Thelma Ahamba is passionate about community service — impacting lives through her mentorship program.
She’s a Liberian raised in Ghana and got married to a Nigerian. She embodies Africa in many forms and was recently nominated as LinkedIn Influencer of the Year by Pulse Ghana.
One of her favorite places is the beach. In her words: “beautiful water bodies with lots of sand” 🙂
Interview With Thelma Ahamba
In all your travels, do you sometimes feel shy to speak the Liberian colloquial because some people find it difficult to understand?
Every time I meet a foreigner, I see it as an opportunity for them to get to know the authentic me and learn about my culture, especially the Liberian Koloqua since it’s the only native language I know technically.
What deeply makes you proud as an African?
What makes me proud as an African and especially Liberian is our resilience in adversity. A typical African has resilience woven in his or her genes. We’re so optimistic in spite of all the negative things around us and we go for gold no matter the depth.
Tell us, how many African countries have you visited so far?
I’ve visited 6 African countries ( Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone).
Do you think Pan-Africanism can be achieved?
Yes, I believe Pan-Africanism can be achieved if we as a people put our minds to it. It has to be an intentional thought that we can put into action not ignoring our differences but seeing the power we have in diversity.
By Elijah Christopher