Meet Jemila Abdulai, founder and blogger at www.circumspecte.com, a social media activist who is very well known and followed within the emerging social media sphere in Ghana and Africa at large. Her blog, Circumspecte.com which touches on a very wide range of subjects from politics, development, creative writing, poetry, to leadership and entrepreneurship is a true testament to her creative as well as technical writing genius. It is no wonder, that she won the 2013 National Best Blog (Citizen Journalism) during BlogCamp, 2013 and is currently a nominee in three categories for the 2014 edition of the awards.
After completing Wesley Girls Senior High School in Ghana, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in both Economics and French from the Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, USA and subsequently completed a Masters degree in International economics and International relations with a focus on African development Issues from the Johns Hopkins University SAIS in Washington DC. Interacting with her during and after our interview, her eloquence and passion for development issues especially with regards to those affecting the continent of Africa was very apparent and this perhaps explains her involvement in initiatives such as ‘Ghana decides’, an initiative to get the youth of Ghana to be more actively involved, through social media, during the 2012 national elections. Jemila Abdulai is certainly one of those young creative Ghanaians and for that matter Africans to keep an eye on for all the good reasons.