10 Ghana Celebrities Every Ghanaian Should Know

Talk of countries that came out of oblivion is the focus of attention, and you certainly have to mention Ghana. Indeed, Ghana has managed to make a career and live for hordes of its celebrities whose influence can be felt not only in Ghana but also in the rest of Africa and some of whom are celebrated worldwide. As a result, most Ghanaians can now enjoy the fame, influence and celebrity status just like any other famous figure out there. To help you learn more about Ghana’s celebrity world, we have compiled a list of top 10 most popular Ghanaian celebrities for you to peruse. And here is the list:

1. Sarkodie

Sarkodie is a Ghanaian hip-hop artist who has won the hearts of many because of his love for music, hip-hop to be precise, without being influenced by money or western culture. As a result, his music has consistently charted at the top of various charts and has earned him a top spot in Ghana’s hip hop scene. In addition, he is the only hip hop artist in Ghana who has managed to receive a large number of awards in Ghana while gaining worldwide recognition.

2. Trust Haugen

Confidence Haugen may not be a movie or music star, but she’s definitely among Ghana’s most famous personalities. She has managed to make a great impression among the citizens of Ghana due to her great business skills. For one, it owns a chain of popular nightclubs in Ghana, as well as some of the country’s most reputable companies. Her poise and unmatched sex appeal have also contributed to the love and respect she gets from the majority of people, making her one of the sexiest women in Ghana who are serious about their money hunting.

3. Becca (Rebeca Acheampong)

Becca, whose real name is Rebeca Acheampong, is definitely one of the most famous figures in Ghana. A successful Afro-pop songstress, she has managed to grow into a big brand while winning the love of many thanks to her great talent, despite only being in the industry for a short time. This has allowed her to win multiple awards while working with some of the world’s most famous personalities such as Hugh Musekela. She actually managed to win the hearts of many when she enrolled thousands of underprivileged children in Ghana into the national health insurance system.

4. Stephen Appiah

Stephen Appiah, popularly known as Tornado, is a respected soccer star who was recognized for his contribution to the 2006 World Cup in Ghana. He was the team’s captain during the 2006 World Cup and also played an active role for the team at the 2010 World Cup, held in South Africa.

5. Kofi Amoabeng

Kofi Amoabeng is the founder and current CEO of Unique Trust Company (UT), which embodies the spirit of Ghanaian ingenuity: “We can do it”. He is known for practically starting the company from scratch and making it one of the best self-made companies in Ghana. This company is currently listed as a member of “Ghana Club 10”.

6. Komla-Tumor

Komla Dumor is one of the most revered news anchors in Ghana currently working with the BBC. He is respected and at the same time recognized as the man who brought Ghana’s radio landscape to an international level. This has made him a common source of inspiration for anyone wanting to get into radio, as well as those wanting to project their careers on an international platform. He made the country even prouder when he broke the news of a royal wedding in the UK.

7. Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson is a popular screen diva whose acting skills have made her one of the most respected actresses in Nigeria and Ghana. Although this beautiful movie star is new to the movie scene, he has captured the hearts of many people. In fact, every film she’s in is a hit, not just in Ghana and Nigeria, but in the rest of Africa as well. She recently started her own organization called the Glaucoma Foundation, which aims to raise enough funds to save people’s sight.

8. Kwami Sefa Kayi

Kwami Sefa Kayi is a popular broadcaster and host of the Kakrooko Morning Show on Ghana’s Peace FM. Not only is his show recognized as the best breakfast show, it is an incredible show accompanied by a series of interviews and sensual music.

9. Abedi Ayew Pele

Just like Appiah, Abedi is also acclaimed as a great soccer player whose efforts propelled the team to their first World Cup in 2006. Most Ghanaians also love him for his active involvement in FIFA which is a great achievement for Ghana in terms of football. Recently his local football club Nania won the FA Cup in Ghana.

10. Nana Aba Anamoah

The story behind this beautiful and legendary TV Her personality makes her an impressive and respected woman in the Ghanaian media industry. She is a single mother who overcame the temptation to abort her child and chose to stay focused while fighting all of her odds and difficulties to get to where she is now. She started her career as a news anchor at TV3 before taking on the role of hosting the Divas Show. And despite all the hardships of the average Ghanaian girl, she has managed to secure one of the top jobs in the media industry in Ghana while also becoming a source of inspiration for aspiring news anchors and TV personalities.