List of 100 Most Famous Ghanaians

 

1. Kwame Nkrumah -He became the first Prime Minister on the attainment of independence in 1957, spearheaded the Anticolonial Movement in Africa.

The first to lead his people to overthrow colonial power in black Africa, Kwame Nkrumah lit a torch which inspired all Africa to free the continent of foreign domination. He thus placed Ghana on the world map.

His government tried to establish an egalitarian and socialist society that would provide better life and happiness for all.

To this end, the government set up many public corporations and state institutions to cater for the industrial and agricultural needs of the country. While these involved heavy expenditure, they also provided, to a reasonable extent, full employment.

It was under Nkrumah that the high number of social services, such as schools, hospitals and roads in Ghana were established.

Ghana became the first country in Africa to provide free education and medical care for her people. Two more universities, one at Cape Coast and the other in Kumasi were established to bring the total number of universities to three.

The well-planned network of roads, an international airport in Accra and one of the highest standard of living in Africa are achievements that the average Ghanaian could be proud of. The building of the Harbour and new township of Tema, the gigantic hydroelectric Volta Dam at Akosombo and a progressive housing scheme are some of the monuments for which Nkrumah will be remembered.

Nkrumah suppressed sectionalism and tribalism in Ghana and brought a sense of national unity among Ghanaians. He infused the spirit of oneness and pride into Ghanaians.

 

2. Kofi Annan – Former UN Secretary General

 

 

 

3. Idris Elba – Award Winning Actor

4. Ozwald Boateng – Award Winning Fashion Designer

5. David Adjaye – Award Winning Architect

6. Mario Balotelli – Famous Soccer Player

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7. Tetteh Quarshie

The person directly responsible for the introduction of cocoa crops to Ghana, which today constitute one of the major export crops of the Ghanaian economy

 

7. Paul Boateng – Former British MP

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8. Boris Kodjoe  – Famous ActorBoris Kodjoe

9.Adam Afriyie – UK Politician

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10. Majid Michel – Famous Actor

11. Vans Vicker – Famous Actor

12. Nadia Buari

13. Adedi Pele

14. Marcell Desailly

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15. Tony Yeboah

16. Cardinal Turkson

17. Arthur Wharton 18. Michael Essien 18. Kevin Prince Boateng

19. Freddy Adu – Soccer player

20. Taiye Selasi – Author

21. Jocelyn Dumas – Famous Actress

22. Freema Agyeman – Famous UK Actress

22. Peter Bossman – Former Mayor of Slovenian Town

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23. JE Casely Hayford – Influential Thinker and Writer

24. Anton Wilhelm Amo

26. Liz Baffoe – Actress in German television

26. Anthony Baffoe – Soccer player and Actor in Germany

28. Paul McGrath – Irish Rugby Playr

29. Paul Sackey

30. Joe Frans – Former Swedish MP

31. Dorinda Hafner – Australian TV Show Host

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32. Nuala Hafner – Australian News Anchorwoman

33. Omenaa Mensah

34. Arabella Kiesbuhr – German TV Show Host 35. June Sarpong- TV Presenter

36. Joseph Addai – American football player

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37. Akosua Busia – Actress and Producer

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38. Jaye Davidson

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39.  Akua Kuenhyia

40. Lisa L’Anson

41. Kwame Anthony Appiah

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42. Hugh Quarshie

43. Bernard Ribeiro

43. Bright Simons

44. Kwabena Adu Boahen – Inventor

45. Ama Asante – Movie Producer

46. Ashitey Trebey Ollenu – Rockey scientist

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47. Charles Gyamfi

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48. Isaiah Blankson – Scientist

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48. Dizzee Rascal – Rapper

49. Rhian Benson – Singer

50. Hansson Mallou – Former Miss Sweden

51. Kwadjo Saafo – Inventor, creator of Ghana’s first car company

52. Charles Ampofo – Richest man in Ghana
53. Kofi Yamagne
54. Yaa Asantewaa
55. Raphael Armattoe
56. Azumah Nelson
57. Gerald Asamoah
58. K Y Amoakah
59. Sam Jonah
60. Harry Aikines Aryeeyay
61. Dropify Founders
62. Kwame Nkrumah Acheampong
63. Veronica Van Hoogdalem
64. Georgina Kwakye
65. Ekow Eshun
66. Rachel Yankey
67. William Chapman Nyaho
68. Terry Baddoo
69. Afua Hirsch
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70. Danso Gordon – C

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 70. Kumla Dumor
71. Felix Ahitey Ahulu
72. James Aggrey
73.  Anna Ekua Saakwa – Danish City Council Member
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74. Joey Ansah
75. Dotsevi Sogah
 
76. Douglas Osei Hyiaman
77. Dr. Ave Kludze
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78. Jackie Appiah
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79. Yvonne Okoro
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80 . Yvonne Nelson
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81. Kwame Kwei Armah
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82. Sam Okyere – Korean TV Personality
82. Shirley Frimpong Manso
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83. Francis Allotey
 
84. George Ayittey
85. Paul Danquah
87. Asamoah Gyan
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88. Kofi Kingston
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89. Michael Blankson
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90. Thomas Mensah
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91. Thomas Mensah
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92. Reggie Yates
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93. Cynthia Addai Robinson
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94. Jerome Boateng
95. Jordan Ayew
96. Nii Quaynor – Is a scientist and engineer who has played an important role in the introduction and development of the Internet throughout Africa.
97. John Dumelo
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100. Mark Essien – Founder of Hotels.ng
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