Kofi Kingston is a Ghanaian-American professional wrestler. He is signed to WWE under the SmackDown brand, and is a member of The New Day group with Big E and Xavier Woods. Holding 12 championships to his credit, he was ranked as the 20th best wrestler by PWI in 2013. He has several signature moves and finishing moves, and his famous signature styles include double backhand chop, flying forearm smash, and somersault plancha. Passionate about wrestling from childhood, he gave up his corporate job to sign with WWE. In the initial days of his career, he promoted himself as being from Jamaica and not from Ghana, as the wannabe WWE Raw superstar believed that people would readily accept a person from the land of the famous singer-songwriter, Bob Marley. However, now he has dropped the Jamaican story, and has confirmed that he is from Ghana. Initially, his fans did not accept his group New Day with open arms, but soon its appearance on RAW became a highlight of the show. In fact, New Day became the longest-reigning tag team champions in WWE history.
Michael Blackson is an American actor and stand-up comedian who is known as ˜The African King of Comedy.' Michael was born in Ghana. He moved to the US in 1987 as a teenager, to live the big American dream. In 1992, he had his first stint with comedy gigs when he began performing at local Philadelphia clubs. With time, he participated in well-known competitions, such as the ˜1993 Schlitz Malt Liquor Comedy Tour' in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and the ˜1996 Urban Comedy Festival' in New York City. During the 2000s, he participated in famous comedy competitions such as the ˜Laffapolooza Comedy Festival' in Atlanta and the ˜Bay Area Black Comedy Competition' in Oakland. He considers comedians Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and Bernie Mac to be the biggest influences on his choice of career. As an actor, Michael is best known for his praiseworthy performance in the 2011 comedy film ˜Next Friday,' produced by Ice Cube's production house. He has also appeared on a number of TV shows, such as ˜30 Rock.'
Ghanaian-American comedian, dancer, musician, and producer best known for his videos on his self-titled YouTube channel. His videos have been featured on Good Morning America, BET and BuzzFeed.
YouTube star who has gained fame for his JTube channel. He has risen to massive popularity for his candid on street interviews and challenges.
Tinchy Stryder, born as Kwasi Danquah, is a Ghanaian-English grime vocalist and an industrialist, famously dubbed as ˜The Star in the Hood'. Born in Ghana and brought up in London from a young age, he has a distinctly positive outlook on life despite his tough upbringing and is determined to be a positive role model for kids across the country. Having started learning music at the age of 13, he was seen on pirate radio sets with other well-known grime MCs such as Dizzee Rascal in his teenage years. After appearing in several singles of other bands, his debut album ˜Star in the Hood' was released in 2007. His next album, ˜Catch 22', was his most successful album featuring hit singles such as ˜Number 1' and ˜Never Leave You', both of which topped the UK Singles Chart giving him the first #1 single of his career. Since then, he has distinguished himself from other singers, releasing several other unique singles. Apart from being a vocalist, he is also an entrepreneur serving as the head of several companies. He is the founder and the chairman of the clothing line company, ˜Star in the Hood'. He is also the chief executive officer of Takeover Roc Nation, a global independent record label company, and the founder of Goji Electronics. Over the years, he has emerged as a successful businessman and undoubtedly one of the UK's most exciting artists.
Born Michael Owusu Addo, he is a hip hop and hiplife recording artist who was the recipient of the 2012 BET Award for Best International Act: Africa category. He was nominated for the same award in 2014.
Afro-Pop/Dancehall singer known for hit singles "Kupe" and "Poison." She has more than 290,000 followers on her ebony_reigns Instagram account.
Reggae and dancehall musician most well known for his breakout single "Dancehall King," which won him the title of Artist of the Year at the 2014 Ghana Music Awards. He had previously became known for the pseudonym Bandana.
Ghanian hiplife artist and musician who has become known for the release of albums like Toffee and Castro D'destroyer's Hitz. However, in July 2014, he disappeared following a jet ski accident off the coast of Ada Foah, spawning theories and controversies about his disappearance.
Kofi Atta Annan, a diplomat from the West African country of Ghana, was the first to emerge from the ranks of United Nations (UN) staff to serve as the Secretary-General of the UN. He served as the seventh UN Secretary-General from 1997 to 2006. The UN and Annan were jointly awarded the The Nobel Peace Prize 2001 "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world". While he was the Secretary-General, he prioritized the establishment of a comprehensive reforms programme aimed at revitalizing the UN. UN had traditionally been working in the areas of development and he worked for further strengthening this work. A passionate advocate of human rights, and a strong believer in the universal values of equality, tolerance and human dignity, Annan wanted to bring the UN closer to the people by reaching out to new partners, and thereby restore public confidence in the organization. He had a major part to play in the establishment of two new intergovernmental bodies: the Peacebuilding Commission and the Human Rights Council in 2005. He also played a pivotal role in the creation of the Global Funds to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He strongly opposed the 2003 invasion of Iraq and Iran's nuclear programme. After his retirement from the UN in 2006, he returned to Ghana where he was involved with a number of African as well as global organizations.
Highly regarded Ghanaian film and television performer whose work garnered two African Movie Academy Award nominations in 2008. In 2013, he played Tony in One Night in Vegas.
Striker who joined Al Alin in 2012 after spending two years with Sunderland; became a member of the Ghanian national team in 2003. He was traded to Shanghai SIPG in 2015 and loaned to Al Ahli Dubai the following year.