Personality Profiles

Profile on Prof. John Evans Atta Mills

John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills (21 July 1944 – 24 July 2012) was a Ghanaian politician and legal scholar who served as President of Ghana from 2009 to 2012. He was inaugurated on 7 January 2009, having defeated the ruling party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2008 election. Previously he was Vice-President from 1997 to 2001 under President Jerry Rawlings, and ...

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Profile on George Alfred Grant

Mr George Alfred Grant was born to William Minean Grant, a native of Cape Coast, and Berchie Nzima, a native of Nzima, at Assini in Cote d’Ivoire on August 15, 1878. His father was one of the leading men of light and learning in Cape Coast in the second half of the 19th century having been educated in England and ...

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Profile on Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia

Kwabena Nketia was born (June 22, 1921) at Mampong, then a little town in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He received his first musical education, and eventually trained as a teacher at the Presbyterian Training College, Akropong Akwapin – where he later taught and was appointed Acting Principal in 1952. At 23, a very young age to go abroad in ...

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Personality Profile on Sir Frederick Gordon- Guggisberg

Brigadier-General Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg, K.C.M.G., D.S.O., R.E. (1869-1930), soldier and administrator, was born at Galt, Ontario, Canada, on the 20th July 1869, a second-generation descendant of an immigrant from Berne, Switzerland, the eldest son of Frederick Guggisberg, retail- goods merchant, of Galt, by his wife, Dora Louisa Willson. Coming to England about 1879, Guggisberg was educated at Burney’s School, ...

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Personality Profile of Efua Theodora Sutherland

EFUA THEODORA SUTHERLAND Efua Theodora Sutherland (27 June 1924 – 2 January 1996) was a Ghanaian playwright, director, children’s author, poet and dramatist. Her best-known works include Foriwa (1962), Edufa (1967), and The Marriage of Anansewa (1975). She founded the Ghana Drama Studio, the Ghana Society of Writers,] the Ghana Experimental Theatre, and a community project called the Kodzidan (Story House). As the earliest Ghanaian playwright-director and a popular broadcaster, she was ...

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Personality Profile of William Ofori Atta

Nana William Ofori Atta (10 October 1910 – 14 July 1988), popularly called “Paa Willie“, was a founding member of the United Gold Coast Convention and was one of “The Big Six” detained by the British colonial government in Ghana (then Gold Coast). He later became a Minister for Foreign Affairs in the second republic between 1971 and 1972.   EARLY LIFE Nana William Ofori Atta was the son ...

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Joseph Kwame Boakye Danquah

J.B DANQUAH Nana Joseph Kwame Kyeretwie Boakye Danquah (18 December 1895 – 4 February 1965) born in Bepong – Kwahu, Gold Coast, to Emmanuel Yaw Boakye, and Madam Lydia Okum Korantewaa.  Danquah’s father was chief drummer at the palace of Nana Amoako Atta III, Omanhene of Akyem Abuakwa. Danquah’s elder sibling from another mother, who was 14 years older, later became Nana Sir Ofori ...

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Profile on Professor Mirian Ewurama Addy

As a resource person for science education programmes in Ghana, Prof Addy became very popular as the host of the Science and Maths quiz  television programme – Brilliant Science and Maths Quiz. She contributed immensely to science education by making the subject interesting to Ghanaians of all ages with her role as the Quiz Mistress of the national weekly science and ...

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Personality Profile on Opoku Ware II

The Ashanti kingdom was founded during the 18th century by Opemsuo Osei Tutu who unified the Ashanti states through allegiance to the Golden Stool, or Sika Agua Kofi, which mystically symbolised the soul of Ashanti nationhood. Through bravery and skill the Ashanti dominion expanded from their central Ghanaian homeland, bringing them into conflict with the strongest colonial power at the ...

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Personality Profile on Baba Yara

Detailed Biography Baba Yara popularly called King Winger was one of Ghana’s legends in football; a foremost player – voted twice as Ghana’s Footballer of the year as a result of his fantastic goal scoring skill. Yara’s rise to fame was unprecedented as a result of his goal scoring skills; however, his football career was abruptly put to an end ...

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