Female Role Models: Isatu M. Bokum

Isatu M. Bokum is a goal getter, ambitious and talented young girl born on February 11th 1997. The daughter of Mohamed Bokum and Fatmata Trawally Bokum, she is from a family of six and she is the fourth born. She attended primary school at New Covenant School and attended middle school at SOS Junior School and High school at SOS High School. After her high school graduation, she attended St. Stephens Institute of technology and studied English Proficiency, Information and Communication Technology and Business Administration. She graduated with a perfect Testimonial and Transcript. She is currently in her second year in the University of The Gambia studying Journalism and Digital Media. Isatu is a Scriptwriter, Video editor, Actress, Presenter and she is also a youth activist and she has played a major role in many Youth associations in The Gambia. She has served as a President in “President International Award Scheme” for two years and also obtained her silver medal. She also served as treasurer in the science club of her school for a whole year. She is and extrovert and also was part of her School’s Debate Association and won second place in a competition organized by the America Embassy and the University of The Gambia in 2014. She also was a part of her school’s Drama club, were she was responsible for writing short plays and also act them in programs and competitions with her colleagues. Isatu has written over two novels waiting to be published and quite a number of poetries. In 2016, she emerged as the winner of the essay category in the InGambia Magazine writing contest. She previously worked at a big media house in The Gambia called Afrinity Productions as a Script writer, presenter and a per-time actress. She also worked at State of Mic Multimedia after she returned from Nigeria where she underwent an intensive Young African Ladership Initiative (YALI) training. She is now interning as a News Reporter at the first private television in The Gambia “QTV”. Isatu grew a passion for acting since she was a child and she is working hard towards achieving her dreams. She has played a major role in the short skit movie God’s Will were she was the main cast. A story written by her and produced by Afrinity Productions. She was the Assistant Production manager in the Movie “The Mysterious Wedding Planner” produced by Nollywood Actress Princess Shyngle, directed by Nollywood’s Finest Director Afe Omolowe and filmed by one of Gambia’s Biggest Media house called State of Mic. The movie stars big stars like Gollywood Actor John Dumelo, Nollywood Actress Ebube Nwagbo and also prominent Actors and Actresses in The Gambia. She is a determined young lady and working hard to achieve her goals. She is the country representative for Maluwa Africa and Assistant IPRO for School of Journalism and Digital Media Student’s Association. She is optimistic and believes that one day she will get there. Her motto has and will always be “No matter how hard it is, never stop dreaming”. Her slogan “Dream Achiever” indeed suits her, she is one of the prominent youths in The Gambia.

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