Every celeb who visited Ghana in 2019
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A run-through of every celeb who visited Ghana in 2019. Remember when Cardi B visited Ghana in December? Ghana and Nigeria had a whole fight about it.
Well, she wasn’t the only one who was in Ghana for the “Year of Return”, so here are all the celebs who were in Ghana in 2019.
If you would like to be in Ghana in 2020 for its Street festival – Chale Wote, read more here
1. Cardi B
Cardi B arrived late to Ghana but of course, made the biggest noise. Kicking off a cold war on social media between Ghana and Nigeria. See here.
2. Idris Elba
Born to Ghanian mom Idris Elba is part Ghanian and has been to the country several times. Nevertheless, he was also there for the “year of return”.
3. Boris Kodjoe
Another part Ghanian figure, Boris Kodjoe hosted a trip to Ghana for its year of return. On this trip were other Black Hollywood stars who also appear on this list.
4. Nicole Ari Parker
The actress visited alongside her Husband, Boris Kodjoe.
5. Naomi Campbell
— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) May 11, 2018
Supermodel Naomi Campbell made 2 trips to Ghana in 2019. She attended Africa’s Business Heroes Netpreneur Summit held on Saturday at the Accra International Conference Center. Alongside Jack Ma.
6. Jack Ma
The richest man in China and CEO of Alibaba Group was also in Ghana in 2019 for a Netpreneur Summit where he was photographed alongside Naomi Campbell.
7. Anthony Anderson
Black-ish star Anthony Anderson was one of the first to get the conversation started around celebs returning to Ghana. He was one of the first groups to arrive at the end of 2018, where he stayed till the new year.
8. Kofi Kingston
Ghanian-American professional wrestler visited his parent’s hometown for the first time in 26 years in 2019.
9. Adrienne-Joi Johnson
American Actress and Trainer Adrienne gushed about the safety of Ghana when she arrived in December 2019.
10. Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey was enlightened about Africa after visiting slave castles in Ghana in August 2019. He wrote about it on his website afterwards.
11. T.I. and Tiny
Despite his media controversy in 2019, T.I. was among those who made it to Ghana. Perhaps to getaway?
12. Jack Dorsey
— jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) November 11, 2019
Jack Dorsey who is the CEO of Twitter was also in Ghana in 2019. He attended some cryptocurrency meetups and met with Techies.
From Gabon to Ghana. The rapper arrived in Ghana after becoming a Gabon citizen day prior.
14. Rick Ross
The rapper touched down in Ghana, immediately proclaiming it his “motherland“.
Senegalese R&B artist not only visited Ghana, he furthermore encouraged African Americans To Buy Property in Ghana During Year Of Return.
16. Rosario Dawson
In addition to visiting Ghana for its year of Return, Rosario Dawson and her fashion collective debuted a West African inspired line in 2019.
17. Diggy Simmons
The rapper reported that his trip to Ghana had him emotional. He said his trip was an eye-opener but ‘as heartbreaking as it was to stand on those grounds, my takeaway—apart from feeling both inspired and devastated—was a galvanized sense of pride.’
The Nigerian American rapper who frequents West Africa called the campaign for the return to Ghana, “revolutionary”.
19. Michael Jai White
The American actor was publicly crowned a chief on his return to Ghana. A moment he is very proud of. He has been enstooled as ” Ohene” (king) of Akwamu in Ghana. He now holds the traditional title of “Nana Akoto III, Odopon” (The Tree with Strong Roots That Does Not Fear The Storm).
20. Conan O’Brien
The American television host and producer learned cultural dances, taped an appearance on Ghana’s number one cooking program.
Grammy-nominated 19-year-old Jamaican artist was blown away by the warm reception she received on arrival to Ghana.
22. Lupita Nyong’o
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The Black Panther and “US” star was in Ghana for the year of return, taking to social media to gush about the country. She embarked on a private tour of the slaveholding Cape Coast Castle in the country’s central region.
The African superstar was hosted by the Ghanian president alongside Lupita for the “Year of Return”.
24. Hisham Tawfiq
— HISHAM TAWFIQ (@HISHAMTAWFIQ) December 28, 2019
American Actor Hisham Tawfiq Known As Dembe In Blacklist was also in Ghana. However, he kept a low profile.
25. Tina Knowles-Lawson
Beyonce’s mom Tina Knowles arrived in Ghana in late December on a private visit. She also wanted a feel of the ‘Year of Return’ activities.
26. Sam Richardson
Alongside Conan, funny man Sam Richardson host “Conan in Ghana” in Ghana during “Year of Return.
27. Cynthia Bailey & Mike Hill
Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Cynthia Bailey added Ghana Year of return as her first vacation with boyfriend Mike Hill.
28. Samuel L Jackson
The critically acclaimed actor visited Ghana as well as ancestral home Gabon. Sharing delightful pics with fans on social media.
29. Danny Glover
American actor Danny Glover arrived in Ghana in August. The actor is part of a delegation of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for ‘Jamestown To Jamestown’.
30. Bozoma Saint John
American businesswoman and marketing executive urges others to experience the beauty of Ghana after her visit.
31. Jet Li
Chinese actor and movie producer, Li Lianjie, popularly known as Jet Li has landed in Ghana for the maiden edition of the Africa Netpreneurship Summit.
32. Edward Enninful
Ghanian born vogue editor penned a loving tribute to the country after his Year of Return Visit.
33. Mona Scott Young
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Monami Entertainment, Mona Scott-Young, expressed interest in exploring opportunities in Ghana after her visit.
34. Yandi Smith
Love and hip hop star and actress Yandi Smith was in Ghana for the year of return. During her stay, she took to social media to gush about an award-winning Ghanaian movie: Gold Coast Lounge.
Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer known as Kranium, performed at Afrochella 2019 for Ghana Year of return.
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Jamaica’s music star, Popcaan, has now acquired a $5m new home in Ghana after year of return.
37. Memphis Depay
Former Manchester United star Memphis Depay was in Ghana for the year of return. He spent a lot of time supporting a local deaf-mute school.
38. Ebro Darden
American DJ and personality celebrated the new year of 2019 in Ghana. One of the first celebrities to do so.
In all, about 40 celebs make up Every celeb who visited Ghana in 2019 and counting.
If you would also like to be in Ghana in 2020 for its Street festival – Chale Wote, read more here