Whenever it comes to influence and popularity, their names are just not forgotten. These men of stature continue to determine the national discourse through their actions and inaction.
1. Patrick Awuah Jnr
He is the president of one of Ghana's leading private universities, Ashesi Univerisity. Having been named the most respected chief executive officer in 2012, the innovative spirit of Patrick Awuah Jnr continues to impact on the future of Ghana's youthful generation.
2. Justice William Atuguba
Justice Atuguba is undoubtedly one of the powerful legal luminaries in Ghana. Having chaired the legal bench of Ghana's landmark supreme court case, Justice Atuguba, known as the "no-nonsense" supreme court justice, is highly feared for his drastic and merciless rulings. He can bring Ghana to order by the mere use of his gavel!
3. Bishop Obinim
Oh yea! For those of us who may think Obinim is not powerful should come again. This is a self-proclaimed man of God who makes it to the national headlines just by his mere actions or words. His recent arrest by the police which saw a backlash by hundreds of avid supporters tell how this local pastor has been demagogued by his followers. He is indeed powerful and truly is using his power to influence the masses.
4. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo
Arguably, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo is more powerful than the president himself. Why? because of the power he wields over a close majority of Ghanaian voters. This is a political figure who could have incited riots and violence in the 2008 and 2012 elections! Indeed, this was the man who got the whole of Ghana under suspense after contesting the 2012 general elections in court. He definitely has a stake in how peaceful Ghana should be ahead of the 2016 elections.
5. Anas Aremeyaw Anas
Call him the face behind a beehive but Anas is in no doubt the "scare" of Ghana and Africa as a whole. Just a stroke of his pen could land even the world's most powerful in prison. This is a covert journalist whose investigative piece shook Ghana's judiciary to the core!