Ghana has lots of celebrities and many wonders where these popular celebrities come from. And so we today going to have a look at some Ghanaian celebrities and the tribes they find themselves in. I know there are some celebrities you think come from one particular part of the country but you will be amazed to find out where they really come from at the end.
There are several tribes in the country but there are six major ones and that includes; the Akans, Ewe, Ga-Adangbe, Mole-Dagbani, Guan, Gurma. And so let as usual have a look at some of the tribes some of these popular celebrities come from.
The GA Tribe
The Ga people can be located in the Greater Accra region where our national capital is located. The region has lots of people there since that’s where most of the big companies are located. Many people migrate there all in the quest of making some good earns means but our attention is to have a look at the celebrities that officially originates from the region.
Joselyn Dumas is Ga and of course, can’t be taken off the list when it comes to some popular celebrities in the country. Joselyn Dumas is a Ghanaian television host and actress. In 2014 she starred in a A Northern Affair, a role that earned her a Ghana Movie Award and an Africa Movie Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku
Another Ghanaian celebrity who has indeed made a name for herself in the movie industry is the name Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku. In case you’re wondering where she comes from, she is also Ga from the Greater Accra Region.
Gafah was born in Abelemkpe in the Greater Accra of Ghana to Mr. and Mrs. Kwaku Badu. She had her secondary education at the Presbyterian Girls Senior High School in Kumasi and continued to African University Communication College. The actress is now a mother following her recent adoption of a four month-old baby boy during her visit to King Jesus Orphanage Home in Kumasi.
With an estimated net worth of more than $300,000 the beautiful actress is seen as one of the richest actresses in the country. She was born in Tema and had her basic education at the DEKS(Discipline, Excellence, Kindness, Service) International School in Tema and continued to Holy Child High School for her senior high education where she studied visual arts.
She is one of the few Ga celebrities we have in the country and she is really doing great for herself in the commercial scenes as well.
Born as Gregory Bortey Newman, even his name gives him away as been in Ga. He has been very influential in the music scene ever since he got the it and he has recently been in the news for tweeting money never changed him ever since he got the shine.
According to King Promise, he can not deny that money hasn’t made some changes in his life but the savour of riches hasn’t changed his lifestyle or behaviour in any way.
“Money made some changes but money didn’t change me.”
The self-acclaimed dancehall king of Ghana is also Ga. His full name is Charles Nii Armah and that certainly proves the fact that he is a full Ga from the Greater Accra Region.
His bio reads;
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. was born in Accra, Ghana at the Police Hospital on October 17, 1984. The son of a couple from Accra and the Volta Region of Ghana. His father, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Sr. a politician, Businessman and a legal practitioner.
Shatta Wale attended Seven Great Princes Academy at Dansoman , a suburb in Accra. Where he demonstrated an affinity for arts and acted in a popular Akan Drama series (By The Fireside) at the National Theatre of Ghana.
Growing up, he lived with his family in Laterbiokorshie, Dansoman and then later Korle Gonno during his formative years. In a Facebook live video, Wale stated that he did not enjoy motherly love and care at the early stages of his life because a pastor caused a separation between his parents which made him remain under his father’s care and later ending up on the streets.
His mother is Elsie Evelyn Avemegah. As a child, his father introduced him to the Jamaican culture by playing Reggae records in the house and also continuously traveling with him to the UK to meet his relatives who were half Jamaicans.
These exposures made him develop love for music at a tender age. His intense passion to do music made him lose interest in schooling but his father forced him to complete his high school education later in the Volta Region of Ghana which had initially kicked off at the Winneba Secondary School in the Central Region of Ghana.
Even in school and right after school he pursued his musical dream but his father did not agree and wanted him to become a lawyer, this led to a misunderstanding between the two eventually tearing down their beautiful relationship. Shatta Wale lived in almost all the ghettos ( Nima ) in Accra just to survive. “There were many times I slept without food. I have been through all the hustle in life, I mean hell. I have lived with the people and became one of their own. No wonder my music easily resonates with the people. I am thankful to God for making me see the day light.”
The list, of course, wouldn’t be complete without mentioning notable names like Tinny and Gasmila who are all Gas.
The Asanti tribe
Even though Jackie Appiah was born in Canada, she was born to Ghanaian parents and both of them hail from the Ashanti Region making Jackie Appiah one of the few celebrities in the country that comes from the Ashanti Region.
The beautiful actress even though bears the name Ibrahim that will make many to mistaken her as a Muslim or someone from the Northern Region but she is from the Ashanti Region instead, making her an Asante ni.
Nana Ama Mcbrown
The fine presenter and actress is also from the Ashanti Region. She looks far younger than her age and she is one of the few celebrities in the country that is love by many.
Many think he is from the Greater Accra Region since he seems to have lived all his life in Accra but the reality is that he is an Asante man from the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Northern Part of Ghana
Just like Sarkodie, many thought they are from the Greater Accra Region as well since they have been in Tema almost all their lives but they are Dagombas from the Northern part of Ghana.
Wiyaala is from the Sissala tribe. She has really projected her music beyond the borders of Ghana and has been loved by many. She is one of the richest musicians in the country and that will be a subject for discussion for some other time.
Another great performer from the Northern Region part of Ghana is Fancy Gadam. He is a reggae artist from Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana. He had his basic school education at the Police Barracks school Tamale in 2004. His Music career started off at the age of 12, where he performed at public events and schools.
His command over the Fanti language is indeed unparalleled. The Fanti rap god is a Fanti based in the Western Region of Ghana.
Pappy Kojok is also a Fanti from Takoradi.
When we get to the Anlo tribe, there is Edem.