Fame and power usually walk hand-in-hand basically because when you are put into a position of influence, you automatically have authority.
Political power however, can come without fame. It is a different kind of authority and influence people may be made to have.
When someone gets to have fame aside political power, they may choose to do with it whatever they would like. Some obviously go into politics.
YEN.com.gh lists eight Ghanaians who achieved fame way before politics gave them power and influence.
1. Alhassan Suhuyini
Alhassan Suhuyini was for a good number of years, the host of the Morning Show on Radio Gold in Accra. He is now the lawmaker representing Tamale North.
2. George Andah
For so many years, George Andah was one of the most recognisable faces in the Ghana telecom industry because he worked with MTN and Glo. He is now a lawmaker.
3. Kwabena Agyapong
Before the days of Kwabena Yeboah, Kwabena Agyapong was the host of then GBC TV's Sports Highlights. He then metamorphosed into the Information minister under J.A. Kufour.
4. Fritz Baffour
Before becoming the Minister of Information under J.E.A Mills, Fritz Baffour was a journalist, actor and comedian.
5. Nana Oye Lithur
Nana Oye Lithur was and is still a continentally known gender activist. In 2015, John Mahama made her the Minister of Gender and Social Protection.
6. Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah
Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah was the host of Joy FM's 'Super Morning Show' for about four years. This was before he became a member of Parliament and a minister.
7. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang
Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman was the first female vice-chancellor of any university in Ghana. As such, before she came a minister, a lot of Ghanaians were well aware of her.
8. Nii Lante Vanderpuye
Nii Lante Vanderpuye was a sports journalist who pulled fame through sports commentary and reportage on Radio Ghana. Later, he became a presidential aide and lawmaker.
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