11 Ghanaian Men Abroad You Should Be Proud Of.

Taking cognisance of the fact that a little appraisal will do no harm, Yours truly, MAWULI POMARY comes to you once again with facts about some Successful Men in the Diaspora who are of Ghanaian descent you should know about.

 Mario Balotelli

Mario Barwuah Balotelli is the son of Thomas and Rose Barwuah from Ghana. The 21-year old striker moved to play for Manchester City in England after playing at Inter Milan. Though Ghanaian, he plays for the Italian national team and has represented them at Junior Levels. Football lovers know him for his temperament and his ‘why always me’ engagement at the old Trafford last year.

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Ozwald Boateng

Ozwald is a British-born fashion designer of Ghanaian descent. Inspired by his father’s immaculate suits, he built his own fashion line and is now one of the best designers in the world. He is really making GH proud.

Boris Kudjoe

Boris is an Austrian-born German Actor and Fashion Designer whose full name is Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kudjoe.He is best known for his role in popular TV series ‘Soul Food’.He was named  one of the ’50 most beautiful people in the world’ by POPULAR MAGAZINE in 2002.He is the son of Eric Kudjoe (Ghanaian Physician) and Ursula Kudjoe (Mrs) (a german psychologist)


Danny Welbeck

Daniel Nii T.M Welbeck is his name and a Striker/Winger in no less a team than Manchester United. He used to be Asamoah Gyan’s team mate at Sunderland. He plays for the English National Team and has also represented the Junior teams at competitions.

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Kofi Kingston

Kofi Najaye Sarkodie-Mensah is an American professional wrestler.He is known in World Wrestling Entertainment as Kofi Kingston and has won so many championships.He has defeated the likes of Randy Orton,Chris Jericho,Kane,Big Show and many more.He is the first Ghanaian to achieve such feat.

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His real name is Derek Andrew Safo and he is signed on Akon’s Konvict Music Label.He has a Muslim Dad and a Christian Mum.He is cousins with Former Arsenal and Back Stars Midfielder, Quincy Owusu Abeyie.He owns Dcypha records.He has worked with top hip hop artistes around the world and also has some of his songs as theme songs for various video games.

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Freddy Adu

He is an American footballer of Ghanaian descent who goes by the name Fredua Koranteng. At 14, he signed contract with D.C United making him the youngest athlete to sign a professional contract in the United States.He also became the youngest player to appear in a major league soccer game.The young man who grew up in Tema is also the youngest player to score in MLS history.


Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong

He is called ‘the snow leopard’ and he happens to be the first and only Ghanaian to take part in the Winter Olympics. Skiing is his profession, one kind of sports that is not common in our part of the world. Maybe for our lack of snow.Kwame is an expert in his field of endeavour.

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Ave K.P. Kludze

He is a Rocket Scientist and a U.S Civil Servant.Born in Hohoe and a product of Adisadel College,Ave Kludze if not the first African, Is the first Ghanaian ever to command and Control a Spacecraft in Orbit.He created a system during his pursuance of a Master’s Degree which when placed under the human skull,skin,bone or teeth could be used in locationg missing people,cars and hardened criminals.A real Scientific genius and a Ghanaian for that matter.He is one of NASA’s prized workers.

sonnie baduSonnie Badu

Sonnie Badu is a multiple award winning Gospel Singer ,Songwriter, Philantropist, Author and Producer. His exploits makes him arguably the most successful gospel export from Africa in recent times. From a humble beginning in Accra, Sonnie has risen to become one of the most sought after Gospel artistes in the world with his soul winning songs. The good news is ,he is of Ghanaian descent

Komla-Dumor-bbc-world-news-anchor Komla Dumor

This man loves his job.He actually dropped out of Medical school to practice Journalism and it has paid of.He is the news anchor on BBC World News.One of the few black men to reach that stage.From the Studios of JOY Fm comes a man who anchored the much talked about ‘Royal wedding’ on BBC.

These 11 Men are definitely making it big time in their various professions.GH is proud of you all!!!


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