Seven (7) Ghanaian Presidents And The Nicknames Given To Them…

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Some of these presidents earned their nicknames based on what they did, out of their own utterances or sometimes out of fun.

Here are 7 of such cases.


1. Kwame Nkrumah – Showboy

Kwame Nkrumah during his tenure earned the nickname Nkrumah Showboy due to his numerous positive developments.


2. J.J. Rawlings – Mr. Boom

J.J. Rawlings in one of his presidential addresses made this one statement and it became his nickname.


3. John Agyekum Kuffour – Gentle Giant

During his campaign and presidency, he was professed as the gentle giant by most of his party members and this became his nickname.

4. John Evans Attah Mills – Asomdweehene

Same with Attah Mills, he was referred to as the asomdweehene(King of Peace) because he always preached about peace in all his speeches.


5. John Dramani Mahama – The Commissioner General

During the later part of the 2016 Presidential campaign, President Mahama was virtually commissioning a new project every other week, hence commissioner general.


6. Ignatius Kutu Acheampong – Fa Wo To Be gye golf

General Kutu allegedly lured women for sex with Golf cars.


7. Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo – Nana Kalyppo

The president-elect has not even been sworn in yet but he has already been nicknamed, Nana Kalyppo, all because of a picture of him drinking the popular fruit drink that went viral and even sparked an internet challenge.

Author: Tiko14

Welcome to my wORDpreSS. I am a Ghanaian who lives in Ghana and has a passion for Ghana, hence talks a lot about Ghana. I blog about entertainment, tourism, politics, arts, culture and football. I am in the media and have the advantage of working both in Accounting firms and I. T firms. I like divergent views so disagree with me but let’s not abuse each other. Enjoy the blog while you are here, your views and topics are most welcome.

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