Anthony Navo Speaks on Big Sister Salone & Housemates Salone Shows

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire and promoter of Housemates Salone reality TV show, Ambassador Anthony Navo, Jr. (Junior Navo) has dismissed claims that he created Housemates Salone reality TV show as a competition for the Big Sister Salone show.

Many Sierra Leoneans were left awash earlier in 2020 when two reality TV shows – Housemates Salone and Big Sister Salone announced plans to kick off its second edition in October and subsequently unveiled their new houses to their fans.

The Big Sister Salone Season 1 had its first season in 2018 and was organized by Zedzee Multi Media Consultant in partnership with Africell and the Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire. However, the relationship between the parties went sour after AYV and Africell decided to produce the Housemates Salone Season 1 shortly after the first edition of the BSS show.

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The Season 2 of both shows are currently running in Sierra Leone. While Housemates Salone is promoted by AYV Media Empire and Africell, Big Sister Salone is promoted by Zedzee Multi Media Consultant and Orange.

In a statement on Sunday, Ambassador Anthony Navo, Jr. said He created the Housemates Salone show as a platform for young people to showcase their talents and provide an entertainment show of an international standard.

He wrote, “So, why “Housemates – Salone”? Like any partnership in entertainment, there are always challenges and we must respect people for their personal choices in life. More importantly, AYV Media Empire also received a correspondence from an international firm challenging the legality of the use of the name “Big Sister” in Sierra Leone among other things. We sought legal opinion from our lawyers and we were advised appropriately.

“However, despite this international legal challenge, AYV Media Empire wanted to continue in creating the platform for young people to showcase their talents and provide an entertainment show of an international standard. We wanted it to be a unique Sierra Leonean reality TV show and named it “Housemates Salone”.

“At AYV Media Empire, we are not in competition with anyone because it is our hope that other television stations will give equal opportunities to entertainment companies and artists to promote their shows and programmes. Just as we work hard to succeed as a media and entertainment company, we also want other entertainment companies to succeed because if they do it is better for Sierra Leone and create more opportunities for young people.”

“For members of the public whether you watch the two shows on different television sets, or one show on your television set and the other on your mobile phone, you must be proud that they are both Sierra Leonean shows promoting Sierra Leonean talents. Ambassador Anthony Navo Jr and AYV Media Empire remain committed to partner with other institutions and we want to extend our best wishes to the “Big sister – Season 2 and other entertainment shows. We only have one Sierra Leone.”, he said.

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  • Juliana A Haruna | 2020-10-30 13:23:24
    Kendericka Mansaray why do have hatred for the first lady if she decides to watch the show is about choice.why are so naive in doing things you have your own choice too.please wise up and move from your slubber.
  • Kendericta Mansaray | 2020-10-29 17:46:33
    I don’t blame you people, including your First Lady, I blame the idlers that are wasting their time to watch stupidity.
  • Hawanatu Bintu Koroma | 2020-10-29 10:54:02
    I thought every body has moved on no need for explaining we are all ok
  • Bakkay Jabbie | 2020-10-27 05:43:29
    Love you Zainab
  • Edward Fillie | 2020-10-27 05:42:40
    It's all about hatredness
  • Mohammed Rogers | 2020-10-27 05:41:53
    Why making the shows around the same time, do the other one like two or more months after the other one finish
  • Salone Borbor | 2020-10-27 05:41:04
    All waetin Navo b plan na for bully zainab. But the plan nor work and e see say majority dae support zainab. Now e dae go talk say salone we all na one wtf so u b knw that na e u nor wait tay Mek big sister don den u start u yone #con housemate. Plz Una advise Zainab Sheriff Mek e nor fall for Navo e post or even settlement.den wan distract we attention from big sister. Navo and Africell nor lek this country they are using our entertainers for their selfish interest.
  • Makie | 2020-10-26 17:36:57
    It is some how good for the young people in our country to create more jobs opportunities and keep the people busy but don’t you think that it’s really damaging the entertainment industry in the country as you aware Sierra Leone is a small country to host two show at the same time.. come on let’s be realistic and stop all this hide and sick games
  • Fatima J Baker | 2020-10-26 11:24:15
    Good luck
  • Melrose Bangura | 2020-10-26 11:23:12
    Huh