Sierra Leonean celebrities

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  1. Isha Sesay

    Isha Sesay


    Isha Isatu Sesay (/ˌʃə səˈs/; born 6 January 1976) is a British journalist of Sierra Leonean descent. Since 2005 she has worked as an anchor and correspondent for CNN International. Based at CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, she hosts the news programs CNN NewsCenter and BackStory. In addition, she was the presenter of the 360 Bulletin on Anderson Cooper 360°. In 2012 Sesay also joined HLN as a co-anchor for Evening Express.

  2. Abdulai Bell-Baggie

    Abdulai Bell-Baggie


    Abdulai Hindolo Bell-Baggie (born 28 April 1992) is a Sierra Leonean professional football winger.

  3. Chris Bart-Williams

    Chris Bart-Williams


    Christopher Gerald Bart-Williams (born 16 June 1974 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) is a former footballer. His position was defence or midfield.

  4. Curtis Davies

    Curtis Davies


    Curtis Eugene Davies (born 15 March 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Hull City. Davies has previously played for Luton Town, where he began his career, West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa, Leicester City and Birmingham City. He made two appearances for the England under-21s, but is yet to make an appearance for the full national side.

  5. Gibril Wilson

    Gibril Wilson


    Gibril Donald Wilson (born November 12, 1981) is a former American football safety in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.

  6. Patrice Bart-Williams

    Patrice Bart-Williams


    Patrice Babatunde Bart-Williams (born July 9, 1979 in Kerpen, North Rhine-Westphalia), better known as Patrice, is a Sierra Leonean-German singer-songwriter. Raised by a Sierra Leonean father and a German mother, Patrice Bart-Williams grew up listening to Burning Spear, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley and Bob Dylan, writing his own songs from the age of 12.

  7. Eunice Barber

    Eunice Barber


    Eunice Barber (born November 17, 1974 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) is a Sierra Leonean athlete competing in heptathlon and long jump. Barber initially competed for Sierra Leone and then for France from 1999 onwards. She won the heptathlon at the World Championships in Athletics in 1999, the long jump in 2003 and finished second in heptathlon in 2003 and 2005.

  8. Chris Kamara

    Chris Kamara


    Christopher "Chris" Kamara (born 25 December 1957) is an English former professional footballer and football manager who now works as a presenter and football analyst at Sky Sports.

  9. Malvin Kamara

    Malvin Kamara


    Malvin Ginah Kamara (born 17 November 1983) is an English-born former Sierra Leonean international football midfielder. He played in midfield or at full-back.

  10. Fatmata Turay

    Fatmata Turay


    Fatmata B. Turay, (born in 1987 in Freetown) is Sierra Leonean beauty queen who represented her country at Miss World 2007 in Sanya, China. She studied medicine.

  11. Kandeh Yumkella

    Kandeh Yumkella


    Alhaji Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella (born July 5, 1959) is a Sierra Leonean Agricultural economist, and the former United Nations Under-Secretary-General and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All. He is also the chief executive officer of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. He is a former Chairman of UN-Energy and a two-term former Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

  12. Kadijatu Kebbay

    Kadijatu Kebbay


    Kadijatu Kebbay (born 1986 in Freetown) is a Sierra Leonean model and beauty queen who won Miss University Sierra Leone 2006 beauty contest and later represented Sierra Leone at the Miss World 2006. She is currently enrolled at the Institute of Public Administration & Management in Freetown. She was chosen by a panel of six judges at a jam packed event held at the Family Kingdom Resort at Lumley Beach in Freetown.

  13. Abioseh Nicol

    Abioseh Nicol


    Davidson Sylvester Hector Willoughby Nicol or Abioseh Nicol (14 September 1924 – 20 September 1994) was a Sierra Leonean academic, diplomat, physician, writer and poet. He has been considered as one of Sierra Leone’s most educated and greatest citizens of the twentieth century, as he was able to secure degrees in the arts, science and commercial disciplines and he contributed to science, history, and literature.. Nicol was the first African to graduate with First Class Honours from the University of Cambridge and he was also the first African elected as a Fellow of a college of Cambridge University. Described by one scholar as a polymath, Davidson Nicol significantly contributed to medical science when he was the first to analyse the breakdown of insulin in the human body, a discovery which was a breakthrough for the treatment of diabetes.

  14. Liam Rosenior

    Liam Rosenior


    Liam James Rosenior (born 9 July 1984) is an English footballer who plays for Brighton & Hove Albion as a defender. He is the son of former player and manager Leroy Rosenior, and spent time on loan at Torquay United, where his father was manager, during their promotion season (2003–04). He has also played for Bristol City, Fulham, Reading, Ipswich Town and Hull City.

  15. Bai Bureh

    Bai Bureh


    Bai Bureh (February 15, 1840 – August 24, 1908) was a Sierra Leonean ruler and military strategist who led the Temne and Loko uprising against British rule in 1898 in Northern Sierra Leone.

  16. Roda Antar

    Roda Antar


    Roda Antar (Arabic: رضا عنتر‎; born 12 September 1980 in Freetown) is a Sierra Leone-born Lebanese professional footballer who currently plays for Hangzhou Greentown in the Chinese Super League and the Lebanon national football team, captaining the squad since 2005 also he captains Hangzhou Greentown on some match days due to his experience and wisdom.

  17. Jamil Sahid Mohamed

    Jamil Sahid Mohamed


    Jamil Sahid Mohamed Khalil (born 1936 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) was a Lebanese-Sierra Leonean businessman and diamond tycoon who made millions of dollars in the diamond trade, fisheries, tourism and an airline. He was exiled from Sierra Leone amidst accusations of a coup plot in 1987 before returning to Freetown few years later and fleeing the country again after the Freetown invasion in 1999.

  18. Mariama Elaiza Webby

    Mariama Elaiza Webby


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  19. Zainab Bangura

    Zainab Bangura


    Haja Zainab Hawa Bangura (born 18 December 1959) is a Sierra Leonean politician and social activist. She was appointed as Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict in September 2012.

  20. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor


    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (15 August 1875 – 1 September 1912) was an English composer of Creole descent who achieved such success that he was once called the "African Mahler".

  21. Lansana Fadika

    Lansana Fadika


    Lansana Fadika is a Sierra Leonean international businessman, youth activist and politician. He is the current Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) chairman for the Western Area region of Sierra Leone. He won the SLPP Chairman for the Western Area at the party's national convention held in Kenema on March 6 and 7th, 2009. His older brother Kemoh Fadika is the current Sierra Leone's ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran and a member of the SLPP'S bitter political rival the All People's Congress (APC). They both belong to the famous Fadika family and members of the Mandigo ethnic group.

  22. Nigel Reo-Coker

    Nigel Reo-Coker


    Nigel Shola Andre Reo-Coker (born 14 May 1984) is an English footballer who plays for Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer. He came through the youth team ranks at Wimbledon, and has previously played for West Ham United, Aston Villa, Bolton Wanderers, Ipswich Town, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Chivas USA.

  23. Siaka Stevens

    Siaka Stevens


    Siaka Probyn Stevens (24 August 1905 – 29 May 1988) was the third prime minister of Sierra Leone from 1967 to 1971 and the first president of Sierra Leone from 1971 to 1985. Although criticised for his dictatorial rule, Stevens is known for reducing the ethnic polarisation in the government of Sierra Leone by incorporating members of various ethnic groups into the government.

  24. Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone


  25. Michael Harvey (musician)

    Michael Harvey (musician)


    Michael Harvey, Jr (born 1 May 1979 in Plymouth, Devon), better known as MC Harvey or simply Harvey, is an English rapper, actor, television personality and former non-League footballer. He first came to fame in the early 2000s as a member of English rap group So Solid Crew before then pursuing a solo career in 2008. In 2012, he was a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother 10.

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