Samira Bawumia: The wife of the African politician quietly making headlines by her lifestyle

LONDON, UK – Samira Bawumia is a Ghanaian and the young and vibrant African lady who is being talked about around the world not because she is wealthy or in power, but because she exemplifies poise and grace.

Anyone who wants to be poised and gracious can do it, regardless of their status.  It would, however, require one to show his or her Best Self Through His or Her Actions and What He or She Says.  Poise is one of those states of being that anyone can master. Merriam-Webster dictionary describes being poised as “marked by easy composure of manner or bearing.”  In other words, having poise is being comfortable in one’s own skin.

Samira Bawumia

Being poised and gracious produces positive feelings and helps others feel at ease around you. In the modeling industry, such integrity and values show confidence and make other people want to work with you.

Being poise demand certain things which include being elegant as follows:

  • Wear nice clothes. Avoid clothes that look overly casual, dirty, stained, or ruined.
  • Wear classic cuts.
  • Wear clothes that fit.
  • Choose quality fabrics.
  • Choose high contrast or classic colors.
  • Keep it simple.
  • Accessorize strategically
  • Keep it classy.

Basic Tips to Develop Poise include but not limited to, the following:

  • Studying the way that you walk.
  • Exercising for poise and posture.
  • Keeping your arms to your sides.
  • Never ever rush or be in a hurry.
  • Being gentle.
  • Smiling much, laughing softly.

Samira Bawumia, born 20 August 1980, a Ghanaian politician and the Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana, embodies poise and grace. Apart from being the wife of the Vice President of Ghana, Mahamudu Bawumia,  she is the Ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, founder and CEO of the Samira Empowerment & Humanitarian Projects (SEHP).

A few years ago, she partnered with former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Academy Award-winning actor Julia Roberts, and Grammy-nominated musician Rocky Dawuni to work with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and its partners to raise awareness of household air pollution and encourage broader adoption of clean cooking solutions in developing countries.

This was in a bid to create cleaner environments and eradicate deaths caused by pollution from the burning of solid fuels for cooking.

In 2019 she was acknowledged as the first of seven individuals honored by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) in conjunction with Ashden. This was in recognition of her efforts towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, which is to ensure access to modern, reliable, renewable, and affordable energy for all by 2030.

As founder and CEO of the Samira Empowerment & Humanitarian Projects (SEHP), she is engaged in empowering the underprivileged in Ghana through diverse social intervention projects to improve lives.

What is important is what Samira Bawumia does and the people she partners with, the way and manners in which she carries herself and does what she does best are the eye-catching moments for people around the world.

Samira who is multi-lingual, fluent in Ewe, Ga, Twi, Fanti and Mamprusi, holds a BA Social Science in Law and Sociology and Technology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Relations (GIMPA) where she was adjudged the Best Student in the program.

Samira Bawumia at a Chamber of Commerce annual gala
Samira Bawumia
Samira Bawumia greets Ghana’s President Akufo Addo with traditional Africa respect for an elder despite being the second lady of Ghana and wife of the Vice President.
Samira Bawumia understands what it means to be a role model for others
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Michael Harrington

Michael Harrington is a researcher and senior contributing reporter with Globe Afrique Media.
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