One thing in Ghana now that is cherishable and lovely is given strictly local names to newborn babies at birth; making Christian and English ones an old fashion and second choice names.
There is no doubt that Ghanaians value and adore their local names as every individual in the country, almost 90% have a local name that sounds good to ears.
Well, in the Akan tribe, names like Boatemaa; Agyeiwaa, Acheamongmaa; Sarpomaa; Asabea; Ohenewaa; Adutwumaa; and others are very common.
In a typical Ga home, one can hear names like Naa Ayorkor, Nii Aryeetey, Naa Deide; Nii Lante; Nii Adjei; Naa Shormeh; Nii Ardey, just to mention a few.
Another thing which is of worth to most people is the title that prefixes their names; like Naa, Nana, Ohemaa, Maame, and Papa.
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All these prefixes titles are given to them sometimes to show directly the kind of people they are and where he or she comes from.
For example, the name Ohemaa and Naa (meaning queen) and Nana and Nii (king), for instance, are royal titles given to Asante and Ga female and male, respectively.
considering these names and titles, here are five Ghanaian celebrities with cute local names.
Which Is Your Favorite?
1. Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku
Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku born November 24, 1988, in Teshie, Accra is a Ghanaian Actress and Radio/ TV Broadcaster. She starred in award-winning movies including ‘Perfect Picture’, ‘Adams Apple’, ‘Poisoned Bait’, and a host of others.
According to the Ga naming tradition, her well-known name Naa Ashorkor means that she is the second female child of her parents.