- Second Lady Samira Bawumia has asked her critics to not to judge her by her appearance but what she has done
- According to her, as a woman, she tries to own her beauty by dressing well but that should not be the focus of discussions but rather the impact of her work should be
The Second Lady, Samira Bawumia has said that she is not worried about social media critics on her sense of fashion.
According to the wife of the Vice President, she prefers to be judged on what she is achieving 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 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,” the Second Lady said in an interview on Citi FM.
Mrs Bawumia has become a fashion since her husband, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and President Nana Akufo-Addo were sworn into office on January 7, 2016.
For every public event she has attended since the swearing in, she has made headlines for her sense of fashion.
While this has won admiration from many, there are many others who 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.
But Mrs Bawumia said such comments only bother her when they tend to spite her. She added that she was more concerned about what her close circle say about what she wears.
“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.
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