T J Cole ‘D Megadon
Martha Sesay was born some years ago in Freetown. She is the last of three siblings from a nuclear family. Martha built her foundation in schooling from Brooklands Nursery, Merewether Preparatory School, St Peters’ Secondary School (The Gambia), and the St Josephs’ High School (Freetown). She has always had the passion for drama and acting from childhood and had taken part in school plays as a child where her talent was immediately recognized by all who saw her perform.
It was while she was in SSIII at the St Josephs’ Convent that Martha was discovered by Nigerian Movie Director, Fred Amata. Fred was immediately impressed by her carriage and confidence and gave her her first major role in the very popular Sierra Leonean movie “Bai Bureh Goes to War”, alongside the crème de la crème of Nollywood Stars including Olu Jacob, Zack Orji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, and Genevieve Nnaji.
However, after the premiere of the movie in Abuja, concern for her education and the fact that she was only just 16yrs old made her parents skeptical of her staying alone in Nigeria.
Consequently, her acting career came to a halt; and Martha continued her education and got a Diploma from the College of Transport and Tourism where she also excelled and became the first Student Union President.
Martha, who represented Sierra Leone in the ‘Next Movie Star’, a Nigerian TV Reality Show, emerged as the 2nd runner-up (2009) at close of competition. She received commendation and universal acclaim from housemates and the audience alike for her roles that she played in the house (NMS).
Presently, Martha Sesay is an undergraduate at the Njala University College, Freetown Campus, where she is studying Information Technology. She likes very fast and furious dialogue. Her character has to be very strong which explains why she’s very choosy about the kind of roles she wants to play. Martha believes that whoever she acts with should be able to carry her role well. As the saying goes, “A good actor brings out the good actor in you”.
Ms Martha Sesay has acted lead roles in different movies at home as well as featuring alongside international stars: Dagadi; Temptation Island; Enemy of the Family; Bai Bureh Goes To War.
Martha loves acting not because of the fame and attention it brings but mainly because she loves her job as an actress. She believes she’s honest and sincere with herself and appreciates the good work of others. Her passion and love for acting is unquestionable and her glowing personality and charisma make all the ingredients for an International Movie Star from Sierra Leone.