Biography of Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
Kojo Vincent Oppong Nkrumah (born 5 April 1982) is a renowned Ghanaian politician and lawyer. He is a member of parliament for the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency.
Nkrumah was born in the Ghanaian town of Koforidua, in the Eastern Region. Kwame Oppong Nkrumah and Felicia Oppong Nkrumah are his parents.
His mother was a teacher, while his father began his career as a teacher before going on to become a banker. He was born in the town of Akim Anyinase in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Nkrumah received his primary school education at St. Bernadette Soubirous School inDansoman, completed his secondary school education at Pope John Senior High School and Minor Seminary in Koforidua, and later studied at the University of Cape Coast, earning a bachelor’s degree in commerce.
He earned his MBA in Marketing from the University of Ghana, Legon, in 2012. After two years of study, he received a bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from the GIMPA Faculty of Law in 2014. In 2016, he was admitted to the Supreme Court of Ghana’s Bar as a barrister and solicitor.
In 2006, Nkrumah began his job at British American Tobacco as a Treasury Analyst. After the resignation of host Komla Dumor, he moved on to Joy FM as a broadcast journalist, hosting the Super Morning Show. Nkrumah left broadcasting in 2014 to start West Brownstone Capital, an investing firm. He became a lawyer in 2016 and worked at Kulendi, Attafuah, and Amponsah law.
The World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader for 2020. In 2015, he ran for and won the NPP parliamentary primary in Ghana’s Eastern Region for the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency. During the 2016 Ghanaian general elections, he won this parliamentary seat.
He served as Ghana’s Minister of Information and is the Economy Cabinet Spokesperson.
In the 7th Parliament of Ghana, he was also a member of the Finance and Constitutional committees. At the Ministry of Information, he is currently the President’s Representative. President Nana Akufo Addo named Kojo Nkrumah as the designee for information after he won the 2020 elections.
He was among a group of minister designates who were rejected by the minority side at the appointments committee, including Mavis Hawa Koomson and Minister-designate for Food Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah is legally married to Akua Oppong Nkrumah with three children and has three children: Kwaku, Afua and Kofi.