Activist Mohamed Kailie Sierra Lonean poet, playwriter, and contributor at Salone Messenger, He was raised by a single parent, Mohamed Kailie was borb in Woadeh Village, Kono District, the eastern part of Sierra Leone. He started schooling at Christ The King School (C.K.S.) in Yengema, Nimikoro Chiefdom, Kono District. He got his primary school certificate there in CKS and later moved to the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown to live with his eldest brother. But then, things did not work out for him as it was supposed to be. He then worked at the garage as a 'Panel Better' for a year and months. In 2012, he was sent back to school at the Murray Town Army Junior Secondary School (M.T.A.) where he attained his Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E.), and later moved to the Prince Of Wales Senior School (POW) Kingtom. He attained his High School Certificate at the POW. After high school certificate, Mohamed Kailie later applied as a kitchen assistant in the "Freetown Restaurant On The Beach" which is now known as the "Oscar's/ Paradise". At the restaurant, he attained the position as a Head Chef in the kitchen as he was trained by a Polish expert named Tomek Lapinski.
Mahmoud Osman Gbessay is a practising Software Engineer and System Architect with interest in innovation and problem-solving. He is a student of the Njala University pursuing a Bachelors degree in Computer Science with Honors. Mahmoud's current role at Salone Messengers is Web development and maintenance.
Abubakar Edochie Mansaray is a Voiceover Artist, writer, and storyteller at Salone Messenger born and raised in Kenema, the Eastern part of Sierra Leone. He primarily and secondarily schooled in Kenema where he attained his National Primary School Examination, Basic Education Certificate Examination, and West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination certificates, respectively. Later on, he had an opportunity to pursue online courses on Show Biz and Theater Arts from the University of Legon, in Ghana. Mr. Mansaray is one of the co-founders of the Sierra Leone Young Writers Union, formed in 2015, and he served as the president for two consecutive years. His desire to serve the needy and less privileged came into fruition when he joined Sinava, Inc., (an international nonprofit organization that supports health and education) in 2017. At Sinava, Inc., he was nurtured with the spirit of serving humanity, selflessly. Up until now, he unflaggingly surrenders his all to make sure that the mission and vision of the organization are achieved. Mr. Mansaray is a volunteer at the KTV Network where he hosts an online talk show called the BIGtalk show. His unwavering love for television broadcast landed him an opportunity to join the network that operates in Germany and the UK. Currently, he's the current public relations officer of Youth Leadership and Advocacy. This organization is a youth-led organization that's registered with the government of Sierra Leone through the National Youth Commission to complement the efforts of the government in youth development and gender empowerment to mitigate youth unemployment and gender-based violence in Sierra Leone.
Adaobi Cesca Ilono is a writer and editor at Salone Messenger in Born in Makeni, Sierra Leone to a Sierra Leonean mother and a Nigerian Father. Reading and writing have always been a habit cultivated at a young age. In the second year of University, Adaobi Cesca Ilono started a magazine called ilongene which later evolved into a media enterprise housing at least 7 personnel. Ilongene evolved from just article writing and magazine to music streaming and event coverage. Salone Messenger tells the stories that need to the told. Local story, our stories. She got involved and interested in being part of the team to share stories of Sierra Leoneans Graduated from Babcock University with a degree in Biochemistry. In 2020, Adaobi Cesca Ilono started LOTB. LOTB started as a platform for guiding the everyday person in picking the best movie and TV show to watch, and in 2021, LOTB included a show segment. Adaobi Cesca Ilono lives by one principle; Time is of essence and it is greatly reflected in her everyday life.