Fatima Maada Bio

Fatima Maada Bio

First Lady of Sierra Leone
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Biography

Fatima Maada Bio was born to a Sierra Leonean mother, Tidankay Jabbie who hails from Kono district and a Gambian father, Umar Jabbe who lived in Kono for many years as a businessman and in those days owned properties in Kono. Fatima Maada Bio then grew up in Kono where she attended the Ansarul Islamic School and later attended the St Joseph Convent Secondary School in Freetown.
Fatima Maada-Bio holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree in Performing Art from the Roehampton Institute in London and Bachelor of Arts with an honours degree in Journalism at the University of the Arts, London College of Communication – an award-winning media institution.

The First Lady’s BA (Hons) degree in Performing Art prepared her to start a very successful career in the African Film Industry in London which has made her not only one of the most elegant Nollywood Actresses but also a talented scriptwriter and executive producer.

Fatima Jabbe-Bio wrote and produced a movie, “Battered.” She has received several awards in the film and fashion industries.
Amongst her many awards are:

“Best Supporting Actress,” for the for “Miss Africa 2000.” ZAFAA Awards 2011 for the movie “Mirror Boy.”
2011 “Best Actress Award” from the Black Ethnics, Fashions and Film Industry in the UK.
Pan-African “Woman of the Year Award” was given to her by ‘All African Media’ based in Ghana.

September 2013, Fatima Jabbe-Bio was voted the best female actress at the African Oscars in Washington DC, from a list of 32 nominees in Africa People’s Choice Best Actress category.

She strongly believes and is committed to the President’s vision of unity, patriotism and hard work to build Sierra Leone and make it one of the greatest Nations in Africa. Positive change in the lives of the ordinary people of Sierra Leone is a necessity. Sierra Leone will be a model that other African countries will follow.

First Lady wants Sierra Leone to stand up to its position as a great nation. She is not apologetic about bringing out the potential of the citizens of Sierra-Leone. First Lady knows it requires hard work and determination. And she leads by example.

First Lady won the Gathering of African Best (GAB) Awards for her exceptional contribution to promoting a positive image of Africans around the world. This is important because her determination to build and motivate in every area goes beyond the shores of Sierra Leone.

Her Love for children, makes her pursue realistic short-term and long-term goals that impact on the well-being of children internationally.
She passionately promotes women rights and equality. And she lovingly refers to women of Sierra Leone as “Women of Substance”. She is ready to empower every working woman. She recognizes the role of the “Woman of substance” in building and strengthening the economy.

In line with the governments’ vision, the First Lady also believes education is key. Her philanthropic character is inborn. She is a fantastic role model that leads by example.

She believes in the Presidents vision of positive change for Sierra Leone and its people.

The First Lady’s BA (Hons) degree in Performing Art prepared her to start a very successful career in the African Film Industry in London which has made her not only one of the most elegant Nollywood Actresses but also a talented scriptwriter and executive producer.