Famous Ghanaian Women

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Akosua Busia
(Actress)
Akosua Busia
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Birthdate: December 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ghana
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Jackie Appiah
(Actress)
Jackie Appiah
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Birthdate: December 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Yaa Asantewaa
(Queens Mother)
Yaa Asantewaa
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Birthdate: 1840 AD
Birthplace: Besease
Died: October 17, 1920

The Queen Mother of the Ashanti Empire, or modern-day Ghana, Yaa Asantewaa is remembered for leading her country against the British in the War of the Golden Stool. The war began when a British representative sat on the Golden Stool, considered a sacred emblem of the Ashanti people.

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Esther Afua Ocloo
(Co-Founder of Women's World Banking)
Esther Afua Ocloo
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Birthdate: April 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Dayi District, Ghana
Died: February 8, 2002

Ghanaian businesswoman Esther Afua Ocloo, better known as the founder of Women’s World Banking, had stepped into the world of business with less than a dollar. She initially sold marmalade in Ghana and then moved to England to learn food processing, eventually turning into a microlending pioneer.

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Yaa Gyasi
(Novelist)
Yaa Gyasi
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Birthdate: 1989 AD
Birthplace: Mampong, Ghana
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Amaarae
(Ghanaian Singer Known for Her Soul, Afro-Fusion, and R&B Hits)
Amaarae
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Birthdate: July 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, United States

Ghanaian singer Ama Serwah Genfi, better known by her stage name, Amaarae, soared to fame with the 2020 hit Sad Girlz Luv Money, which became viral after it was remixed the following year. Known for her signature buzz haircut, she is also a popular style icon.

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MaameYaa Boafo
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Birthdate: 1980 AD
Birthplace: Pakistan
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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
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

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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Fathia Nkrumah
(First Lady)
Fathia Nkrumah
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Birthdate: February 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: El-Zaytoun, Egypt
Died: May 31, 2007
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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
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

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.

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Rebecca Akufo-Addo
(First Lady of Ghana)
Rebecca Akufo-Addo
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Birthdate: March 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ghana

Rebecca Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian public figure best known as the wife of the current President Nana Akufo-Addo. Since 2017, she has been serving as the First Lady of Ghana and has received praises for her fight against malnutrition in children and adolescents. As the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo has also contributed immensely to women's health across Africa.

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Nana Ama McBrown
(Ghanaian Actor Known for the Series 'Tentacles' and the Show 'McBrown Kitchen')
Nana Ama McBrown
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Birthdate: August 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana

Ghanaian actor Nana Ama McBrown gained popularity with the series Tentacles. Raised by her aunt after her parents’ divorce, she grew up to get a lead role after responding a radio audition call. She also hosts the Ghanaian cookery show McBrown Kitchen. Tabloids have often linked her romantically with co-star Omar Sheriff Captan.

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Joselyn Dumas
(Television Host)
Joselyn Dumas
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Birthdate: August 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ghana
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Yvonne Okoro
(Actress)
Yvonne Okoro
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Birthdate: November 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tamale, Ghana
Shirley Graham Du Bois
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Birthdate: November 11, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: March 27, 1977
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Nadia Buari
(Actress)
Nadia Buari
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Birthdate: November 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana
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Ama Ata Aidoo
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Birthdate: March 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saltpond, Ghana
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Samira Bawumia
(Ghanaian Politician and Second Lady of Ghana)
Samira Bawumia
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Birthdate: August 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sabon Zango, Accra, Ghana

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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Theodosia Okoh
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Birthdate: June 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Effiduase, Gold Coast
Died: April 19, 2015
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Wendy Shay
(Ghanaian Top Afropop and Afrobeats Singer)
Wendy Shay
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Birthdate: February 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Accra, Greater Accra Region

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.

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Berla Mundi
(Ghanaian Media Personality, Voice Artist, and Women's Advocate)
Berla Mundi
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Birthdate: April 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ghana

Berla Mundi is a Ghanaian media personality, voice artist, and women's advocate. A former beauty pageant contestant, Mundi started her career with GHOne TV and went on to work with TV3 Ghana, her current channel. Berla Mundi is the recipient of several awards including the Most Stylish Media Personality award at Claudia Lumor's Glitz Style Awards.

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Efya
(Singer-songwriter)
Efya
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Birthdate: April 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
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Charlotte Osei
(Former Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana)
Charlotte Osei
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Birthdate: February 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Axim, Ghana

Charlotte Osei is a Ghanaian lawyer who served as the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana from 2015 to 2018, becoming the first woman to do so since the independence of Ghana. Charlotte Osei has won several prestigious awards including the Volta Hall Award and Ghana Women of Courage Award.

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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
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

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.

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Afia Schwarzenegger
(Ghanaian Media Personality & Humanitarian)
Afia Schwarzenegger
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Birthdate: February 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana

Afia Schwarzenegger is a Ghanaian media personality who achieved popularity after the release of the eponymous TV series. She is also credited with establishing a couple of humanitarian organizations. While the Leave2Live foundation was established as a domestic violence support group, Owontaa Street Ministry was founded to feed the underprivileged in Ghana.

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Becca
(Ghanaian Singer Best Known for Her Single 'You Lied to Me')
Becca
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Birthdate: August 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana

Ghanaian singer Becca was a musical prodigy of sorts in childhood and later soared to fame with the singing contest Mentor. Initially a childcare worker, she later released hits such as You Lied to Me and Move. Becca has also served as an UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador.

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Nana Akua Addo
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Birthplace: Germany
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Nana Aba Anamoah
(Ghanaian Media Personality and Philanthropist Who Heads the Women's Premier League)
Nana Aba Anamoah
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Birthdate: June 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ghana

Award-winning Ghanaian media personality Nana Aba Anamoah is best known for presenting shows such as The Divas Show. She also heads the Ghanaian Women's Premier League committee and is a football lover. She is also a philanthropist and owns the charitable organization Hearts Wide Open, which addresses medical and educational concerns.

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Efua Sutherland
(Playwright)
Efua Sutherland
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Birthdate: June 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cape Coast, Ghana
Died: January 2, 1996
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Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings
(Former First Lady of Ghana)
Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings
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Birthdate: November 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ghana

Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings is a Ghanaian politician best known for her service as the First Lady of Ghana on two occasions; she served as the first lady in 1979 and then again from 1981 to 2001. In 2016, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings ran for the president's office, becoming the first Ghanaian woman to do so.

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Samia Nkrumah
(Ghanaian Politician & Co-Founder of the Movement 'Africa Must Unite')
Samia Nkrumah
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Birthdate: June 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aburi, Ghana

Samia Nkrumah is a Ghanaian politician best known for her association with the Convention People's Party where she served as the chairperson from September 2011 to September 2015. Samia Nkrumah is credited with co-founding a movement called Africa Must Unite.

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Hamamat Montia
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Birthplace: Upper East Region, Ghana
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Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang
(Former Minister for Education of Ghana)
Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang
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Birthdate: November 22, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cape Coast, Ghana

Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang is a Ghanaian politician and academic. She is best known for her service as the Minister for Education from 2013 to 2017. A full professor of literature, Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang also served as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast from 2008 to 2012.

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Jessica Opare-Saforo
(Award-Winning Ghanaian Broadcaster Who Is Known for Her Association with Citi FM)
Jessica Opare-Saforo
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Birthdate: April 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ghana

Ghanaian radio and TV broadcaster and popular media personality Jessica Opare-Saforo made headlines when, in 2022, she quit Citi FM after working with the radio station for almost 2 decades. The award-winning host is known for her hit programs such as Brunch in the Citi and Sister Sister.

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Abena Busia
(Writer)
Abena Busia
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Birthdate: 1953 AD
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
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Elsie Effah Kaufmann
(Biomedical engineer)
Elsie Effah Kaufmann
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Birthplace: Unknown
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Martha Ankomah
(Ghanaian Film Actress and Entrepreneur)
Martha Ankomah
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Birthdate: October 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

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.

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Serwaa Amihere
(Ghanaian News Presenter and Broadcast Journalist)
Serwaa Amihere
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Birthdate: March 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ghana

Serwaa Amihere is a Ghanaian news presenter and broadcast journalist. She is best known for winning the Television Female Newscaster of the Year Award at the famous Radio and Television Personality Awards in 2018. Serwaa Amihere, who currently works with GH One TV, has also won other awards such as the Golden Movie Award and National Communication Award.

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Lordina Mahama
(former First Lady)
Lordina Mahama
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Birthdate: March 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nkoranza District, Brong-Ahafo Region
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Menaye Donkor
(Ghanaian Businessperson, Entrepreneur and Winner of Miss Universe Ghana Title 2004)
Menaye Donkor
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Birthdate: March 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian-born-Ghanaian businessperson and philanthropist Menaye Donkor became Miss Universe Ghana in 2004. She founded Menaye Charity Organization which works for underprivileged women and children, and also funds for Menaye School of Hope that she adopted. Her luxury Italian brand SHE-Y donates a part of its profit to Menaye Charity Organization. Menaye was named Nkosuohemaa or Development Queen of Agona Asafo.    

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Sista Afia
(Ghanaian Singer and Songwriter Known for Her Songs ‘Weather’ and ‘Conner Conner’)
Sista Afia
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Birthdate: January 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

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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Suzzy Williams
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Birthdate: 1982 AD
Birthplace: Ghana
Died: September 8, 2005
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Ursula Owusu
(Member of the Ghana Parliament and Minister of Communications and Digitalisation)
Ursula Owusu
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Birthdate: October 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: kim Oda, Ghana

Ghanaian lawyer, women's rights activist and politician Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful presently serves as Member of the Ghana Parliament for Ablekuma West constituency and as Minister of Communications and Digitalisation. During her professional career, Owusu-Ekuful served on different boards including as President of FIDA Ghana, Vice President of the Africa Regional FIDA International and a member of the Ghana Bar Association.

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Sandister Tei
(Ghanaian Journalist and Co-Founder of the Wikimedia Ghana User Group)
Sandister Tei
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Birthplace: Ghana

Named the 2020 Wikimedian of the Year, Ghanaian media personality Sandister Tei co-founded the Wikimedia Ghana User Group. She also pioneered the development of the various sub-Saharan communities of Wikipedia. A skilled journalist, she has also worked for Voice of America and covered the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana.

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Fella Makafui
(Actress)
Fella Makafui
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Birthdate: August 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ghana
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Adina
(Singer-songwriter)
Adina
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Birthdate: October 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liberia

Born to a South African father and a Ghanaian mother, award-winning singer Adina Thembi has made waves in the Afro pop scene. Her music also contains elements of Ghanaian folk music and highlife music, mixed with gospel and African pop. Her track Hear Me won her a Vodafone Ghana Music Award.

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Cina Soul
(Ghanaian Singer, Songwriter and Recording Artist Best Known for Her Album 'Metanoia')
Cina Soul
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Birthdate: May 3, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

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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Marian Ewurama Addy
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Birthdate: February 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nkawkaw, Ghana
Died: January 14, 2014
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Deloris Frimpong Manso
(Television show Host)
Deloris Frimpong Manso
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Birthdate: June 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nkawkaw Ghana
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Deborah Owusu-Bonsu
(Ghanaian Musician, Television Presenter, and Model)
Deborah Owusu-Bonsu
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Birthdate: August 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ghana

Deborah Owusu-Bonsu is a Ghanaian musician, television presenter, and model. She achieved popularity when she started hosting The Late Nite Celebrity Show broadcast by e.tv Ghana. Deborah Owusu-Bonsu also hosted Gliterrati for a brief period after moving to GHOne Television before the show was taken over by Berla Mundi.