Sir SamuelLewis CMG, BL (1843–1903) was a Sierra Leonean mayor of Freetown and lawyer. Sir SamuelLewis was the first West African ever knighted and was the third Sierra Leonean to qualify as a barrister. Sir SamuelLewis was the first mayor of Freetown after the Freetown Municipal Council was established. In 1896, he was made a knight, the first West African to achieve such an honor a year after he had been appointed mayor.
SamuelLewis (October 18, 1896–January 15, 1971) was an American mystic and dance teacher who founded the Dances of Universal Peace movement. He was also known under his Sufi name Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti and was addressed by his murids and others as Murshid. This is an Arabic word that means, "Exalted Teacher." He was popularly known as Sufi Sam.