Ghanaians have lots to be grateful for, although the country still must be fixed by ourselves and our leaders. Ghana is one of the countries blessed with an abundance of natural resources, including gold, bauxite, manganese, oil, cocoa, shea butter, cotton, salt, and lots more. On the contrary, Ghana was recently ranked because of the second most peaceful country in Africa behind Mauritius.
However, within the world of entertainment, Ghana hasn’t poorly fared the least bit. A number of its talents are globally renowned, and here, Chrisplug.com takes a glance at a number of them who make us proud to be Ghanaians.
Here Is The Top 7 Ghanaian Celebrities Who Make You So Proud As A Ghanaian
Thanks to his ‘stubbornness’ in sticking with rapping in his local dialect, Twi, he has been severely criticized. However, his vision and hustle paid off when in 2012, he bagged home the simplest International Act Award during the BET Awards. He was also nominated for the identical award in 2014 and 2015.
Again, in 2019, Sarkodie gave Ghanaians one more reason to be proud when he won the most influential International Flow during the BET Hip Hop Awards.
He has also won an EMY Award and bagged several International Award nominations.
He’s best known for his time at English giants Chelsea FC and is essentially thought to be Ghana’s best player for the past decade.
Chelsea FC coughed up £24.4million to buy him from Olympique Lyon in August 2005. At the time, that was the very best amount of cash splashed on an African footballer.
He got listed as a nominee for the 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year, but he was positioned. He was voted because of the third-best African Footballer of the Year in 2005 and 2006. Also, he won the BBC African footballer of the year award in 2006.
In the 2006-07season, Chelsea fans voted Essien because of the team’s player of the year. His beautifully placed strike against Arsenal was also voted because of the Chelsea goal of the season in 2006-07. Essen introduced a lot of Ghanaians to the Chelsea Football Club, and they are still supporting it.
It’s of little surprise he’s cited as ‘Afrocentric.’ He’s among the foremost eloquent Ghanaian artists, and as a result of the ingenious ways M.anifest goes about his music, he has given lectures at various foreign institutions such as; St. Lawrence University, Hamline University, Macalester College (his Alma Mater), and Penumbra Theater’s Summer Arts Institute.
He received royalties from Pepsi after he lent his voice to them in the same jingle that played nationally on U.S radio.
He produced and partnered in writing an independent mini Hip-Hopera for Channel O, one of Africa’s leading music channels based in South Africa. He was also included in a feature-length documentary titled ‘We Rock Long Distance’ by filmmaker Justin Schell.
The Rapper has received international recognition such as; City Pages’ Songwriter of the Year (2008) and America Composers Forum’s Minnesota Emerging composer Award (2010).
He’s affectionately referred to as the ‘rap data. Now, hear this: On April 20, at the +233 Jazz Bar and Grill, Okyeame Kwame launched a 10-track album titled ‘Made in Ghana’ to revive patriotism and a way of national pride which we believed that many Ghanaians were lacking.
He got appointed as a brand ambassador by the Ministry Of Trade and Industry for its Made-In-Ghana campaign.
Okyeame Kwame’s effort in promoting Ghana’s culture globally deserves notable mention, and, as a result, he’ll cause you to be proud to be a Ghanaian.
He’s presently trending for two reasons;
Excerpts of the much-anticipated video of ‘Already,’ a song by Beyonce featured Shatta Wale, hit the web two days ago, and Ghanaians are going ‘crazy’ over it.
An Instagram account dedicated to publishing news on Meek Mill has hinted that Meek Mill is featured on a Shatta Wale song. The post read, “seems #shattawale may have a record featuring #meekmill to get on his next mixtape for the land of Africa. If so, it’s gonna be a bop.
Among a myriad of international recognitions, Shatta Wale could be a name you can’t forget and is one that creates plenty of Ghanaians pride.
The Boxing Professor needs no introduction. He competed from 1979-2008. He held the WBC featherweight title from 1984-1987 and the WBC super-featherweight title twice, between 1988 and 1997.
He was ranked because of the 31st greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all time by BoxRec. He has fought 47 times, won 39(28 by KO), lost six, and drawn two fights.