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Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ex-Head of State: 1957 - 1966

Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (Ex-Head of State: 1957 - 1966)

Other NamesOsagyefo Dr. Kwame
Date of Birth1909-09-21
PlaceNkroful, Western Reg

Detailed Biography

Father: Kofi Ngonloma of the Asona Clan

Mother: Elizabeth Nyanibah of the Anona Clan

Wife: Helena Ritz Fathia

Childhood Mentor: Dr. Kwegyir Aggrey (Assistant Vice Principal and the first African member of staff at the then Prince of Wales’ College at Achimota)Education & Career Pattern: Nkrumah was first named Francis Nwia-Kofi (the latter name, after a prominent family personality), but later changed his name to Kwame Nkrumah in 1945 in the UK - he was born on Saturday.

Attended Elementary School at Half Assini where father worked as a goldsmith. A German Roman Catholic priest by name George Fischer significantly influenced his elementary school education

The Osagyefo, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah authored over 20 books and publications (See list of his publications). He is a lead authority on the Political theory and Practical Pan-Africanism. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah selflessly dedicated his life to show how future sons and daughters of Africa should prepare themselves as well as strive to unify Africa and harness its wealth for the benefit of all descendants of the continent.

Today, the African continent is beset with poverty and misery even as it is endowed with abundance of natural, climatic, strategic and human wealth.

When he studied in the United States he joined Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and was a member of the West Africa Chapter, Beta Upsilon Sigma, upon is return to Ghana.

Sources: Forward Ever – Kwame Nkrumah
Ghana Autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah - Kwame Nkrumah
Revolutionary Path – Kwame Nkrumah Network Computer Systems Ltd.

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