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Ghanaian celebrities born abroad but moved to Ghana for fame

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These are some Ghanaian celebrities that were born abroad or move outside Ghana at a very tender age and returned to Ghana to pursue their chosen career.

Jackie Agyemang Appiah

Jackie is a Canadian-born Ghanaian actress, who made her first appearance on tv in the Movie Things We Do For Love where she played Enyonam Blagogee.

The beautiful actress was born in Toronto and spent her early childhood in Canada. She later moved with her mum to Ghana at age 10.

Jackie is the last of five children and also has a son called Damien Agyemang from her previous marriage.

Jackie Appiah

Efia Odo

Born Andrea Owusu, Efia Odo is a Ghanaian actress, presenter and social media queen based in the United States of America.

Efia Odo left the shores of Ghana at age 5 and returned in 2014 to pursue her acting career. “Lack of opportunities in the movie industry in the United States of America, that why I decided to come back to Ghana”, she disclosed in an interview.

Efia Odo is popularly known for her sexy photos she posts on social media where she has a huge following.

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Efia Odo
Efia Odo

Fuse ODG

Originally known as Nana Richard Abiona, Fuse ODG was born on 2nd December 1988 in Tooting, South London in England.

He was born in London but raised in Ghana but later returned to London for his secondary education. He is a Ghanaian-English hip-hop recording artist and he is best known for his 2013 hit single “Antenna” which peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart.

Fuse ODG

Reggie Rockstone

Reginald Yaw Asante Osei was born in the United Kingdom but lived his early years in Ghana (Kumasi and Accra). He has been living in Ghana continuously since he pioneered the hip-life movement in 1994.

He is also known as the Hip-life Grandpapa. He recently joined Ghanaian hip-hop group VVIP following the exit of Promzy in 2014.

Reggie is the son of fashion designer Ricky Osei.

Reggie Rockstone blasts new crop of rappers
Reggie Rockstone

Sista Afia

Sista Afia is an Afro-pop musician born on 7th January 1993 and known originally as Francesca Duncan Williams. She is the niece of popular Ghanaian Bishop Nicholas Duncan Williams.

Sista Afia returned to Ghana in 2015 to start her music career and was groomed by Ghanaian singer Bisa Kdei.

He studied Nursing in the United Kingdom before relocating to Ghana. She released her original debut single in 2016 titled “Kro Ko No” which features Bisa Kdei.

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Sista Afia

Ama K. Abebrese

Ama is an award-winning British Ghanaian actress, television presenter and producer. She was born in Ghana on 3rd May 1980 but raised in West London in the United Kingdom.

She is an accomplished television presenter, having started hosting TV shows in her teens on YCTV in London, she has presented on BBC2, OBE TV, TV3 and many more.

Ama was ranked number 1 Most Influential TV and Radio Host 2015 on the Ghana Social Media Ranking List.

Ama K. Abebrese


Mensa Ansah as he is originally known as a Ghanaian hip-hop/hiplife artist. He was born in Ghana on July 16 in Accra but raised in Los Angeles and London.

Based out of North London, M3nsa is the third son of his parents and currently a member of the FOKN BOIS.




Akosua Dentaa Amoateng is an award-winning British Ghanaian entrepreneur, actress, tv presenter, singer and manager.

Dentaa was born In Ghana but relocated with her family to the United Kingdom at age 5.

She has received many awards and is currently the founder and CEO of a non-profit organization, the Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards.

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