15 World Famous Celebrities You Never Knew Were Ghanaians | Some of The Names Will Shock You


Ghanaians are known to travel far and wide. Yes, we do!. And they not only survive wherever they go but they thrive in where ever they find themselves.

I know this will be surprised to you but you need to know that, it been discovered some of the brilliant famous international celebrities we see on our screens are Ghanaians. A Few, also have traced their roots to Ghana.

Ghpage.com brings list of 15 international celebrities who are Ghanaians

IDRIS ELBA


He is a Half Ghanaian half Sierra Leonean. But you may have come to know, this romantic actor actually loves being in Ghana than anywhere else. He even featured on VVIP’s ‘Selfie’ song. IDRIS ELBA

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KOFI KINGSTON

This famous United State wrestler is not just born to Ghanaian parents but was also born in Kumasi, Ghana before he moved to the States at an early age. KOFI KINGSTON

VANESSA L. WILLIAMS

The talented Hollywood actress recently revealed her DNA test reveals significant of her ancestry is from Ghana.Interesting!

23% from Ghana, 17% from the British Isles (specifically English, Welsh and Irish), 15% from Cameroon, 12% Finnish, 11% Southern European, 7% Togo, 6% Benin, 5% Senegal and 4% Portuguese. VANESSA L. WILLIAMS

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VIC MENSAH

If you are a fan of Hiphop then this rapper’s name is no new to you. Vic Mensah is half Ghanaian and half American.

PETER MENSAH

Peter Mensah the ‘Spartacus’ TV Series star is actually a Ghanaian and was born right here in Accra. He lived in Ghana for a while before he moved to settle in the State. PETER MENSAH

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FREEMA AGYEMAN
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Freema is a popular actress and a Ghanaian by blood. She was born to a Ghanaian father.

SENYO KODZO AMOAKU

Senyo is an international movie director with huge ties to hollywood. He was born to Ghanaian parents from the Volta region. SENYO KODZO AMOAKU

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MICHEAL COWAN

Micheal Cowan the movie producer was born in Accra, Ghana. He left to the states at an early age. By law, he is a Ghanaian.



VINCENT DERY

Vinz of the music group “Nico and Vinz” from Norway is half Ghanaian half Norwegian. Vinz was born to a Ghanaian father. VINCENT DERY

BORIS KODJOE
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The talented model and popular Hollywood actor’s father is a native of Nzema in the Western region of Ghana.

Eric Kodjoe (Boris father) married Boris mother, an Australian woman and produce this Boris Kodjoe whom he named after himself. BORIS KODJOE

CYNTHIA ADDAI-ROBINSON

Cynthia came to the limelight when he played the role of Amanda Waller in ‘Arrow’ TV series. She is half Ghanaian and half an American. Her mother is a Ghanaian from the Eastern Region. CYNTHIA ADDAI-ROBINSON

DON LEMON

Another famous personality in the United States of America who has traced his ancestry to Ghana is CNN’s Don Lemon. This spectacular event was documented and telecast live on CNN’s cable news channel.

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FOREST WHITAKER

It was a suprise to many when this African American Hollywood celebrity revealed to Oprah Winfrey that a DNA test has revealed he is from Ghana. FOREST WHITAKER

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ROBERT BATHURST

Robert Bathurst was actually born in Accra, Ghana. He left Ghana at an early age before moving back to England. So technically by the laws of Ghana, He is a Ghanaian by birth. ROBERT BATHURST

CHRISTOPHER JAMES WILLIAMS

Famous Chris Williams the Hollywood actor also happens to trace his ancestry to Ghana. He is the biological brother of Vanessa Williams.
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