Otabil named most influential Ghanaian

Renowned pastor of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Mensa Otabil, beat Nana Addo to attain the top most spot out of 99 others in the Ghana Most Influential Awards.

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2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo Addo has emerged as second most influential person in Ghana.

The result put together by eTV-Ghana was obtained after they sampled votes from a cross section of Ghanaians.

The Ghana Most Influential Awards is an annual event organized by the station to recognize Ghanaians who have made a great impact on the Ghanaian society during the year under review.

Others who made it into the list of Influential people include; President John Dramani Mahama (25th), Citi FM’s Bernadinho Korku Avle, Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, BET award winner, Sarkodie, Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale among others.

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Speaking to Citi News after receiving his award, Nana Akuffo Addo thanked Ghanaians for the recognition and pledged to use this award to influence many within the society.

“These are people’s estimation, all I can say is that I am extremely grateful and humbled by this recognition of our modest contribution to improving the life of our country. I am very touched and I hope I can continue to live up to the expectations of people. it is a big thing” – Nana Akufo Addo said.

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Meanwhile, the Nana Oye Lithur who represented the first Lady – Lordina Mahama also noted that;

“It [The Ghana Most Influential Awards] helps us a lot in shaping our vision and also even the work that we do. I’m encouraged that we have increased number [of women] from the previous years. I am hoping that we will get more women” – she said.

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Below is the full list:

Most Influential Religious Leader – Dr. Mensa Otabil

Most Influential Politician – Nana Akufo Addo

Most Influential Advocate – Martin Amidu

Most Influential Media Practitioner – Kwabena Anokye Adisi

Most Influential Creative Arts Practitioner – Daddy Lumba

Most Influential Traditional Ruler – Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

Most Influential Business Leader – Prince Kofi Amoabeng

Most Influential Sports Personality – Asamoah Gyan

Most Influential Motivational Speaker – Albert Ocran

Most Influential Educationist – Dr. Patrick Awuah

Most Influential Diplomat – Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas

Below is the full list of 100 Most Influential Ghanaians;

1 DR. MENSA OTABIL RELIGIOUS LEADER

2 NANA ADDO DANQUAH AKUFO ADDO POLITICS

3 MARTIN AMIDU ADVOCACY

4 NATHANIEL KWABENA ANOKYE ADISI (BOLA RAY) MEDIA

5 ACE ANKOMAH ADVOCACY

6 SHEIK OSMAN NUHU SHARIBUTU RELIGIOUS LEADER

7 PRINCE KOFI AMOABENG BUSINESS

8 CHARLES KWADWO FOSU (DADDY LUMBA) CREATIVE ARTS

9 ANAS AREMEYAW ANAS MEDIA

10 OSEI KWAME DESPITE BUSINESS

11 DR.MAHAMUDU BAWUMIA POLITICS

12 OTUMFUO OSEI TUTU II TRADITIONAL RULER

13 ARCHBISHOP NICHOLAS DUNCAN WILLIAMS RELIGIOUS LEADER

14 PREZ. JOHN AGYEKUM KUFUOR POLITICS

15 BISHOP DAG HEWARD MILLS RELIGIOUS LEADER

16 PREZ JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS POLITICS

17 TOGBE AFEDE XVI TRADITIONAL RULER

18 DR. SAM JONAH BUSINESS

19 MICHAEL OWUSU ADDO (SARKODIE) CREATIVE ARTS

20 MR. ALFRED VANDERPUYE POLITICS

21 KWAME SEFA KAYI MEDIA

22 GIFTY ANTI MEDIA

23 MANESSAH AWUNI AZURI MEDIA

24 PREZ JOHN MAHAMA POLITICS

25 ASAMOAH DJAN SPORTS

26 AMAKYE DEDE CREATIVE ARTS

27 ALBERT OCRAN MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

28 FRANKLIN CUDJOE ADVOCACY

29 YVONNE NELSON CREATIVE ARTS

30 SHIRLEY FRIMPONG MANSO CREATIVE ARTS

31 KEN OFORI ATTA BUSINESS

32 HARUNA IDDRISU POLITICS

33 REGGIE OSSEI ROCKSTONE CREATIVE ARTS

34 DR. KWABENA DUFFUOR BUSINESS

35 DR. PATRICK AWUAH EDUCATION

36 BISHOP EMMANUEL ASANTE RELIGIOUS LEADER

37 KENNETH ASHIGBEY MEDIA

38 CHARLES NII ARMAH MENSAH JNR (SHATTA WALE) CREATIVE ARTS

39 KWAKU BAAKO JNR MEDIA

40 PROF KWESI YANKAH EDUCATION

41 NANA KONADU AGYEMAN RAWLINGS POLITICS

42 ALHAJI ASOMA BANDA BUSINESS

43 KWAKU SINTIM MISA CREATIVE ARTS

44 TONY BAFFOE SPORTS MANAGEMENT

45 KWASI APPIAH SPORTS MANAGEMENT

46 ASIEDU NKETIAH POLITICS

47 DR MOHAMMED IBN CHAMBAS DIPLOMACY

48 KEN AGYAPONG (Kenpong) BUSINESS

49 ALAN KYEREMATEN POLITICS

50 PROF ERNEST ARYETEEY EDUCATION

51 GEORGINA WOODE JUDICIARY

52 FATHER ANDREW CAMPBELL RELIGIOUS LEADER

53 MR. JOSEPH SIAW AGYEAPONG BUSINESS

54 TONY OTENG GYASI BUSINESS

55 KOFI ANNAN DIPLOMACY

56 MR EMMANUEL ADU SARKODEE BUSINESS

57 SONNY BADU CREATIVE ARTS

58 KWAKU SAKYI ADDO MEDIA

59 EDWARD EFFAH BUSINESS

60 ANDRE DEDE AYEW SPORTS

61 BRAIMAH KAMOKU SPORTS

62 BENSON NANA YAW ODURO BOATENG (FUNNY FACE) CREATIVE ARTS

63 DR. JOYCE ARYEE MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

64 KWADWO NKANSAH (Lil Wayne) CREATIVE ARTS

65 AMEYAW DEBRAH MEDIA

66 KWABENA ADJEI (Kasapreko) BUSINESS

67 PROF. NAANA JANE OPOKU EDUCATION

68 KWESI PRATT MEDIA

69 OSAGYEFUO AMOATIA OFORI PANYIN TRADITIONAL RULER

70 KWAW ANSAH MEDIA/CREATIVE ARTS

71 LORDINA MAHAMA ADVOCACY

72 BERNARD AVLE MEDIA

73 HON. KYEI MENSAH BONSU POLITICS

74 JOYCE ABABIO CREATIVE ARTS

75 MABEL BANESSEH MEDIA

76 OSEADEEYO ADDO DANKWA III TRADITIONAL RULER

77 ELOM ADABLAH CREATIVE ARTS

78 NANA YAW ADJEI YEBOAH (GURU) CREATIVE ARTS

79 IGNISS HEGO CREATIVE ARTS

80 KWABENA AGYAPONG POLITICS

81 CARDINAL TURKSON RELIGIOUS LEADER

82 BISHOP CHARLES AGYIN ASARE RELIGIOUS LEADER

83 DR. SPIO GARBRAH POLITICS

84 BRIGHT SIMMONS ADVOCACY

85 KEN OHENE AGYAPONG POLITICS

86 PROF. KOFI AGYEKUM EDUCATION

87 FRANCIS ADDAI NIMOH POLITICS

88 BISHOP BONEGAS RELIGIOUS LEADER

89 DR. PAA KWESI NDUOM BUSINESS

90 COMFORT OCRAN MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

91 BICE OSEI KUFFUOR CREATIVE ARTS

92 ALBAN BAGBIN POLITICS

93 JOCELYN DUMAS CREATIVE ARTS

94 DR. KWESI BOTCHWEY POLITICS

95 NAA PROF. JOHN S. NABILA TRADITIONAL RULER

96 HANNAH TETTEH POLITICS

97 PAUL AFOKO POLITICS

98 DR.ANTHONY OSEI AKOTO POLITICS

99 OKYEAME KWAME CREATIVE ARTS

100 JULIUS DEBRAH POLITICS

Source: Benjamin Epton Owusu/citifmonline.com/Ghana