Abdul likes the flag but hates Tony Abbott

No prizes for guessing why Abdul caught my eye. For a minute I felt like I was inCronulla Sydney, heartland of Australian flag fashions. Freetown is approximately 18,000km away from Australia (and Cronulla) so it’s not often you spot an over-sized pair of board shorts fashioned from that Union Jack/Southern Cross combo.


I asked Abdul if he knew what country the flag represented and naturally he answered Britain. Correct answer Abdul. After I explained some history and rehashed the details of John Pilger’s Utopia he commented, “Oh I know that country very well, my son is there, I haven’t seen him for more than eight years, he went there just after the war “. A familiar story in Sierra Leone. “I want to visit him but it’s very hard to get into that country. That guy? what is that guy’s name? the President? I heard about him the other day on the radio, he is not a fine man. He is making these people suffer, these people that go to Australia in those boats”. Word is spreading.

Victorious fashions

The elections are over and the results have been called but the jubilant APC supporters aren’t ready to hang up the red threads just yet. 

Poloroid photographer Daniel Sesay brings some restraint to the election fashion parade with this sophisticated linen jacket and matching tie.
Merchandise seller Hamza hopes the red trend never ends as he’s still got three car boot loads of red belts, Ernest Bai Koroma badges and red framed fake Ray Bans to offload. 

When word got out that SLPP supporter Mr Samuel Koroma had worn the world’s biggest tie, to a rally last week, a bitter rivalry erupted from the APC camp who lashed back with the world’s smallest tie. Mr Foday Evans said his tie is just 35cm long. 


Michelle Obama, if you’re still undecided about an inauguration outfit,  I think we’ve found you one. Sheka Kargbo is owning this 80s vintage Karin Stevens faux linen suit cinched elegantly at the waist with a patent leather belt and teamed with a policeman’s hat.