Famous People From Ghana

List of famous people from Ghana, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Ghana, while others are simply notable locals. 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. 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.

List people include Charles Amoah, Frances Takyi-Mensah and many additional people as well.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Ghana?" or "Which celebrities were born in Ghana?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: Accra, Ghana, Africa
    Peter Mensah (born 27 August 1959) is a Ghanaian-British actor, best known for his roles in the films Tears of the Sun, Hidalgo, 300, and television series such as Starz's Spartacus: Blood and Sand, ...more
    • Birthplace: Ghana, Accra, Africa, Accra Metropolis District
    William Boyd (born 7 March 1952) is a Scottish novelist, short story writer and screenwriter.
    • Birthplace: Ghana
    Ama Ata Aidoo, née Christina Ama Aidoo (born 23 March 1942) is a Ghanaian author, poet, playwright and academic. She was the Minister of Education under the Jerry Rawlings administration. In 2000, ...more
  • John Atta Mills
    Dec. at 68 (1944-2012)
    • Birthplace: Tarkwa, Ghana
    John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills (21 July 1944 – 24 July 2012) was a Ghanaian politician and legal scholar who served as President of Ghana from 2009 to 2012. He was inaugurated on 7 January 2009, having ...more
  • Ignatius Kutu Acheampong
    Dec. at 47 (1931-1979)
    • Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
    Ignatius Kutu Acheampong ( ə-CHAM-PONG) (23 September 1931 – 16 June 1979) was a military head of state of Ghana who ruled from 13 January 1972 to 5 July 1978, when he was deposed in a palace coup. ...more
  • Kofi Abrefa Busia
    Dec. at 65 (1913-1978)
    • Birthplace: Ghana
    Kofi Abrefa Busia (11 July 1913 – 28 August 1978) was Prime Minister of Ghana from 1969 to 1972. As a nationalist leader and Prime Minister, he helped to restore civilian government to the country ...more