The Black Stars: Ghanaians Who Are Excelling On A Global Scale

From time to time we hear of one celebrity or another who has an African heritage. We get even more excited when we find out that heritage is one of the Gold Coast. Twitter user, Kofi Wiredu (@Wiredu_) created what he called the #BlackStars thread to chronicle a list of personalities who are Ghanaian born or have a Ghanaian side, excelling beyond the shores of Ghana.

 

1. Abraham Atta

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Abraham Nii Attah: “Beast of No Nation” lead actor, born and bred in Ashaiman, Ghana. The next big thing. ??

  • 335335 Retweets

  • 140140 likes

 

2. K3 Brothers

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K3 Brothers: Kwame Boateng, Kofi Siribour & Kwesi Boakye are Hollywood actors of Ghanaian descent. ??

  • 268268 Retweets

  • 8484 likes

 

3. Tinchy Stryder

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Tinchy Stryder: Kwasi Danquah is a Ghanaian-born English rapper. MOBO award winner, he’s “The Star In The Hood” ??

  • 232232 Retweets

  • 4545 likes

 

4. Memphis Depay

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Memphis Depay: Dutch born to a Ghanaian father. KNVB and Manchester United Superstar. (Thursday Night Ronaldo) ??

  • 275275 Retweets

  • 6262 likes

 

5. Ziggy Ansah

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Odadeɛ Ezekiel Nana “Ziggy” Ansah. Ghanaian-born American NFL superstar who plays for Detroit Lions. ??

  • 251251 Retweets

  • 5151 likes

 

6. June Sarpong

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June Sarpong MBE: British television presenter and broadcaster of Ghanaian descent. Sister of late Sam Sarpong. ??

  • 188188 Retweets

  • 3939 likes

 

7. Sam Sarpong

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Sam Sarpong (late): Remember him from “Love Don’t Cost A Thing?” Actor, model and musician of Ghanaian descent. ??

  • 217217 Retweets

  • 3232 likes

 

8. Vic Mensa

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Victor Kwesi Mensah: American rapper of Ghanaian origin, signed to Hov’s Roc Nation. He says Save Money. U Mad? ??

  • 315315 Retweets

  • 9797 likes

 

9. Danny Welbeck

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Daniel Nii-Tackie Mensah Welbeck: Arsenal and Three Lions forward born to Ghanaian parents.
??

  • 255255 Retweets

  • 5252 likes

 

10. Peter Mensah

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Peter Mensah: 56 year-old Ghanaian-British actor. Famous for roles in 300, Spartacus, Avatar etc ??

  • 282282 Retweets

  • 8383 likes

 

11. Kofi Kingston

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Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah: Ghanaian-American WWE superstar. Also Kingston but not Jamaican ??

  • 224224 Retweets

  • 4343 likes

 

12. Fremah Agyemang

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Fremah Agyemang: British actress of Ghanaian descent. Known for “Dr. Who and Sense 8” ??

  • 254254 Retweets

  • 7979 likes

 

13. Kevin-Prince Boateng

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Kevin-Prince Boateng: German-Ghanaian professional footballer who plays for AC Milan. Senior brother of Jerome. ??

  • 222222 Retweets

  • 4444 likes

 

14. Jerome Boateng

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Jerome Agyenim Boateng: German-Ghanaian, plays for Bayern Munich. WC & UCL winner. Brother of Prince Boateng. ??

  • 214214 Retweets

  • 4141 likes

 

15. Ozwald Boateng

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Ozwald Boateng OBE: English fashion designer of Ghanaian descent. Known for his trademark British tailoring. ??

  • 208208 Retweets

  • 4444 likes

 

16. Idris Elba

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Idris Elba OBE: He needs no introduction. Born to a Ghanaian mother. Famous for Thor, Nelson Mandela etc. ??

  • 348348 Retweets

  • 126126 likes

 

17. Boris Kodjoe

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Boris Cecil Tay-Natey Kodjoe: Real Husbands of Hollywood star born to a Ghanaian father. He’s the ladies man. ??

  • 297297 Retweets

  • 8080 likes

 

18. Marcel Desailly

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Marcel Desailly: Ganyobi, Odenke Abbey is a Ghanaian-born retired French footballer. Euros, WC and UCL winner. ??

  • 212212 Retweets

  • 3131 likes

 

19. Stormzy

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@Stormzy1: Born Michael Omari. English rapper of Ghanaian descent. MOBO winner.

Now SHUT UP and enjoy ?? GREATNESS!

  • 298298 Retweets

  • 8383 likes

 

20. Dr. Ave Kludze Jr.

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Dr. Ave Kludze Jr – Rocket Scientist (NASA) First African to ever fly (command and control) a Spacecraft in Orbit ??

  • 8484 Retweets

  • 2525 likes

 

21. David Adjaye OBE

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David Adjaye OBE: Renowned British Architect born to Ghanaian parents. ??

  • 5555 Retweets

  • 77 likes

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