Sometimes, when we're at our most naive, we tend to look in the mirror and think,"I haven't changed at all in the last ten years," just because we can no longer tell the changes.
For those who were old enough to have been considered adults in the mid 2000s, being reminded that most of the naughties - the years between 1999 and 2010 - were a good decade ago still elicits a double-take. As though between now and then only a few weeks had gone by, or as though the past decade had just flown by on fastforward.
So in light of this, we thought we'd put together a list of throwback pictures of some of your most loved Ghanaian celebrities. These photos will have been taken - more or less - 10 years ago, just so you could see exactly how some of your favorite popular figures have changed over the years.
Sarkodie, born Michael Owusu Addo, has persevered in Ghana's music business for over a decade, slowly but surely rising to the point of being considered the best rapper in the country. His is a story of hard won successes and, as you can see in the pictures above, every breakthrough got him a little closer to where he is now, and a little further away from the difficulties of a small time rap artist.
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Yvonne Nelson had her film day with a little character role in the movie Princess Tyra. She went on to shoo five more movies before she had her real breakthrough when she traveled to Nigeria to do a collaboration with Genevieve Nnaji. Before going into Film thought, Miss Nelson competed in the Miss Ghana beauty pageant in 20015 and finished 1st runner up. She was also crowned Most Talented of that particular pageant.
Nadia Buari, born on November 21st, 1990, is a well known - and well loved - Ghanaian actress. Since her days in university she's always been actively involved in the performing arts scene. She looks so young in the picture above, right?
Shatta Wale, formerly known has Bandana before his re-branding as Shatta Wale, is probably one of the most controversial artist in the country. Although this being said, the CEO of Shatta Movement (SM or SM4LYF) is also probably one of the most successful artist currently in the Ghanaian music industry.
Afia Schwarzenegger, born Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa, has gained popularity over the years with her maverick oratory style. An award winning comedian, actress, and TV/radio presenter, she's the host of a popular show Ghanaian TV channel, United Television Ghana Limited (UTV).