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Ghana's golden girls

GOLDEN GIRL: Radio 1's Clara Amfo

TODAY MARKS the 58th year of independence for Ghana; the flourishing and fabulous nation, formerly known as the Gold Coast. And with March also marking International Women’s month, it seemed only fitting to put the focus on a selection of British-Ghanaian ladies who are flying high in their fields.

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Freema Agyeman

Well known for her role as Martha Jones in Doctor Who and its spin-off series Torchwood, the popular actress also starred in TV shows including Survivors and Law & Order: UK.

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Rhian Benson

The soul singer paid tribute to her heritage with the title of her 2003 debut album, Gold Coast. Best known for her singles Say How I Feel and Stealing My Peace Of Mind, she released her album Hands Clean in 2011.

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Clara Amfo

Currently the host of Radio 1’s Official Chart Show on a Sunday, as well as Radio 1Xtra’s Weekend Breakfast, Amfo is set to take over from pregnant reporter Fearne Cotton to host Radio 1’s Live Lounge.

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June Sarpong

Sarpong began her media career at radio station Kiss and went on to become a reporter for MTV, but she’s probably best remembered for fronting Channel 4’s youth strand T4. She is also known for her charity work, particularly her dedication to helping under privileged young people. Having interviewed a host of big names, including then Prime Minister Tony Blair, Sarpong was awarded an MBE in 2007 for services to broadcasting and charity.

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Amma Asante

The award winning screenwriter and director scored success in 2013 with her hit film Belle. Also celebrated for her 2004 film A Way of Life, Asante was enlisted last year by Warner Bros for the upcoming thriller, Unforgettable.

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Kanya King

Launching the MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) Awards in 1996, the entrepreneur and public speaker was named as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4. She was awarded an MBE in 1999.

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Jeanette Kwakye

The retired sprinter earned a place in the 2007 World Championship team to compete in the 100m sprint. The following year, she qualified for the Beijing Olympics by retaining her British 100m outdoor title. Retiring in 2014 following a series of injuries, Kwakye went on to become a reporter for BBC London Sport and Sky Sports.

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Joanna Abeyie

A former reporter for UK magazines Pride and Closer, Abeyie went on to become a showbiz reporter and content producer for social TV platform Beamly UK. The multi award-winning journalist and entrepreneur is also the founder of Shine Media; an organisation that provides training, development and recruitment support to young creative professionals and media companies/publishers.

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Claudia-Liza Armah

The talented reporter, who grew up in west London, presented BBC Three’s news segment 60 Seconds and BBC News Interactive, before joining London Live for its launch last year.

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Afua Hirsch

Despite her background in law, Hirsch went on to enter the world of media, becoming The Guardian’s West Africa correspondent, before earning the position of Social Affairs & Education Editor for Sky News.

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