FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Nathan Sahr Gbamanja, a distinguished Fashion Ambassador representing one of Sierra Leone’s prominent fashion labels, “Triads Luxury,” has thrown his hat into the ring for the highly anticipated 2023 Mr. and Miss FBC competition.
Born in the western part of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Gbamanja embarked on his educational journey at SOS Hermann Gmeiner, one of the city’s premier kindergarten institutions. He continued his academic voyage at the Bilingual Elementary School, where his excellence in academics and early sartorial flair set him apart from his peers.
Nathan, affectionately known as “Nate,” showcased artistic inclinations at a young age, foreshadowing the promising path he would tread. His educational pursuit led him to Bilingual High School, where he successfully completed his junior and senior secondary education. In 2021, he obtained the qualifications he needed and even had the privilege of serving as Head Boy during that pivotal year.
With his remarkable track record, Nathan secured admission to Fourah Bay College (FBC), renowned as West Africa’s most prestigious university. At FBC, he is currently pursuing a degree in Law at the esteemed Law Department. His dedication and commitment to his studies have earned him the reputation of being one of the university’s most diligent students, currently advancing to LLB 3 (Hons-1).
In addition to his academic pursuits, Nathan Gbamanja has assumed the role of Brand Ambassador for “Triads Luxury,” one of Sierra Leone’s leading fashion brands. His fashion acumen and advocacy have further solidified his position in the fashion industry. Notably, he also serves as the Chief Sport Correspondent for Capital Radio Sierra Leone, showcasing his multifaceted talents.
Nathan’s fervour for modelling was profoundly influenced by Ceaser Chukwuma Esq., an African American-born trailblazer in the field.
Described as a God-fearing individual, Nathan Gbamanja is known for his unwavering focus, responsibility, trustworthiness, gentleness, and a determined spirit that propels him to pursue his ambitions relentlessly.
As he enters the Mr. FBC 2023 competition, Nathan Sahr Gbamanja stands as a beacon of academic excellence, fashion inspiration, and a testament to the potential that Sierra Leonean youth hold. His multifaceted journey is a source of pride for his community and a testament to the bright future ahead. MJB/30/9/2023