Famous Ghanaian - Ghanaian Celebrities
When we speak of famous personalities associated with Ghana, the name of Kofi Annan, the 7th UN Secretary-General, is undoubtedly one of the first ones to come to mind. A Nobel Laureate, Annan has been involved in several humanitarian projects and has won several awards including the Kora All Africa Music Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. The 20th century historian and civil rights activist, William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois, is another personality who had deep connections with the Ghanaian soil even though he was not born in the nation. Ghana, whose population comprises dozens of native ethnic groups, has a rich tradition in music and dance with each ethnic group having its own traditional dances to mark different occasions. Music in Ghana has now evolved to include internationally loved genres like hip hop and rapper Reggie Rockstone and emerged as "the Godfather of Hiplife". Hiplife, a musical style that fuses highlife and hip hop, has gained popularity across the world in countries like the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Germany. Ghana has also produced notable sportsmen like Tony Yeboah, Michael Essien, Kevin-Prince Boateng, and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu. Read on to discover about the life and works of famous Ghanaians.
Find out more about the greatest Ghanaians, including W. E. B. Du Bois, Boris Kodjoe, Kofi Annan, Kwame Nkrumah and Michael Blackson.
The Most Famous Ghanaian
|Boris Kodjoe||March 8, 1973||Austrian, German, Ghanaian||Boris Kodjoe is a German-Ghanaian actor from Austria|
|John Dramani Mahama||November 29, 1958||Ghanaian||John Dramani Mahama is the current President of Ghana, who is also a good communicator and a writer|
|Michael Blackson||November 28, 1972||Ghanaian, American||Michael Blackson is an Ghanian-American actor and stand-up comedian|
|Kwame Nkrumah||September 21, 1909||Ghanaian, Romanian||Kwame Nkrumah was the first president and first Prime Minister of Ghana after nation’s independence from British rule|
|Yaa Asantewaa||1840||Ghanaian||Yaa Asantewaa was queen mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti/Asante Empire|
|Komla Dumor||1972||Ghanaian||Komla Dumor was a Ghanaian journalist who worked for the BBC news|
|Akua Dansua||April 23, 1958||Ghanaian||Akua Dansua is a Ghanaian journalist and politician who was a Member of Parliament for more than a decade|
|Tinchy Stryder||September 14, 1986||Ghanaian||Tinchy Stryder is a Ghanaian-English grime vocalist and an industrialist, famously dubbed as ‘The Star in the Hood’|
|Kofi Annan||April 8, 1938||Ghanaian||Kofi Annan was the seventh secretary general of the United Nations|
|Esther Afua Ocloo||April 18, 1919||Ghanaian||Esther Afua Ocloo was one of the founders of Women's World Banking|