List of Famous people born in Ghana
Thomas Teye Partey is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Arsenal and is the vice-captain of the Ghana national team.
Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah is a Ghanaian-American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Kofi Kingston. He is currently out with a ‘broken jaw’ injury, according to WrestleTalk.
Jerry John Rawlings was a Ghanaian military officer and politician who led the country from 1981 to 2001 and also for a brief period in 1979. He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana.
Fredua "Freddy" Koranteng Adu is an American soccer player who plays as an attacking midfielder for the Swedish Division 1 club Österlen FF.
Michael Kojo Essien is a Ghanaian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder and currently a part of Danish Superliga club FC Nordsjælland's Player /coaching staff. He was also capped for the Ghana national team more than 50 times. During his prime, Essien was considered one of the best midfielders in the world.
Akosua Gyamama Busia is a Ghanaian actress, film director, author and songwriter who lives in the United Kingdom. She is best known for her role as Nettie Harris in the 1985 film The Color Purple alongside Whoopi Goldberg.
Richard Oblitey Commey is a Ghanaian professional boxer who held the IBF lightweight title in 2019. He previously held multiple regional lightweight titles including; the Ghanaian title in 2011; the ABU title in 2013; and the Commonwealth title from 2014 to 2015.
Abdul Razak Alhassan is a Ghanaian mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight division of the UFC. A professional since 2013, he formerly fought in Bellator and Legacy Fighting Championship.
Abdul Rahman Baba, also known as Baba Rahman, is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Greek club PAOK, on loan from Chelsea, and the Ghana national team.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian politician who is the current president of the Republic of Ghana. He has been in office since 7 January 2017. He previously served as Attorney General from 2001 to 2003 and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007 under the Kufuor-led administration. He is also currently the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).