A Look At Nana Akufo-Addo’s Children And What They’ve Been Up To

Nana Akufo-Addo’s children are daughters who have risen to prominence as a result of their father’s position as Ghanian president since 2017. Nevertheless, the daughters of the president have in their own rights established themselves in different walks of life and seem to be thriving quite well. One among the children has gone as far as getting listed among the only 7 Ghanaians to be part of the top 100 Most Influential People of African Descent in 2018. Although born of different mothers, Akufo-Addo’s children are closely knitted and mostly appear in social functions together. Still, they have chosen to live most of their lives at the far ends of the media.

Meet Nana Akufo-Addo’s Children

Nana Akufo Addo's Children
Nana Akufo-Addo with his daughters (Image Source)

The exact number of Nana’s children is a mystery. Many reports have different records concerning this. While some claim he has 4 children, others allege he has 5. However, at the time of writing this piece, the president has 5 children, though one is alleged. Here’s a list and all you should know about Akufo-Addo’s children.

Gyankroma Funmi Akufo-Addo

  • Full name: Gyankroma Funmi Akufo-Addo
  • Date of birth: Early 1980s
  • Place of birth: United Kingdom
  • Education: La Sainte Union Catholic School in London
  • Occupation: Director, Creative Arts Council, Ghana

Gyankroma Akufo Addo
Gyankroma Nana Akufo-Addo (Image Source)

She was born to Nana and his then Nigerian wife, Remi Fani-Kayode. The first child of Nana Akufo-Addo was born and raised in the UK and is a niece to Nigerian politician, Femi Fani-Kayode.

Gyankroma went to La Sainte Union Catholic School in London. However, many details about her childhood have remained concealed. At the moment, she is a director at Creative Arts Council under the Ministry of Arts and Tourism, Ghana.

As a result of her father’s wealth and influence, Gyankroma enjoys a life of luxury. She has previously been accused of owning a £9.3 million mansion in London but denied the allegations. In addition, Gyankroma is involved in many activities that concern Ghana, including its politics and seems to have a close bond with her father.

Regarding her personal life, Gyankroma is one of the most private in President Nana Akufo-Addo’s family. As such, it is unknown if she is married or has any children.

Valerie Obaze

  • Full name: Valerie Obaze
  • Date of birth: 1980
  • Place of birth: London
  • Education: Coventry University, England
  • Occupation: Entrepreneur, CEO, and founder of R&R skin products company

Valerie Akuffo-Addo is currently known as Valerie Obaze. She adopted the name after becoming married to a Nigerian entrepreneur, Stanley Obaze. Together, they have three children.

Upon the completion of her secondary school education, Valerie went to Coventry University where she graduated with a Bachelors in Communications, Culture, and Media. She then took different jobs as a PR before settling for a career path in beauty products.

Of Nana Akufo-Addo’s children, Valerie is the most renowned and outspoken. She is popular in the political scene as an advocate for voting and campaigns for her father. Her brand R&R has grown to become one of the most notable skin products produced in Africa. She is also the co-founder of Afristle Loung, a fashion home. In addition to that, she was one of the 7 Ghanians listed in the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent in 2018.

Edwina Nana Douka Akufo-Addo

  • Full name: Edwina Nana Douka Akufo-Addo
  • Date of birth: May 1984
  • Place of birth: United Kingdom
  • Education: La Sainte Union Catholic School in London
  • Occupation: Unknown

Edwina Akufo Addo
Edwina Akufo-Addo (Image Source)

She is another daughter of President Nana Akufo-Addo. She was born in 1984 and attended La Sainte Union Catholic School in London together with her older sister, Gyankroma.

Edwina is also known as Eddie or Mseddiebaybay. Owing to her love of privacy, her job, relationship status, and many other details remain under the wraps. But she probably has a good bond with her father and enjoys many benefits that come with being the daughter of the Ghanian president.

Adriana Dukua Akufo-Addo

  • Full name: Adriana Dukua akufo-Addo
  • Date of birth: unknown
  • Place of birth: United Kingdom
  • Education: Unknown
  • Occupation: Unknown

Details about her early life are sketchy, especially because of her choice to live a private life. Although there is no certainty if she has a husband, rumours juggled the internet that she had plans to marry Jerry Jow Rawlings’ son, Kimathi Rawlings. JJ Rawlings was a former Ghanian Head of State from 1981 to 1993 and a president from 1993 to 2001.

As regards her relationship with Kimathi Rawlings, both the Rawlings and Addos have refuted the claims.

Yeboakua Akufo-Addo

  • Full name: Adriana Dukua akufo-Addo
  • Date of birth: unknown
  • Place of birth: United Kingdom
  • Education: Unknown
  • Occupation: Unknown

Yeboakua Ofori-Atta was the title of Nana’s mother. She was widely known as Yeboakua Akufo-Addo but her real name was Adeline Sylvia Eugeina Ama, née Ofori-Atta. However, many reports claim Yeboakua Akufo-Addo is one of Nana Akufo-Addo’s children. What remains uncertain is whether the alleged daughter shares the name with her grandmother or the media got it all wrong.

For now, there is no information about Yeboakua Akufo-Addo as the daughter of the Ghanian president.

Does Nana Akufo-Addo Have A Son?

All of Nana Akufo-Addo’s children are daughters. However, he has a son-in-law named Stanley Obaze. Obaze is a Nigerian millionaire businessman who has been married to Valerie since 2009. He is also active in the affairs of Ghana, especially politics.

The Ghanaian politician is proud of the women his daughters have grown into and is often seen in public events with them.

The Different Women Who Gave Birth To Nana Akufo-Addo’s Children

Nana Akufo Addo's Family
Nana Akufo-Addo’s family

Remi Fani-Kayode

Nana was married to Remi Fani-Kayode, the older sister of Nigerian politician, Femi Fani-Kayode. She is also the daughter of late Chief Remi Fani-Kayode, a lawyer, politician, and nationalist.

She was married to Akufo-Addo for 10 years before they resorted to divorce. Before then, however, she had 2 daughters with the president.

Eleanor Nkansah-Gyemenah

Following the crash of his foremost marriage, Akufo-Addo married Eleanor Nkansah who was also known as Obaa Nkasah Dwamena. Eleanor is the mother of one of Nana Akufo-Addo’s children. According to reports, Eleanor died in 1993 while pregnant with another child.

Eleanor has been a major topic, especially in the political scene. On different occasions, Nana has been accused of killing her following an assault. The president has however denied this but it has remained a major scandal in his life. It has been perceived many times as political propaganda.

Rebecca Akufo-Addo

Although there is no certainty who among the daughters of Nana Akufo-Addo was birthed by Rebecca, she has been a mother to all the daughters for more than 2 decades. They appear to have a close bond with the current wife of Nana and she is doing a good job playing the role of a mother to the girls.

Who Is Nana Akufo-Addo’s Wife?

Rebecca Akufo
Rebecca Akufo-Addo

Rebecca Akufo-Addo is the current wife and First Lady of Ghana. She is the daughter of Judge Jacob Hackenburg Griffiths-Randolph. Rebecca became married to Nana after the death of his former wife, Eleanor.

The First Lady had a career as a secretary who worked in Ghana and the U.K. Currently, she is an advocate for the fight against malaria, malnutrition among children; and promoting education in Ghana. Likewise, she’s the first of the three wives of Akufo-Addo to be married to him for more than 2 decades.

Nenpan Ngwan
Nenpan is a linguist and content creator who is set out to add value to the world through writing. Away from writing, she enjoys reading, viewing nature, and creating beauty where her hands can reach.
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