She’s African Royalty Who Grew Up To Star In One Of The Most Iconic Black Movies Ever
The adorable little girl in the above photo has touched the hearts of millions, with her performance in one of the most iconic Black films of all time. She’s also African royalty…literally! Many may either not know her name, or know how to properly pronounce her name…but that’s okay, because her face is all we need to see in order to know exactly who she is, and what she’s accomplished. If you think you’ve figured out who this precious baby grew up to be, get your scroll on and find out if your guess was good on this one…
Who’s That Girl…Or Shall We Say, Princess?
If you guessed that the young girl chillin’ on her mama’s lap is “Nettie” from “The Color Purple,” you’re right! If you didn’t choose her, then…well, you gotta step your game up fam,’ 😉.
“Nettie’s” real name is Akosua Busia and she is not only a real life princess, she also has a beautiful daughter with her famous ex-husband. Read on for the scoop on that.
Meet “Nettie’s” Royal Parents
Akosua was born in Accra, Ghana, into the Yenfri Royal family in Wenchi in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana. Her father, Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia, was a royal prince, who later became the Prime Minister (the President) of Ghana, making Akosua and her sister the ‘first kids’ to the First Family of Ghana from 1969 to 1972. Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia was married to the Busia sisters’ mother, Naa Morkor Busia, up until the time of his passing. The former President Busia died from a heart attack in 1978 and his wife, Naa, passed away in 2010 from unknown causes.
Prior to becoming the President of Ghana, Dr. Busia earned many degrees and studied at several prestigious universities. He also made history, by becoming the first African student to attend England’s infamous Oxford University in the early 1940’s.
Mr. and Mrs. Busia’s life’s work and dedication toward making Ghana a better place for their people, left a lasting impact on their children that will never be forgotten. In fact, to honor her mother on Mother’s Day 2017, Akosua posted a rare television clip of them putting in work as the first fam’ of Ghana back then. Check out the clip below…