Samia Yaba Christina Nkrumah is a Ghanaian politician and chairperson of the Convention People's Party (CPP). She is the daughter of Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana. She became the first woman to ever head a major political party in Ghana. Samia Nkrumah started work as a bank clerk with the London branch of the Bank of India in 1984. She then worked with Al-Ahram as a journalist in various capacities starting from 1989.
Nkrumah was educated at The School of Oriental and African Studies, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Arabic Studies and a Master’s Degree. Nkrumah is one of the founders of the charity group, “Africa Must Unite”, which promotes her late father’s vision of a peaceful Africa. On January 7, 2009, Nkrumah was named A Member of Parliament for Jomoro constituency. She is also the first woman named chairperson of The Convention People’s Party. She has became the first woman to head a political party in Ghana.
Nkrumah is an active member of the Convention People’s Party. Nkrumah’s father Kwame died in 1972, her mother Fathia died in 2007. Nkrumah currently lives in Ghana with her Italian husband, Michele Melega, and their son, Kwame.