Director General

Dr Elvis Gbanabom Hallowell

Gbanabom Elvis Hallowell

Director-General of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC)



“In all contexts, the formation of the SLBC has placed a golden opportunity in the hands of every Sierra Leonean, at whatever level, to contribute to the democratic development of Sierra Leone.  I am proud to be a faithful servant to the ideals of this public service.”


Gbanabom Hallowell

Holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from The Union Institute & University, Ohio, USA, specializing in Leadership & Public Policy Studies, an MFA in Literature and Creative Writing from Vermont College, USA, an Executive Education in Global Leadership & Public Policy Studies in the 21st Century from the School of Kennedy, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA and the Higher Teachers Certificate from the then Milton Margai Teachers College, Sierra Leone.

Gbanabom Hallowell is the author of nine books, including five collections of poetry such as Manscape in the Sierra: New & Collected Poems: 1991-2011. He is the editor of Leoneanthology: Contemporary Short Stories & Poems from Sierra Leone. His latest collection of poems is When Sierra Leone Was a Woman. A nationally acclaimed writer, Hallowell’s political novel, The Road to Kaibara was issued out this year by the Sierra Leonean Writers Series.


Hallowell was a lecturer at Strayer University, Prince Georgie’s Community College, Howard Community College and College of Southern Maryland all in the United States. In 2007 he returned home to serve as Country Director for a Canadian organization, Journalists for Human Rights. In that period he lectured at Fourah Bay College and Institute of Public Administration & Management, the University of Sierra Leone. A 2006 recipient of the Young Global Leadership Award from the World Economic Forum, Hallowell is currently the Director-General of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC).