Akosua Busia was born on December 30, 1966 as Akosua Cyamama Busia. She is an actress, known for The Color Purple (1985), Tears of the Sun (2003) and The Seventh Sign (1988). She was previously married to John Singleton.
Her father, Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia, served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Ghana (in West Africa) from 1969 to 1972. Both father and daughter were educated at Oxford University in Oxforshire, England, UK; and both were members of the Royal Family of Wenchi. Akosua Busia was, in her native Ghana, a princess.
Her sister, Abena, is an associate professor of English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.