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Akosua Busia

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Nationality  Ghanaian
Parents  Kofi Abrefa Busia
Role  Actress

Name  Akosua Busia
Years active  1979–present
Children  Hadar Busia-Singleton
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Full Name  Akosua Gyamama Busia
Born  December 30, 1966 (age 48) (1966-12-30) Ghana
Occupation  Actress, film director, songwriter, author
Known for  Nettie Harris – The Color Purple
Spouse  John Singleton (m. 1996–1997)
Books  The seasons of Beento Blackbird
Movies  The Color Purple, Tears of the Sun, Beloved, Rosewood, Native Son
Similar People  John Singleton, Desreta Jackson, Kofi Abrefa Busia, Margaret Avery, Danny Glover

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Akosua Gyamama Busia (born 30 December 1966) is a Ghanaian actress, film director, author and songwriter who lives in the U.K. Busia is best known for her role as Nettie Harris in the 1985 film The Color Purple alongside Whoopi Goldberg.


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Family and early life

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Akosua Busia is the daughter of Kofi Abrefa Busia, who was prime minister of the Republic of Ghana (from 1969 to 1972) and a prince of the royal family of Wenchi, a subgroup of the Ashanti. Akosua is a princess of the royal family of Wenchi. Her sister, Abena Busia, is a poet and academic, an associate professor in English at Rutgers University.

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Akosua Busia grew up in Ghana, and began her acting career at the age of 16, attending London's Central School of Speech and Drama on scholarship. Her first acting role was as Juliet in an otherwise white cast performing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at Oxford University, where her siblings were studying.


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Busia's film roles include a notable performance as Bessie in a 1986 film adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son (with Geraldine Page and Matt Dillon), as Nettie (opposite Danny Glover and Whoopi Goldberg) in Steven Spielberg's 1985 The Color Purple, adapted from Alice Walker's novel of the same title, as Ruth in Badge of the Assassin (1985), as Jewel in John Singleton's Rosewood (1997), and as Patience in Antoine Fuqua's Tears of the Sun (2003). She has also appeared on television in the series ER.

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Busia is the author of The Seasons of Beento Blackbird: A Novel (Washington Square Press, 1997). She was one of three co-writers for the screenplay adaptation of Toni Morrison's 1987 novel Beloved for the 1998 film version of the same name directed by Jonathan Demme. In 2008 Busia directed a film about her father: The Prof. A Man Remembered. Life, Vision & Legacy of K.A. Busia. Busia also co-wrote the song "Moon Blue" with Stevie Wonder for his album A Time 2 Love.

Personal life

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On 12 October 1996, Akosua Busia married the American film director John Singleton, with whom she has a daughter — Hadar Busia-Singleton (born 3 April 1997); the couple divorced on 15 June 1997.Their daughter attended school in Ghana before returning to the States.

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