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Famous people who came from Ghana

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Ghana has enjoyed a rich heritage ever since its founding days. This is a list of just five of them with accomplishments in everything from sports to the arts to Nobel winners.

Kofi Annan

Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary General of the UN. Annan and the United Nations were the co recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize for his founding of the Global AIDS and Health Fund to support developing countries in their struggle to care for their people. He was born in Kumasi, Ghana to a tribal chief of the Fante people. After studying at the local university, he was given a Ford Foundation grant which allowed him to study in the United States and then Switzerland. He then work for the World Health Organization and other areas of the UN before becoming Secretary General. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Michael Essien

Anyone who knows European football, or soccer, knows him. He played for the Chelsea Football Club in the UK. He was born in Accra, Ghana. He began a footballing career at a local club and quickly skyrocketed to become one of the best players in the game. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Abedi Ayew

He is another famous football player from Ghana. He was born in a small village outside the capital city. He has been considered one of the greatest players to ever come from the continent and has even been dubbed the African Pele. Two of his sons are even professional football players and played in the World Cup. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.


This rapper is also known as Derek Andrew Safo. While his Ghanaian mother was traveling from Ghana to Amsterdam, she went into labor at a stopover in Heathrow Airport in London. Of both Muslim and Christian descent, he attended school in North London and used his spare time for musical production. His album titled This is My Demo won many awards, and he currently has a new one in the works. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Idris Elba

He is also known as Idrissa Akuna Elba and is a television and film actor who has appeared on shows such as The Wire and The Office. Although born in Canning Town, his mother is from Ghana. He originally began his career as a DJ, but soon found success in the acting world. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

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PatriciaAbban · 06/25/2020
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