Sekelani Stanley Banda was born in Chingola, Zambia. He attended Neem Tree and Hillside Primary Schools in Kabwe and Chipata respectively. He attended Chipata Day Secondary before moving to Chizongwe Secondary School from 1979 to 1982. He holds Bsc, MB ChB, PhD qualifications from the University of Zambia, as well as MSc. (Glasgow), MMEd (Dundee), DMEd (Cardiff), IFME-ECFMG (Texas). He is a Fellow of FAIMER (USA) and an Associate Professor of Clinical Anatomy & Medical Education at Cavendish University Zambia.

Sekelani S. Banda, is the author of Dead Ends, an inspirational thriller that has received international critical attention (see Ranka Primorac, "The Modern City and Citizen Efficacy in a Zambian Novel", in African City Textualities, Routledge, 2010). He is also the author of Half A Turn, finalist at the 1999 National Arts Council Ngoma Awards, for the Julius Chongo Award for the best fiction writer. Both these books are approved for use in Zambian schools by the Curriculum Development Centre of the Ministry of Education. Sekelani Banda is also the author of Hey Days at Medical School and a published poet.