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Akosua Busia
Sex or genderfemale Edit
Country of citizenshipGhana Edit
Name in native languageAkosua Busia Edit
Given nameAkosua Edit
Family nameBusia Edit
Date of birth30 December 1966 Edit
Place of birthGhana Edit
FatherKofi Abrefa Busia Edit
SiblingAbena Busia Edit
SpouseJohn Singleton Edit
Languages spoken, written or signedEnglish Edit
Educated atCentral School of Speech and Drama Edit
Academic degreebachelor's degree Edit
Academic majorEnglish studies, philosophy Edit
Work period (start)1979 Edit
Award receivedNAACP Image Awards Edit
Personal pronounL484 Edit

Akosua Gyamama Busia (dem born am 30 December 1966)[1][2] be Ghanaian actress, film director, author den songwriter wey dey stay United Kingdom. She play Nettie Harris for de 1985 film The Color Purple insyd alongsyd Whoopi Goldberg.

Ein life matter

For 12 October 1996 insyd, Akosua Busia marry de American film director John Singleton, wey dem get kiddie (daughter)[3] — Hadar Busia-Singleton (dem born born 3 April 1997); de couple divorce for 15 June 1997 insyd. Demma daughter attend school for Ghana, before she return go US.

Ein den ein sister Abena Busia co-found de Busia Foundation International, wey dey aim say "dem go provide assistance give de disadvantaged".[4]

Ein filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Ashanti The Senoufo Girl
1983 The Final Terror Vanessa
1984 Louisiana Ivy TV movie
1985 Badge of the Assassin Ruth TV movie
1985 The Color Purple Nettie Harris
1986 Crossroads Woman at Boardinghouse
1986 Low Blow Karma
1986 Hard Lessons (a.k.a. The George McKenna Story Cynthia Byers
1986 Native Son Bessie
1988 Saxo Puppet
1988 The Seventh Sign Penny Washburn
1991 New Jack City Courtroom Spectator Uncredited
1997 Rosewood Jewel
1997 Mad City Diane
1997 Ill Gotten Gains Fey
2003 Tears of the Sun Patience
2007 Ascension Day Cherry


  1. Who's Who Among African Americans. Vol. 22. Gale Research. 2008. p. 179. ISBN 978-1-4144-3400-1.
  2. https://archive.org/details/encyclopediaafri00mcca_992 McFarland. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-7864-3790-0.
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20070324193856/https://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,285239,00.html
  4. http://www.akosuabusia.net/oganization/