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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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Kofi Kingston
(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.
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Kwame Nkrumah
(First President of Ghana)
Kwame Nkrumah
31
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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Abedi Pele
(Ghanaian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder)
Abedi Pele
9
Birthdate: November 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyebi, Ghana
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Michael Essien
(Ghanaian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Michael Essien
11
Birthdate: December 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Michael Blackson
(Actor & Comedian)
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.

 8 
Kevin-Prince Boateng
(Professional Football Player Who Plays as Midfielder)
Kevin-Prince Boateng
12
Birthdate: March 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
German-born Ghanaian footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng, nicknamed “Prince,” plays for Serie B club Monza, as a midfielder and forward. He has earlier won the La Liga with Barcelona and the Serie A with Milan. While he played for the Bundesliga club Schalke 04, he also represented Ghana in two World Cups.
 9 
Peter Mensah
(Actor)
Peter Mensah
2
Birthdate: August 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chiraa, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana
 10 
Sulley Muntari
(Ghanaian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Sulley Muntari
6
Birthdate: August 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Konongo, Ashanti, Ghana
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Nana Akufo-Addo
(Fifth President of Ghana)
Nana Akufo-Addo
4
Birthdate: March 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

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.

 12 
Sarkodie
(Ghanaian Rapper and Songwriter Known for His Work in the Azonto Genre)
Sarkodie
1
Birthdate: July 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tema, Ghana

Popular Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has made a substantial contribution to hip-hop and Afrobeats and is also considered a pioneer of the Azonto genre of music. Apart from his dance tracks, he is also known for his charitable work for underprivileged children. He owns a clothing and accessory line too.

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André Ayew
(Ghanaian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left Winger)
André Ayew
6
Birthdate: December 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seclin, France
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Asamoah Gyan
(Ghanaian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Asamoah Gyan
8
Birthdate: November 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Accra, Greater Accra Region Greater Accra, Ghana
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Reggie Tsiboe
(Ghanaian-British Singer and a Member of the Chart-Busting Disco Group 'Boney M')
Reggie Tsiboe
4
Birthdate: September 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kumasi, Gold Coast (now Ghana)

Though born in Ghana, singer Reggie Tsiboe grew up in England since age 11. Starting his music career in Germany, he later joined the iconic disco group Boney M. He has also been an actor in Ghanaian films and has starred in various British TV programs such as Doctor Who.

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Van Vicker
(Actor)
Van Vicker
2
Birthdate: August 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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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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Azumah Nelson
(Ghanaian Former Professional Boxer)
Azumah Nelson
3
Birthdate: July 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Majid Michel
(Ghanaian Actor Best Known for His Film 'Somewhere in Africa')
Majid Michel
1
Birthdate: September 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cantonments, Accra, Ghana

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.

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Abraham Attah
(Actor)
Abraham Attah
5
Birthdate: July 2, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ghana
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Abdul Razak Alhassan
(Mixed martial artist)
Abdul Razak Alhassan
4
Birthdate: August 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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William Boyd
(Novelist)
William Boyd
2
Birthdate: March 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Accra, Gold Coast (British colony) Gold Coast
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Joshua Buatsi
(British Professional Boxer)
Joshua Buatsi
2
Birthdate: March 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Richard Commey
(Ghanaian Professional Boxer)
Richard Commey
2
Birthdate: October 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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John Dramani Mahama
(President of Ghana)
John Dramani Mahama
3
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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KiDi
(Ghanaian High-Life and Afrobeats Singer Best Known for His Hit 'Odo')
KiDi
5
Birthdate: August 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

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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John Atta Mills
(Former President of Ghana (2009 – 2012))
John Atta Mills
1
Birthdate: July 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tarkwa, Ghana
Died: July 24, 2012

John Atta Mills was a Ghanaian legal scholar and politician. He is best known for his service as the President of Ghana from 2009 until his death in 2012. Previously, he had served as the Vice President of Ghana from 1997 to 2001. John Atta Mills was the recipient of many prestigious awards such as the Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize.

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Sandeep Chowta
(Music director)
Sandeep Chowta
1
Birthdate: 1967 AD
Birthplace: Buduburam, Ghana
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Stephen Appiah
(Ghanaian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Stephen Appiah
4
Birthdate: December 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ezekiel Ansah
(Ghanaian Former Professional American Football Defensive End)
Ezekiel Ansah
9
Birthdate: May 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Jerry Rawlings
(First President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana (1993 - 2001))
Jerry Rawlings
9
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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Jeffrey Schlupp
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder, Forward, Winger or Occasional Left Back)
Jeffrey Schlupp
1
Birthdate: December 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Baba Rahman
(Ghanaian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Baba Rahman
5
Birthdate: July 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tamale, Ghana
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Emmanuel Frimpong
(Ghanaian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Emmanuel Frimpong
3
Birthdate: January 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Kwadwo Asamoah
(Ghanaian Former Professional Footballer)
Kwadwo Asamoah
3
Birthdate: December 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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John Dumelo
(Ghanaian Actor Best Known for His Role in the Film 'A Northern Affair')
John Dumelo
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Birthdate: February 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ghana

John Dumelo is a Ghanaian actor, politician, entrepreneur, and farmer. He is best known for his portrayal of Manuel Quagraine in the 2014 Ghanaian-Nigerian film A Northern Affair, which earned him a Ghana Movie Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role. John Dumelo is also credited with launching his own clothing line called J.Melo.

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El Anatsui
(Sculptor)
El Anatsui
0
Birthdate: 1944 AD
Birthplace: Anyako, Volta Region, Ghana
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Isaac Dogboe
(Ghanaian-British Professional Boxer)
Isaac Dogboe
1
Birthdate: September 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Mohammed Muntari
(Qatari Footballer Who Currently Plays as a Striker)
Mohammed Muntari
1
Birthdate: December 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Edward Akufo-Addo
(Former President of Ghana (1970 – 1972))
Edward Akufo-Addo
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Birthdate: June 26, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dodowa, Ghana
Died: July 17, 1979

Edward Akufo-Addo was a Ghanaian lawyer and politician. He is best remembered for his service as the second President of Ghana from 31 August 1970 to 13 January 1972. He also served as the Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana from 1962 to 1964 and as the Chief Justice of Ghana from 1966 to 1970.

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Anton Wilhelm Amo
(Philosopher)
Anton Wilhelm Amo
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Birthdate: 1703 AD
Birthplace: Axim
Died: 1759 AD
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Bello FiGo
(Rapper who is widely known for his Belle FiGo YouTube channel's content)
Bello FiGo
1
Birthdate: August 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Akrobeto
(Ghanaian Actor, Comedian and TV Presenter Known for His Comic Acts)
Akrobeto
1
Birthdate: November 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ayirebi, Ghana

Ghanaian actor, comedian and television-presenter Akwasi Boadi, more-famous as Akrobeto (who 'nose' tomorrow) and known for size of his nose, garnered international-recognition through his comic-acts, some of which went viral on YouTube. Different satirical-shows like Radio Arvyla has satirized his speech while playing their own clips. Akrobeto won overall Entertainment Personality of the Year award at 2021 Entertainment Achievement Awards.  

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John Pantsil
(Ghanaian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Full Back or a Defensive Midfielder)
John Pantsil
1
Birthdate: June 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berekum, Brong-Ahafo, Ghana
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Castro
(Recording artist)
Castro
2
Birthdate: May 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana
Died: July 6, 2014
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Stonebwoy
(Ghanaian Afropop, Dancehall and Reggae Musician)
Stonebwoy
4
Birthdate: March 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ashaiman, Ghana

Grammy-nominated Ghanaian musician Livingstone Etse Satekla is better known by his pseudonym Stonebwoy. A master of reggae and dance hall music in Africa, he began his career with hits such as Climax and Ghetto Love. He also became the first Ghanaian artist to find a place on a Billboard chart.

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Ben Bentil
(Basketball player)
Ben Bentil
1
Birthdate: March 29, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Joshua Clottey
(Ghanaian Former Professional Boxer)
Joshua Clottey
2
Birthdate: October 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Gyearbuor Asante
(Actor)
Gyearbuor Asante
0
Birthdate: November 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Died: August 2, 2000
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Komla Dumor
(Journalist)
Komla Dumor
0
Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Accra
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.