this is the first time anyone has taken my photo.”