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Sierra Leonean fabric shopper making shopping easy though online.

Meet Hashimatu Isha Sesay founder of Shima’s Elegance Couture, an online fabric brand helping people choose the right fabrics

Hashimatu Isha Sesay is the founder of the Shima’s Elegance Couture, an online fabric brand that focuses on enhancing and helping their customers to choose the right fabric/s so that their confidence will take care of the rest.

“We want our customers to shop from there comfort zone and be rest assured we will deliver.” Hashimatu Isha Sesay told Salone Messenger during an interview.


Born and raised in Freetown, Hashimatu Isha Sesay is Sierra Leonean entrepreneur, Personal fabric shopper and founder of the Shima’s Elegance Couture.

Hashimatu Isha Sesay attended the Saint Joseph’s Primary School where she completed her primary school, she later proceeded at the Annie Walsh Memorial School where she completed her Junior and Senior secondary education. Hashimatu Isha Sesay currently holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics from the University of Sierra Leone Fourah Bay College (FBC).

Realizing that Hashimatu have lot of experience in advertising and branding, she decided to set up her own company.

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“I am very good with advertising and branding, so when my internship ended, I was facing some financial difficulties so I decided to start up an online business with various commodities / stuffs and fortunately for me the fabric business emerged successfully” She told us at Salone Messenger

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Hashimatu Isha Sesay sh


The Shima’s Elegance Couture products and services include:

  • Personal fabric shopper service.
  • Ankara style advisory, bridal entourage, Weddings and Naming Ceremony Cottons , Bazin Richie ( Brillion) , Linen, Lace , Sattin and Strecth Materials etc .

Before setting up The Shima’s Elegance Couture , Hashimatu Isha Sesay has worked for several institutions including the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA ) as Assistant Program Officer through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development ( MLGRD)  Youyi Building in 2018 and the House of Parliament in 2018 where she did her intern serving as the Assistant Committee Clerk for the Works and Public Assets Committee.

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Like many young people growing up, Hashimatu Isha Sesay had a great experience growing up, things became difficult when she gave birth.

“I had a great childhood experience not until I gave birth to my adorable son then I realized a man best servant is himself as in I owe my son and i alot so I decided to start selling various items online.”

“Put God first , be you , be honest and be humble  try to firgue out your potential / purpose and work towards your dreams , it doesn’t matter how slow life gets just believe in yourself and never give up because you are made for greatness.”Hashimatu Isha Sesay

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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 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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