Eirene Binabiba: Miss Malaika 2014 winner begins doctorate degree in Mass communication-Media Arts & studies

Not long after completing her master’s degree with an excellence award from Ohio University, the popular beauty pageant winner has begun a Ph.D. in Mass communication-Media Arts & studies from the same university.

In a post on LinkedIn, she disclosed that she nearly gave up on her pursuit in obtaining a PhD but her passion for communications and digital media was strong enough to keep her going.

Here is what she had to say

I’m excited to announce that I am starting a fully funded PhD in Mass communication-Media Arts & studies this fall at Ohio University.

To think that I was going to give up on this some months ago makes this surreal. This gives me the opportunity to dive deeper in my interest areas which are social media, communication, digital advocacy, digital analytics and gender. Someway somehow I’m on a journey to finding out how these topics intersect and how I can contribute to ongoing scholarly work.

I wanted to give up at a point but the words and guidance of wonderful people kept me going. I want to say a huge thank you to Dr. Edna Wangui , Dr. Brandon Kendhammer , Dr. Gilbert Michaud, PhD and Dr Eve Ng, for constructively guiding me. I also want to say a big thank you to two of my mentors Mr. Abdul Karim Hakib, PhD, and Professor Francis Dodoo for believing in my when I was a tiny undergraduate doubting myself. They have been a constant push till now. I will also be forever grateful to Mustapha Braimah who told me about Ohio University and pushed me to apply. Grateful to my family and loved ones for all the support and prayers 🤗

Now real work begins😩😩😩😂!

Please feel free to drop some advice, internship/work recommendations, ideas etc. I’m open to networking and learning more as I grow. ❤️👌🏽

A product of the University of Ghana,she is a gender advocate and a humanitarian, passionate about helping women and children through her NGO the ENB Foundation. Eirene has been committed to facilitating societal change and development with her foundation being geared towards organizing vocational training sessions for teenage mothers, female school dropouts, and young women living in poverty to economically empower them to be self-reliant.

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