Kwame Nkrumah was the Prime Minister and first President of Ghana. He led the people of Ghana (the gold coast) to independence from British colonial rule in 1957. He was a firm believer and ardent advocate of the ‘African personality’, a concept which he felt was a must after centuries of slavery and colonization. During which Africans were made to feel inferior in their own eyes. Kwame Nkrumah was an influential figure the 20th century Pan-Africanism and also the leader in the founding of the organization of African unity.