Personality Profiles

Personality Profile on Ephraim Amu

EARLY LIFE Born an ordinary child on Wednesday 13th September 1899 at Peki-Avetile, a small village in Volta Region, Dr Ephraim Kɔku Amu grew to become an authority in Ghanaian music. He was born to Mr Stephen Amuyaa, a wood carver, drummer and singer and Madam Sarah Akoram Ama. Dr Amu was the last of eight children.   EDUCATION Ephraim ...

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Personality Profile on Philip Gbeho

Philip Comi Gbeho (14 January 1904 – 24 September 1976) was a Ghanaian musician, composer and teacher. He was best known for his composition of the Ghana National Anthem. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Arts Council of Ghana and was a Director of Music and conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Ghana   EARLY LIFE Philip Gbeho was born on Saturday, 14 ...

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Profile on Kofi Annan

Kofi Atta Annan, a diplomat from the West African country of Ghana was the first to emerge from the ranks of United Nations (UN) staff to serve as the Secretary-General of the UN. He served as the seventh UN Secretary-General from 1997 to 2006. The UN and Annan were jointly awarded the The Nobel Peace Prize 2001 “for their work ...

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The life of Nana Afia Serwaa Ampem II, the 13th Asantehemaa

A true offspring of the Royal Lineage of the Oyoko Clan of Kumasi, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, was born in 1905 in Kumasi to Nana Yaa Birago (Nana Yaa Bakani), the daughter of Nana Akua Afriyie (Akua Dehye?), whose mother was Nana Afia Kobi I, Asantehemaa from 1857 to 1880, after whom she was named. Nana Yaa Birago’s ...

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Professor Albert Adu Boahen

Albert A. Adu Boahen is Emeritus Professor at the Department of History, University of Ghana. He is Ghana’s most renowned historian, also noted for both his political activism and international role as a visiting professor to universities throughout the world, and as a consultant to UNESCO. The late Professor Boahen was born to Evans Adu Amankwah and his wife, Dora ...

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Dr. James Emmanuel Kwegyir Aggrey

As the early morning sun rose on Monday, 18 October 1875 in the rural Gold Coast village of Anomabo, a newborn babe’s cry rent the crisp air. The great-man-to-be, James Aggrey, made his entry into the world. Born of a father of esteemed lineage, Aggrey was to speak with great emotion and pride of a family line traceable to the ...

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