PAW Ayuketah is a Cameroonian-born journalist with a PGDip in Corporate Communication from the Advanced School of Mass Communication (ASMAC/ ESSTIC) Cameroon and a BSc in Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) from the University of Buea-Cameroon.  

 

-Current Job

I am a Journalist working with the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV). I write for CRTV’s website and also do TV reports.

I am also a member of the Graca Machel Trust Women in Media Network.

-Education

I have a BSc in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Buea in Cameroon and a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Communication from the Advanced School of Mass Communication (ASMAC) in Yaounde, Cameroon.

-First Job

Journalist at CRTV

-Necessary Luxury

Wow!…I really don’t have any preferences.

-Your Passion

I love talking to people…writing…singing…drawing clothes…

 

WHAT FUELS ME?

 

Excellence! Yes, I so love excellence. I am particular about excellence especially when it comes to my Spiritual life, educational life, and career -milieu. I always want to uphold excellence. When I set out to anything, I always put in maximum effort to get it done even if it is at the last minute. I just want it done and beautifully at that!

 

Faith! I am full of faith…even when things seem virtually impossible, I still believe that they are possible by faith! I am always positive about the future. This has helped me surmount many challenges in life.

 

Joy! I am usually joyful. I always try to put on a smile and keep a happy mind because this is the best medicine! The challenges come and go but I believe that joyfully facing them makes them even lighter than we thought they were!

 

 

 

MY GREATEST INFLUENCE:

 

My family. My family has been supportive right from my Primary school days. My parents always wanted us to excel and so they always made sure we were comfortable even at their own expense sometimes. My siblings have also been ever-supportive.

 

MY TOP THREE ROLE MODELS:

 

Graca Machel: She inspires me to keep promoting the work of women and children. She is a woman with an open heart and a fighting spirit.

 

Yoeh Esapebong (former CRTV Journalist): She always inspired me in the field of Journalism while I was in the university…she gave me more reason to keep loving the profession.

 

My mother, Mrs. Ayuketah Mary Ebangha: She is a strong, determined and focused woman who has always been there for her husband and the family.

 

IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS…..

 

My goal in the next five years…well, I wish, by the Grace of GOD to be a better person…spiritually, morally, intellectually. I wish to be a great journalist and TV Producer – Director. Yes, I have people I discuss these plans with.

 

THE AFRICAN WOMAN’S CHALLENGE:

 

African women have many challenges especially finding decent jobs.

I am contributing in remedying this situation by writing and talking about African women who are succeeding as entrepreneurs. Their stories do inspire others.

 

Another challenge African women face is the judgmental effects of stereotypes. Some people still treat African women as not able to reach certain heights. This makes the women shy away from taking the lead.

I am contributing in remedying this situation by showcasing the great things African women are doing so as to change the stereotypes and also inspire other women.

 

WHAT I DO TO RELAX:

 

I either sing, discuss with friends or visit friends.

 

MY   –   I.C.E. [INSPIRE|CELEBRATE|EMPOWER] VISION

 

I think the African woman should be inspired, celebrated and empowered because she has so much potential hidden within her. Inspiring, celebrating and empowering her helps reveal the potentials in her (makes her discover her potentials) and makes her use them for the benefit of herself and the world at large.

 

MY AFRICAN UNION PLANS:

 

I will seek to help women become self-employed so that even without a first degree, they could be entrepreneurs and provide for the family too.

 

FINAL WORDS OF ADVICE:

 

My advice to them is, be determined and have Faith in GOD!