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Akosua Busia

Akosua Busia is a Ghanaian actress based in the U.S.. The daughter of Kofi Abrefa Busia, the ex-prime minister of the Republic of Ghana, Akosua is a princess of the Royal Family of Wenchi, a subgroup of the Ashanti. She was educated at the University of Oxford, England.

Her film roles include a notable performance as Nettie in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple (1985). In 1994 she married the American film-maker John Singleton, with whom she has a daughter Hader. They divorced in 1997.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Akosua Busia Facts

Birth NameAkosua Cyamama Busia
BirthdayDecember 30, 1966 (56)

Selected Filmography

The Color Purple
George McKenna Story
Mad City
Hard Lessons
The Seventh Sign
Ill Gotten Gains
Native Son
Badge of the Assassin
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