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Embracing his African roots! Kofi Siriboe covers Essence Magazine’s December Issue ?



From being on his second season of OWN‘s Queen Sugar, to his debut project, Jump and of course, starring in Girls Trip, the box-office hit that grossed over $100 million, Ghanaian-American Kofi Siriboe is having a great year.

As the 23-year-old actor covers Essence Magazine‘s December issue, he speaks on trying hard to make his mark in the world and fostering a deeper understanding of his African roots.

Speaking to the magazine about his name and Ghanaian culture, he says:

In first grade, I was asked ‘What’s your favourite food?’ I said ‘Fufu,’ and everybody laughed. I also remember asking my teacher not to say my full name, Nana-Kofi. Last year I went to Kumasi, in Ghana, for the first time and met the king, whose real name is Nana.

I didn’t always understand the roots that are woven into my name, but that realization is happening now.

For more on Kofi, click here.


  1. bruno

    November 14, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    handsome dude, horrible goodness his acting is so bad.

  2. Ec

    November 15, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Did you just say 23? Now I am turned off. So young


    November 15, 2017 at 11:35 am

    OMG he is 23! I guess its the beard that makes him look older. I kind of liked him in Queen Sugar, naive and all! But i couldnt stand the series anyway!

    • Sunshiney

      November 15, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Love Queen Sugar, I like Kofi, he’s handsome but needs some more acting lessons, but he’s doing ok so far.

  4. weezy

    November 15, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    His character is so annoying. And his girlfriend on the show is even worse.

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