Yoni Excellence Awards Board Unveils Date and Place for its Maiden 2019 Yoni Excellence Awards Ceremony

Yoni Excellence Awards Board Unveils Date and Place for its Maiden 2019 Yoni Excellence Awards Ceremony

Following both the local and international headlines of the Award Ceremony and Heritage Conversation, the Yoni Excellence Awards Board is excited to unveil the date and place of the 2019 Yoni Excellence Awards Ceremony.

It is abundantly now clear that this all-important Yonian event needs no longer be doubted as previously allayed by the Chairperson of the Board, John Yoni Yusif Fofanah Snr., that the awards ceremony is in the heartbeat of Yonians and a collaborative effort in ensuring that history begins in Yoni and most importantly among young like-minded indigenes of both Yoni Mabanta and Yoni Mamela chiefdoms.

Yoni was an amalgamation of two chiefdoms with strong historical connections; but has recently been de-amalgamated into Yoni Mamela and Yoni Mabanta chiefdoms. Lower Yoni traces its origin to a Themne warrior named 'Shebora Kondor' who drove the Mendes from the area and established himself as leader of a large chiefdom. Later, in the late 18th century, a slave raider known as ‘Fullah Mansa Gbabereh’ moved into the area, and some of Kondor's territory was ceded to him to create Yoni Mabanta.

Situated in Tonkolili district in the Northern province of Sierra Leone, and with an estimated population of about 110,000 people, Yoni is predominantly occupied by the Themne ethnic group; and widely regarded as the ‘Obai’ of all Themnes and the Poro society.

Yoni bears a lot of goodies in Sierra Leone: one of the oldest schools in the North - Yonibana Secondary School established in 1964; one of the very first, if not the first, community banks in the country - Yoni Community Bank; the first 100% modern technology college in the country - Canadian College of Modern Technology; the very first, if not the first, community radios in the country - Radio Gbafth; the leading entertainment complex in the north - G. Complex; the first and only private indigenous bank in the country - Union Trust Bank; the leading football team in the north - Yoni Shooting Stars F.C.; the leading private indigenous hotel in the country - Sahara Hotel, and a host to the leading forestry company in West Africa - Miro Forestry Company.

And Yoni is known as the birthplace of many of Sierra Leone's renowned academics, administrators, entrepreneurs, technocrats, politicians, diplomats, lawyers, medical doctors, journalists amongst many other professions.

Join us on Friday, 20th December 2019 at the International G-Complex in Mile 91 as we gather to recognize, celebrate and honour Yonians of excellence and exemplary achievements.

For partnership, sponsorship, and any other inquiries, please feel free to contact us on either of the following: +23277819508/ +23277972674/ +23278535609/ +23276195262.


Last modified on Thursday, 03/10/2019


Friday, August 21st 2019 marks a year of the passing of Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy, wife of Late Honourable Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy (First Financial Secretary of Sierra Leone) and Member of Parliament of Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).  Hadja Hawa was born 1st December 1922 to Sowoi Mariama Fortune and Alhaji Ali Khadar.
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy hails from Mongeray, Kpaka, Pujehun where her mother was born.  Oh! how she just loved Mongeray.   Her father was born in Helba, North Lebanon.
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday 21st August


With gratitude to God for a life well lived

Obituary for the late Evelyn Lauretta Idowu-Davies
Sunrise:11 February 1925
Sunset : 10 March 2019
Aged 94
Funeral & Communion service : Friday 22 March at the Ebenezer Methodist Church Murray Town at 2:30
From the Children and grandchildren at home and abroad.

17th March 2019, marks the 20th Anniversary of the passing away of HONORABLE, DR. SHEIKH BATU DARAMY SR, aka, SB Daramy.  Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy, Sr. B.Sc (Economics from London School of Economics, UK), M.A., Ph.D from Howard University, was born on 20th September, 1920 in Makeni.  Today we remember one of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) oldest members.  In 1948, Hon. Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy was awarded a Sierra Leone Government scholarship to attend the London School of Economics from where he graduated in 1952 with a B.Sc in Economics. ...

The death is announced of Mr. Fuad Din Gabisi age 84 years whose sad event took place today Monday 12th November, 2018. He is survived by his wife Balkisu Din Gabisi of 3 Ingham Street Fourah Bay Community, Freetown. Sisters: Haja Bola Deen (Late) and Ola Din-Gabisi (UK)
Children: Mrs. Christiana Bultman-Sulaiman of the USA
Mr. Sulay Din Gabisi of USA
Miss Zainab Din Gabisi of Freetown
Mr. Aziz Din Gabisi of Freetown
Mr. Dyfu Din Gabisi of USA
Miss Blanche Bultman of USA
Mr. Fuad Din Gabisi ...


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