By Mohamed Lamin Banya
Africell in partnership with AYV Media Empire, has officially presented fifty million Leones to the winner of this year’s Be A Star show, Mohamed Lakson Sesay.
Mohamed Lakson Sesay according to Africell Corporate Social Affairs Manager Joe Abass Bangura, he will also be a brand ambassador for Africell and will be receiving Le250,000 talk time and 5 gigabytes every month for one year. The event took place at Africell headquarters in Wilberforce, Freetown.
Mr. Bangura added that, they were privileged to meet and hand over the money to the winner after he won the competition, citing that, 17 year old Mohamed Lakson Sesay is the first winner for the Africell and AYV Be A Star competition.
He noted that, the live band performance and props that were used to build the stage are the most unique about the competition.
He added that, the execution of the show has given them accolades across the world, noting that, Lakson will be getting 250,000 talk time and 5 gigabytes every month for one year.
CEO AYV Empire Ambassador Anthony Navo Jr. noted that, he admires the modestty of Lakson who coped with his music career though he wants to be a medical doctor.
The partnership between AYV and Africell according to the AYV boss is a natural partnership started a couple of years ago to create a platform for young people in Sierra Leone.
“This is what we have been doing; we have done a couple of shows including a reality TV show and music show, but we will be hoping to do lots of diverse shows in a way that we continue to promote young people and create jobs for them.”
Mohamed Lakson Sesay commended AYV and Africell for the opportunity given to him, citing that he did have 95% conviction of winning the competition even before he was crowned champion as a result of his focus and commitment in achieving what he wanted to achieve.
“Thanks to AYV and Africell for allowing me to have a bank account for the first time as young as I am. Lakson is a cool and friendly guy,” he said.