Festus J. Lahai hails from Kenema City in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone where he attended the Government Secondary School.

He first kissed the microphone in 2004 at Radio Nongowa Spin FM 101.3 in Kenema City as Sports Presenter and Producer and in 2006, worked with several radio stations and other media outlets across the Eastern Region.

Festus J. Lahai joined the Radio Mercury FM 92.0 ‘Family’ in 2012 as sports reporter and presenter.His love for sports reporting motivated him to become a member of the Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone-SWASAL and attained the position of National Assistant Secretary General. He is also a member of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists-SLAJ, the parent body for Journalists in Sierra Leone.

He has worked with several media organizations both locally and internationally and has done a lot of certificate courses under experts in media and other related fields.

‘Batilo,’ as he is fondly called by colleagues,is a committed and enthusiastic worker with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; always confident, flexible, loyal, polite, reliable and a friendly person with good problem solving abilities.

Festus J. Lahai holds a Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Fourah Bay College-FBC, University of Sierra Leone.

My Programmes:
- Mercury Breakfast Sports