Salone Messenger

Reading: From being homeless in South Africa to Professional lightweight kickboxer: The story of Moses Sheka Kamara
Reading: From being homeless in South Africa to Professional lightweight kickboxer: The story of Moses Sheka Kamara

From being homeless in South Africa to Professional lightweight kickboxer: The story of Moses Sheka Kamara

Post Views: 168
Sallu Kamuskay
By Sallu Kamuskay 324 Views 5 Min Read
5 Min Read
Moses Sheka Kamara Professional lightweight kickboxer
From being homeless in South Africa to Professional lightweight kickboxer: the story of Moses Sheka Kamara

Meet, Greet and Showcase Your Product & Services

Brunch Giving Network
Brunch Giving Network

Moses Sheka Kamara AKA The King Killer’ is a 24 years old Sierra Leonean professional kickboxer signed to RaptoRock MMA & Fitness in South Africa aspiring to join the UFC. The outcome of his upcoming fights will decide his aspiration of being the first Sierra Leonean to join the UFC.

The story of Moses Sheka Kamara in South Africa
The story of Moses Sheka Kamara in South Africa

Like many Sierra Leoneans, the struggle to travel overseas for greener pasture continue to increase, even with the engagement by the International Organisation for Migration, many Africans continue to look for opportunities to travel abroad for better opportunities to be able to support their families back home.

Born in Kamatembe, 24-year-old Moses Sheka Kamara is popularly known as Bishop in Sierra Leone and in South Africa as ‘Moses the King Killer Kamara’ as his ring name, is not an exception to the struggle to make it abroad.

Moses Sheka Kamara completed his high school education at the Saline High School where he wrote his West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination. Unfortunately, he couldn’t get his university requirement. Moses embarked on a journey to explore opportunities abroad.


Moses lost his father in 2016 when he was 17 years old and was taken care of by his mother who is a petty trader. Moses’ Aunt who lives in London has always wanted Moses to join her in London where he could further his education and work.

Looking for travel opportunities connected him with a friend who got him scammed by some fraud and he got stuck in Pretoria, the capital of South Africa homeless.

Moses Sheka Kamara was homeless for a few days until he found some friends who took him to their place where he stayed for a few months. “A friend of mine told me about a travel program in Canada, but he also told me to move to South Africa for a fingerprint before I can have the visa which was a fraud and I started facing a lot of challenges in life. No rent to pay,” he told Salone Messenger, global multimedia and public relations firm based in Sierra Leone.

The story of Moses Sheka Kamara
The story of Moses Sheka Kamara

Moses later moved to a Sierra Leonean friend who is a model, Bockarie Kargbo who later introduced him to kickboxing and told him to explore the sport. After a lot of consideration, Moses gave it a try. “I move to a friend of mine whose name is Bockarie and I was sleeping on the couch one day he woke up and woke me up as well and started telling me about kickboxing because of my structure. At first, I ignored him and later on I start thinking about it. “


Moses joined the RAPTOROCK MMA & FITNESS as the only black man at the school which was so difficult for him. “I forget about all the past and face in my new career,” he told Salone Messenger, a Global Multimedia and public relations firm in Sierra Leone

Moses Sheka Kamara fighting
Moses Sheka Kamara fighting

Moses didn’t have money to pay at the kickboxing school, his girlfriend’s father supported him by paying his fees. After 3 months, Moses had his first fight which was successful for him but lost in the second round.

After five months of training and recovering, Moses entered the ring for his first MMA fight on the 27th of August which he won. His impressive performance shocked media personalities and the crowd which gave him a lot of media coverage.

Sierra Leone’s Bishop Kamara aka king killer won the MMA in Pretoria South Africa

Stay Updated

Share this Article
Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean communication strategist, fixer, blogger, youth organiser, event manager, spokesperson, and public relations expert. His work has been regularly referenced and published by national and international media and public policy institutions. Sallu Kamuskay was a child during the brutal war in Sierra Leone. Growing up in the midst of conflict, Sallu witnessed unimaginable abuse of children and gross violations of human rights. The horrors he witnessed during the Civil War had a terrible impact on him at a very tender age. But despite the shock of the war, Sallu never lost hope. He started on a journey of recovery, studying, and working for a better future. At age 15, Sallu entered into the world of activism and advocacy. Sallu Kamuskay was the Vice President of the Young Leaders Organisation, a member of the National Youth Council. The Young Leaders is one of the oldest youth-led organisations in West Africa. The organisation was formed by a group of young leaders, and launched by the then Head of State/President of Sierra Leone. Sallu was part of the group of young leaders who participated in and contributed to the establishment of the National Youth Council. The Commonwealth supported the training for trainers programme with line ministries and youth stakeholders in which key, representatives of youth council, student union and civil society/private sector youth platforms were engaged and empowered in the effective engagement and inclusion of youth. Sallu is co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global multimedia and public relations firm based In Sierra Leone. Sallu has worked on various developmental and policy issues such as Poverty, Climate Change, Human rights, Child Rights, Education, Health, Gender Equality, Civic Engagement, Government policies, Information Communication Technology for Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and has also been contributing to various global events and advocacy campaigns. Sallu Kamuskay is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global Multimedia and Public Relations Firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information, on top stories, business, politics, entertainment, and more. Sallu is working with a leading technology company in Africa, Techfrica, that has recently developed and launched a social media, messaging Supfrica with over 150,000 downloads on the Google play store in less than 4 days. He is the Adviser and Media coordinator for the App to give people the platform to connect and communicate to help shape their future with a very fast internet that allows users that live in deprived and hard-to-reach areas with poor internet facility to be able to communicate as it allows and stronger on 2 and 3 G network reception. Sallu has over 9 years of experience in youth engagement, inclusion, and coordination both at local and global levels, giving voice to young people and engaging young people to build a better world. He has served as coordinator for the Wave Alliance which brought together youth-led organisations who attended an international training in South Africa organized by the International Organization – Waves for Change. Sallu is working with the MLT, Waves For Change, and the Government to develop safe spaces for young people, with a view to contributing to the overall development goals of young people including health, as well as to community rebuilding. Sallu is currently the Programme Director for the Wave Alliance, which is a coalition of youth-led and community-based organisations that have successfully introduced evidence-based Surf Therapy programs to young people in communities, with a focus on mental health, peace building and sustainable development. Sallu is currently the focal point and face of Africa’s Faces Social media platform which is a global Social media platform that brings together people from across the world to share their moments, connect, share videos, and interact with friends giving more preference to excluded continents like Africa. Sallu Kamuskay has devoted his time to working for or contributing to a number of national and international organizations and companies, including the Techfrica Technology Company, United Nations, ECOWAS, European Union, Commonwealth Africa Initiatives. This work has led him to travel to a number of countries to contribute to global youth platforms. Sallu is the lead Coordinator for Peace Tour programme, an initiative supported by the European Union, Africa Union, ECOWAS focusing on uniting and empowering young people and local communities. 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.
%d bloggers like this: