Jemila Abdulai

Jemila Wumpini Abdulai is a Ghanaian blogger, writer and digital marketer.[1] In 2007, she founded, a lifestyle blog dedicated to Africans.[2] Her blog was a recipient of the African Blogger Awards in 2016.[3][4]

Jemila Wumpini Abdulai

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Jemila Wumpini Abdulai
Nationality Ghanaian
Alma mater Mount Holyoke College, Johns Hopkins University
Occupation Blogger, writer, digital marketer
Relatives Mohammed-Sani Abdulai

In 2015, Jemila’s short story, “Yennenga” was included in the Caine Prize Anthology 2015 book: “Lusaka Punk and Other Stories.” The book also featured other 16 short stories by African authors.[5]

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Jemila is the daughter of Mohammed-Sani Abdulai, the vice president of Madina Institute of Science and Technology, Accra.

Jemila had her secondary education at Wesley Girls’ High School in Cape Coast, Ghana, and graduated from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, USA where she double majored in Economics and French.[6]

She further earned a Master of Arts degree in International Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University SAIS in Washington DC, USA.[7]

She is an advocate for women’s rights in Ghana, and also vocal on social media, on topics concerning technology, women’s empowerment, and national development. Jemila is also the organiser of #SisterhoodMatters, an annual event in Ghana that celebrates African women and creates conversations about women’s health and wellbeing.[8]

In 2016, Jemila Abdulai, the social media lead of BloggingGhana – a group of Ghanaian bloggers, helped in the collation and dissemination of non-partisan news on Ghana’s 2016 General Elections via social media. This was under the initiative “Ghana Decides.” Jemila Abdulai stated that their goal was to present an unbiased view on the elections: “Traditional media in Ghana has a reputation for being politicized, particularly during elections. That’s why social media initiatives like Ghana Decides are important.”[9]

Jemila Abdulai was one of the speakers at TEDxAccraWomen conference held on 28 October 2016 in Accra, Ghana.[10]

  1. “2013 citizen journalism/news blogger in Ghana talks plus and minus of social media future in Africa”. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  2. Akorley, Roxanne. “Young Women To Be Paid And Empowered Through Technology”. Modern Ghana. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  3. “Jemila Wumpini Abdullai: When Passion Becomes Profession”. #TechHer. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  4. “Dal tg a suon di rap alle emoji: così cambia l’informazione in Africa”. Redattore Sociale (in Italian). Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  5. “Lusaka Punk and Other Stories” The Caine Prize Anthology Book 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  6. “Jemila Abdulai ’09 | Mount Holyoke College” Mount Holyoke College. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  7. “Mesh Ghana Interview 2014” Mesh Ghana – Jemila Abdulai. Retrieved 17 February 2018
  8. “Sisterhood Matters – Ghana “ Theme: Sisterhood Matters: Celebrate Phenomenal Women. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  9. “Ghana Elections 2016” CNN. Mistrust elections? There’s an app for that. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  10. “TEDxAccraWomen 2016 Conference” Theme: It’s About Time. Retrieved 13 February 2018.

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