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Famous People From Ghana

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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

    BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

    Peter Mensah (born 27 August 1959) is a Ghanaian-British actor, best known for his roles in...  more
  • William Boyd

    BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

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


    Ama Ata Aidoo, née Christina Ama Aidoo (born 23 March 1942) is a Ghanaian author, poet,...  more
  • John Atta Mills

    John Atta Mills

    Dec. at 68 (1944-2012)

    BirthplaceTarkwa, Ghana

    John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills (21 July 1944 – 24 July 2012) was a Ghanaian politician and legal...  more
  • Ignatius Kutu Acheampong

    Ignatius Kutu Acheampong

    Dec. at 48 (1931-1979)

    BirthplaceKumasi, Ghana

    Ignatius Kutu Acheampong ( ə-CHAM-PONG) (23 September 1931 – 16 June 1979) was a military head...  more
  • Kofi Abrefa Busia

    Kofi Abrefa Busia

    Dec. at 65 (1913-1978)

    BirthplaceWenchi, Ghana

    Kofi Abrefa Busia (11 July 1913 – 28 August 1978) was Prime Minister of Ghana from 1969 to...  more
  • Elvis Hammond

    BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

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

    Ayi Kwei Armah (born 28 October 1939) is a Ghanaian writer best known for his novels including...  more
  • Sandeep Chowta is an Indian music director who primarily works in Bollywood and Telugu cinema....  more
  • Alban Bagbin

    BirthplaceUpper West Region, Ghana

    Honourable Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin (born 24 September 1957) is a Ghanaian politician who...  more
  • Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes

    BirthplaceCape Coast, Ghana

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

    Dec. at 74 (1927-2001)

    BirthplaceGold Coast

    Ekow Nkensen Arkaah (14 July 1927 – 25 April 2001) was a Ghanaian politician who was...  more
  • Nana Akufo-Addo


    Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ( (listen) a-KUUF-oh ah-DOH; born William Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo;...  more
  • Amma Darko

    Amma Darko

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceTamale, Ghana

    Amma Darko (born 1956) is a Ghanaian novelist....  more
  • Tsatsu Tsikata

    BirthplaceKeta, Ghana

    Tsatsu Tsikata (born 1 October 1950) is a Ghanaian academic and lawyer. He is also a former...  more
  • BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

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

    Peter Ala Adjetey

    Dec. at 77 (1931-2008)

    BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

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

    Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng (born 1949) is a Ghanaian physician and cardiothoracic surgeon who...  more
  • Kwesi Botchwey
    Kwesi Botchwey is a Ghanaian former government official and Professor of Practice in...  more
  • BirthplaceTechiman, Ghana

    Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi (born 21 August 1945 in Techiman, Brong Ahafo Region) is a Ghanaian...  more
  • Daniel Francis Annan

    Daniel Francis Annan

    Dec. at 78 (1928-2006)

    BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

    Justice Daniel Francis Kweipe Annan (November 7, 1928 – July 16, 2006) was Speaker of the...  more
  • Emmanuel Charles Quist

    Emmanuel Charles Quist

    Dec. at 79 (1880-1959)

    BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

    Sir Emmanuel Charles Quist, also known as Paa Quist (21 May 1880, Christiansborg, Accra – 30...  more
  • Anton Wilhelm Amo

    Anton Wilhelm Amo

    Dec. at 56 (1703-1759)

    BirthplaceAxim, Ghana

    Anton Wilhelm Amo or Anthony William Amo (c. 1703 – c. 1759) was a Ghanaian philosopher from...  more
  • Samia Nkrumah

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceAburi, Ghana

    Samia Yaba Christina Nkrumah (born 23 June 1960) is a Ghanaian politician and chairperson of...  more
  • BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

    David Kotey (originating from the Kotei family, born 7 December 1950 in Accra, Ghana) was a...  more