Who is this?

Posted: June 13, 2008 in Question

Name this person and the role she played in this favorite Black American film?

+++++Here goes your answer+++++

Akosua Busia

(wikipedia) The daughter of Kofi Abrefa Busia, the ex-prime minister of the Republic of Ghana, Akosua is a princess of the royal family of Wenchi, a subgroup of the Ashanti. She was educated at the University of Oxford, England. Her sister is the poet and academic Abena Busia.

Her film roles include a notable performance as Nettie in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple (1985), as Jewel in John Singleton’s Rosewood (1997), and as Patience in Antoine Fuqua’s Tears of the Sun (2003). In 1994 she married the American film-maker John Singleton, with whom she has a daughter Hader. They divorced in 1997. (source)

  1. VB says:

    Now that you’ve given the answer, I see the resemblance around her eyes. Other than that she looks nothing lke her character in The “Color Purple”.

  2. interracialpower says:


    You have dropped some cultural knoledge about pop culture that I did not know. I love to see families of rich Black folk. They are encuraging even if many are liberal.

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