Sallu Kamuskay is an 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. He uses his phone to tell Sierra Leoneans story and engage in activism on social media bearing the name ‘’Salone Messenger".
The experience he had during the war, Ebola and seeing injustice ravaging the country's economical, social and political stature, he Co-Founded the Salone Messenger platform to fight injustice (both political and economic), telling and uprooting Sierra Leonean stories and to help promotes inclusiveness in every important sector. According to him, silence is the root cause of war and many injustices we continue to face as a nation. In 2013, during the Ebola crisis, Sallu took the risk and volunteered to fight Ebola.
He spent some months in both safe and unsafe zones; 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 to serve as the coordinator of the United Sierra Leone peace concert which was organized in 4 major parts in the country, targeting violence-hit communities and troubled youth. Sallu 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 has also served as a staff writer for the Hidden Voices Magazine.
- Sierra Leone