The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Carla Juri. Actress. Yaa Asantewaa. Esther Afua Ocloo. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Ghana, while others are simply notable locals. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Vincent Cyril Richard Arthur Charles Crabbe, List of historical Ghanaian traditional rulers, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Ghanaians&oldid=981523615, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 October 2020, at 20:48. Kwasi Kwarfo Adarkwa, Ghanaian academician and the immediate past vice chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Du Bois. 3 … 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. 08 … Read on to discover about the life and works of famous Ghanaians. Peter Mensah (born 27 August 1959) is a Ghanaian-British actor, best known for his roles in... William Boyd (born 7 March 1952) is a Scottish novelist, short story writer and screenwriter. This list of notable Ghanaians includes people who were born in Ghana and people who are of Ghanaian ancestry, who are significantly notable for their life and/or work. The 20th century historian and civil rights activist, William Edward Burghardt "W. E. Nov 06, 1988 Sunyani. 01 October 1987. Ama Ata Aidoo. Alphabetical Index; Authors; Art/Craft/Caving; Beauty; Diplomat; Entertainment; Designers Civil Rights Activists. Most of the early immigrants from Ghana to the United States were students who came to get a better education and planned on using the education acquired in the United States to better Ghana. Akua Dansua. Queens Mother. 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". Footballer. Tsatsu Tsikata (born 1 October 1950) is a Ghanaian academic and lawyer. List people include Charles Amoah, Frances Takyi-Mensah and many additional people as well. Notable African-American intellectuals and activists such as W. E. B. If you're from Ghana you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. Samuel Kyere and Patrick Allotey are only the beginning of the players on this list. 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. Author. One notable thing about people from Assin Fosu is that they are very vocal, outspoken, and sometimes disrespectful by way of their attitude. Ghanaian Men. 2 Daniel Asua Wubah. 1840 AD. 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. Ghana Celebrities. Famous Ghanaian Women. Co-Founder of Women's World Banking. Famous People From Ghana. Nov 06, 1960 Accra. Du Bois and Malcolm X used Ghana as a symbol of black achievement. If you're searching for a particular famous Ghanaian soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for. 23 March 1942. 23 February 1868. Actress. Ama Ata Aidoo, née Christina Ama Aidoo (born 23 March 1942) is a Ghanaian author, poet,... John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills (21 July 1944 – 24 July 2012) was a Ghanaian politician and legal... Ignatius Kutu Acheampong ( ə-CHAM-PONG) (23 September 1931 – 16 June 1979) was a military head... Kofi Abrefa Busia (11 July 1913 – 28 August 1978) was Prime Minister of Ghana from 1969 to... Elvis Zark Hammond (born 6 October 1980) is a Ghanaian footballer who last played for... Ayi Kwei Armah (born 28 October 1939) is a Ghanaian writer best known for his novels including... Sandeep Chowta is an Indian music director who primarily works in Bollywood and Telugu cinema.... Honourable Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin (born 24 September 1957) is a Ghanaian politician who... Ebenezer Begyina Sekyi-Hughes (born 4 September 1939) was the Speaker of the Ghanaian... Ekow Nkensen Arkaah (14 July 1927 – 25 April 2001) was a Ghanaian politician who was... Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ( (listen) a-KUUF-oh ah-DOH; born William Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo;... Amma Darko (born 1956) is a Ghanaian novelist. This list of notable Ghanaians includes people who were born in Ghana and people who are of Ghanaian ancestry, who are significantly notable for their life and/or work. Famous People's Birthdays, Ghana Tweet Ghana | Today Nov-06 | Sort By: Profession Birth Region Birth Place Trending Celebrities [Total 10 People] 1 Ernest Asante. This list of best Ghanaian soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Ghana, while others are simply notable locals. American academic. W. E. B. List of famous people from Ghana, including photos when available. B." Find out more about the greatest Ghanaians, including 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. 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. Ghana has also produced notable sportsmen like Tony Yeboah, Michael Essien, Kevin-Prince Boateng, and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu. This list includes people who were born and raised in Ghana, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age. Ghanaian Politician. Professor George Panyin Hagan (born 1938), is a prominent academic and politician in Ghana. Du Bois, Boris Kodjoe, Kofi Annan, Kwame Nkrumah and Michael Blackson. 18 April 1919. List of famous people from Ghana, including photos when available. Read on to discover about the life and works of famous Ghanaians. Michaela Coel. 02 January 1985. Today, we are going to look at some notable Ghanaians celebrities who have come from Assin Fosu in the Central Region of Ghana. 23 April 1958. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Kofi Annan.