It’s Back! The GWB Commission to Hold its 7th Annual Sierra Leone Independence Ball

It’s Back! The GWB Commission to Hold its 7th Annual Sierra Leone Independence Ball
Ladies and Gentlemen, mark your calendars because it’s that time of year again. The GWB Commission is set prime to bring you the most coveted Sierra Leone independence celebration event stateside!!!
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time: 7 pm
Location: The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring MD, 20910
Attire: Bring your best #SLAY game
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In lieu of producing The Green White and Blue Ball in 2015 the GWB Commission opted instead to hold The Legacy Campaign that partnered with EngAyde in raising funds to help assist in the aid of orphaned children of ebola. This year they are back at it again and it seems they have already outdone themselves by upping the ante into a multi-day event. The theme for the 7th annual ball is ONE Sierra Leone – a call to action to bring Sierra Leoneans together as ONE heart, ONE country, and ONE people in the name of Sierra Leone’s betterment, prosperity, and future. Co-Chair and marketing director, Sarran Lan Jabbie says, “This campaign is a representation of what we want to see Sierra Leone as, but also keeping true to our respective traditional cultures and traditions. After all, what makes Sierra Leone special is the fact that we are a tiny melting pot of differences yet we are very tolerant of one another.”
The Green White and Blue Ball is far more than just one big party. It is one where outstanding Sierra Leonean individuals are celebrated for their professional achievements and humanitarian work. It is in honor to Sierra Leones’s resilience against the odds. Patrons who are eagerly awaiting the comeback of The GWB Ball will have the opportunity to grace the red carpet and display their elegant attire during the two-part reception and gala highlighting Sierra Leoneans making laudable efforts in the community with an awards ceremony spotlighting unsung heroes.
As a precursor to the ball, the commission is introducing three GWB Experience (#GWBX) events, leading up to the GWB Ball, showcasing the talents of Sierra Leoneans through arts and entertainment. There’s something for everyone during the GWBX events. Hope to see you there.
The schedule for the multi-day event is as follows:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
#GWBX Am I The Film Screening
GWB2016Caimpaign (5)If you missed it the first go round now is your chance during #GWBX to catch an exclusive screening of Am I The Film by Nadia Sasso. The noteworthy documentary details the struggles and challenges of growing up bi-culturally as African and African-American. This event is jointly hosted The GWB Commission and The African Caucus on Capitol Hill. Visit the Am I The Film website and its pages on Facebook  and Twitter for more info.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
#GWBX Fashion Experience
GWB2016Caimpaign (3)Join the commission at the Adinkra Studios in Mt. Rainer MD as they highlight 3 Sierra Leonean designers producing great work around the US and abroad. Hosted by Sambi Alieu and Hananatu Tunisn of GenY TV and Mistress of Ceremony Sai Sankoh, founder and owner of African Luxury Magazine. Experience Fashion through Sierra Leone! RSVP at
Friday, April 22, 2016
#GWBX GWB Commission & SLEN Happy Hour
GWB2016Caimpaign (6)Make meaningful and professional connections before the main event at The GWB Commission and SLEN Happy Hour.  Meet like minded individuals over a drink and discuss goals, paths and Africa at The Amsterdam.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
The 7th Annual Green White and Blue Ball
GWB2016Caimpaign (10)Join the GWB Commission at The Fillmore Silver Spring for a night of cultured elegance featuring upbeat sounds provided by DJ No Name, DJ JasonX and DJ JNYCE as well as a live surprise performance by Sierra Leonean artists.  Dressed to impressed with epic slayage!
 GWB2016Caimpaign (8a) (5)You can also book a private make-up session from 1 pm – 10 pm the day of the ball with The GWB Ball Pre-Glam squad at
African Luxury Magazine is a proud media partner alongside BellaNaija, Parallel Magazine, All Things Ankara, Leone Consulting & Marketing Group, AFWDC and LOFA. The GWB Commission’s other partners include: Prince Zamira Photography, Restycle, Khristopher Aiyeh and Bee Sistars 
For information on sponsorship opportunities and media partnership please contact: or For a recap of our past GWB Ball please visit
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