Famous Ghanaian Men

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W. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)

W. E. B. Du Bois
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Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 27, 1963

W. E. B. Du Bois was an American civil rights activist, sociologist, and Pan-Africanist. Du Bois played an instrumental role in fighting for full civil rights for people of color around the world. A co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Du Bois also played an important role as the leader of the Niagara Movement.

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Kofi Annan
(Former UN Secretary General)

Kofi Annan
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Birthdate: April 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
Died: August 18, 2018

Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation and a co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. During his stint with the UN, he launched the UN Global Compact and worked to combat HIV/AIDS. 

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Kwame Nkrumah
(First President of Ghana)

Kwame Nkrumah
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Birthdate: September 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nkroful
Died: April 27, 1972

Kwame Nkrumah was a Ghanaian revolutionary and politician. He played an important role in the independence of the Gold Coast in 1957, after which he served as the first prime minister of Ghana from 1957 to 1960 and then as the first president of Ghana from 1960 to 1966. He also played an influential role as an advocate of Pan-Africanism.

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 4 
Marcel Desailly
(Former Footballer centre-back and defensive midfielder)

Marcel Desailly
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Birthdate: September 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

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

 5 
Kofi Kingston
(Professional Wrestler and 4-Time WWE Intercontinental Champion, Only African-born World Champion in WWE History)

Kofi Kingston
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Birthdate: August 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
Ghanaian-American wrestler Kofi Kingston plays for the WWE brand Raw. He was initially known as Kofi Nahaje Kingston and used his Jamaican identity in the wrestling circuit, but later began to be billed from Ghana. The 13-time Tag Team Champion has also won the Intercontinental and U.S. championships.

 6 
Michael Essien
(Footballer)

Michael Essien
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Birthdate: December 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Accra

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Abedi Pele
(Footballer)

Abedi Pele
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Birthdate: November 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyebi, Ghana
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Michael Blackson
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Birthdate: November 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ghana

Known as The African King of Comedy, the Ghanaian-Liberian-American comedian Michael Blackson considers Eddie Murphy one of his greatest inspirations. An encounter with Ice Cube at The Comedy Store, turned Blackson’s future around. He is also known for his hit films Next Friday and Meet the Blacks.

 9 
Freddy Adu
(Fotball player)

Freddy Adu
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Birthdate: June 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tema, Ghana

Freddy Adu is an American soccer player who was touted as the next Pelé when he was 14 years old. However, he did not live up to the expectations and has since been a journeyman, playing for several teams in different countries. He currently plays for Österlen FF, a Swedish Division 1 club. He has also represented his national team.

 10 
André Ayew
(Association football player)

André Ayew
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Birthdate: December 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seclin, France

 11 
Chris Hughton
(Footballer)

Chris Hughton
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Birthdate: December 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stratford, London, England, UK

Born to a Ghanaian father and an Irish mother, Chris Hughton became the first biracial footballer from Ireland. Mostly known for his stint with Tottenham Hotspur as a player, he later also coached the team. He was part of the FA Cup- and UEFA Cup-winning squads of Tottenham.

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Peter Mensah
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Birthdate: August 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chiraa, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana

 13 
Sulley Muntari
(Footballer)

Sulley Muntari
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Birthdate: August 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Konongo, Ghana

 14 
Asamoah Gyan
(Ghanaian footballer)

Asamoah Gyan
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Birthdate: November 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Accra

 15 
Sarkodie
(Rapper)

Sarkodie
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Birthdate: July 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tema, Ghana

 16 
Ezekiel Ansah
(American Football player)

Ezekiel Ansah
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Birthdate: May 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 17 

Tinchy Stryder
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Birthdate: September 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Accra

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.

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Reggie Tsiboe
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Birthdate: September 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kumasi, Gold Coast (now Ghana)

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Majid Michel
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Birthdate: September 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cantonments, Accra, Ghana

 20 

Azumah Nelson
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Birthdate: July 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 21 
Abdul Razak Alhassan
(Mixed martial artist)

Abdul Razak Alhassan
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Birthdate: August 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 22 
Jeffrey Schlupp
(Full back, Winger)

Jeffrey Schlupp
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Birthdate: December 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 23 
Van Vicker
(Actor)

Van Vicker
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Birthdate: August 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 24 
William Boyd
(Novelist)

William Boyd
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Birthdate: March 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Accra, Gold Coast (British colony) Gold Coast

 25 
John Atta Mills
(President)

John Atta Mills
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Birthdate: July 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tarkwa, Ghana
Died: July 24, 2012

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Richard Commey
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Birthdate: October 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ghana

 27 
John Dramani Mahama
(President of Ghana)

John Dramani Mahama
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Birthdate: November 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Damongo

John Dramani Mahama is a Ghanaian politician who served as the president of Ghana from July 2012 to January 2017. He was previously the vice president of Ghana from January 2009 to July 2012. He is the first head of state of Ghana to have been born after Ghana's independence. He is a staunch campaigner for sustainability. 

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Joshua Buatsi
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Birthdate: March 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 29 
Sandeep Chowta
(Music director)

Sandeep Chowta
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Birthdate: 1967 AD
Birthplace: Buduburam, Ghana

 30 
Nana Akufo-Addo
(Politician)

Nana Akufo-Addo
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Birthdate: March 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 31 
KiDi
(Musician)

KiDi
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Birthdate: August 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 32 
Bello FiGo
(Rapper who is widely known for his Belle FiGo YouTube channel's content)

Bello FiGo
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Birthdate: August 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 33 
Emmanuel Frimpong
(Footballer)

Emmanuel Frimpong
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Birthdate: January 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kumasi

 34 
Kwadwo Asamoah
(Ghanaian footballer)

Kwadwo Asamoah
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Birthdate: December 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kumasi

 35 
Baba Rahman
(Football player)

Baba Rahman
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Birthdate: July 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tamale, Ghana

 36 
Jerry Rawlings
(First President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana (1993 - 2001))

Jerry Rawlings
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Birthdate: June 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
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.

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Abraham Attah
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Birthdate: July 2, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ghana

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Joshua Clottey
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Birthdate: October 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 39 
Akrobeto
(Actor)

Akrobeto
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Birthdate: November 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ayirebi, Ghana

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Okomfo Anokye
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Jomoro, Ghana
Died: 1719 AD

 41 
Stonebwoy
(Singer)

Stonebwoy
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Birthdate: March 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ashaiman, Ghana

 42 
Kevin Danso
(Football player Centre-back)

Kevin Danso
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Birthdate: September 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Voitsberg, Austria

 43 
Edward Akufo-Addo
(Judge, Lawyer, Politician)

Edward Akufo-Addo
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Birthdate: June 26, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dodowa
Died: July 17, 1979

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John Dumelo
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Birthdate: February 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ghana

 45 

Isaac Dogboe
1
Birthdate: September 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 46 
Kwesi Arthur
(Rapper)

Kwesi Arthur
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Birthdate: December 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tema, Ghana

 47 
El Anatsui
(Sculptor)

El Anatsui
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Birthdate: 1944 AD
Birthplace: Anyako, Volta Region, Ghana

 48 
Anton Wilhelm Amo
(Philosopher)

Anton Wilhelm Amo
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Birthdate: 1703 AD
Birthplace: Axim
Died: 1759 AD

 49 
John Pantsil
(Footballer)

John Pantsil
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Birthdate: June 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berekum

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Ike Quartey
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Birthdate: November 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana