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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.

Peter Mensah is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Ghana
age 59
Peter Mensah is a Ghanaian-English actor, best known for his roles in Tears of the Sun, Hidalgo, 300, and Dead Space, and more recently on the Starz original series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, ...more

William Boyd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Ghana
age 66
William Boyd, CBE is a British novelist and screenwriter.

Ama Ata Aidoo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Ghana
age 78
Professor Ama Ata Aidoo, née Christina Ama Aidoo is a Ghanaian author, poet, playwright and academic. She was also a Minister of Education in Ghana under the Jerry Rawlings ...more

John Atta Mills is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Dec. at 68 (1944-2012)
John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills was a Ghanaian politician, a lawyer, a legal scholar, a tax expert and a sports administrator who served as President of Ghana from 2009 until his death in 2012. He ...more

Ignatius Kutu Acheampong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Dec. at 48 (1931-1979)
General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong 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. He was later executed by firing

Kofi Abrefa Busia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Dec. at 65 (1913-1978)
Kofi Abrefa Busia was Prime Minister of Ghana from 1969 to 1972.

Elvis Hammond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Ghana
age 38
Elvis Zark Hammond is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Kingstonian as a Striker.

Ayi Kwei Armah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Ghana
age 79
Ayi Kwei Armah is a Ghanaian writer.

Sandeep Chowta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Sandeep Chowta is an Indian music director who primarily works in Bollywood, Kannada films and Tollywood. He is also the head of Columbia Records in India. He has also sung some of his songs. In ...more

Alban Bagbin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Ghana
age 61
Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin is a Ghanaian politician. He was the Minister for Health in the Ghana government until February 2013 when Hanny-Sherry Ayittey took over the position. He is also ...more

Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Ghana
age 79
Ebenezer Begyina Sekyi-Hughes was the Speaker of the Ghanaian parliament between 2005 and 2009.

Kow Nkensen Arkaah is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Dec. at 74 (1927-2001)
Ekow Nkensen Arkaah, was a Ghanaian politician and former Vice President of the Republic of Ghana during the Fourth Republic. He was also a chief of Senya Breku.

Nana Akufo-Addo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Ghana
age 74
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian politician who ran for President of Ghana in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections as the New Patriotic Party candidate. He is currently the NPP ...more

Amma Darko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Ghana
age 63
Amma Darko is an African novelist. She was born in Koforidua, Ghana, and grew up in Accra. She studied in Kumasi, where she received her diploma in 1980. Then she worked for the Science and ...more

Tsatsu Tsikata is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Ghana
age 68
Tsatsu Tsikata is a Ghanaian academic and lawyer. He is also a former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.

George Hagan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Ghana
age 81
Professor George Panyin Hagan, is a prominent academic and politician in Ghana.

Peter Ala Adjetey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Dec. at 77 (1931-2008)
Peter Ala Adjetey was the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana from 2001 to 2005.

Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Ghana
age 69
Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng is a Ghanaian physician and cardiothoracic surgeon who established the National Cardiothoracic Center and the Ghana Red Cross Society. He is also the President of the ...more

Kwesi Botchwey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Kwesi Botchwey is a Ghanaian former government official and Professor of Practice in Development Economics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University. Botchwey was Ghana's ...more

Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Ghana
age 73
Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi is a Ghanaian academic and politician. Since 2003, Ameyaw-Akumfi has been the Minister of Education.

Daniel Francis Annan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Dec. at 78 (1928-2006)
Justice Daniel Francis Kweipe Annan was a Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana. He is also a former member of the Provisional National Defence Council government which preceded the fourth republic ...more

Emmanuel Charles Quist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Dec. at 79 (1880-1959)
Sir Emmanuel Charles Quist, OBE, also known as Paa Quist was a barrister and the first Ghanaian Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Gold Coast and the first Speaker of the Parliament of

Anton Wilhelm Amo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Dec. at 56 (1703-1759)
Anton Wilhelm Amo or Anthony William Amo was an African from what is now Ghana, who became a respected philosopher and teacher at the universities of Halle and Jena in Germany after studying ...more

Samia Nkrumah is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Samia Nkrumah age 58
Samia Yaba Christina Nkrumah is a Ghanaian politician and Chairwoman of the Convention People's Party. In the 2008 parliamentary election, she won the Jomoro constituency seat at her first ...more

David Kotei is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Ghana
age 68
David Kotey born on 7 December 1950 in Accra, Ghana, was a world featherweight boxing champion between 1975 and 1976 and was also the first Ghanaian professional boxer to win a world title. He ...more