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All the Top Ghanaian Celebrities and Their Local Names–Jackie Appiah is Adwoa, Yvonne Nelson is Abena, Shatta Wale is Kwaku and Others

Most Ghanaians bear names indicating the day of the week they were born, which is the first automatic name a child gets immediately after birth before a proper naming ceremony is done for the child. This is a practice that is common among the Akans, who believe this is the name the person’s soul offers him or her and so refer to it as ‘Kradin’ (soul’s name) as well as most ethnic groups in Ghana.

Names are normally used to identify a person. In Ghana especially, when naming a child, it is taken into consideration the gender of the child, circumstances surrounding the birth of the child as well as other factors including the day of the week the child was born.

Most Ghanaians bear names indicating the day of the week they were born, which is the first automatic name a child gets immediately after birth before a proper naming ceremony is done for the child. This is a practice that is common among the Akans, who believe this is the name the person’s soul offers him or her and so refer to it as ‘Kradin’ (soul’s name) as well as most ethnic groups in Ghana. It is believed that a child born on a certain day will exhibits traits and characters that is associated with that day.

For instance, a female child born on Sunday will be called Akosua and be expected to show certain characteristics like being patient and helpful.
We have put together a list of Ghanaian celebrities and their ‘local’ day born names based on their date of birth available to us and the public.

It will come as a bit of surprise as some of them are known not to exhibit the traits associated with their names.

Jackie Appiah was born on 5th December, 1983 which was a Monday- meaning she is Adwoa.

Joselyn Dumas was born on 31st August 1980 which was a Sunday–so she’s Akosua.

Musician-Becca was born on 15th August 1984 which was a Wednesday–so she’s called Akua, although she is refered to as Akosua.

Adjetey Anang was born on 8th July 1973 which was Sunday–so he will be called Akwasi. Remember he’s Ga, so the spelling and pronunciation will be a little different.

Actress Yvonne Nelson was born on 12th November 1985 which as Tuesday–so she is Abena.

 

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