Beauty Queen | Women & Girls Advocate |
PR & Media Personality | Events Planner & Coordinator | Humanitarian
I find that my work is driven more by passion than by responsibility. Sometimes, I feel like I'm at a crossroads and all I need is a pat on the back. People often assume that multi-talented individuals like myself have it all figured out, but that's not always the case. The perception of being overqualified can be overwhelming, leaving you to navigate the maze of survival on your own. Despite these challenges, I hold onto my faith and press on.
My name is Ohemaa Achiaa Agyekum, and I am an enthusiastic, reliable, self-motivated, and dedicated young woman. I believe in humanitarianism, women and girl child empowerment, good health and well-being, global advancement, and other worthy causes. I am 27 years old, born and raised in Accra, and attended secondary school in Kumasi before advancing to tertiary education in Sunyani. While I consider myself a well-rounded person, my passions lie in PR and media, as well as humanitarian affairs. Over the years, I have actively promoted good health and well-being in my country, Ghana, as Miss Health Ghana 2019. I have spearheaded notable campaigns such as the Pinktober breast cancer campaign, COVID-19 invasion exercises, sexual and reproductive health education, mental health awareness programs, and worked closely with NGOs such as Marie Stopes Ghana, Days for Girls Ghana, etc. I have also partnered with advocacy groups to fight against menstrual poverty, founded The Achiaa Agyekum Foundation and The Become Club, and volunteered with several NGOs to empower the girl child.
In addition to my humanitarian work, I have also been privileged to work in the media industry as a mid-morning show host on the radio and as an MC at various corporate and other events.Furthermore, my passion for media and public relations has allowed me to develop skills in communication, event planning, and branding. Through my work as a radio host and event MC, I have honed my ability to engage audiences and communicate effectively. I believe that these skills are essential in creating effective messages that inspire and empower people to make a positive change in their lives and in society.
As an advocate for women and girls' empowerment, I have always believed in the power of education to transform lives. I understand the importance of providing access to quality education and opportunities for personal and professional growth. This belief has led me to collaborate with several organizations to provide scholarships, mentorship, and leadership training programs to girls and young women in Ghana.
In all my work, I remain committed to promoting social justice, equality, and human dignity. I believe that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to succeed and that together, we can create a better world for all. I am currently pursuing one of my passions, event management, by working with Detty Rave and Empawa Africa. I am grateful for the journey so far, as it has allowed me to learn and grow both personally and professionally. As I continue to explore my interests and pursue my goals, I remain grateful for the opportunities and experiences that have brought me to where I am today.
I am a grounded and ethical person, with a strong Christian faith and a passion for learning and improvement. I enjoy a variety of interests, including music, acting, volunteering, reading, meditating, intellectual discourse, cooking, and writing. My biggest fear is not leaving a positive impact in the world, and my ultimate aspiration is to become a First Lady, believing that all things are possible with God. I believe in starting small and making a difference in the world wherever I am. Above all, I wish for peace, love, and light to shine upon us all.
What were the biggest initial hurdles you faced and how did you overcome them?
As a multi-talented person, my biggest initial hurdles were the perception of being overqualified and the challenge of navigating through the maze of survival on my own. I overcame these hurdles by holding on to my faith and pressing on.
I also learned that relying on friends for support was not always effective and that strangers can help you grow your business. I embraced the idea of progression over perfection and became more resilient in the face of challenges. Ultimately, my passion and dedication to my work helped me to overcome these initial hurdles and achieve my goals.
What advice do you have for young people locally and internationally who are just starting out in their careers or pursuing their passions?
My advice for young people starting out in their careers or pursuing their passions is to stay focused, committed, and passionate about what they want to achieve. I encourage them to never give up on their dreams, even when faced with challenges and setbacks.
Networking and building meaningful relationships with others in their field is crucial, as well as seeking out mentors and learning from their experiences. It's also important to stay true to your values and ethics, and to always strive to make a positive impact in the world. Remember that success takes time and effort, so be patient, keep learning, and keep pushing forward.
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