Edma Ohemaa Lawer also known as ‘OhemaaGhana’ is a vibrant French young lady of Ghanaian descent who is highly talented and passionate about the Oil and Gas industry, politics, TV presenting, charity work and fashion. With a vision to empower young women through motivational speeches, networking events and daily inspirational quotes, Ms Lawer wants to create awareness of how important education is to our generation especially in Africa where the majority of our young women are not privileged enough with such gift of knowledge. With an educational background in International Relations and Democratic Politics, Ms Lawer plans to use her platform and knowledge to make an impact in Africa.
In 2010, Edma started working for an online TV channel called XposureTVonline where she was in charge of the social entertainment of the African and Caribbean community as a presenter on ‘What’s on Weekly’. She covered events such as movie premieres, celebrity video shoots and photo shoots, beauty pageants and much more. A year later, Ms Lawer embarked on a journey to become the next Miss Ghana UK which she proudly secured a place by being crowned Miss Ghana UK 2011 2nd runner-up.
During her reign, she intelligently and successfully used her platform to boldly emerge into the entertainment industry as a host/TV presenter and a model by breaking the odds and becoming a household brand presenter for AkwaabaUK. Along the years, Edma has hosted several shows and events in the UK, Ghana and around the world such as, The Ghana Movies Awards, Project Walkway Ghana, Miss West Africa UK, Miss African Queen Switzerland, Miss Ghana UK, The Sarkodie and Amakye Dede concert, Ghana Rocks concert, London Fashion Mist and many more. Edma has also made several TV appearances on ABN TV, BEN TV, VoxAfrica, GHone and TV3.
In 2016, Edma completed her BSc (Hons) in Oil and Gas Management and a year later, completed her MA in International Relations and Democratic Politics. Ms Lawer has been delegated as the ambassador for Project Souls4Soles which she is very excited about as it will give her the opportunity to make a great impact in the lives of several children in Africa. She is also the official presenter and correspondent for Afropulp Magazine in the UK and the new mentor for Miss Teen Africa UK 2017.
In May 2017, Ms Lawer came up with the idea to help young entrepreneurs advertise and promote their businesses through interviews in a form of questionnaires provided by herself on her blog due to the high level of views she received every day. Each week, a Young Entrepreneur of The Week (@YEW_GLOBAL) is selected by Ms Lawer and a blog about their businesses and themselves is published on the website. The purpose of this blog is to encourage and motivate other young adults to become entrepreneurs at an early stage of their lives by proving to them that it can be done.
Edma Ohemaa Lawer, stimulated with ambition and confidence strives to make an impact in the Oil and Gas industry, the political scene and the entertainment industry by using education as her main source of enforcement to inspire young women and every individual around the world. Edma believes in a saying her mother always tells her: – “Why should the skies be your limit when there are footprints on the moon”- which simply means, never settle for less and always aim for the highest level of your abilities.