Second Lady Judge me by my works, not my fashion sense – Samira Bawumia

Samira Bawumia said “I do a lot of work that I will rather highlight. I mean if a woman is dressing well there shouldn’t be anything wrong with that. I think we should own our beauty and also make a difference.”

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The wife of Ghana's Vice-President, Samira Bawumia has said that she is not worried about social media critics on her choice of clothing.

In an interview with Accra-based Citi FM, Mrs Bawumia said she would rather prefer to be judged on what impact she making with the position she occupies than what she wears.

“I wish it wouldn’t be the preoccupation…because I do a lot of work that I will rather highlight. I mean if a woman is dressing well there shouldn’t be anything wrong with that. I think we should own our beauty and also make a difference,” she said.

READ ALSO: Samira Bawumia voted for the first time in 2008

She also noted that her choice of wardrobe is also promoting the business for those who make them and that is something that excites her.

“Sometimes I wear clothes and those who made it for me, their business booms and I’m happy for them because I’m also promoting their industry.”

Samira Bawumia play

Samira Bawumia


After President Akufo-Addo was inaugurated on January 7, 2016, Mr Bawumia has been an attraction at many public events with her fashion.

Some people admire her fashion sense while others criticise her for choosing clothes that do not reflect her religious leanings as a Muslim and her position as the wife of the Vice President.

READ ALSO: Shatta Michy's mum speaks on break up rumours

But Mrs Bawumia said such comments only bother her when they tend to spite her. She added that she is more concerned about what her close circle has to say about what she is wearing.

“I worry slightly about how sometimes the discourse goes because this politics turns to be sometimes a bit vicious. I don’t mind for my own personal saying because if someone I don’t know has an opinion about me [that’s] tough, but I worry about the people I know and how they feel about my interaction with them and for the most time I get a positive response,” she said.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email:

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 NDC Primaries Alabi hopeful of beating Mahama in NDC presidential racebullet
2 Declaration: Mahama declares he is running for presidentbullet
3 Counsel Prof Asare warns Mahama not to contest elections 2020bullet
4 Attack Kweku Baako's life under threat after receiving deadly messagesbullet
5 Governance Nana Addo begins nationwide tour in Brong Ahafo regionbullet
6 Chop Chop Allegations Akua Blakofe utterances annoying over...bullet
7 Governance Akufo-Addo to begin nationwide tour on Fridaybullet
8 Attack They want to kill me over 'chop chop' allegations -...bullet
9 NPP Government Akufo-Addo: “I Am Fulfilling My Campaign...bullet
10 Chop Chop Akua Blakofe resigns from GTDC over alleged...bullet

Top Videos

1 Mo Ibrahim "You are crazy if you vote for old men as President"bullet
2 Gyankroma Akufo-Addo President’s daughter abandons duties as Art...bullet
3 Political News Liberia's George Weah slashes his salary by 25%bullet
4 State Visit Mahama holds discussions with Dubai rulerbullet
5 Dr. Bawumia My husband is doing very well; he’ll return soon –...bullet
6 2018 SONA Nana Addo delivers State of the Nation Address...bullet
7 2020 Polls I'll contest as president in elections 2020 -...bullet
8 Sierra Leone elections Mahama pays courtesy call on...bullet
9 Politics Transition Speaker Mike Oquaye sworn in as...bullet
10 Nana Addo $5bn ‘missing’ from gold exports to UAEbullet