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Famous Ghanians

Ghana's Information

Flag of Ghana
Land Area 227,533 km2
Water Area 11,000 km2
Total Area 238,533km2 (#80)
Population 26,908,262 (#48)
Population Density 118.26/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $121.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $4,400
Currency Cedi (GHS)
Largest Cities

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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

  • Albert Abongo politician, civil engineer
  • Ignatius Kutu Acheampong former head of state
  • Elom Adablah record producer, sound engineer
  • Simon Addo Olympic medalist, football player
  • Mark Diamond Addy schoolmaster, politician
  • Obo Addy drummer, dancer
  • Mavis Adjei actress
  • Sammi Adjei Olympic medalist, football player
  • Kofi Adu actor, comedian
  • Tetteh Adzedu fashion designer
  • Kudjoe Affutu fantasy coffin artist
  • Akwasi Afrifa former head of state, soldier
  • Ben Agbee artist
  • Cephas Yao Agbemenu sculptor, wood carver
  • George Aggudey politician
  • Kwamena Ahwoi politician
  • Joseph Aidoo politician
  • Ebenezer Ako-Adjei politician
  • Nii Akuetteh policy analyst, activist
  • Fred Akuffo former head of state
  • Edward Akufo-Addo former president
  • Nana Akufo-Addo politician
  • Awal Alhassan dancer
  • Francis Allotey physicist
  • Mamood Amadu Olympic medalist, football player
  • Francis Amanfoh major general, ambassador
  • Frank Amankwah Olympic medalist, football player
  • Prince Amartey-Oly Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Rudolf Amenga-Etego lawyer, environmentalist
  • Francis Amenu priest, moderator of the general assembly
  • Austin Amissah lawyer, judge, academic
  • Kwesi Amissah-Arthur vice-president
  • Cecilia Gyan Amoah diplomat, politician
  • Kofi Martin Ampomah airline pilot, former head civil aviation authority
  • Ephraim Amu composer, musicologist
  • Eric Adjetey Anang sculptor, artist
  • El Anatsui sculptor
  • Kwadwo Ani artist
  • Patrick Dankwa Anin politician
  • Joseph Arthur Ankrah former head of state
  • Daniel Francis Annan politician
  • Kofi Annan diplomat
  • Kwaw Ansah filmmaker
  • Philip Kwame Apagya photographer
  • John Apea actor
  • Joe Appiah lawyer, politician, statesman
  • Kow Nkensen Arkaah former vice-president
  • Kwesi Armah politician, diplomat
  • Bernard Aryee Olympic medalist, football player
  • Obed Asamoah politician
  • Gyearbuor Asante actor
  • Isaac Asare Olympic medalist, football player
  • Edward S. Ayensu economist, scientist
  • Kwame Ayew Olympic medalist, football player
  • Jackie Aygemang actress


  • Kwame Baah politician, soldier
  • James Barnor photographer
  • Mikki Osei Berko actor
  • Michael Blackson actor, comedian
  • Eddie Blay Olympic medalist, boxer
  • J. Benibengor Blay journalist, writer, publisher, politician
  • Nadia Buari actress
  • Akosua Busia actress
  • Kofi Abrefa Busia former prime minister
C - E
  • Mohammed Ibn Chambas lawyer, diplomat, politician, academic
  • Joseph Yieleh Chireh barrister, diplomat, politician
  • James Cudjoe artist
  • Leila Djansi filmmaker
  • Godfried Donkor artist
  • Ibrahim Dossey Olympic medalist, football player
  • Nana Effah-Apenteng politician
F - H
  • Shirley Frimpong-Manso film director, writer, producer
  • Mohammed Gargo Olympic medalist, football player
  • Victor Gbeho lawyer, diplomat
  • Joseph W.S. de Graft-Johnson former vice-president
  • Joshua Hamidu chief of defense
I - K
  • Juliet Ibrahim actress
  • Kwame Sannaa-Poku Jantuah politician
  • Jayso record producer, sound engineer, singer
  • Mohammed Dramani Kalilu Olympic medalist, football player
  • Ave Kludze rocket scientist
  • Maxwell Konadu Olympic medalist, football player
  • J.E.A. Kotei air vice-marshal
  • Samuel Kuffour Olympic medalist, football player
  • John Kufuor former president
  • Ablade Kumah Olympic medalist, football player

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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