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5 Famous Ghanaians Who Ever Lived

1. Kofi Annan: Diplomat

Kofi Atta Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006. Annan and the United Nations were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world". From 23 February until 31 August 2012, Annan was the UN–Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, to help find a resolution to ongoing conflict there. 

He is one of the most famous Ghanaians who ever lived.

2. Kwame Nkrumah: He is recognized as revolutionary and politician who's name continues to remain on the lips of many Ghanaians and even worldwide. He played an important role in the independence of the Gold Coast in 1957, after which he served as the first prime minister of Ghana from 1957 to 1960 and then as the first president of Ghana from 1960 to 1966. He also played an influential role as an advocate of Pan-Africanism.


3. Azumah Nelson (Professional Boxer):

Azumah Nelson, a native of Ghana, is a former professional boxer. He is widely considered as the greatest African boxer ever.

He is a three-time world champion in two weight classes. Nelson is the former two-time WBC super featherweight Champion, and the former the WBC featherweight champion. His name was the household name of many Ghanaians. For his fame in the arena, a local soap was named after him. Till now they call the soap Azumah blows.

4. Abedi Ayew: Popularly called Abedi Pele is a Ghanaian former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder and who served as captain of the Ghana national team. He is regarded as one of the greatest African footballers of all time. His exploits in football is still told today.

5. Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng: He is a well-known Ghanaian physician and cardiothoracic surgeon. He was born in 1949. He is famous all over the world for performing a heart transplant in just 3 hours. He is the first black African to perform a heart transplant.

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