12 Ghanaian Celebrities who Were born rich
Ghana is one particular country that has produced remarkable talents in recent times. In its various entertainment industries, there is no shortage of celebrities.
Some of these celebrities come from wealthy backgrounds while others who although, are from average backgrounds have, by showcasing their talents, acquired wealth and fame.
The likes of Sarkodie comes from an average background but hustled through the ranks and has become one of the most successful musicians in Africa.
As rich as the families they were born into were, these Ghanaian celebrities did not ride on the back of the fortune but worked tremendously towards their own successes.
Ghpage.com takes you through top 10 Ghanaian Celebrities Who Were Born Rich.
Popularly known as Reggie Rockstone but born as Reginald Osei is a Ghanaian rapper and rightly called the Godfather of Hip-Life as he pioneered the Hip-Life movement in 1994.
He was born in the United Kingdom but lived his early years in Ghana. Rockstone is the son of accomplished fashion designer, Ricky ‘Ricci’ Osei.
In 2004, Reggie won the Kora Award for the best African Video and he performed in front of a 50,000 person crowd in Ghana, together with Shaggy.He attended the elite boarding school, Achimota School in Accra, Ghana.
Efya has won several awards at the GMA ,she was the Best Female Vocal Performance for the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions of the Ghana Music Awards. Among her songs are Forgetting Me, Jolie,best in me and One of Your Own.
Born as Jane Afia Boafowaa Awindor, but known in showbiz as Efya. The former Yaa Asantewaa girls student is the daughter of Greetings From Abroad star, Nana Adwoa Awindor.
The songstress who saw her dad at age twenty-three due to the many businesses and other engagements of his in Germany holds a degree in Music and Theatre from the University of Ghana.
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10. Nadia Buari
Nadia’s mother is Hajia Buari a beautician and she is the daughter of Alhaji Sidiku Buari, an ace musician and producer.
She sure is daddy’s girl.We got the dice rolling with Nadia Buari, a talented Ghanaian actress who received two nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2007 and 2009.
9. Shatta Wale
Formerlly know as Bandana now re-branded as Shatta Wale but known in private life as Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr. With Bandana “mokoho” as an entry into the music industry couldnt last but went down for a while, came back stronger and released Dancehall King in 2013.
That was his second breakthrough as it eventually won him the 2014 Artiste of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards. He is born to Mr. Charles Nii Armah Mensah Snr ,a politician and business man.
Actress Jackie Appiah is the last of five children. She was born in Canada but moved to Ghana at age 10 where she lived with the mother. Jackie’s father, Kwabena Appiah who resides in Toronto is the younger brother of the late renowned lawyer, Joe Appiah.
She has won several awards including Best Actress in Drama for her performance in The Perfect Picture at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in Lagos, Nigeria.
7. Deborah Owusu-Bonsu (Sister Debbie) and Wanlov
Beautiful Deborah Vanessa Owusu-Bonsu also known as Sister Debbie is a Ghanaian television presenter, model and academic. She is the sister to Wanlov The Kubolor, a popular Ghanaian hip-life artiste.
Their father had a massive stake in Vanef STC, which was a transportation giant in the country. Her mother is Romanian. She also attended University of the Arts London.
Wanlov the Kubolor known in private life as Emmanuel Owusu Bonsu, known in showbiz was born to a Romanian mother and a Ghanaian father. The member of music duo, FOKN Bois,although he was born in Romania, he grew up in Ghana. His parents were into arts and music.
His father, Pastor James Owusu-Bonsu, who is the leader of Awesome Grace Network (AGN), has said that he is proud of him for being a distinctive individual.
6.Ama K. Abebrese
The television presenter and producer born Ama Konadu Abebrese,but popularly known as Ama K. Abebrese is one of the most successful Ghanaian actresses.
Through her work as a presenter, She has interviewed famous celebrities such as Harrison Ford, Akon, Neyo, Idris Elba and Rihanna. She was born in Ghana and raised in UK.
She won the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2011. Information abound in Ghana that she is the daughter of one the prominent Ghanaians who fought for the Country’s freedom.
Desmond Kwesi Blackmore is born to the late Mr. Derek Blackmore who was a business man and entrepreneur.Popularly known as D black who had his breakthrough via his popular tune “Vera” had his tertiary education at the University of Cape Coast.
He studied Economics, furthered his education at the University of Ghana, Legon pursuing a degree in B.F.A, Theatre Arts, Film Dir and Music.
Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong known by her stage name as Becca is a singer , College ,songwriter and she is the fifth of nine children from the Acheampong family.
Rebecca attended Morning Star and Wesley Girls’ High School whilst growing up. After graduating from College, She became a Child care and education worker. She spent several years abroad before relocating to Ghana to start her music career.
After graduating fromCollege,She became a Child care and education worker. She spent several years abroad before relocating to Ghana to start her music career.
3. Majid Michel
Majid Michel is a mix-race, his father is Lebanese and his mother is a Ghanaian. Arguably, Ghana’s most handsome actor, Majid Michel won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2012.
His family owns most of the thriving businesses and distinguished houses in the Cantonment area, a suburb of the Ghana capital, Accra.
Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Okoro was born to a Nigerian father and a Ghanaian mother. Her father is a successful businessman.
Yvonne Okoro had her secondary education at Mfanstiman Girls’ Senior High School. She pursued a Bachelor of Arts course in English and Linguistics from the University of Ghana, Legon and later went to University De-Nantes in France to study Press Civilization, Drama, and Marketing.
She is one of the highest paid actresses in Ghana. She comes from a wealthy family and according to various sources; she had her own home in East Legion before she took over the movie scene.
Kwame Ametepee Tsikata, popularly known as M.anifest is an internationally acclaimed award-winning Hip Hop artiste.He is an award-winning Ghanaian rapper and songwriter who won Best Rapper of the Year and Hip-Hop Song of the Year at the 2013 Ghana Music Awards.
M.anifest is the grandson of J.H. Kwabena Nketia, one of Africa’s foremost ethnomusicologists and composers.He is the son of Ghanaian lawyer and a former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Tsatsu Tsikata.
His mother, Nana Nketia, is also a lawyer and a pastor at International Central Gospel Church (ICGC).
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M.anifest holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Macalester College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college located in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
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