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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
Peter Mensah age 57 - 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

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William Boyd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Ghana
William Boyd age 65 - William Boyd, CBE is a British novelist and screenwriter.

Ama Ata Aidoo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Ama Ata Aidoo age 77 - 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
John Atta Mills Died 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
Ignatius Kutu Acheampong Died 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
Kofi Abrefa Busia Died 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
Elvis Hammond age 35 - 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
Ayi Kwei Armah age 77 - Ayi Kwei Armah is a Ghanaian writer.

Sandeep Chowta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Sandeep Chowta 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
Alban Bagbin age 59 - 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
Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes age 77 - 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
Kow Nkensen Arkaah Died 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
Nana Akufo-Addo age 73 - 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
Amma Darko age 61 - 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
Tsatsu Tsikata age 66 - Tsatsu Tsikata is a Ghanaian academic and lawyer. He is also a former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.

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George Hagan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Ghana
George Hagan age 79 - 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
Peter Ala Adjetey Died 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
Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng age 65 - 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 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
Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi age 71 - 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
Daniel Francis Annan Died 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
Emmanuel Charles Quist Died 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
Anton Wilhelm Amo Died 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 55 - 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
David Kotei age 65 - 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

Kojo Botsio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Kojo Botsio Died at 85 (1916-2001) - Kojo Botsio was a Ghanaian diplomat and politician. He studied in Britain, where he became the treasurer of the West African National Secretariat and an acting warden for the West African ...more

Joseph Kofi Adda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Joseph Kofi Adda age 59 - Joseph Kofi Kowe Adda was a Member of Parliament in Ghana and also the Minister for Energy in the New Patriotic Party government under President John Kufuor. He is also a is a Financial ...more

Samuel Kuffour is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Samuel Kuffour age 39 - Samuel Osei Kuffour is a Ghanaian retired professional footballer who played as a defender. Known for his great physical power, he is best remembered for his time with Bayern Munich, whom he ...more

Kwame Addo-Kufuor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Kwame Addo-Kufuor age 75 - Doctor Kwame Addo-Kufuor is a Ghanaian politician and physician. Addo-Kufuor is a member of parliament from Manhyia, and from 2001 to 2007 he was the Minister for Defense under President John ...more

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Samuel Azu Crabbe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Samuel Azu Crabbe Died at 87 (1918-2005) - Samuel Azu Crabbe was a barrister, solicitor and jurist. He was the fifth Chief Justice of Ghana since it became an independent nation. He has also been a president of the National Olympic ...more

Joe Coleman de Graft is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Joe Coleman de Graft Died at 54 (1924-1978) - Joseph Coleman de Graft, known as Joe de Graft, was a prominent Ghanaian writer, playwright and dramatist, who was appointed the first director of the Ghana Drama Studio in 1962.

Anthony Annan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Anthony Annan age 29 - Anthony Gildas Kofi Annan is a Ghanaian international footballer, who currently plays as a central midfielder for 1860 Munich of the 2. Bundesliga.

George Kingsley Acquah is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Ghana
George Kingsley Acquah Died at 65 (1942-2007) - Justice George Kingsley Acquah was the twenty-third Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana. He was appointed as Chief Justice on 4 July 2003 and was the incumbent until his death. His ...more

Ignisious Gaisah is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Ignisious Gaisah age 33 - Ignisious Gaisah is a Ghanaian born athlete competing in the long jump for the Netherlands. Gaisah moved to the Netherlands in 2001 and currently lives and trains in Rotterdam. He competes for ...more

Kobina Arku Korsah is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Kobina Arku Korsah Died at 73 (1894-1967) - Sir Kobina Arku Korsah was the first black Chief Justice of Ghana in 1956.

Nadia Buari is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Nadia Buari age 34 - Nadia Buari is a Ghanaian actress. She received two nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2007 and 2009.

William Ofori Atta is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Ghana
William Ofori Atta Died at 78 (1910-1988) - Nana William Ofori Atta, popularly called "Paa Willie", was a founding member of the United Gold Coast Convention and was one of "The Big Six" detained by the British ...more

Edmund Hottor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Edmund Hottor age 23 - Edmund Etsè Hottor is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays for Unione Venezia, on loan from Milan, as a defensive midfielder.

Kennedy Nkeyasen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Kennedy Nkeyasen age 39 - Kennedy Nkeyasen is a former free safety who played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. Nkeyasen was drafted out of college by Saskatchewan in 1999. The CFL awarded ...more

Nanny of the Maroons is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Nanny of the Maroons Died at 47 (1686-1733) - Queen Nanny or Nanny, Jamaican National Heroine, was a well-known leader of the Jamaican Maroons in the eighteenth century. Much of what is known about Nanny comes from oral history as little ...more

Joseph Arthur Ankrah is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Joseph Arthur Ankrah Died at 77 (1915-1992) - Lieutenant General Joseph Arthur Ankrah served as the first commander of the Army of Ghana, the Ghanaian Chief of the Defence Staff and from 1966 and 1969 as the second head of state.

Christian Saba is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Christian Saba age 37 - Christian Saba is a Ghanaian former footballer who played as a central defender. One of the most lengthy tenures of any foreign player with a sole team, he was never able however to make it past ...more

Gladys Asmah is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Gladys Asmah Died at 75 (1939-2014) - Honourable Gladys Asmah was a Ghanaian politician and entrepreneur. She was a former Minister of Fisheries as well as a member of parliament from Takoradi.

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Nii Amaa Ollennu is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Nii Amaa Ollennu Died at 80 (1906-1986) - Raphael Nii Amaa Ollennu was the Chairman of the Presidential Commission and acting President of Ghana during the Second Republic from 7 August 1970 to 31 August 1970.

Victor Owusu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Victor Owusu Died at 77 (1923-2000) - Victor Owusu was a former Ghanaian politician and lawyer. He has also served as Attorney General and Justice minister as well as foreign minister on two separate occasions.

Junior Agogo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Junior Agogo age 36 - Manuel "Junior" Agogo is a retired Ghanaian professional footballer who played as a striker. He spent most of his career in England, as well as spells in the United States, Egypt, ...more

Esther Afua Ocloo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Esther Afua Ocloo Died at 83 (1919-2002) - Esther Afua Ocloo was a Ghanaian entrepreneur and pioneer of microlending. She was born Esther Afua Nkulenu. She was one of the founders of Women's World Banking in 1976, with Michaela Walsh and ...more

Jacob Hackenburg Griffiths-Ran... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Jacob Hackenburg Griffiths-Randolph Justice Jacob Hackenburg Griffiths-Randolph was a judge and also the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana during the Third Republic. He was once Commissioner of Income Tax during the First ...more

Hawa Yakubu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Hawa Yakubu Died at 59 (1948-2007) - Hawa Yakubu Ogede was a Ghanaian politician. She was a Member of Parliament in the Fourth Republic of Ghana and was also a Minister for Tourism. Hawa Yakubu was born at Tarkwa in the Western ...more

Eric Addo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Ghana
Eric Addo age 37 - Eric Kpakpo Addo is a Ghanaian former footballer. Once heralded as a potential African great thanks to his combination of strength, pace and poise early on, Addo, a combative central defender ...more