1) What city are you currently in and what do you love most about this city?
Currently in Knynsa a very beautiful, clean, well-structured city in Western Cape, South Africa. The landscape is breathe taking. The people are cordial and warm and I had an amazing experience at the annual Jaguar Simola hill climb car race festival.
2) Your favourite hangout spot in your home town is?
The beach. Ghanaian beaches are full of life.
3) A song that perfectly describes your country right now?
The Ghanaian national anthem. I believe it best described my motherland GHANA since 1957 when it was adopted from the composer Phillip Gheho and we are still upholding our values. We are strong, steadfast, democratic, and above all a united front.
God bless our homeland Ghana
And make our nation great and strong,
Bold to defend forever
The cause of Freedom and of Right;
Fill our hearts with true humility,
Make us cherish fearless honesty,
And help us to resist oppressors’ rule
With all our will and might for evermore Hail to thy name, O Ghana,
To thee we make our solemn vow:
Steadfast to build together
A nation strong in Unity;
With our gifts of mind and strength of arm,
Whether night or day, in the midst of storm,
In every need, whate’er the call may be,
To serve thee, Ghana, now and evermore.
Raise high the flag of Ghana
And one with Africa advance;
Black star of hope and honour
To all who thirst for liberty;
Where the banner of Ghana freely flies,
May the way to freedom truly lie;
Arise, arise, O sons of Ghana land
And under God march on for evermore!
4) What is on your music playlist currently?
Ghanaian hiplife and old school blues.
5) What are you reading?
50 shades of grey by E.L James
6) What would you say is the biggest artistic impact Africa has had on the world?
The biggest artistic impact Africa has had on the world for me would be rounded in our historical and cultural values and art, especially music, that are fast getting acceptance. The collaboration between the African artistes and the Hollywood acts is promoting Africa to the world. The merging of these two cultures has given Africa a deeper recognition of our music and also promoted African fashion i.e. our local print fabrics being used in our videos and this has caught on with some of the big names in Hollywood who have been seen wearing them e.g. Beyoncé.
There’s also the great pyramid of Giza in Egypt which is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.
From our dressing to music to movies to art and archaeological discoveries, we have impacted the world and we are remarkably progressing.
Let’s celebrate that progress!
7) What is that one African dish you wish the entire world knew about?
Akple and Aboobi Taadi. An indigenous Ghanaian dish found amongst the ewe people of the Volta region where I come from. It is very quick and easy to prepare and is fat free. A very delicious and healthy meal.
8) What does your name mean?
SELORM simply means “my destiny loves me”.
9) If you had one super power what would it be and why?
The power to read the mind. To feel the emotions of others, to identify and understand their feelings and motives and see things from their perspective.
10) If you weren’t a famous Actress/TV presenter what would you be?
A fashion designer. A dream I’ll still pursue and launch my clothing line in a few years to come.
I believe people communicate who they are, to a certain extent, through the clothes we are wear. The clothes are our chosen skin, our personal communication and I always want my clothes to make statements without the person speaking.