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20+ Most Popular Celebrities In Ghana You Should Know [2020 UPDATED]

Let’s talk about celebrities in ghana today, yes we sometimes wish our names are all over the place like the famous and the celebrities we see on TV, talked about on radio and social media.

In this write-up, I am bringing to your doorsteps Ghanaian celebrities from different professions including actors, musicians, comedians, footballers, and media personalities.

List Of Celebrities in Ghana

In no particular order let’s dive into the list, the criteria of this list is based on relevancy and popularity no other technical stuff.
Celebrities in Ghana

Jackie Appiah

If you are a fan of African movies, you must know Jackie Appiah. She remains one of Ghana’s most celebrated and relevant actresses and has featured in a number of Ghanaian and Nigerian movies and, has graced television screens with her excellent acting skills.

Jackie Appiah is said to have started acting at a tender age through her schooling days so is not surprised she so good at what she does.

She also has received several awards and nominations, including the awards for best actress in a leading role at the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Awards, among others.

It is not surprising the beautiful actress Jakie Appiah has amassed about 7.6 million followers on Instagram.

Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson is a celebrated Ghanaian actress, movie producer, model, philanthropist, and entrepreneur and considered to be one of the popular celebrities in Ghana.

She rose to fame after starring in a Ghanian Blockbuster Movie titled “Princess Tyra” and after she’s has been consistent in her acting career and has won many awards for herself.

She is one of the most followed celebrities in Ghana on Instagram and Twitter with over 6.4 and 1.4 million respectively.

She is a mother of one and one of the hottest divers on our movie screen.

Juliet Ibrahim

Being a successful actress, a mother, an entrepreneur, and a movie producer differentiate Juliet Ibrahim from her colleague Ghanaian actresses.

The talented actress began her career as a model, working with Ghanaian fashion brands like B Exotic, Dark and Lovely, GTP Fabric, Joyce Ababio, Art Michael Woodin, Karim Siaka, and Ghana Royal Dennis.

She also featured in a number of TV commercials as well before she got her breakthrough in acting somewhere in 2005 when she featured in Crime to Christ.

She is one of the most sought-after African actresses and over the years, her acting continues to warm the heart of her audiences across Africa, especially Ghana and Nigeria.

Nadia Buari

Nadia Buari is a Ghanaian actress. She was born in Takoradi, Ghana to a musician and a producer called Alhaji Sidiku Buari and Hajia Buari.

She studied performing arts at the University of Ghana and graduated with a BFA degree, she was actively involved in school drama and dance clubs throughout her school life

Nadia Buari first appeared on Ghanaian national television with the TV series Games People Play in late 2005 which got her nominated for best actress that year. Her first major movie was Mummy’s Daughter, after which she got the lead role in Beyonce and the President’s Daughter.

She is active on social media especially Twitter and Instagram with a massive following.

John Dumelo

John Dumelo is a Ghanaian actor, farmer, and politician born to John Dumelo and Mrs. Antoinette Dumelo at Hohoe in the Volta Region of Ghana.

He had his basic education at Christ The King School in Accra, secondary education at Achimota School – studied Civil Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, then to GIMPA to study Public Service and Governance.

He started his acting career in the early ’90s when he appeared in the movie titled ”Baby Thief” that brought out his capabilities in acting.

John Dumelo has been the name on the lips of many movie lovers as he has blessed his audience with his acting skills in movies like ”Adams Apple”, ”A Night With Her”, ”Black Men Rock”, ”Beautiful Ruins” and a host of others.

He was awarded as the ”Best Actor” in a leading role at Nollywood Awards and also Most Promising Actor at Africa Movies Awards in 2010 and a lot more in subsequent years.

Majid Michel

Majid Michel the handsome and elegant actor has a lot of fans both offline and online. He has 1.5 million followers on Instagram and is always breaking the gram with his stunning photos.

Majid attended St. Theresa’s Primary School before schooling at Mfantsipim School where he was active in the Drama Club and even won a Best Actor Award in one of their performance in cape Coast, Ghana

His love for acting made him a breakthrough actor in the Ghanaian movie industry before making strides in Nollywood.

Majid began his acting career when he had a role as “Shaker” in the TV series “Things We Do for Love.” Following his success, Majid made a smooth transition to the midstream when he appeared in his first movie “Divine Love,” alongside Jackie Appiah, and Van Vicker.

Van Vicker

Our list of celebrities in Ghana, especially with regards to the acting folks without mentioning the name of Van Vicker.

The actor Van Vicker is one of the finest Ghanaian acting stars of our time, who has starred in plenty of different movies, and in all of them, he was superb.

He is popular in Nollywood and Ghallywood not for his acting only but his humble personality in the industry and among his peers. This man has a huge power of attraction, which is why he is capable of charming all his viewers especially the ladies.

He has been featured in many movies and acted alongside remarkable actors like Desmond Elliot, Mercy Johnson, Jackie Aygemang Appiah, Stephanie Okereke, Yvonne Nelson, Ini Edo, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, and Nadia Buari.

Yvonne Okoro

Yvonne Okoro is a famous Ghanaian actress, model, television personality, and philanthropist. She was born in Ghana to a Nigerian father and a Ghanaian mother.

She has worked hard to establish herself as a household name in both the Ghanaian and Nigerian Television screens. Her achievements can only be envied by many.

Her acting career began blossoming when she was given a significant role in the Beyoncé movie. She did not stop there but continued and became one of the best actresses in Ghana and Nigeria and a famous one as such.

Nana Ama McBrown

Nana Ama McBrown is a Ghanaian actress, scriptwriter, and songwriter. She is celebrated in the entertainment industry of Ghana for her contribution.

Her acting career began when she accepted a radio announcement job at Miracle Films where she was in charge of costumes. After building a stable foundation in her acting career, she landed a bigger role in the movie Tentacles.

Despite her not having the best command in the Queen’s language, she continues to have a loyal and authentic fanbase in the Ghanaian film arena.

She is considered to be one of the richest actresses in the country right now.

Fella Makafui

Fella Makafui is a young, beautiful, and talented actress who rose to fame after she was cast in the YOLO TV series playing the role of Serwaa – a bread Seller.

The actress and philanthropist has carved a niche for herself in the movie industry after her entrance from nowhere.

She’s considered one of the talked about celebrities in Ghana, especially with regard to her relationship and marriage to her musician husband Medikal.

Joselyn Dumas

Joselyn Dumas is a household name in the Ghanaian Movie industry. In fact, most of her familiarity can be seen by her number of followers on social media, she’s somehow famous due to her beautiful body and considered one of the honest celebrities in Ghana.

She is a Ghanaian television host and actress. In 2014 she starred in “A Northern Affair” her role earned her a Ghana Movie Award and an Africa Movie Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

It is a known fact that she was practicing paralegal until she moved to Ghana to follow her dreams of becoming a Television personality.

Martha Ankomah

Lovers of movies are very familiar with this beautiful actress. She is one of the most followed celebrities on Instagram with over 2.2 million fans.

She’s considered one of the most decent actresses and celebrities in Ghana, her life clean of scandals as is mostly associated with most popular celebrities.

She started her acting at Labone Senior High School when she joined the theatre program for schools and acted in a number of plays at dramafest at Funworld. Her professional acting career started in 2007.

She has been cast in more than 200 movies and counting.

Lydia Forson

Lydia Forson is has a massive following on Instagram. The Ghanaian actress, writer, and producer have over 2 million followers to her credit. She is also a winner of multiple movie awards.

Lydia Forson (born 24 October 1984) is a Ghanaian actress, writer, and producer. In 2010 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role according to Wikipedia.

Her acting career started with a role in Hotel St. James (2005), Run Baby Run (2006), Different Shades of Blue (2007), and a stint in the reality show The Next Movie Star in Nigeria (2007).

Moesha Boduong

Moesha Boduong among the fastest developing actresses in Ghana. She also works as an agent and TV moderator and hails from Bipolar in the Upper West area of Ghana.

Moesha Boduong, beyond doubt, is an iron lady who has managed to build a career for herself in spite of the hurdles life tossed at her.

She has been featured in films like “Pool Party”, “Bloodline”, “Dark Dawn”, and “Assault Case” among others.

She’s also known for her famous interview with BBC Christiane Amanpour, which brought a whole lot of controversy in the Ghana media space.

Sarkodie

Sarkodie is unarguably Ghana’s most successful and best rapper of all time and widely known celebrity in Ghana.

He’s also widely believed to be Africa’s finest rapper presently with several local and international awards yet to be equaled by any rapper on the continent.

The famous rapper, whose real name is Michael Owusu Addo is the first Ghanaian artist to win a BET Award for the “Best International Act (Africa) in 2012 which served as the tone for his greater things to come in his musical journey.

He started knocking on the doors of fame as a fearsome underground rapper when he was in Junior High School.

Stonebwoy

Stonebwoy is a stage name for Livingstone Etse Satekla; a known reggae and dancehall artist. He is currently the founder and CEO of Burniton Music Group.

Out of his love for writing, he was able to write rhythmic words and hymns, which turned out to be great songs. He started competing with rappers and ended up being the best.

With motivation from his family, he joined the popular rap competition known as Kasahare Level on Adom FM and won the rapping battle.

Stonebwoy kept on pursuing his love for music where he got into doing pop songs, reggae and also dancehall, he currently one of the country’s finest.

Shatta Wale

Shatta Wale is a Ghanaian musician, songwriter and occasional actor. He won Artiste of the Year at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for his best known single “Dancehall King”, and has appeared films such as Never Say Never and couple of others.

Shatta has made a name for himself in the Ghana music industry. It’s no surprise that he is amassing a lot of fans and followers.

The controversial singer attended Winneba Secondary School but didn’t continue to the tertiary level. He’s arguably one of the controversial celebrity in Ghana.

Medikal

Samuel Adu Frimpong popularly known as Medial is one of the most famous rappers in Ghana with a lot of followership.

He is signed on to the Arab Money Gang(AMG) since 2010 owned by Criss Waddle. Since he stepped in mainstream he has managed to serve his fans well with hits songs.

Becca

Popularly known as Becca, Rebecca Acheampong is a famous Ghanaian songwriter and singer, known for her outstanding sweet voice and excellent vocals.

She first gained recognition as a contestant on the second edition of TV3’s annual singing competition, Mentor.

She started working as an upcoming solo artiste till she was signed by Kiki Banson on the EKB Records, her debut album, “Sugar”, in 2007 made Becca a household name in the Ghanaian Music Industry.

She’s has been one of the consistent female musicians in Ghana and can boost of numerous hits songs and albums.

Okyeame Kwame

The famous Ghanaian musician Okyeame Kwame is one of the most popular figures when it comes to music in Ghana. He’s one of the old gurus in the rap game and has been nicknamed Rap Doctor.

He’s also active in social work, his foundation made up of biomedical scientists, medical doctors and other social workers focus on the Hepatitis B educational campaign and a free screening of the disease.

Samini

Talking about top Ghanaian musicians and celebrities in Ghana, Samini’s name cannot be left out looking at what he has done for in the Ghana music industry.

He’s one of the guys who have held high the flag of Ghana across the world in the Reggae/Dancehall genre and paved the way for the likes of Stonebwoy and Shata Wale.

D-Black

Making the list of celebrities in Ghana is D-Black, born Desmond Kwesi Blackmore, is a Ghanaian multiple award-winning & chart-topping anglophone hip-hop and afrobeat musician from Ghana, Africa.

He is a music business entrepreneur, executive producer as well, his hits songs like vera and co can never be forgotten by Ghanaians.

Sister Derby

Deborah Owusu-Bonsu popularly known as Sister Derby is a popular musician, television presenter at E.tv Ghana, and model with a lot of popularity.

With Miss Ghana 2010, she found a way to blend her many passions for fashion, presenting, and representing Ghana’s beauty before entering the music seen in 2012.

Sister Derby currently has 2.1 million Instagram followers and a couple of hits songs to her credit.

Kevin Prince Boateng

Kevin Prince Boateng is an international footballer with Ghanaian roots. He was, however, born in Germany. The footballer plays for Fiorentina, a Serie A club.

He is famous for his midfield skills, but he occasionally plays forward. What makes him a world-class player is his footspeed, juggling tricks, and strength.

Top football sites have described him as a rare-breed with attributes such as speed, attacking prowess, and killer instincts while playing appearing in the headlines of these publications.

The footballer who is currently plying his trade in Italy has a huge fan base on Instagram with about 3.1 million followers.

Michael Essien

The former Black star captain is one of the most famous sportsmen and one of the most successful footballers to come from Ghana.

The Ghanaian football star attended St. Augustine’s College, however, he didn’t further his education.

He has played for big teams like Chelsea FC and Real Madrid and has 1.3 million Instagram followers.

Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Ghana national football team and is the former captain of the Ghanaian national team.

Gyan began his career in 2003 with Ghanaian Premier League club Liberty Professionals scoring ten goals in sixteen matches then spent three seasons with Serie A club Udinese via two seasons loan at Modena netting on fifteen occasions in 53 league matches and at Udinese where he scored 11 times in 39 league matches.

Gyan is the all-time leading goalscorer of the Ghana national team, with 51 goals and one of the talked about celebrities in Ghana with regards to footballers.

Despite being a football star, he can is the CEO of lots of companies.


In conclusion these are few of the celebrities in Ghana we could lay our hands on. This list will be updated regularly to feed you on whats new and new added celebrities.

Thanks for reading and you can comment with name of any other person you should make the list.