By Nathaniel Crabbe
Eight year old Ghanaian, Nicholas Buamah, author of the book ”Kayla & Kyle The Walking Dictionaries: Election Day”, paid a courtesy visit to Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency (H.E) Dr. Barfour Adjei Barwuah, which saw the budding author become an ambassador for a few minutes.
With his eyes beaming, calmly Nicholas Buamah, clutched the arms of the seat and gently owned power for a minute during a courtesy visit to Ghana’s Ambassador to the United Sates, His Excellency (H.E) Dr. Barfour Adjei Barwuah.
Nicholas, 8, who flew from Snellville, Georgia (GA), was accompanied by his parents during the visit to Dr. Barfour. Not long after their arrival, Dr. Barfour with a gesture of diplomacy invited Nicholas to have a feel of how power would ‘taste’ like.
“You can even sit in my chair at my desk,” Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States Nicholas Buamah Dr. Barfour said to Nichloas.
Nicholas, whose eyes beamed upon hearing the Ambassador’s offer, gently but confidently walks around the corner of the huge desk in the office and softly pins himself in the seat of power, lifts his head up and smiles.
He quickly glanced up at H.E. Dr. Adjei-Barwuah before moving his gaze onto his parents. It was so charming to watch him radiate with joy and smiles that lit the entire room. That was how Nicholas became an Ambassador for an entire minute, while receiving the blessings of H.E. Dr. Adjei-Barwuah.
The young Master Buamah has paid his dues by being an Honor Roll student in Snellville, a bestselling author on Amazon and his book accepted into the Library of Congress. Also, he’s been honored with a proclamation from the Mayor and city council from the City of Snellville.
Nicholas signed the visitors book at the embassy of Ghana in Washington DC, leaving a message that read: “I was here.” “I will go and examine what I have in my pocket [and] I will put all of it on your book — that’s a promise,”
H.E. Dr. Adjei-Barwuah assured Master Buamah, indicating that while he was not only going to buy many of his books, he will collaborate on sending all the 555 copies that Steve Harvey bought from Nicholas on ‘The Steve Harvey Show’ to Ghana for distribution to libraries and schools.
H.E. Dr. Adjei-Barwuah also congratulated Nicholas, who wants to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study to become a mechanical engineer when he said: “you have done very well and I wish other people will follow in your footsteps.”
The Ambassador advised Nicholas to assist young and enterprising kids like himself when he’s the position to do so at an older age.
“Medaasi,” Nicholas responded in Ghanaian language, Twi, an expression that means “thank you”. Dominic and Danielle, parents of Nicholas Buamah were very pleased by the comments of the Ambassador. The young author also looked excited to make his trip to Ghana with a quest to help children there expand their vocabulary through the experiences and adventures of Kayla and Kyle, the prime characters in his book which were created by him and his mother. It is very important for mom and dad that Nicholas continues to enjoy his childhood and not allow all the attention to distract him.
They told TheAfricanDream.net that his schoolmates don’t dwell so much on their son’s achievements, “he still has time to hang out with friends, play basketball and tennis and be a normal child,” they said.
While at the embassy, Nicholas also met with Head of Consular Affairs Joseph Ngiminibaye, Trade attache Stella Akosua Ansah, Akosua Okyere-Badoo, who is Head of Chancery, and Kofi Tonto Head Of Information and Public Affairs. Nicholas easily lit up the entire embassy with not just his smile, but his control of the English language as it gave credence to his nickname ‘the walking dictionary.
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