Bakarr was born in Lomé, Togo and moved to Freetown with his family as a young child. He completed his studies at Sierra Leone Grammar School, and worked as an embalmer at the city mortuary before becoming a commercial driver. Bakarr worked for Africana Tokeh Village Hotel, Adam Smith International, DFID, and OSJI before joining Namati in 2013. He has attended advanced driver training courses in Birmingham, United Kingdom and Marseille, France and holds an A Level Driving Certificate. He loves his children and takes pride in being a good father.