Akosua Busia Biography

 
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Akosua Busia was born into the Yefri Royal House of Wenchi in Ghana, West Africa. She is the youngest daughter of former First Lady, Mrs. Naa Morkor Busia, and the Honorable Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia, former Prime Minister of Ghana. Akosua is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Nettie in The Color ... (read more)
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Bio:
Akosua Busia was born into the Yefri Royal House of Wenchi in Ghana, West Africa. She is the youngest daughter of former First Lady, Mrs. Naa Morkor Busia, and the Honorable Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia, former Prime Minister of Ghana. Akosua is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Nettie in The Color ... (read more)

Akosua Busia was born into the Yefri Royal House of Wenchi in Ghana, West Africa. She is the youngest daughter of former First Lady, Mrs. Naa Morkor Busia, and the Honorable Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia, former Prime Minister of Ghana. Akosua is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Nettie in The Color Purple, directed by Steven Spielberg. Broadway roles include Daisy in Mule Bone and Tanya in The Talented Tenth. Busia starred on London’s West End as Edna in Gloo Joo, (winner of the Evening Standard Award); Veronica in Athol Fugard’s Valley Song (La Jolla Playhouse); Annetta in EDEN (LA Theatre Center); Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Klaxon Theater Oxford); Puppet in the French film Saxo; Patience in Tears of the Sun; Bessie in Native Son and Brenda in Babies Having Babies (Youth in Film Award). Busia penned the film adaptation of Toni Morrison’s novel “BELOVED,” directed by Jonathan Demme. As an author, Busia's novel, “The Seasons of Beento Blackbird” was a best-selling Book of The Month and Quality Paperback Book Club selection. As a lyricist, Busia penned “Moon Blue” sung by Stevie Wonder, and directed docufilm The Prof: A Man Remembered, which was screened at The Houses of Parliament in London. Raised on four continents, Busia received her BA (Hons) from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, in London. Busia is a Recipient of the “Women in Film International Award.”