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Ghana is one of country that has produced remarkable talents in contemporary times in various entertainment niches. Some of these celebrities come from worthy backgrounds and were born to rich parents. While others from average backgrounds acquired their wealth and fame by showcasing their talents.
Here are Top 10 Ghanaian Celebrities Who Were Born Rich, brought to you by Kofi Addai on YouTube.
#10: Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari is the daughter of Alhaji Sidiku Buari a wealthy Ghanaian musician and former athlete. Nadia's mother Hajia Buari is a Beautician. Nadia Buari is a Ghanaian celebrity born rich.
#9: Deborah Owusu-Bonsu is a television presenter, model and actress. She was born to an Ashanti father and a Romanian mother. Her father had a massive stake in Vanef STC, a giant transportation line in Ghana. She was born rich.
#8: Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr., known by his stage name Shatta Wale, is a Ghanaian-born producer and reggae-dancehall musician. His father Charles Nii Akramah Mensah who is a wealthy politician, is the Chief of Ngleshie Amanfro by the seven recognised family heads of the community in the Ga-South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
#7: Ama K. Abebrese an award-winning British Ghanaian actress, television presenter and producer. She was born in Ghana to wealthy parents and raised in West London in the United Kingdom. Her father is said to be one of the prominent Ghanaians who fought for Ghana's freedom from colonial slavery.
#6: Mensa Ansah, popularly known as M3NSA is a Ghanaian hip-life artiste. He was born in Accra but was raised in the USA and the UK. His wealthy father is Tumi Ebow Ansah who is an actor, composer, musician and poet.
#5: Ghana's most handsome actor, Majid Michel won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2012. His family owns most of the thriving businesses and distinguished houses in the Cantonment area, a suburb of the Ghana capital, Accra. His father is Lebanese and Ghanaian mother.
#4: Ghanaian actress Yvonne Okoro is one of the highest paid actresses in Ghana. She comes from a wealthy family and according to various sources; she had her own home in East Legion before she took over the movie scene. Okoro also attended Universite de Nantes in France to study Press Civilization, Drama and Marketing.
#3: Jane Fara Fauzzier Afia Boafowaa Yahaya Awindor, better known as Efya is a Ghanaian neo-soul vocalist, songwriter, performer and actress. She won the Best Female Vocal Performance Category at the Ghana Music Awards for 4 consecutive years, starting 2011. Her mother, Nana Adwoa Awindor is a successful filmmaker. She founded Premier Productions, which produced late television show Greetings from Abroad. Efya also attended NAFTI film school.
#2: Kwame Ametepee Tsikata, popularly known as M.anifest is an award winning Ghanaian rapper and songwriter who won Best Rapper of the Year and Hip-Hop Song of the Year at the 2013 Ghana Music Awards. His father is the legendary Tsatsu Tsikata. M. Anifest is also the grandson of one of Africa’s foremost ethnomusicologists, J. H. Kwabena Nketia.
#1: Reginald Osei, a.k.a Reggie Rockstone is a Ghanaian rapper. Rightly called the Godfather of Hip-Life, he pioneered the Hip-Life movement in 1994. In 2004, Reggie won the Kora Award for the best African Video and he performed in front of a 50,000 person crowd in Ghana, together with Shaggy. Reggie is the son of accomplished fashion designer, Ricky ‘Ricci’ Osei. Rockstone was born in United Kingdom. He attended the elite boarding school, Achimota School in Accra, Ghana.