At age 10, Nicholas Buamah is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and honor roll student.
He has inspired many people of different ages and backgrounds with his brilliance and humanitarianism even at a young age. Lately, he has ventured into music, modeling and show hosting. Having made so much impact within a short time, we are thrilled to get to know more about Nicholas and what drives him to get better by the day.
The American born child author with Ghanaian roots wrote his first book at the age of seven. The book – “Kayla and Kyle The Walking Dictionaries: Election Day” was catalogued in the US Library of Congress. He then published his second, “Kayla and Kyle The Walking Dictionaries: A Puppy Surprise.” Nicholas’s Christmas book released on October 1, 2021 has already been listed as a number one bestseller on Amazon, just like his previous ones. “Is Santa Really Real?” has also been accepted into the Library of Congress.
Speaking about how he became an author, the literacy genius recounted that he used ‘big’ words in school which impressed his teacher; who then emailed his mum about it. Nicholas’s mum, Danielle thought it would be a good idea to write a book, and the rest is history. His goal is to get his book into every elementary school library in the US to help in the improvement of vocabulary.
Nicholas was born to Danielle and Dominic Buamah ten years ago in Atlanta, Georgia. His father is of Ghanaian descent, and mother an African- American from South Indiana.
Talking about how he got into entrepreneurship, Nicolas says that his parents have their own businesses, and that inspired him to have his publishing company too – Mother Hubbard Inc. His mum helps him with the business structure, and his dad who is into accounting takes care of the financial aspect. With loving parents who teach and support him, Nicholas believes that he can do anything he puts his mind to. “I know I can always count on them “, he says.
Thoughts on diaspora
Nicholas has researched and learned a lot about the word ‘diaspora’ and so he has a full understanding on what it means. This is what he has to say when we asked him about his affiliation to the diaspora:
“I have a direct connection with the Ghana diaspora having an African-American mother and a father from Ghana. I think it’s very important for me to connect to my Ghanaian roots now instead of waiting until I’m older, this way I can learn the language, be engrossed in the culture and appreciate my ancestor’s history, which is my history.”
Donating his bestselling books to underprivileged communities is something Nicholas is really passionate about. Through his nonprofit – Books Without Borders, he donated books, soap, hand sanitizers, water and many more to a community in Ghana. He also aims to to expand his philanthropy work to more schools and libraries in Ghana and beyond.
At age 11, young genius – Nicholas is well decorated with several awards and honours. He has been honoured with a proclamation from the mayor and city council of Snellville, presidential candidate of South Bend, Indiana – Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the Ghanaian Embassy in Washington, DC where he was ‘ambassador’ for a day, and by Whoopi Goldberg.
Nicholas won the Young and Talented Award at the GUBA Awards USA; and has met with former US President Jimmy Carter, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, the Asantehene – Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, and many more.
He has been interviewed on several shows like the Steve Harvey Show and 85 South Comedy Show.
Nicholas has a talk show – Raising Greatness with Nicholas Buamah on his YouTube Channel where he interviews guests to find out about their own paths to success.
In spite of his achievements, he still enjoys his childhood and likes to play basketball, read and play the piano. Travelling around cities and states on tour for his books is something that Nicholas looks forward to. When he is older, he intends to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to become a mechanical engineer.
Nicholas – the young and talented intellectual says it feels good to know that he inspires a lot of people. It makes him feel great because he wants people to feel great about themselves too. “Everyone is great, they just need to find it inside of them” he adds.
This is why Nicholas also believes that “you’re never too young to dream big!”
By: Theresa R. Fianko
With additional information from: Danielle Hubbard / Nicholas Buamah
All images used with the permission of: Danielle Hubbard
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