5 Female Celebrities Born To Ghanaian Mothers And Nigerian Fathers (Photos)

1. Adeola Ariyo

Adeola Ariyo is a Nigerian born model and beauty queen who became Elizabeth Arden 's first ever African Ambassador in 2014. She began her modelling career at the age of 13 after being scouted for and participating in the London Fashion Week. Adeola is sometimes referred to as a Nigerian-Ghanaian because of her mixed heritage. She is born to a Ghanaian Mother and Nigerian Father.

Adeola was born in Lagos to a Ghanaian Mother and a Nigerian Father. She grew up in Nigeria but sometimes travel to London with her father. Her participation in the London Fashion Week at the age of 13 was made possible when she went shopping with her father in London. While she spend most of her time in Cape Town, South Africa , Adeola also travel to Lagos and London.

Adeola Modelling career began at the early age of 13 when she met Alek Wek and Kate Moss just after being signed by the London Fashion Week agency. In 2005, she participated in the Nokia Face of Africa Competition and since then, she has been very active in the international modelling scene. Aside featuring in the London Fashion Week, Adeola has also featured in other fashion weeks. Notable among them are the Johannesburg Fashion Week, Mozambique Fashion Week, Cape Town Fashion Week, Arise Fashion Week Lagos and the London Fashion Week. She spent several years modelling in South Africa before securing the Elizabeth Arden appointment in February 2014. Aside featuring in different fashion weeks, Adeola also featured for a number of fashion publications such as Marie Claire, True Love and Fair Lady, Cosmopolitan and Glamour.

Being an African personality, Adeola has also been involved in a number of charity works and awareness creation projects. Notable among her charity projects is her involvement with " The Lunchbox Fund", a project aimed at providing daily meal for vulnerable school children and orphan in South Africa. Adeola was also involved in other Elizabeth Arden project like the "Make a Visible Difference” Campaign.

2. Yvonne Okoro

Yvonne Okoro is a popular actress and entrepreneur from Ghana.

The sultry actress has however made a name for herself in Nollywood and is quite known in Nigerian entertainment industry

She was born Chinyere Yvonne Okoro on November 25, 1984, in Accra, Ghana to a Nigerian father and a Ghanaian mother. She practically grew up in Ghana.

She comes from a polygamous family where she is the firstborn of her mother and the fifth of all siblings.

She attended Achimota Preparatory School, Lincoln Community School and then Faith Montessori School for her primary education. She preceded to Mfantsiman Girls Secondary School for her secondary education.

She enrolled at the University of Ghana, Legon where she did a Bachelor of Arts in English and Linguistics. Subsequently, she studied Press Civilization, Drama and Marketing at the Universite de Nantes in France.

Her dream as a child was to be an actress and it wasn’t long before it happened. She made her debut into the movie industry in the 2002 movie, Sticking to the Promise right after her high school Education. She also played a cameo role in the hit series Tentacles by the same producer. Her catapult to fame was in the movie, Beyonce.

Yvonne has acted in over 150 movies till date which include Queen Lateefah, Mother’s love, Beyonce: The President’s Daughter, The Return Of Beyonce, The President’s Daughter, Queen Of Dreams, ‘Le Hotelier’ in France, Pool Party, Single Six, Four Play, Four Play Reloaded just to mention a few.

She has bagged a lot of awards in her career. In 2010, she won the Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Award and was nominated for Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress twice in a row in 2011 and 2012 for her movies Pool Party and Single Six.

She was honoured with a Distinguished Achievement Award at the Nigeria Excellence Awards in 2012. She also won four Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in 2013 for her first self-produced film, Contract, including Best Movie of the year.

Her movie ‘Ghana Must Go’ also got six nominations at the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) but she didn’t win any award.

She is the CEO of the multi-million dollar production company Demasour. She’s also currently the host of Dining with Cooks and Braggarts, a celebrity cooking show.

Yvonne has been linked to lots of celebrities some of them include Togolese soccer star, Emmanuel Adebayor and Ghanaian singer, Sarkodie but she always debunked the rumours.

3. Christabel Ekeh

Christabel Ekeh is a Ghanaian and Nigerian Actress and also a model. She was born on the 16th of October, 1990.

The award winning actress has featured in several Ghanaian and Nigerian movies.

She was born and bred in Accra, Ghana. Her dad is a Nigerian and she has a Ghanaian mother. Her parents are Mr. And Mrs. Emma Odoom Ekeh. She is the eldest amongst three children.

Christabel is admired for her charitable nature and her beautiful and curvy body, which has earned her more fans and followers on her social media handles.

Christabel Ekeh had her secondary education at the St. Mary’s Senior High School-Korle Gonno in the Greater Accra Region.

She then went ahead to study theater arts at the University of Ghana, where she had a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts.

After her Bachelor’s degree at the university of Ghana, Christabel took part a couple of performing art films and also went for different auditions which got her minor roles.

In 2008, she enrolled in Miss Malaika Ghana, a beauty pageant. Miss Malaika is a TV Program by Charter House Productions and shows on Tv3 and DSTV channel Africa Magic.

Christabel was crowed winner of the pageant and since then gained fame across Ghana and Nigeria.

She made her first appearance in the Ghallywood/Nollywood film industry in 2012. She first stared in the drama movie College Girls.

She had the opportunity to now work with some leading Ghana-Nigerian Actresses and Actors like Kalsum Sinare, Martha Ankoma, Calista Okoronko, Jackie Appiah, Yvonne Okoro, Luckie Lawson and Chinenya Uyanna. She has featured in several successful movies, such as Potomanto, Peep, 14 February, Waist Beads, War Against Women, Stalemate, Sidechic Gang, State of Emergency, Ladies With Wings, Corporate Love, Wrong Target, Beautiful Ruins.

4. Roseline Okoro

Roseline Okoro is a Ghanaian model and actress who is the younger sister of the popular actress Yvonne Okoro.

She was born on October 14, 1988 to a Nigerian father and a Ghanaian mother. Roseline attended Faith Montessori High School and graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with a degree in Biochemistry.

Roseline participated in Miss Ghana 2012, but lost out.

5. DJ Cuppy

Born on the 11th of November, 1992, Florence Otedola better known as DJ Cuppy lived in Ilupeju, Lagos State, Nigeria for around six years before moving to Ikeja.

She was born to a billionaire father Femi Otedola and Mrs Nana Otedola. Her father is a Nigerian and her mother a Ghanaian.

She moved to London for her GCSEs and A-Levels, and graduated from the King's College, London in July 2014 with a degree in Business and Economics.

DJ Cuppy got her Master's Degree in Music Business from the New York University in the year 2015. In 2014, she became the resident DJ at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Durban and then played at the Tatler and Christie's Art Ball, London and also at the Financial Times Luxury Summit in Mexico City.

She released 'House of Cuppy' as her first compilation mix in Lagos and London, before launching it in New York on the 2nd of September, 2014.

Still in 2014, Cuppy launched her content production and London-based music management business, Red Velvet Music Group. She was featured on the cover of the Guardian Life magazine in January 2015 and was named the official DJ for the 2015 Oil Barons Charity in Dubai, becoming the first African act to perform at the event.

She was also featured in the 2015 April/May issue of Forbes Women Africa.

She set off her first DJ tour to 8 cities in Africa, 'Cuppy Takes Africa' visiting Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Africa and Uganda. The tour was supported by both the Dangote Foundation and GTB Bank.

In 2016, DJ Cuppy was the resident DJ for MTV2's Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne Tha God. She also produced two songs, 'Vibe' and 'The Way I Am' both appearing on 'Afrobeats' EP by Young Paris which was released on March 24, 2017.

On the 13th of July, 2017, she released her first official single, 'Green Light' featuring Tekno. She released her second official single, 'Vybe' on the 30th of March, 2018 featuring Sarkodie.

She was appointed by the Nigeria's Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Edem Duke as the tourism ambassador for the country's 'Fascinating Nigeria' campaign.

Cuppy is also one of Pepsi's DJ Ambassadors alongside 3 others in Nigeria. On the 5th of June, 2018, she was announced as a Global Citizen Education Ambassador.

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