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Before replacing Gold Coast with Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah and J B Danquah considered these names.


Kwame Nkrumah occupies mammoth space in the history of Ghana following his heroics leading to the attainment of independence from the British. As part of gaining independence, Nkrumah changed the country's name which was formerly called Gold coast to Ghana. However, Kwame Nkrumah and J.B Danquah had other names in mind before they finally chose Ghana.

J. B Danquah who was a member of the big six embarked on a thorough research to get a befitting name for the country considering our heritage and history. He initially suggested the country to be called 'Akanland' which was fiercely rebuffed on the premise that, J. B Danquah was inconsiderate about non-Akan population.

Following the mass refusal, there was another suggestion to use 'Akan-Ga' which was viewed a much suitable name compared to 'Akanland'. Shortly afterwards, J.B Danquah arrived at 'Ghana' which received an unwavering support from the masses and Kwame Nkrumah himself. 

Early on, an unsolved chasm sprung up between J. B Danquah and Kwame Nkrumah which saw them part ways. Nkrumah went on to form the Convention People's Party and later became the President of independent Ghana.

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