Our dreams are never heavy and not achievable. God in His own wisdom has adorned each of his creations. Our resolve should be to discover and create a story worth celebrating. On our spotlight today is a gem who needs no further introduction. She is an inspiration to the teeming young girls out there.
Senyuiedzorm Awusi Adadevoh hails from Dzelukofe, a town located near Keta in the Volta Region of Ghana. As a young girl growing up, she had never been unsure of creating memories. You would always see her capturing moments and narrating the story behind each shot. The young and bubbling Senyuiedzorm received a lot of encouragement from those who were part of her early childhood. It was really nostalgic to say that, she received the inspiration to take photography to another level.
In the year 1999, Senyuiedzorm Adadevoh decided to join mainstream photography and through hardwork and dedication, she was able to transition into sports photography in mid-2000s. Her works have been speaking for her across the length and breadth of the country. She was one of the photojournalists at the AFCON 2019 held in Egypt and she was amazing as usual. Her brand has gone global. Senyuiedzorm Awusi Adadavoh also covered the 2018 FIFA World Cup draw in Moscow, Russia.
She has seen it all covering Olympic Games, FIFA World Cups, African Nations Cups 2016 UPAC basketball championship, the 2016 African hockey , the Mayweather vs McGregor epic fight, polo, swimming, baseball and a plethora of the world’s biggest sporting events. Suffice it to say, she has been at the centre of detailed coverage as far as sporting events are concerned, locally and internationally.
Senyuiedzorm is an author as well. She has authored and published “Proudly Ghanaian” a coffee table photo book consisting of artistic photography and “the Hand of Suarez” a photo calendar. Her contribution towards the publication of the book “Hopes & Dreams” by a group of senior broadcasters such as Farayi Mungazi of BBC, Piers Edwards, Mark Gleeson and others cannot be underestimated. It is worth noting that she has run quite a number of charity projects as a media practitioner to help deprived communities.
Revealing the details to rymcitigh.com, the nation’s biggest female sports photographer and photojournalist reckoned, it has never been easy chasing a dream in a male-dominated profession. She recalled times that her gender became topical but she never allowed that to bring her down. She stood tall and allowed her creativity and passion to speak for her.
Adadevoh as she is affectionately called has worked with the Black Stars, the senior men’s national football team of Ghana in the year 2008. She founded the Photography Bank Solvers, Ghana, the Photography and Photojournalism Companies Sports Unlimited and Society Unlimited.
She has also been recognized by prestigious awarding institutions for the breakthrough achieved in her career and this includes; Ghana’s Best Sports Photographer at the Sports Excellence Awards and an award by WISA-GHANA. Feather in her cap is making it to the Top 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians.
The distinguished old student of Aburi Girls’ Senior High School and African University College of Communications has always been opened to learning new things about her chosen field. She is open-minded and assertive. According to her, every young girl with a talent and the hunger to succeed should not be intimidated by the structures making it impossible for girls to push through. One could still make it no matter the societal boundaries.
Recently, her image broke the internet when she was captured strapping her little daughter at her back in the line of duty. Her message is simple. Motherhood should not stall the progress of a woman. In fact, it should rather serve as a springboard for personal development because, a woman’s glory is a shared one.
The dream is on and your empowering virtues are out there for all to see, Madam Senyuiedzorm. We celebrate you today for breaking the glass ceiling. Keep marching on, our Superwoman.