Josaya Bangali was born in his fatherland Mattru Kolainima, Tikonko Chiefdom and brought up in his motherland, Bo Kakua Chiefdom, Sierra Leone. He was educated at Christ the King College, Bo and the Njala University College, University of Sierra Leone, where he took a B.A. Education Degree in Literature and Linguistics.

Josaya is currently an Administrative Officer in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development.