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List of famous people from Sierra Leone, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Sierra Leone, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Sierra Leone you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Sierra Leone, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

With people ranging from Kai Londo to Ibrahim Sesay, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Sierra Leone?" or "Which celebrities were born in Sierra Leone?" then this list is a great resource for you.

John Karefa-Smart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Dec. at 95 (1915-2010)
Dr. John Albert Musselman Karefa-Smart was a Sierra Leonean politician, medical doctor and university professor. He served as the first Foreign Minister under Sierra Leone's first Prime ...more

Abioseh Nicol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Dec. at 70 (1924-1994)
Davidson Sylvester Hector Willoughby Nicol or Abioseh Nicol was a Sierra Leonean academic, diplomat, physician, writer and poet. He has been considered as one of Sierra Leone’s most educated and ...more

Siaka Stevens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Dec. at 83 (1905-1988)
Siaka Probyn Stevens was the third prime minister of Sierra Leone from 1967 to 1971 and the first president of Sierra Leone from 1971 to 1985. Although criticised for his dictatorial rule, ...more

Banja Tejan-Sie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Dec. at 83 (1917-2000)
Sir Banja Tejan-Sie, GCMG was a politician and lawyer in Sierra Leone and one of the "founding fathers" of the Sierra Leone People's Party. Tejan-Sie was born in Moyamba District to a ...more

Ishmael Beah is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
age 38
Ishmael Beah is a Sierra Leonean author and human rights activist who rose to fame with his acclaimed memoir, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. His first novel, Radiance of Tomorrow, ...more

Lamina Sankoh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Dec. at 80 (1884-1964)
Lamina Sankoh, born as Etheldred Jones, was a Sierra Leonean pre-independence politician, educator, banker and cleric. Sankoh is known most prominently for helping to found the People's Party in ...more

Patricia Kabbah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Dec. at 65 (1933-1998)
Patricia Kabbah was the wife of Sierra Leone's 3rd President, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah; was First Lady of Sierra Leone from 1996 until her death in 1998. She was an ethnic Sherbro from Bonthe ...more

Abu Aiah Koroma is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Dec. at 77 (1928-2005)
Abu Aiah Koroma was a lawyer and politician in Sierra Leone. Koroma began his political career as Attorney General in 1967 and 1968. He returned to government in 1976 when he became Managing ...more

Abdul Koroma is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
age 75
Abdul Gadire Koroma is a Sierra Leonean jurist who served two terms as judge at the International Court of Justice. He was educated at Kiev State University where he took LLM, and at King's ...more

Sorie Ibrahim Koroma is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Sorie Ibrahim Koroma Dec. at 64 (1930-1994)
Sorie Ibrahim Koroma commonly known as S.I. Koroma is a former Sierra Leonean politician, labor activist, and one of the founding members of the All People's Congress political party. He served ...more

Charles Margai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Charles Margai age 73
Charles Francis Kondo Margai is a Sierra Leonean lawyer and politician. He is the leader of the People's Movement for Democratic Change the third major political party in Sierra Leone, after the ...more

Kpana Lewis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Kpana Lewis Dec. at 82 (1830-1912)
Kpana Lewis was a Sherbro chief from Sierra Leone and an opponent of colonial rule of the British. He exercised strong influence over all Sherbro chiefs. Part of his fame rested in his pervasive ...more

George Kpundeh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
George Kpundeh age 40
George Kpundeh is a Sierra Leonean cricket player.

A*M*E is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
age 24
Aminata Kabba, better known as A*M*E, is a Sierra Leonean-born British singer-songwriter. A*M*E was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone on 13 December 1994. In 2011, Kabba was scouted and signed by ...more

Aniru Conteh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Aniru Conteh Dec. at 62 (1942-2004)
Aniru Sahib Sahib Conteh was a Sierra Leonean physician and expert on the clinical treatment of Lassa fever, a viral haemorrhagic fever endemic to West Africa caused by the Lassa virus. Conteh ...more

Ibrahim Ben Kargbo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Ibrahim Ben Kargbo age 74
Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo, commonly known as I.B. Kargbo, is a Sierra Leonean journalist and politician. He is currently the Sierra Leone Government official spokesman and Sierra Leone's ...more

Rodney Strasser is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Rodney Strasser age 28
Rodney Strasser is a Sierra Leonean professional footballer who plays as midfielder for Italian Serie A club Genoa.

Madieu Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
age 37
Madieu Mohammed Williams is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Maryland and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the ...more

Abdul Rahman Kamara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Abdul Rahman Kamara age 29
Abdul Rahman Kamara is a Sierra Leonean footballer.

Kai Londo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Kai Londo Dec. at 51 (1845-1896)
Kai Londo was a Kissi warrior from Sierra Leone who conquered a large territory. He built new roads and fortified towns and established a new capital at Kailahun.

Nabih Berri is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Nabih Berri age 81
Nabih Berri is the Speaker of the Parliament of Lebanon. He heads the Amal Movement.

Adelaide Casely-Hayford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Adelaide Casely-Hayford Dec. at 92 (1868-1960)
Adelaide Casely-Hayford, née Smith, was a Sierra Leone Creole advocate, an activist for cultural nationalism, educator, short story writer, and feminist. She established a school for ...more

Oguntola Sapara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Oguntola Sapara Dec. at 74 (1861-1935)
Oguntola Odunbaku Sapara was a doctor, originally from Sierra Leone, who spent most of his career and life in Nigeria. He was best known for his campaign against secret societies that were ...more

Bobby Newcombe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Bobby Newcombe age 39
Robert Wundu Sowa "Bobby" Newcombe is a former American football quarterback that started for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Joseph Saidu Momoh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Sierra Leone
Joseph Saidu Momoh Dec. at 66 (1937-2003)
Major General Joseph Saidu Momoh was the President of Sierra Leone from November, 1985 to April 29, 1992.