Famous People Born In Accra

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Michael Essien
(Ghanaian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Michael Essien
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Marcel Desailly
(French Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Centre-Back)
Marcel Desailly
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo

Born in Ghana, Marcel Desailly first gained attention after moving to the Olympique de Marseille and winning the UEFA Champions League. He then gained fame with AC Milan and Chelsea, and was part of the 1998 World Cup-winning French squad. A BBC Sport pundit post-retirement, he also represents UNICEF

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Asamoah Gyan
(Ghanaian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Asamoah Gyan
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
William Boyd
(Film Actor)
William Boyd
1
Birthdate: June 5, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 12, 1972
 5 
Nana Akufo-Addo
(Fifth President of Ghana)
Nana Akufo-Addo
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries

Nana Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian politician and the current President of Ghana. An important politician, Akufo-Addo also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1 April 2003 to 1 July 2007. In 2017, Nana Akufo-Addo was honored by the Africa-America Institute with the prestigious National Achievement Award.

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Azumah Nelson
(Ghanaian Former Professional Boxer)
Azumah Nelson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Tinchy Stryder
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo

Ghanaian-British rapper Kwasi Esono Danquah III is better known as Tinchy Stryder, "Tinchy" being an indication of his short frame and "Stryder" indicating a game he played as a child. Famous for his album Star in the Hood, he also owns an apparel range of the same name.

 8 
Van Vicker
(Actor)
Van Vicker
2
Birthdate: August 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 9 
Abdul Razak Alhassan
(Mixed martial artist)
Abdul Razak Alhassan
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Majid Michel
(Ghanaian Actor Best Known for His Film 'Somewhere in Africa')
Majid Michel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo

The son of a Ghanaian mother and a Lebanese father, Majid Michel soared to fame with his role of a Lebanese boy, Shaker, in the Ghanaian series Things We Do for Love. He later gained popularity with Nollywood films such as Silent Scandals and delivered an award-winning performance in Somewhere in Africa.

 11 
Joshua Buatsi
(British Professional Boxer)
Joshua Buatsi
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 12 
Richard Commey
(Ghanaian Professional Boxer)
Richard Commey
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
William Boyd
(Novelist)
William Boyd
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
 14 
Ezekiel Ansah
(Ghanaian Former Professional American Football Defensive End)
Ezekiel Ansah
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 15 
Jerry Rawlings
(First President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana (1993 - 2001))
Jerry Rawlings
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 12, 2020
Jerry Rawlings led Ghana as the head of state and the president. An army pilot, he first came to power in 1979, after a coup. Though he was sentenced to death for plotting against General Fred Akuffo, he managed to escape. He had also formed the National Democratic Congress.
 16 
KiDi
(Ghanaian High-Life and Afrobeats Singer Best Known for His Hit 'Odo')
KiDi
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo

Ghanaian singer Dennis Nana Dwamena, better known by his stage name, KiDi, is a master of high-life and Afrobeats. Though an economics graduate, his love for music made him start a music career with cover versions. His music has earned him many honors, such as 4 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

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Kwadwo Asamoah
(Ghanaian Former Professional Footballer)
Kwadwo Asamoah
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 18 
Yvonne Nelson
(Ghanaian Actress and Film Producer Known for Her Film 'House of Gold')
Yvonne Nelson
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Birthdate: November 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Ghanaian actress, model and film-producer Yvonne Nelson chanced upon acting with the film Princess Tyra. Over the years, she has produced and starred in several movies, most-notably the Ghanaian-Nigerian comedy House of Gold that bagged many awards at 2013 Zulu African Film Academy Awards. She founded the Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation and is noted for her charity-work in fighting glaucoma.

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Stephen Appiah
(Ghanaian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Stephen Appiah
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Bello FiGo
(Rapper who is widely known for his Belle FiGo YouTube channel's content)
Bello FiGo
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: August 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 21 
Alexander Tettey
(Norwegian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Central Midfielder)
Alexander Tettey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries

Ghanaian-born footballer Alexander Tettey moved to Norway at 13, where he began his youth career with Bodø/Glimt. He later had successful stints as a defensive midfielder with teams such as Rosenborg and Norwich City, winning 2 EFL Championships with the latter and 2 Eliteserien championships with the former.

 22 
Isaac Dogboe
(Ghanaian-British Professional Boxer)
Isaac Dogboe
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Juliet Ibrahim
(Ghanaian Actor Best Known for Her Film '4 Play')
Juliet Ibrahim
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Birthdate: March 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces

The daughter of a Ghanaian-Liberian mother and a Lebanese father, Juliet Ibrahim had a tough childhood torn by civil war before she made her mark as an actor in Ghanaian films. Best known for her award-winning performance in the Nigerian-Ghanaian romantic comedy 4 Play, she once accused her former boyfriend of raping her.

 24 
Gyearbuor Asante
(Actor)
Gyearbuor Asante
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Birthdate: November 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 2, 2000
 25 
Samira Bawumia
(Ghanaian Politician and Second Lady of Ghana)
Samira Bawumia
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo

Samira Bawumia is a Ghanaian politician and the current Second Lady of Ghana. She is also known for her humanitarian initiatives; Bawumia is credited with founding a not-for-profit organization called the Samira Empowerment & Humanitarian Projects, which aims at empowering the underprivileged in Ghana. In 2022, Samira Bawumia was honored with the Ghanaian Women Association of Georgia Global Humanitarian Award.

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Kelvin Yeboah
(Ghanaian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Kelvin Yeboah
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Komla Dumor
(Journalist)
Komla Dumor
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Birthdate: 1972 AD
Died: January 18, 2014

Ghanaian journalist and BBC World News anchor Komla Dumor had soared to fame with his program Focus on Africa. Grandson of Philip Gbeho, who had composed the Ghanaian national anthem, Dumor boasted of a Harvard degree. New African magazine named him one of the 100 most influential Africans of 2013.

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Joshua Clottey
(Ghanaian Former Professional Boxer)
Joshua Clottey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Ike Quartey
(Ghanaian Former Professional Boxer)
Ike Quartey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
(Ghanaian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Joe Mettle
(First Gospel Artiste Who Won ‘Artiste of the Year’ Award at ‘Ghana Music Awards’)
Joe Mettle
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer

Ghanaian gospel-singer, songwriter and preacher Joe Mettle is the first Gospel artiste who bagged the Artiste of the Year award at the Ghana Music Awards. He achieved such feat in 2017. Over the years, Mettle has garnered success with hit songs like Nhyira and Ɔnwanwani. He serves as manager at Reverb Studios. The Joe Mettle Ministries was formed in 2007.  

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Wendy Shay
(Ghanaian Top Afropop and Afrobeats Singer)
Wendy Shay
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces

Ghanaian Afrobeats and Afropop singer Wendy Asiamah Addo, better known as Wendy Shay, moved to Germany after her father’s death at age 4. Starting her career as a midwife and nurse, she switched to music after returning to Ghana and is now one of her country’s most influential women in music.

 33 
Timi Dakolo
(Singer-songwriter)
Timi Dakolo
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 34 
Martha Ankomah
(Ghanaian Film Actress and Entrepreneur)
Martha Ankomah
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Birthdate: October 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra

Ghanaian film-actress and entrepreneur Martha Ankomah is known for starring in films like Somewhere in Africa. She has so-far won Africa Movie Academy Award for Most Promising Actor twice and many Ghana Movie Awards including two for Best actress in a lead role. She garnered criticism after questioning superficial narrative of Ghanaian films. Ankomah launched Martha Ankomah Foundation in 2016.

 35 
Abena Busia
(Writer)
Abena Busia
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1953 AD
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Sista Afia
(Ghanaian Singer and Songwriter Known for Her Songs ‘Weather’ and ‘Conner Conner’)
Sista Afia
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Ghanaian singer and songwriter Sista Afia, an Afro-pop musician, is known for releasing songs like Weather and Corner Corner. While the first song earned nomination for Hip-life song of the Year award, the latter earned nomination for High-Life Song of the Year award at the 2020 Ghana Music Awards ceremony. She is the niece of noted Ghanaian Bishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams.

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Ebenezer Ekuban
(American football player)
Ebenezer Ekuban
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 38 
Margaret Busby
(Ghanaian-born British Writer Who Became the First Black Female and Britain's Youngest Publisher)
Margaret Busby
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Birthdate: October 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra

Margaret Busby is a Ghanaian-born British writer, editor, publisher, and broadcaster. In the 1960s, Busby became the first black female and Britain's youngest book publisher when she co-founded Allison and Busby, a London-based publishing house. In 2020, she featured in the 100 Great Black Britons list. In 2021, Margaret Busby won the prestigious London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award.

 39 
Dominic Oduro
(Ghanaian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Dominic Oduro
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 40 
D-Black
(Ghanaian Anglophone Hip-Hop and Afrobeat Musician, Record Producer and Entrepreneur)
D-Black
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Ghanaian rapper, song-writer, anglophone hip-hop and Afrobeat musician, record producer and entrepreneur D-Black is known for spawning award winning songs like Get On the Dancefloor, Vera and Seihor. He serves as CEO of the record label Black Avenue Muzik and the events management company Livewire Events. Other ventures of D-Black include the Black Avenue Clothing line and Black Avenue Films/TV.

 41 
Cina Soul
(Ghanaian Singer, Songwriter and Recording Artist Best Known for Her Album 'Metanoia')
Cina Soul
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 3, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus

Ghanaian singer, songwriter and recording artist Cina Soul, who finished as a finalist at the Vodafone Ghana Music Icons competition held in 2014, in Accra, Ghana, gained attention with her debut album Metanoia that, included hit singles like Awo and Julor. Her single Killi Mi won Best Video of the Year award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in 2019.  

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Charles Adamu
(Ghanaian Professional Boxer)
Charles Adamu
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Roberto Massimo
(Ghanaian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Roberto Massimo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 12, 2000
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Duke Micah
(Ghanaian Professional Boxer)
Duke Micah
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Joyce Bamford-Addo
(Judge)
Joyce Bamford-Addo
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 26, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
 46 
Sola David-Borha
(Chief Executive (CEO) of Africa Regions at the Standard Bank Group Since January 2017)
Sola David-Borha
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Listed In: Business People
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Shirley Ayorkor Botchway
(Ghanaian Politician)
Shirley Ayorkor Botchway
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Ghanaian politician Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey of New Patriotic Party serves as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana and as Chairperson of ECOWAS Council of Ministers. She earlier served as Member of the Ghana Parliament for Anyaa Sowotuom and as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and a Minister of State at Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing.

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Daniel Tagoe
(Ghanaian-Kyrgyz International Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Daniel Tagoe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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David Kotei
(First Ghanaian Professional Boxer)
David Kotei
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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David Mawutor
(Tajikistani Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
David Mawutor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)