Sierra Leonean

Find out more about the greatest Sierra Leoneans, including Siaka Stevens, Ernest Bai Koroma, Foday Sankoh and Valentine Strasser.

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 1 Michaela DePrince

Michaela DePrince.
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Ballet dancer
Birthdate: January 6, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kenema, Sierra Leone

Michaela DePrince is a Sierra Leonean-American ballerina and writer. She is credited with co-authoring a book titled Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina. Michaela DePrince achieved popularity in 2011 when she was featured in a documentary titled First Position, which follows her and other ballerinas as they prepare for the upcoming Youth America Grand Prix.

 2 Joseph Cinqué

Joseph Cinqué.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Slave
Birthdate: May 3, 1814
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone
Died: May 3, 1879

 3 Julius Maada Bio

Julius Maada Bio.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Sierra Leone
Birthdate: May 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tihun, Bonthe District

The president of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio had previously been a brigadier general with the country’s army. He is one of the 35 children of Sherbro Paramount Chief Charlie Bio II. After multiple military coups, Bio became an SLPP member. His main focus is on healthcare and renewable energy.

 4 Foday Sankoh

Foday Sankoh.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Photographer, Military personnel
Birthdate: October 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tonkolili District
Died: July 29, 2003

 5 Adetokumboh M'Cormack

Adetokumboh M'Cormack.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sierra Leone

 6 Ernest Bai Koroma

Ernest Bai Koroma
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Politician
Birthdate: October 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Makeni

 7 Siaka Stevens

Siaka Stevens.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 1st President of Sierra Leone
Birthdate: August 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moyamba
Died: May 29, 1988

Siaka Stevens, known for his self-indulgent and corrupt rule, was overthrown by a coup in 1967, shortly after becoming the prime minister of Sierra Leone, but he was called back from exile in Guinea after a second coup a few months later. He was also the country’s first president.

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 8 Valentine Strasser

Valentine Strasser
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Freetown

 9 Leonard Bundu

Leonard Bundu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone

 10 Marie Esther Bangura

Marie Esther Bangura
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Beauty pageant
Birthdate: September 28, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port Loko, Sierra Leone

 11 Fatima Maada Bio

Fatima Maada Bio
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First Lady
Birthdate: November 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Koidu Town, Sierra Leone

 12 Sir Milton Margai

Sir Milton Margai
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Doctor
Birthdate: December 7, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gbangbatok, Sierra Leone
Died: April 28, 1964

 13 Kandeh Yumkella

Kandeh Yumkella.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: UN Executive, Economist, Politician
Birthdate: July 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sierra Leone

 14 Kadi Sesay

Kadi Sesay
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rotifunk, Moyamba District, Sierra Leone

 15 Albert Margai

Albert Margai
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 10, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gbangbatok, Sierra Leone
Died: December 18, 1980

 16 Carolina Rodriguez

Carolina Rodriguez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Rhythmic gymnast
Birthdate: May 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: León, Spain

 17 Mariatu Kamara

Mariatu Kamara
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sierra Leone

 18 Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone

 19 Zainab Bangura

Zainab Bangura
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yonibana, Sierra Leone

 20 Eunice Barber

Eunice Barber
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: November 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone

 21 Davidson Nicol

Davidson Nicol
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: September 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Died: September 20, 1994

 22 Isha Johansen

Isha Johansen
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: December 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone

 23 Solomon Berewa

Solomon Berewa
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bo, Sierra Leone

 24 Adelaide Casely-Hayford

Adelaide Casely-Hayford
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: June 26, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone Colony and Protectorate British Sierra Leone
Died: January 16, 1960

 25 Asadata Dafora

Asadata Dafora
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 4, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Freetown, British Sierra Leone
Died: March 4, 1965

 26 Madam Yoko

Madam Yoko
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1849 AD
Birthplace: Sierra Leone
Died: 1906 AD

 27 Khadija Gbla

Khadija Gbla
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Human rights activist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sierra Leone

 28 Gladys Casely-Hayford

Gladys Casely-Hayford
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Axim, Ghana
Died: September 30, 1950

 29 Patricia Kabbah

Patricia Kabbah
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: March 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gbap, Sierra Leone
Died: May 8, 1998

 30 Jeillo Edwards

Jeillo Edwards
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Died: July 2, 2004

 31 Priscilla Schwartz

Priscilla Schwartz
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: March 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sierra Leone

 32 Alpha Bangura

Alpha Bangura
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone

 33 Syl Cheney-Coker

Syl Cheney-Coker
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone

 34 Ahmad Tejan Kabbah

Ahmad Tejan Kabbah
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Sierra Leone
Birthdate: February 16, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pendembu, Sierra Leone
Died: March 13, 2014

 35 Nabeela Tunis

Nabeela Tunis
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sierra Leone

 36 Hafsatu Kamara

Hafsatu Kamara
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Virginia, United States

 37 Solomon Bockarie

Solomon Bockarie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Makeni, Sierra Leone

 38 Femi Claudius Cole

Femi Claudius Cole
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Sierra Leone

 39 Charles Mammie

Charles Mammie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone

 40 Isata Jabbie Kabbah

Isata Jabbie Kabbah
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sierra Leone

 41 Isata Mahoi

Isata Mahoi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sierra Leone

 42 Ella Koblo Gulama

Ella Koblo Gulama
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moyamba, Sierra Leone
Died: September 9, 2006

 43 Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Middle-Distance Runner
Birthdate: March 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sierra Leone

 44 Rebecca Stevens

Rebecca Stevens
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Former First Lady of Sierra Leone
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sierra Leone

 45 Constance Cummings-John

Constance Cummings-John
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 28, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Died: February 21, 2000

 46 Cornelius Macarthy

Cornelius Macarthy
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Croydon, London, England, United Kingdom

 47 Hannah Momoh

Hannah Momoh
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Joseph Saidu Momoh's wife
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sierra Leone

 48 Maggie Barrie

Maggie Barrie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: May 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sierra Leone

 49 John Carew

John Carew
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Unknown

 50 Sia Koroma

Sia Koroma
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: March 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kono District British Sierra Leone