Reception Benefit for Chernoh Alpha M. Bah
Former child soldier and award-winning journalist.


Chernoh Alpha M. Bah

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah


Program Overview

A reception and benefit for former child soldier and award-winning journalist Chernoh Alpha M. Bah of Sierra Leone, Africa will welcome him to St. Petersburg as part of his U.S. tour. At the event will be hip hop artists Bombai, spoken word artist Lizz Straight and Uhuru Movement leader Omali Yeshitela.

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah

At 12 Mr. Bah, now 27, was forced into the Sierra Leone army as one of the infamous child soldiers in the deadly U.S. backed civil war that devastated the region in the 1990's. Before he was 20 Mr. Bah organized the Awareness Movement of Sierra Leone, edited THE POINT newspaper and was sent into exile in Guinea-Conakry where he became a political prisoner. Today Mr. Bah heads up the popular Africanist Movement, based in eight countries in West Africa. He is a columnist for THE DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER. With passion and commitment Chernoh Alpha M. Bah speaks about the roots of Africa's crisis, the reality in Africa today and his vision for a just future through a united Africa.

For more information and Chernoh's complete local and national ltinerary call 727-894-6997 or go to or


Program Date & Time

7:00 pm


Open to the public at no charge. Donations are greatly appreciated.