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SIERRA LEONE, Makeni – One of Sierra Leone’s funniest comedians and actor of the famous Wan-Pot Television Show, Ernest Horner alias “Rosaline” has said in a latest catch-up with Awoko Newspaper in Makeni that he’s still into comedy.
The decorated comedian who started his comedy journey in 1982 was among the pool of Entertainers who were honoured at the 4th Faces of the North Entertainment Awards-(FaNEA) 2022 Edition where he was gifted a honourary award for his outstanding work and consistency in the creative industry as both a comedian and actor.
In real life, Horner is famous nationally and internationally for his creativity and top-notch level delivery as a female character with his popular name “Rosaline.”
With his female nomenclature Rosaline, in the last decades, the experienced comedian has been acting throughout as a house wife during the reign of the “Wan-Pot” comedy show that was broadcasted live on the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Services television.
In the field of comedy, Horner has acted together with the Late Foday Balion, Sarah D’Great, Jaokateh, Vamboi, Jabez and many others.
And in the last decade until now, Horner slightly switched his acting career as he ventured into the national movie industry and has so far been featured in a lot of Sierra Leonean films.
“To me personally and many others in the movie industry, Mr. Horner is beyond our age mate but remains a mentor,” Sorie Osman SESAY- (SOS) a Film Director in the Northern region said.
Besides Comedy and Acting, comedian Rosaline is also a staff of the Sierra Leone Fire Force and is currently attached at the Wellington fire station in the country’s capital Freetown where he is gainfully employed as the fire station commander in the area.
With a broad smile on his face, Ernest “Rosaline” Horner while speaking during the FaNEA Awards ceremony said “I’m not ready to retire yet from being a comedian, I will continue to act and crack fun as a stand-up comedian for as long as I’m alive, healthy and hearty.” ARW/4/6/2022