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Famous People From Ghana

Updated June 8, 2017 7.4k views876 items

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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  • BirthplaceAccra, Ghana, Africa

    GenderMale

    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
  • BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

    GenderMale

    William Boyd (born 7 March 1952) is a Scottish novelist, short story writer and screenwriter....  more
  • BirthplaceGhana

    GenderFemale

    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)

    BirthplaceTarkwa, Ghana

    GenderMale

    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 48 (1931-1979)

    BirthplaceKumasi, Ghana

    GenderMale

    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)

    BirthplaceWenchi, Ghana

    GenderMale

    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
  • BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

    GenderMale

    Elvis Zark Hammond (born 6 October 1980) is a Ghanaian footballer who last played for Kingstonian as a Striker....  more
  • BirthplaceSekondi-Takoradi, Ghana

    GenderMale

    Ayi Kwei Armah (born 28 October 1939) is a Ghanaian writer best known for his novels including The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (1968), Two Thousand Seasons (1973) and The Healers (1979). He is...  more
  • Sandeep Chowta is an Indian music director who primarily works in Bollywood and Telugu cinema. He is also the head of Columbia Records in India. He has also sung some of his songs. In 2003, he...  more
  • BirthplaceUpper West Region, Ghana

    GenderMale

    Honourable Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin (born 24 September 1957) is a Ghanaian politician who is currently the Second deputy speaker of Parliament. He was the Minister for Health in the Ghana...  more
  • BirthplaceCape Coast, Ghana

    GenderMale

    Ebenezer Begyina Sekyi-Hughes (born 4 September 1939) was the Speaker of the Ghanaian parliament between 2005 and 2009....  more
  • Kow Nkensen Arkaah

    Dec. at 74 (1927-2001)

    BirthplaceGold Coast

    GenderMale

    Ekow Nkensen Arkaah (14 July 1927 – 25 April 2001) was a Ghanaian politician who was Vice-President of Ghana from 1993 to 1997. He was also a chief of Senya Breku....  more
  • BirthplaceSwalaba

    GenderMale

    Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ( (listen) a-KUUF-oh ah-DOH; born William Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; 29 March 1944) is currently the President of Ghana. He has been in office since January 2017. He...  more
  • Amma Darko

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceTamale, Ghana

    GenderFemale

    Amma Darko (born 1956) is a Ghanaian novelist....  more
  • BirthplaceKeta, Ghana

    GenderMale

    Tsatsu Tsikata (born 1 October 1950) is a Ghanaian academic and lawyer. He is also a former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation....  more
  • BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

    GenderMale

    Professor George Panyin Hagan (born 1938), is a prominent academic and politician in Ghana....  more
  • Peter Ala Adjetey

    Dec. at 77 (1931-2008)

    BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

    GenderMale

    Peter Ala Adjetey (11 August 1931 – 15 July 2008) was the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana from 2001 to 2005....  more
  • BirthplaceGhana

    GenderMale

    Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng (born 1949) 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...  more
  • 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. Dr. Botchwey was Ghana's...  more
  • BirthplaceTechiman, Ghana

    GenderMale

    Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi (born 21 August 1945 in Techiman, Brong Ahafo Region) is a Ghanaian academic and politician. Ameyaw-Akumfi was the Minister of Education in the John Agyekum Kufour...  more
  • Daniel Francis Annan

    Dec. at 78 (1928-2006)

    BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

    GenderMale

    Justice Daniel Francis Kweipe Annan (November 7, 1928 – July 16, 2006) was Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana from 1993 to 2001. He was a member of the Provisional National Defence Council...  more
  • Emmanuel Charles Quist

    Dec. at 79 (1880-1959)

    BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

    GenderMale

    Sir Emmanuel Charles Quist, also known as Paa Quist (21 May 1880, Christiansborg, Accra – 30 March 1959) was a barrister, educator and judge who served as the first Speaker of the Gold Coast...  more
  • Anton Wilhelm Amo

    Dec. at 56 (1703-1759)

    BirthplaceAxim, Ghana

    GenderMale

    Anton Wilhelm Amo or Anthony William Amo (c. 1703 – c. 1759) was a Ghanaian philosopher from what is now Ghana. Amo was a teacher at the universities of Halle and Jena in Germany after studying...  more
  • Samia Nkrumah

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceAburi, Ghana

    GenderFemale

    Samia Yaba Christina Nkrumah (born 23 June 1960) is a Ghanaian politician and chairperson of the Convention People's Party (CPP). In the 2008 parliamentary election, she won the Jomoro constituency...  more
  • BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

    GenderMale

    David Kotey (originating from the Kotei family, born 7 December 1950 in Accra, Ghana) was a world featherweight boxing champion between 1975 and 1976 and was also the first Ghanaian professional...  more