Linda Annan, Editor
Linda A Annan,
editor-in-chief of Obaasema Magazine
Born and raised in Ghana,
Linda A Annan editor-in-chief of Obaasema Magazine is a
hard-working, ambitious, tenacious Ghanaian woman who
goes after what she wants in life to achieve success.
Being a Ghanaian woman in a profession dominated by men
Linda tries as hard as she can not to look at herself as
a minority or fall into the trap of always screaming
about victimization, whether by race or gender, though
she does acknowledge the existence of inequality.
Linda received her education at Bernard M. Baruch
College, New York; with a BA in Corporate
Communication/Business Journalism (2005). She believes
in challenging herself to go beyond a set norm and
continues to prosper with her endeavors.
Linda’s bright warm personality is quite evident as she
talks about her magazine full of positive energy and
passion. She says, “It was a combination of different
things that lead to the creation of Obassema magazine.
One of them was a need to establish a publication with
meaningful tools and information for African women. I
also wanted to create a platform that would expose the
world to the lives of Africans and hopefully help wipe
off the ignorant views many people hold about us.”
Obaasema magazine is an African women’s webzine
published monthly. The aim of the webzine is to empower
and inspire women to aspire for meaningful things in
life. The magazine covers different areas of interest to
women, particularly in beauty, relationships,
spirituality and sections for women-related issues.
Health pieces are also featured to provide useful
information to educate our communities about specific
Their profile section of the magazine highlights the
lives of Africans, particularly men and women, in the
hopes of inspiring others to emulate their steps and
show a different side of Africans to the world. They
also feature album reviews in the Entertainment section
as another form of exposure and culture of our African
people to others.
Linda has been the editor for Obaasema magazine for a
year. She was inspired by her journalism professor,
Charles Riley, to become a writer and editor. Linda
says, “My journalism professor, Charles Riley, was a
great inspiration while I was in college because he made
me believe that I had something to offer as a
journalist. It’s almost like journalism is a part of me,
it’s an indescribable feeling when I think about the
word itself and what it’s all about.”
African women like Ms. Linda
A. Annan are essential to world of journalism because of
the creative talents they have to spread the word about
issues we all face like healthcare, relationships, and
social issues. Continue to show support for Linda A.
Annan and her magazine Obaasema.