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Akosua Busia | Biography

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  • Full Name Akosua Busia
  • Occupation Actress, Director, Lyricist, Poet
  • Nationality Ghanian
  • Birthplace Ghana, West Africa
  • Birth Date Dec 30, 1966
  • Age 54 Years, 11 Months
Cast of the 1985 movie 'The Color Purple,' Daughter of the Former Prime Minister of Ghana and Prince of the Royal family of Ghana, Kofi Abrefa Busia

Akosua Busia | Biography

Akosua Busia has also authored a novel ‘The Seasons of Beento Blackbird'

Besides working for TV series and films, Akosua is an avid writer. She co-wrote the screenplay of the 1988 film Beloved. She has also authored her novel ‘The Seasons of Beento Blackbird.’


Akosua Busia is a UK-based Ghanaian actress and film director. Her fans mainly recognize her for her character Nettie Harris from the 1985 period drama movie The Color Purple.

Who is Akosua Busia?

Akosua Busia is a multi-dimensional personality. She is an actress, film director, lyricist, novelist, and poet. She is best known as the daughter of the former Prime Minister of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia.

Akosua began her acting career in the late 1970s. One of her first appearances on the big screen was as The Senoufo Girl in the 1979 action movie Ashanti. She later gave numerous notable performances in films like The Color Purple (1985), Hard Lessons (1986), The Seventh Sign (1988), New Jack City (1991), Mad City (1997), Tears of the Sun (2003), among many others. Akosua also holds credit as a director for the 2007 film Ascension Day.

Besides working for TV series and films, Akosua is an avid writer. She co-wrote the screenplay of the 1988 film Beloved. She has also authored her novel ‘The Seasons of Beento Blackbird.’

Furthermore, Akosua is the mother of her only child, Hadar Busia Singleton, from her ex-husband John Singleton. She married John on 12 October 1996 and later separated in 1997. Currently, she lives with her child and splits her time between her houses in Ghana and the United States.

Early Age and Parents

Akosua Busia was born on 30 December 1966 in Accra, Ghana, as the princess of the royal family as her father, Kofi Abrefa was a royal prince. Akosua also has a sister named Abena Busia, who serves as an associate professor at Rutgers University.

For high school education, Akosua attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Later, she enrolled in Oxford University like her sibling and graduated.

Net Worth

The 54-year-old actress has worked most years of her life in the entertainment industry. Moreover, she is the daughter of the former Prime Minister and prince of the Royal family of Ghana. So, in all these years, she must have amassed a considerable sum of money. However, there is no valid information available about her net worth.

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