During the war in Sierra Leone, the rebels were preparing to attack Shenge where Yeama and her family lived. Everyone ran and Yeama was separated from her parents.
She got together with a friend at that time and went to Kossoh town, fleeing the rebels. They stayed with a relative of her friend.
Yeama worked hard and was just given barely enough for food. The conditions in the house were not good, and she never had time to go to school.
After some time, she decided to leave to go to the town of Grafton. She was sleeping in the cinema when they were found, which then connected them to Margaret who took them in.
Yeama attends the Institute of Management and Technology working on on her honors diploma.