5 Successful Ghanaian Celebrities Who Were Doubted at First

Ghana today has a slew of celebrities; it almost appears that producing stars is second nature to the country. However, for most of the superstars we see today, the road to success and being in the spotlight has not been easy or pleasant.

Though some celebrities were predicted to succeed, their achievements far exceeded everyone’s expectations. Religious people believe they have been blessed beyond their wildest dreams. Have a look at a few of them.

Nana Ama McBrown

Felicity Ama Agyemang, popularly known as Nana Ama McBrown in the film industry, has an inspirational narrative to tell. Her childhood was wonderful; she went to the greatest schools and had the best life could give until her parents divorced and her father abandoned them.

Since then, the actress alleges that their lives have been exceedingly difficult. She had to drop out of JSS in order to study a trade in order to assist her aunt in raising her siblings. Nana Ama McBrown began her acting career as a member of the costuming crew, someone who was responsible for dressing and selecting apparel for celebrities, but she is now one of Ghana’s most well-known actors.Nana Ama Mcbrown

She is arguably the richest female actress in Ghana. All her colleagues hold her in high esteem.


Micheal Owusu Addo, also known as Sarkodie, Ghana’s most acclaimed rapper, has never been the King of Ghana’s rap game. The rapper’s journey from rags to riches is a legendary one.

Sarkodie began his career as an underground rapper at Tema Methodist Senior High School, where he used to compete in rap battles, and later moved on to performing at Tema Festivals, where he was rewarded with branded shirts and drinks from event sponsors, to walking miles from his home to a recording studio.


Because of the tough circumstances, no one expected Sarkodie to become one of Ghana’s biggest performers. The rapper recalls times when he was told by a close relative that he should give up music since he didn’t seem to have a future. Sarkodie is now a two-time BET Award winner, Ghana’s Artist of the Decade Award recipient, and one of Africa’s most talented rappers. No one expected Sarkodie to become that famous.

Lil Win

Lil Win, real name Kwadwo Nkansah, had to endure many obstacles as he grew up, but he thrived in the process. According to the actor, he has worked as a shoemaker, a houseboy, and a gateman in the past, but no one expected him to become a famous star.

Fast forward to present, and Kwadwo Nkansah Lil Win is one of Ghana’s most sought-after movie stars and one of the country’s highest-paid performers.

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He has received endorsement contracts from big businesses in Ghana, including Coca-Cola, MTN, Hisense, and Special Rice, to name a few, after appearing in hundreds of local films.


He was never supposed to be a huge star like he is because of his humble beginnings. Born Livingstone Etse Satekla but known in the music industry as Stonebwoy, he was never anticipated to be a big star like he is because of his humble beginnings. Like rapper Sarkodie, he began his music career in Tema Methodist Senior High School, where he competed in rapper and singing competitions.Ghanaian dancehall/reggae artiste, Stonebwoy is causing a stir online after a line of his incomprehensible song hit social media.

Then he began pursuing Abeiku Santana for assistance in furthering his music career, till he was signed to Ghanaian reggae-dancehall legend Samini’s Samini Music label and published his first album. Stonebwoy is a BET award-winning reggae-dancehall artist who is regarded as one of Africa’s best.

Agya Koo

Alex Adu, better known as Agya Koo, was born without a formal education. He worked as a cobbler in his early adulthood, with no hopes or dreams of becoming famous, until his first appearance on the Ghanaian comedy Concert Party, which aired on GTV. His outstanding performance and ability to elicit applause won him a slew of film jobs and sponsorship deals.Agya Koo really Dead? Popular Ghanaian actor, Alexander Kofi Adu  aka Agya Koo has finally responded to rumors making rounds on social media that he was involved in a fatal accident.

Agya Koo is now regarded as a legend in Ghana’s film business, something he certainly never imagined. He is credited with bringing the Ghanaian film back to life after a two-decade hiatus. Agya Koo single-handedly reignited Ghanaians’ interest in local films at a time when Nigerian films dominated the Ghanaian film industry.


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