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22-Year-Old Young Sierra Leonean Art Prodigy, Mohamed Cassius Kamanda Using His Skill To Put Smile In The Faces Of Sierra Leonean Change Makers.

Born on the 25th of December 1999 in Liberia, to Sierra Leonean parents Mohamed Cassius Kamanda is Sierra Leonean/Liberia art prodigy, writer, public speaker, and founder of The Spelling Bee Foundation Sierra Leone,  an academy that is geared towards creating a platform for the young people in the field of the spelling bee where they will discover their talents through spelling and correct English usage.

Mohamed Cassius Kamanda attended the Sierra Leone Muslim Community (SLMC) primary school Low-cost Freetown where he attained his primary education and the Methodist Boys High School from 2012-2015 where completed his Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). He then moved to the Albert Academy Senior High School in 2015-2018/2019. At the Albert Academy, Mohamed Cassius Kamanda served as the Head of Media News-Journal in 2016, the only elected President in 2018, and school perfect in 2019. After graduation, Mohamed Cassius Kamanda took up the challenge of starting up The Spelling Bee Foundation Sierra Leone

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Mohamed Cassius Kamanda was inspired by a young Ivorian, Co-Founder of Bondumani Art. To Mohamed Cassius Kamanda, He feels art is life and makes one comfortable and cools down tension in everything one does.

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In line with Mohamed Cassius Kamanda portrait’s Artwork, He also does poetry, (performing and written), public speaking, a high level of debate, and gender advocacy.” I haven’t had a big project yet, but to me, the biggest thing that will happen to me is to see my clients smile which happens every day when I deliver their portraits. I don’t have a company yet, but I’m hoping to register my art brand as soon as possible.” He told us at Salone Messenger during an interview.

 

Mohamed Cassius Kamanda can reach on me on;

Instagram: cassiusportrait

Tiktok: @cassiusthepoet

Facebook: @CTPArt

Twitter: dpoetcassius

Phone: +23279542993

Check out his work

 

 

Sallu Kamuskay

Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean activist, storyteller, and blogger. He was born in Sierra Leone but later relocated to Guinea as a refugee because of the war in his country. Sallu Kamuskay uses his phone to engage on social media, under the name ‘’Salone Messenger’. He Co-Founded the Salone Messenger platform after his experience of the war, Ebola, and injustices. According to him, silence was the root cause of war, and of many social injustices, we continue to face as a nation. In 2013, during the Ebola crisis, Sallu Kamuskay took the risk and volunteered to fight Ebola. He spent some months in both safe and unsafe places; helping the victims and telling their sad stories. The election in 2018, left a divided country with communities fighting on tribal lines. This inspired Sallu Kamuskay to serve as the coordinator of the United Sierra Leone peace concert, which was organized in 4 major parts of the country, targeting violent communities and troubled youth. Sallu Kamuskay led a group of entertainers, activists, and organizations across the country on a peace tour, a program supported by the European Union, United Sierra Leone, Africa Union, ECOWAS, and the Messeh Leone Trust. Sallu Kamuakay has also served as a staff writer for the Hidden Voices Magazine. Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below http://ayvnewspaper.com/index.php/k2-categories/item/7350-america-stress-a-hero-to-recognize. Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.

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