Tuesday, 29 November 2016

MAMA SARAH IS OUR NOVEMBER PERSONALITY!


Today, we are introducing our  November personality and face of the Biographer Journal: Ambassador (Dr) Sarah Hussein Obama aka Mama Sarah the 97 old Kenyan educator and philanthropist. She is the third wife of the paternal grandfather of U.S. President Barack Obama. President Obama referred to her as "Granny" in his memoir, "Dreams from My Father," and described meeting her during his trip to his father's homeland, he spoke about his "grandmother" again in one of his speech to the U.N. General Assembly. 
          
                           Mama Sarah looking at the Biographer's Edition made for her grandson.

It would be remembered that Mama Sarah attended Obama's first inauguration in 2009. This edition carries my interview with her as conducted through two interpreters, first was Pascal Tabu Obama, a grandson of Mama Sarah and later through Naomi Oketchhctek, a Director of 'The Mama Sarah Foundation'.)
This is an excerpt from my meeting with her.
TNB: Good evening ma, once again let me introduce myself, I am Raphael James, a Journalist/ Reporter from Lagos Nigeria, my mission is to have you interviewed for our magazine 'The National Biographer Magazine' for a special edition we are producing to celebrate the 55th birthday of your grandson and president of the United States of America, President Barack Obama.
Mama Sarah: Thank you very much, for you to have come all the way from Lagos Nigeria, I am happy to welcome you to my home. Since when my grandson became the President of America I have received thousands of visitors and journalist both foreign and local, including the CNN, but I think you are the first journalist from Nigeria coming to interview me here in Kenya.
"Since when my grandson became the President of America I have received thousands of visitors and journalist both foreign and local, including the CNN, but I think you are the first journalist from Nigeria coming to interview me here in Kenya."
Left: Mama Sarah Hussein Obama and her grandson, US President Barack Obama.
Right: DrRaphael James and Mama Sarah Hussein Obama



There was a time when I received as many as 20 -30 visitors in a day and that was what even prompted us to erect the guest house just next to a house built for my senior mate, my husband's first wife Keziah Obama. I am happy, for I see this as a support for my grandson who is the President of America."

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Mama Sarah's home
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Just in front of Mama Sarah's home is a giant portrait of her and the president's family.

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