From Spotlight to State House: 10 celebrities who could lead Ghana as president

In recent years, the line between celebrity and political leadership has increasingly blurred, with several entertainers worldwide taking up significant political positions.

Lydia Forson

From actors to musicians, these individuals have leveraged their popularity, leadership skills, and public appeal to transition into politics, bringing fresh perspectives and change.

In Ghana, a country known for its vibrant entertainment industry and democratic political landscape, the idea of a celebrity becoming president is not far-fetched.

This article explores ten Ghanaian celebrities who, given their influence, achievements, and the love of the people, could one day become the President of Ghana.


1.John Dumelo

The renowned actor and farmer has already shown a keen interest in politics, actively participating in the National Democratic Congress (NDC). His dedication to social causes and agricultural development positions him as a potential political leader.



As one of Ghana's most influential hip-hop artists, Sarkodie has used his platform to address social and economic issues. His articulate expression and business acumen could translate well into a leadership role.

3.Yvonne Nelson

The actress and producer isn't just a face on the screen; she's also a vocal activist for social change. Her ability to mobilize and inspire the youth could serve her well in a political career.


4.Shatta Wale

Known for his boldness and direct approach, the dancehall king has a massive following. His leadership in the music industry and efforts to address issues affecting artists show potential for broader leadership roles.

5.Nana Aba Anamoah


The respected journalist and broadcaster has proven herself to be a formidable voice in Ghanaian media. Her insightful commentary and commitment to truth could make her a trusted political leader.

6.Joselyn Dumas

The actress and TV host has been involved in numerous charitable activities and campaigns for health and children's rights. Her empathy and public appeal could make her a compassionate leader.



The internationally acclaimed reggae and dancehall musician is not only known for his music but also his philanthropy. His dedication to peace and unity positions him as a potential unifying figure in politics.


A pioneer in the Hiplife genre, Samini has consistently used his music to champion social causes. His leadership qualities and grassroots appeal could make him a relatable political figure.


9.Lydia Forson

The award-winning actress is well-known for her outspokenness on women's rights and social issues. Her strong advocacy and articulate speech could see her making strides in the political arena.

10.Okyeame Kwame


The rapper, the "Rap Doctor," has been involved in various health and education campaigns. His intellectual approach and innovative ideas could bring a fresh perspective to Ghanaian politics.

The thought of celebrities taking on political roles is becoming more plausible by the day. These ten Ghanaian celebrities have shown through their various endeavours that they possess the qualities needed to lead.

While the transition from entertainment to politics is significant, the impact these individuals could make is undeniable. Who among these celebrities would make a great president for Ghana?

Share your thoughts and let's engage in a conversation about the future of political leadership in our beloved country.


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