Read on to discover more about the most famous and influential people from Ghana.

Famous Ghanaians
When we speak of famous personalities associated with Ghana, the name of Kofi Annan, the 7th UN Secretary-General, is undoubtedly one of the first ones to come to mind. A Nobel Laureate, Annan has been involved in several humanitarian projects and has won several awards including the Kora All Africa Music Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. The 20th century historian and civil rights activist, William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois, is another personality who had deep connections with the Ghanaian soil even though he was not born in the nation. Ghana, whose population comprises dozens of native ethnic groups, has a rich tradition in music and dance with each ethnic group having its own traditional dances to mark different occasions. Music in Ghana has now evolved to include internationally loved genres like hip hop and rapper Reggie Rockstone and emerged as "the Godfather of Hiplife". Hiplife, a musical style that fuses highlife and hip hop, has gained popularity across the world in countries like the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Germany. Ghana has also produced notable sportsmen like Tony Yeboah, Michael Essien, Kevin-Prince Boateng, and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu. Read on to discover about the life and works of famous Ghanaians.
W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)

23 February 1868

27 August 1963

Great Barrington

Pisces

Kofi AnnanKofi Annan
(Secretary General of the United Nations)

08 April 1938

Comassie, Gold Coast

Aries

Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
(First President of Ghana)

21 September 1909

27 April 1972

Nkroful

Virgo

John Dramani MahamaJohn Dramani Mahama
(President of Ghana)

29 November 1958

Damongo

Sagittarius

Tinchy Stryder Tinchy Stryder
(Rapper)

14 September 1986

Accra

Virgo

Komla DumorKomla Dumor
(Journalist)

1972 AD

18 January 2014

Accra

Peter TurksonPeter Turkson
(Cardinal)

11 October 1948

Wassaw Nsuta, Western Ghana

Libra

Akua DansuaAkua Dansua
(Ghanaian Politician)

23 April 1958

Hohoe

Taurus

Esther Afua OclooEsther Afua Ocloo
(Co-Founder of Women's World Banking)

18 April 1919

08 February 2002

South Dayi District, Ghana

Aries

Freddy AduFreddy Adu
(Soccer player)

02 June 1989

Tema, Ghana

Gemini

Alexander TetteyAlexander Tettey
(Association football player)

04 April 1986

Accra

Aries

Jerry RawlingsJerry Rawlings
(Politician, Soldier)

22 June 1947

Accra

Cancer

John Atta MillsJohn Atta Mills
(Politician, University teacher, Lawyer)

21 July 1944

24 July 2012

Tarkwa

Cancer

Sally HayfronSally Hayfron
(Politician)

06 June 1931

27 January 1992

Gold Coast

Gemini

Kojo AnnanKojo Annan

25 July 1973

Geneva

Leo

Nana Akufo-AddoNana Akufo-Addo
(diplomat, lawyer, politician)

09 March 1944

Accra

Pisces

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

26 June 1906

17 July 1979

Dodowa

Cancer

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