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From Been Raised In A Very Extended Family, To A University Lecturer And Founder Of Meet Professionals: Ib Kebe Is One Of Sierra Leone’s Brightest Young Academics, A Public Speaking And Leadership Sensation

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From Been Raised In A Very Extended Family, To A University Lecturer And Founder Of Meet Professionals: Ib Kebe Is One Of Sierra Leone’s Brightest Young Academics, A Public Speaking And Leadership Sensation
From Been Raised In A Very Extended Family, To A University Lecturer And Founder Of Meet Professionals: Ib Kebe Is One Of Sierra Leone’s Brightest Young Academics, A Public Speaking And Leadership Sensation

Ibrahim Alusine Kebe, commonly known IB Kebe, born on April 22, is a Sierra Leonean University lecturer, mentor, Human Resource Management specialist, researcher, business and change management expert, public speaker, youth advocate, author Part-time lecturer at IMATT College an affiliated college of the University of London, founder and CEO of Be Inspired Platform (BIP) a youth-led organization that works to empower young people to participate actively in the society to improve their own lives by representing and advocating their needs and interests and those of their communities.

IB Kebe is also the founder and Host of Meet Professionals TV, a TV program where professionals from academics, business, executives, change management experts share their journey to audience which serves as an inspiration to the younger generation.

IB Kebe and guest Saibatu Mansary, founder of the Mansaray Foundation

IB Kebe attended the Urban Centre Primary School where he completed his primary school and later moved to the Government municipal Secondary School and Albert academy senior secondary School where he attained both his junior and senior secondary education respectively.

IB Kebe holds BSc Business Administration, Major in Human Resource Management and graduated with a First-class degree and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM)

Born in Mile 38, his mother’s village, IB Kebe and his twin brother were taken to Western part of Freetown, Juba where they grew up till, they were age 4.

Ibrahim didn’t do too much to survive, His twin brother who was working on fixing computers and other electrical appliances shares whatever proceeds he made with Ibrahim. At the university, Ibrahim survived by doing assignments teaching his colleagues where he sometimes get paid.

Growing up was tough, Ibrahim and his twin brother were the last kids to their dad, and they came from a very extended family with his dad having over 25 children and 7 wives,

IB Kebe and his Twin brother

“So things were tough more so when our dad died when we were 5. Growing up as twins and we have a younger brother now late, our mum was a petty trader and she sold everything that was there to sell, just to raise us, things were tough, we trekked going to school, but what kept us going was the prayers and the competition between me and my twin brother, so that forced us to study hard because everyone wants to emerge 1st position.” Ibrahim disclosed to Salone Messenger during an interview.

Earlier this year, Ibrahim launched a show called Meet the professionals on YouTube where he engage professionals  from academics, business, executives, change management experts and many more to share their inspiring journey, the platform also serves as mentorship platform for young people where professions he interview serve as mentors to young people by organizing seminars for the professionals across the country with more focus to remote communities where the professionals have the opportunity to engage young people.  Speaking to Salone Messenger about his passion to go into all of these activities, He noted

“My passion to serve and help others, led me into all these activities, what inspired me was the fact that, everything on the news is either a political or an entertainment news and there is little attention paid to professionalism, so that inspired me to start a platform that bring professionals together and share their stories.”

The YouTube channel has over 600 subscribers with over 7,000 views in the last few months since he started the channel.  When asked about the impacts the show is making in the lives of young people, he said

“Well young people are following the show, and so far, most of them have been inspired greatly to change the way they think, do things, and relate to others and it’s a great learning experience for all of us.”

The show capture Sierra Leonean professionals at home or abroad, but due to accessibility, the home-based professionals are more featured on the show, and I hope to bring other professionals from across the continent.

For fun, IB Kebe Read leadership & growth books, watch soccer, a Manchester united and E.E Lions fan, sometimes I play soccer.

Message to Sierra Leoneans?

Your family background, societal and peer pressure or your current circumstances should not dictate your growth and success in life, go beyond what people think.

If you wanted to be featured, or connect with Ibrahim A. Kebe

Email:iskebe01@gmail

Phone number:  +23278207289

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Read leadership & growth books, watch soccer, a Manchester united and E.E Lions fan, sometimes I play soccer.

 

IB Kebe and Saibatu Mansary, founder of the Mansaray Foundation

Ib Kebe and Dr. Duramany-Lakkoh, professional accountant and financial economist

IB Kebe and HAMID GBAWURU MPONDO MARAH, SME, Agribusiness, Value Chain and Market Systems Development Professional

IB Kebe and guest Commissioner Francis Ben Kaifala

IB Kebe and Guest Dr. Ahene, Sierra Leonean🇸🇱 entrepreneur based in the United States of America

 

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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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