Fashion rivalry builds as the election looms closer

With just one day before Freetown fashionistas walk down that catwalk to the polling booths, the election rally style just keeps getting better. The SLPP were out in force again yesterday showing off their cutting edge creativity and a committment to green at the National Stadium.

Someone needs to call the Guinness Book of freaking Records, this is surely the world’s biggest tie. Hanging 1.2 meters from the neck, and measuring 30cm at its widest point, Mr Samuel Koroma made it himself from fabric he purchased at PZ markets in town.

Theresa brings some Mende* magic to her SLPP get-up with a traditional country cotton shirt in party colours. She’s not holding back on the accessories either, with a stetson, Chanel quilted handbag, fabulous green earrings, party sash and some kind of bicycle pump with green highlights.

*Mende is a Sierra Leonian tribe.


Freetown hipster Shek Rogers looks totes amazeballs in his party colours. But what was truly hip about Shek were his dance moves. He had been shaking his skinny-jeaned ass for three hours when I snapped this and planned to keep going into the night.


Unfortunately I caught Mamiabu at a solemn moment in this photo. The second before this snap was taken she was actually having a ball, and who wouldn’t be in that outfit. Mamiabu is looking like a pimped out gangster in the africana headwrap worn underneath a jaunty hat. And note the faces of her party leaders printed on the fabric of her dress.